The European Union says it has a plan for securing its 5G networks – and no, it doesn't necessarily involve forbidding the use of Huawei kit, US-style.On Tuesday, the European Commission delivered a set of rules that will allow individual member nations to carry out their own risk assessment of third-party suppliers' 5G kit.This will include deciding on whether to include or exclude specific manufacturers.If a country, say for example, deems Huawei is safe enough to deploy, it can go for it.And if a nation is unhappy, it can snub the Middle Kingdom goliath.In the background to this, the United States has for months been banging on about how the Chinese tech giant may be baking backdoors into its kit on Beijing's orders, allowing China's spies to snoop on the West.
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Samsung says it's achieved 1Gbps speed on a commercial 5G network in Korea.The electronics company, along with Korean phone company KT Corporation, said Tuesday it achieved the speed over the air using KT's 5G commercial network and a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone."This is a key accomplishment for the two companies - proving that the 5G commercial network is ready to deliver stable gigabit speeds for end-users," the companies said in a statement.5G, the next generation of cellular technology, promises to boost internet speeds, coverage and responsiveness for wireless networks.It'll enable functions such as accommodating more internet of things devices and streaming HD videos on mobile networks.KT said 5G will be available to users in 85 cities in Korea by the end of the month.
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This morning we’re analyzing a set of images created to depict the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.This device won’t be out until later this year, but it’s never too early to start hypothesizing and planning for the next big handset – especially when there are leaks over which we can pour.The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the next-in-line smartphone after the Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy Note 9, owing open-door design cues and features to both devices.The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was reported last week to roll with a 6.66-inch display and a bonkers 89% screen-to-body ratio.That tip and the rest of the details of which we speak today came from an anonymous source speaking with SlashGear as well as a few other rumors that popped up earlier this year.Samsung is likely set to re-use a few pieces of hardware in the Galaxy Note 10, what with the unprecedented release of the Galaxy S10 5G coming in-between the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10.
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The world wasn't ready for a 5G Huawei flagship phone said the company's CEO Richard Yu in an interview at the company's launch event for the P30 Pro in Paris on Tuesday.Following an hour and a half long keynote, it was apparent that the P30 is not a 5G handset, in spite of a slew of 5G mobiles being released last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.There was even a 5G version of the P30's biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S10.5G is one of the biggest mobile trends for 2019, with carriers around the world starting to roll out their their next-generation mobile networks all the time.5G promises more possibilities for smart homes, autonomous vehicles and standalone VR, but when it comes to phones, it means faster, steadier internet connections.Even though 5G networks and phones are just about here, it's very early days for the technology and for now will remain the preserve of early adopters.
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The National Advertising Division (NAD), an investigative unit managed by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, announced its recommendation to Verizon last week.While "ultra wideband" does refer to real radio technology, it's more of a marketing term when Verizon uses it in the context of 5G.The problem is, Verizon hasn't launched any mobile 5G service, despite these ads being around since September 2018.Despite those limitations, it'll cost $10 more per month than Verizon 4G service.Verizon does offer a "5G" home Internet service in a few cities, but it's initially based on Verizon's own 5G technology instead of the industry's 5G standard, and the early rollout has reportedly been disappointingly small.NAD: Ads' message not supported by evidence
Samsung and KT Corporation have announced success in achieving 1Gbps speed over the air using KT’s 5G commercial network.The 5G commercial service is all set to arrive in spring 2019.KT also made an announcement that the 5G network will be ready for end-user mobility service in 85 cities across the country including the Seoul metropolitan area by end of March 2019.According to the company, this will include 5G service coverage expansion throughout a number of major national highway and high-speed railways (KTX and SRT) connecting cities.Also, it will gradually cover 464 colleges and universities, subways, landmark buildings and parts of mountainous areas.Chang-Seok Seo, EVP of network strategy unit and network group at KT said: “KT has shown unparalleled leadership in technology through its 5G trial services in PyeongChang, which led to early 5G commercialization.
The European Commission recommended today that European Union countries work together to handle cybersecurity risks in next-generation 5G networks, but the commission stopped short of suggesting a ban on Huawei products.The United States, which has been critical of Huawei, has pressed European allies to drop the company from their networks.But today’s report only suggested that EU countries create 5G risk assessments, which will then be used to create an EU-wide assessment.The decision on whether to exclude companies like Huawei on national security grounds will be left to each EU country.The US government has branded the Chinese telecom giant as a potential security threat — one that could be manipulated by the Chinese government for espionage.The US has already banned the company’s equipment from use in the federal government, a policy that recently led to a lawsuit from Huawei.
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The Kingdom of Bahrain has announced itself onto the global 5G stage, claiming to be one of the first countries globally to provide commercial 5G services by June 2019.Bahrain has not exactly been thumping its chest with rhetoric and bold statements to date, but Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed now claims preparations for the rollout of 5G networks are finished, with the only missing piece of the puzzle being the availability of consumer handsets and equipment.“Bahrain’s state of readiness is a testament to the leadership of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in enabling the implementation of cutting-edge technology and promoting innovation, and the continuous support of all stakeholders including the TRA and the national Spectrum Strategy & Coordination Committee (SSCC), all of which serves to highlight the Kingdom’s continued role as a regional leader in telecommunications and ICT,” the Minister stated.The regulatory hurdles have been cleared, while licensing and spectrum allocation set to be finalised by mid-April, operators are already well on the way to rolling out the relevant infrastructure.Whether this actually means nationwide geographical coverage remains to be seen, but the country is gearing itself up to claim the title of one of the 5G leaders.There might be a few who would scoff at the idea of Bahrain taking the lead in the 5G race, but it should come as little surprise.
Swedish networking and telecommunications company Ericsson is ramping up efforts to enable the deployment of 5G in South Korea through agreements with two of the country's leading wireless telecoms.The recently announced partnerships with SK Telecom and KT (formerly Korea Telecom) show the role that networking providers will play as partners in many countries' 5G rollouts as well as how they'll be pivotal in the development of enterprise and industrial services utilizing those networks.Here's what Ericsson's doing to facilitate the development of 5G networks in South Korea:It won a contract to deploy 5G networks and services for KT.The 5G service will be available commercially to South Korean consumers starting in April, but the companies are also exploring how the network will provide opportunities for home internet coverage as well as industrial and enterprise solutions.KT and Ericsson are collaborating to develop use case plans for 5G-based services such as smart factories, drone-based monitoring, and connected vehicles.
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Ofcom has made the greater availability of superfast broadband and mobile services one of its main priorities for the next financial year, promising to make progress on the government’s Universal Service Obligation (USO) and rural 4G coverage initiatives.The regulator’s 2019-2020 Annual Plan confirmed plans to designate one or two companies for the USO, most likely BT and KCOM as per Ofcom’s recommendations in December, and to continue plans to open up Openreach’s network of ducts and poles.This, Ofcom argues, will make it cheaper, quicker and easier for rivals to build fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) infrastructure that will boost competition in the UK and achieve the government’s goals of a nationwide fibre network.There was also a promise to create a regulatory environment that allows for a smooth launch of 5G, as well as a pledge to improve rural 4G.According to Ofcom, only 41 per cent of rural premises receive what could be classified as “good” coverage.To remedy this, Ofcom plans to attach coverage obligations to spectrum at its next auction, which will see 00MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz airwaves made available to mobile operators in time for Spring 2020.
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OnePlus 7 is one of the much-awaited smartphones this year as the company prepares to launch a 5G phone and television as well.A video with renders of the upcoming OnePlus flagship has been spotted on YouTube.The video shows render of the OnePlus 7 in four colors while the design is in line with earlier leaks.It will be one of the first phones to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and is rumored to have a pop-up selfie camera.According to previous reports, a case for the OnePlus 7 was spotted in the wild with a barely visible cutout on top, which is the optimal place for housing the pop-up camera.The OnePlus 7 could have three cameras on the back but certainly won’t support wireless charging as was suggested by company CEO Carl Pei.
Making use of 5G, AR, and VR to power an advanced in-vehicle experience, the company’s “Invisible-to-Visible” (I2V) technology not only allows for HUD-style overlays but also humanoid virtual assistants that ride alongside you to provide conversation and locally relevant information.Here’s a handy diagram to show how all of this works:Yeah, probably not — so I recently visited Nissan’s Grandrive proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan to see for myself how this would work.The test vehicle is based on an NV350 Caravan.Nissan’s I2V system makes use of what the company calls “the Metaverse,” which is not a reference to Persona 5’s alternate dimension but describes how virtual characters can appear in real-world vehicles through augmented reality.In my demos, I wore a Meta 2 AR headset which, despite being made by a company that no longer exists, is very comfortable and offers a much wider field of view than something like the Microsoft HoloLens.
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The European Union’s current approach to potential cybersecurity threats posed by Huawei 5G products is caution, but not an outright ban.The topic was the subject of new recommendations issued by the E.U.this week in response to U.S. calls to boycott the electronics giant over fears around its connection to the Chinese government.The report rightly notes that coming 5G technologies will form the backbone of some of societies most foundational elements, from banking, to transportation, health, industry and even democracies.But it stops short of suggesting a similar outright ban to the one implemented by the U.S. government.”5G technology will transform our economy and society and open massive opportunities for people and businesses,” European digital chief Andrus Ansip said in a statement tied to the recommendation.
U.S. försvarshögkvarter the Pentagon has begun to lay the foundation for how you want to make use of the next-generation mobile network, 5G. " I'm not sure that we will have an all american solution.We're talking with Ericsson, we're talking with Nokia pretty much, says Ellen Lord, chief of arms purchases.the united states does not want to make use of the chinese company Huawei, and has called on the european countries to close the company there.
Two U.S. carriers launched commercial 5G networks last year, but their promised speeds fell somewhat short of the 5G standard’s gigabit- or gigabits-per-second potential.Now that commercial 5G service is about to launch in South Korea with actual phones, Korean carrier KT and Samsung have set a higher bar for their customers: 1Gbps real-world speeds using the first mobile 5G devices.It’s typically not newsworthy when a carrier reaches a certain wireless speed threshold, but today’s announcement is different in that it’s establishing that 5G will — at least in some countries and cities — live up to its lofty performance claims.The companies explicitly wanted to prove that KT’s “5G commercial network is ready to deliver stable gigabit speed for end-users,” enabling improved cellular experiences outdoors.During testing on KT’s 3.5GHz commercial 5G network in Seoul, KT and Samsung “focused on providing end users with real-world outdoor mobile experiences, achieving overall 1Gbps speed” using the Galaxy S10 5G.KT says that its 5G network will be available in 85 cities by the end of this month, including major national highways and high-speed railways, with plans to subsequently add 5G coverage to 464 colleges and universities, landmarks, subways, and parts of mountainous areas.
HTC announced that its Vive division will use Qualcomm’s technologies for XR Standalone and 5G smartphone in its Vive Wave mobile virtual reality platform.That future of inexpensive XR ( extended reality, or both augmented reality and virtual reality) headsets is coming pretty fast, as companies are starting to announce headsets that take advantage of connections to smartphones — or connections via 5G or 60 gigahertz wireless to PCs.Vive Wave is an open platform and toolset that will enable VR developers to create mobile VR content for a family of Vive Wave devices in the future.Qualcomm, meanwhile, makes the Snapdragon processors and wireless chips that enable connections to other processing devices.HTC is using Qualcomm’s reference designs, which are the prototype designs that enable customers to rapidly design products around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.The reference designs enable customers like HTC to get final products to market faster.
Pentagon eyeing 5G solutions with Huawei rivals Ericsson and Nokia: official – ReutersWhat happened: The US Department of Defense is talking to Huawei rivals Ericsson and Nokia about its 5G development plans, according to Ellen Lord, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer.The US is also laying the groundwork to develop its own technology to support 5G-enabled communications, Lord said.She added that the military-to-military discussions about future 5G networks were going well for the United States, with many European allies “leaning forward” to engage in a dialog on its development.Why it’s important: Following its August ban of Huawei equipment purchases citing security risks, the US government has also warned European Union members about using Huawei technology, which it said could undermine transatlantic military and intelligence co-operation.The European Commission will ignore US calls to ban Huawei equipment and leave it to individual countries to decide on national security grounds while recommending that members share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks, according to Reuters.
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Concerns about alleged chinese espionage through the deployment of fifth-generation mobile network, 5G, led by company Huawei has now prompted the EUROPEAN union to act.today the EUROPEAN commission is urging member states to take several measures to ensure that the development is done in a secure manner and that the countries act jointly in the future.The line is also something the european council, by ministers, drawn up during a meeting last week where 5G-question was lifted.the EUROPEAN commission proposes to member states to make their own risk assessments, which the countries should examine which parts of the 5G network that are most vulnerable to risk.the Commission also mentions that member states have the right to deny companies from a third country from being established, a clear wink to China and Huawei.the EU parliament has in a resolution that was previously in the march expressed concerns over China's growth through the companies telecom companies Huawei and ZTE.
AT customers with an iPhone 8 or newer will now see a new "5G E" symbol replace the "LTE" symbol on top-right corner of their phone screen.AT's 5G E network is not true 5G.It's AT's LTE Advanced Pro network.Other carriers also have LTE Advanced Pro networks, but haven't renamed them to anything resembling 5G.AT has been widely criticized for renaming their LTE Advanced Pro to 5G E, which recently scored slightly slower speeds on average than 4G LTE networks from Verizon and T-Mobile.Owners of the iPhone 8 or newer on AT will see a new "5G E" symbol on the top-right corner of their phones after updating to the latest version of iOS that rolled out Monday.
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“Signalling storms can also occur on the control plane, often due to a faulty stack”With almost non-existent latency and speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second, 5G promises to create an unprecedented number of connections and usher in a new generation of truly revolutionary technologies, writes A10 Networks‘s Adrian Taylor.Knowing that, it stands to follow that mobile operators who don’t actively plan their 5G migration will soon face a serious disadvantage.By making any of the following four strategic investments, operators can prepare for a smooth 5G transition while also reaping short-term benefits.Namely, operators should focus on management and orchestration (MANO), an NFV framework designed for managing and orchestrating network functions and software components.Because network components can be deployed extremely quickly in virtual environments, MANO can reduce operational expenses by managing and orchestrating both resources and virtual network functions.
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