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AT&T launches HBO Max as it makes a big bet on streaming

AT&T's long-anticipated streaming service, HBO Max, officially launches Wednesday, thrusting the longtime wireless and pay TV provider into a crowded streaming market, perhaps forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Telecom

Unique measurement system for 5G-MIMO and space applications

With the delivery of Keysight Technologies' custom-designed wideband microwave downconverters, all key components for the novel 5G-MIMO system are now in place at Ferdinand-Braun-Institut. The system was funded within Research ...

Telecom

T-Mobile sees pandemic as opportunity to connect with first-responders with free service, phones

T-Mobile really wants to connect with local and state police, fire and emergency medical departments—by offering them free cellular service, including 5G connectivity.

Internet

Internet connectivity during the novel coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic is requiring many people to work or study from home, which means that internet connectivity has become a paramount issue in the daily lives of millions of people around the world. John H. Chestnut ...

Telecom

AT&T to drop misleading '5G' marketing for non-5G networks

AT&T says it will stop advertising its wireless network as "5G Evolution" after a division of the Better Business Bureau determined that its language was misleading. The network AT&T branded this way is not, in fact, 5G—a ...

Telecom

A system to produce context-aware captions for news images

Computer systems that can automatically generate image captions have been around for several years. While many of these techniques perform considerably well, the captions they produce are typically generic and somewhat uninteresting, ...

Business

Vodafone roaming income slumps as virus crimps travel

Europe's biggest mobile phone firm Vodafone logged Tuesday a slump in roaming revenues as the coronavirus slams global travel, but shares surged after it maintained its dividend and slashed losses.