Technology

Free EU roaming will End after Brexit transition period.

After nearly four years of excruciating debate and rancour, the UK will finally depart the European Union. What happens then? Not much. Britain enters an 11-month transition period, where it effectively remains a member of the single market and customs union. Once that ends, major changes will take place, including the end of guaranteed free roaming across the European Union. …

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2020 Predictions: What lies ahead?

This year is set to be big for 5G, after operators got services off the ground in 2019. So how will it play out in 2020? And what else should the market be looking out for? We ask the experts. Amdocs Open Network CTO Angela Logothetis As incumbent communication service providers (CSPs) move to 5G, they will need more – and …

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New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020. It is also critical for businesses to integrate the latest mobile app development technologies in order reach a wider target audience and more importantly, to gain growth. The innovations in mobile app development will impact all …

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Is cellular connectivity meeting the needs of train to ground applications in rail

Today’s train to ground data needs are predominantly met by cellular services, albeit with varying levels of data throughput. Combine this with the high cost per GB of data and then the incomplete cellular coverage. Today’s LTE and LTE-A networks have predominantly been deployed and optimised by mobile operators for the distinct purpose of connecting users with smart phones. It …

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Overheating smartphones won’t be a problem anymore

BEIJING: Inspired by the sweating mechanism in mammals, scientists have developed a new coating that can prevent smartphones and laptops from heating up by releasing water vapour. The new thermal management method, described in the journal Joule, could keep electronics cooler compared to existing strategies by dissipating excess heat. “The development of microelectronics puts great demands on efficient thermal management …

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Giffgaff and Tesco Mobile in Top 30 UK Customer Satisfaction Index

The latest biannual UK Customer Satisfaction Index from the Institute of Customer Service, which reveals the top 50 organisations for customer service, finds that the only two telecoms companies to have made it into the top table – mobile operators giffgaff and Tesco Mobile – have improved their ranking. Overall the telecoms and media sector has seen its score out of 100 rise a little …

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Which smartphones ruled the roost in 2019?

A little more than a billion smartphones were sold in the first three quarters of this year, almost 22.85 million fewer than the sales in the first nine months of 2018. Overall, 2019 will be the third consecutive year of declines for sales of smartphones globally. The industry is forecast to drop 1.4 per cent year-on-year to December 31, as per …

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Saudi Arabia to grant new MVNO licences in 2020

  Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has announced that it will open up the Saudi market to new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in a bid to increase competition and drive innovation in the mobile communications sector. Prospective applicants will have until the 10th May 2020 to submit their applications for an MVNO licence to the country’s telecoms …

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Borqs’ Mobile Virtual Network Operator Business Unit Awarded Commercial MVNO License

Borqs’ Mobile Virtual Network Operator Business Unit Awarded Commercial MVNO License SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRQS) — a global leader in embedded software, products and cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that, on July 23, 2018, Yuantel Telecommunications, its subsidiary that operates its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) …

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Sky and Telefónica UK extend Sky Mobile MVNO partnership

Sky and Telefónica UK extend Sky Mobile MVNO partnership Sky and Telefónica UK have just announced a new long-term deal which will allow Sky’s MVNO, Sky Mobile, to continue operating on Telefónica UK’s network. Sky did not say how long the deal will last but said that it shows that it is committed to its 18-month old mobile offering. Speaking about the deal, …

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