Satellites

Satellite connectivity is a crucial enabler of location-based services such as GPS and sometimes the only way remote locations can talk to the outside world or obtain broadband-like internet speeds 

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Huawei launches world’s first self-driving 5G electric car

Telecoms giant Huawei is collaborating with the Chinese automotive industry to create what it claims is the world’s first 5G-equipped electric car with autonomous-driving features.

In a launch statement for the Arcfox αS HBT, the company said it will be the first ever ...

Verizon wins first 5G contract for UK freeport

American carrier Verizon Communications has won its first industrial 5G deal in Europe securing a deal with Associated British Ports (ABP) to supply an upgraded wireless system at one of the UK's new freeports. 

Verizon will build and run a next-generation private ...

First Latin American 5G TV transmitted by Nokia and Azteca

Nokia has collaborated with TV Azteca in Mexico to complete the first trial of TV transmission over 5G in Latin America.

Operating in Mexico City, the trial used 100 MHz spectrum in 3.5GHz frequency, leveraging Nokia’s 5G technology for core and radio access (RAN). ...

EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 commit to £1.4bn spectrum investment

The UK’s four leading mobile networks have committed to pay a combined £1.356bn in Ofcom’s latest broadband spectrum auction.

Communications regulator Ofcom released a total of 200 MHz of spectrum, in a move which will increase the total amount of spectrum available ...

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Satellites for business

More operators, improved technology, lower costs and more flexible options are making satellite solutions a more appealing choice for businesses, reports James Atkinson

Satellites have been delivering services to enterprises for more than 50 years now, providing ...

The final data frontier

Low orbiting high-throughput satellites might help make connectivity available to everyone, but do they also pose a threat to MNOs’ dominance? James Hayes studies the heavens

Before the end of this decade newly-launched fleets of ‘routers in space’ circling the globe ...

Train Wi-Fi rollouts

At the Going Underground event Laurence Doe discovers how nationwide free train Wi-Fi is en route, and how businesses can get on board with the roll out

It’s rare to find somewhere, either indoors or outside, where internet access is unavailable. The move towards an ...

The need for satellite

Laurence Doe takes a look at a market making an impact from outer space

The first communication satellite Telstar 1 was designed by US telecommunications company AT&T and launched on 10 July 1962. It has been a long time coming, but now satellite companies such as ...

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