mmWave auction activity surges as FCC pushes toward conclusion

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mmWave auction activity surges as FCC pushes toward conclusionAuction total hits $7.5 billion, as bidders scoop up licenses in smaller and rural markets A nudge from the Federal Communications Commission has prompted a surge in bidding activity in the ongoing millimeter wave spectrum auction, with bidders broadening their interest to include licenses in geographic areas […]

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Vapor IO enters 2020 with fresh funding and edge plans for 20 cities this year

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Vapor IO enters 2020 with fresh funding and edge plans for 20 cities this yearWith $90 million in newly raised funding, start-up Vapor IO plans to bring edge computing to 20 U.S. cities this year. It is already operating multiple edge sites in four cities: Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The […]

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Japan announces plans to kick off ‘6G’ research: Report

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Japan announces plans to kick off ‘6G’ research: Report  The Japanese government announced plans to put together a comprehensive strategy regarding future “6G” wireless communications networks, and it set up a panel to start discussions on the topic later this month, Japanese press reported. The 6G panel will discuss and analyze technology development, potential utilization […]

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SK Telecom and Microsoft expand cloud gaming preview in Korea

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SK Telecom and Microsoft expand cloud gaming preview in Korea SK Telecom: ‘5G cloud gaming will shift the paradigm in the video game industry’ In September, SK Telecom was named Microsoft’s “exclusive operating partner” for its cloud gaming service, xCloud, in Korea, which established a partnership to deliver the streaming service to South Korea over the […]

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Austria’s A1 to launch commercial 5G network this week

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Austria’s A1 to launch commercial 5G network this week  Telekom Austria’s subsidiary A1 confirmed in a release that it will commercially launch 5G services this week. A1’s 5G network will cover 350 locations across 129 municipalities in Austria, the company said. The company claims its “A1 5Giganetwork” will be the largest 5G network in Austria, […]

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BT become Europe’s first distribution partner for Google’s cloud gaming platform

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BT become Europe’s first distribution partner for Google’s cloud gaming platformBT seems to be increasingly interested in the video game industry BT, the U.K.’s biggest internet provider, has initiated the first European distribution deal for Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service. The deal will allow the provider to offer a new bundle to subscribers that includes […]

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How does IT feel about SD-WAN? It’s complicated.

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How does IT feel about SD-WAN? It’s complicated.In a new survey of more than 1,300 IT professionals, Cato Networks found that SD-WAN adoption continues to be popular as enterprises make inroads on digital transformation — but that it doesn’t necessarily increase confidence in enterprise networks. The survey is Cato’s fourth annual WAN survey and included […]

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Huawei CEO: ‘We are more confident that we can survive further attacks’

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Huawei CEO: ‘We are more confident that we can survive further attacks’  Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said that the Chinese vendor is now “more confident” that it can survive further sanctions by the U.S. government. “This year, the U.S. might further escalate their campaign against Huawei, but I feel the impact on Huawei’s business would […]

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Ericsson CEO: 5G as a ‘foundation for innovation’

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Ericsson CEO: 5G as a ‘foundation for innovation’5G can reduce energy consumption, advance economic development and create jobs, Eckholm says With the 2020 installment of the World Economic Forum focused on fostering global sustainability, business leaders from the telecoms sector are touting 5G and adjacent technologies as a key driver of cross-industry efficiencies, including to […]

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