Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

5G has been making headlines recently. It came up in a White House memo leaked in January that argued creating a nationalized 5G network was the only way for the US to protect itself from Chinese security threats. Though lawmakers quickly dismissed the idea as an infringement on the private sector—”We’re not Venezuela,” said one … More Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

China Mobile Launches UK Carrier for Chinese Tourists

First came the airlines, then came UnionPay, followed by mobile payment providers—and now: Chinese cellphone carriers. State-owned mobile services giant China Mobile is betting on the future of Chinese travelers (and expatriates) in the United Kingdom with a new partnership with UK telecom incumbent BT Group. The partnership will see China Mobile launch a mobile … More China Mobile Launches UK Carrier for Chinese Tourists

China’s internet faster for 11 consecutive quarters

China’s overall internet speeds for the third quarter have surpassed 15Mbits per second for both download and upload, mobile and fixed line broadband, celebrated as the “double double”, according to the “China Broadband Speed Report” from the country’s Broadband Development Alliance. Fixed line broadband speeds have increased for 11 consecutive quarters since the 2015 launch … More China’s internet faster for 11 consecutive quarters

Could America Lose The 5G Race To China?

The next generation of wireless technology is fast-approaching as multiple countries around the world are racing for its development and subsequent wide-scale application. The quicker nation states and their companies are able to successfully establish the prospective technological infrastructure, the quicker they will be able to reap the massive economic assets and advantages. And as … More Could America Lose The 5G Race To China?

Hafslund Nett reinvents smart metering with a Wide Area Mesh network

Had a really interesting chat with Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemiä in Telia Digitalist IoT Forum regarding their Wide Area Mesh technology – Wirepas Connectivity. In this case it is used by Hafslund Nett, which currently deploys a smart metering system which will cover 700.000 electricity con-nections in Oslo area by the end of 2018. The core … More Hafslund Nett reinvents smart metering with a Wide Area Mesh network

Google starts using location instead of domain names for serving country specific services

Country services used to be distinguished by the country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) such as google.fr for France or google.com.uk for England. “Google wants to stop the practice of manually entering the top-level domain to get a country’s services,” according to a report in 9to5google. Read More