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OneWeb will launch 36 LEO satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, which apparently marks the first dedicated commercial launch for NewSpace India using the GSLV-MkIII rocket. Once the 36 new Low Earth Orbit Satellites are deployed, OneWeb’s constellation will be over 70% complete, with four launches remaining in order to achieve
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Revenue for 5G fixed wireless access services billed by operators will grow almost fivefold next year to reach US$2.5 billion globally, according to new predictions released by Juniper Research this week. The analyst firm’s forecasted 480% growth rate naturally comes from a fairly low base; this year FWA revenues are set to come in at
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As the Ukrainian army continues to push back Russian forces in the east of the country, we spoke to Volodymyr Lutchenko, CTO of Ukrainian operator Kyivstar, about the challenges of keeping communications online in a country under invasion. As the invasion started, was there a particular effort from the Russian military to target telecoms infrastructure?
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The bizarre spectacle of a company trying to force a sale of itself to the buyer who no longer wants it took further turns this week. US billionaire Elon Musk suffered buyer’s remorse soon after making a surprise bid to buy social media company Twitter, citing concerns about the accuracy of its user-base claims. This
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Mobile operators in the US invested US$35 billion in their networks last year, largely as a result of ongoing 5G deployments. That capital spend marks a record high and represents the fourth consecutive year of investment growth, according to industry body the CTIA, which has just published the results of its latest Annual Wireless Industry
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The European Commission has become the latest willing drinker of Zuckerberg et-al’s metaverse Kool-Aid. Thierry Breton, commissioner responsible for the internal market, has been sufficiently convinced of this virtual world’s self-professed credibility that he wants to design and implement a regulatory framework that will curb big tech’s inherently monopolistic ambitions towards it. Even though it
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Open RAN has taken a step closer to becoming an official standard, with European standardization body ETSI giving an O-RAN specification its seal of approval. Specifically we’re talking about ‘O-RAN Fronthaul Control, User and Synchronization Plane Specification v7.02’, which can now also be referred to by the equally catchy moniker of ETSI TS 103 859.
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Electronics giant Samsung is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the environment. This week it unveiled its new green strategy, which includes the various net zero carbon emissions targets that we’ve come to expect from multinationals like this. However, while many companies state their objectives and leave it at that,
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The concept of cyber warfare is not new, but under the cover of the war in Ukraine attacks are increasing and the stakes are getting higher for both telecoms and the wider world, argued Eric Hart, Manager of Subscription Services at LogRhythm in an interview with Telecoms.com. Has there been a rise in the amount
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UK fibre providers announcing new initiatives is barely news these days, but what is worth noting is the pace at which these announcements are hitting the wires. Thursday brought a contribution from home networking specialist, Linksys, which was keen to tell us all about the new WiFi 6 products it plans to sell through UK
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