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Liberty Global and Telefonica Announce Merger Of Their U.K. Operations To Create the Leading Fixed-Mobile Provider in the Country

Virgin Media, U.K.’s fastest broadband network, and O2, the country’s largest mobile platform, have announced a 50-50 joint venture to create a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the U.K. market.  The merger will support the expansion of Virgin Media’s giga-ready network and O2’s 5G mobile deployment with an investment of £10 billion in the U.K over the next […]

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Which U.S. Carrier Is Winning The 5G Race?

With the four major U.S. carriers claiming to be winning the race to 5G wide-spread coverage, we take a look at which locations in the U.S. 5G connectivity has been deployed in and how many people can access the 5G networks and benefit from the lightning fast internet speeds. Sprint began rolling out 5G in […]

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AT&T To Bring Its 5G Service To Tens Of Millions Of Customers This Year

AT&T has announced that it will be making its 5G service available to tens of millions of consumers and businesses ahead of the company’s plans to offer nationwide 5G coverage in the first half of 2020.  Customers with AT&T Unlimited Extra and AT&T Unlimited Elite plans will be able to access the 5G service, with their first […]

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China introducing facial recognition test requirement to obtain a new mobile number

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has passed a new law whereby all citizens applying for new mobile and data services are required to have their faces scanned using facial recognition technology to verify their identity. The law, which is due to come into effect on December 1, 2019, is an upgrade […]

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Fitbit Launches New Health and Fitness Subscription Service

Fitbit has released its latest product, Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service available through the Fitbit app.  This service is said to offer users the most individualized experience to date, with over ten years of Fitbit data being utilized, as well as medical and professional advice with actionable coaching and guidance. Fitbit Premium’s features are […]

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Is There Any Evidence To Suggest That 5G Poses Risks To Our Health?

The competition is in full swing to deploy 5G networks around the world. According to GSA’s LTE and 5G Market Statistics – July 2019 report, 293 operators in 98 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments. Of those, 35 operators in 20 countries are offering […]

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Huawei foldable 5G phone confirmed for 2019

Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, has officially confirmed the Huawei foldable phone during the recent Mate 20 Pro launch. The handset will not only be foldable but will also be one of the first 5G capable devices commercially available. 5G technology is expected to be 100 times faster than 4G networks, and 50 times more responsive. […]

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World’s thinnest mobile phone to be released by NTT Docomo

NTT Docomo, the Japanese mobile phone carrier, said on Wednesday that it will release the world’s thinnest and lightest mobile phone, the KY-01L,. The device is set to be released in late November. The mobile phone manufactured by Japan’s Kyocera Corp. is about 5.3 millimeters thick and weighs just 47 grams. Measuring 9.1 by 5.5 […]