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Internet out: India deploys shutdowns in name of security

With the world's largest biometric ID database, a pioneering digital payment system for daily transactions and a flagship space and satellite program, India knows the power of connected technology.


Polarized world threatens open internet: ICANN

After 25 years of keeping the internet strong and stable, the nonprofit ICANN—responsible for its technical infrastructure—is warning that increasingly polarized geopolitics could start cracking the foundations of the ...


A nanosatellite and a hot air balloon for emergency broadband anywhere

It is estimated that 95% of the planet's population has access to broadband internet, via cable or a mobile network. However, there are still some places and situations in which staying connected can be very difficult. Quick ...


Nobody wants a Musk monopoly on satellite internet: Eutelsat boss

The boss of European satellite operator Eutelsat knows her task will not be easy: to forge a competitor to Elon Musk's Starlink and provide superfast internet from space.


New interferometry technique could improve GPS

A new scientific technique could significantly improve the reference frames that millions of people rely upon each day when using GPS navigation services, according to a recently published article in Radio Science.


Telecoms outage cuts off millions of Australians

More than 10 million Australians were cut off from internet and phone services on Wednesday after unexplained outages struck one of the country's largest communications companies.


Telecom Italia approves US fund's bid for network

Telecom Italia on Sunday approved an offer by US investment fund KKR for its fixed-line network, infuriating its main shareholder which vowed to contest the "illegal" decision.


Researchers use AI to make mobile networks more efficient

A new artificial intelligence (AI) model, developed by the University of Surrey, could help the UK's telecommunications network save up to 76% in network resources compared to the market's most robust Open Radio Access Network ...


Vodafone sells Spain unit for up to 5.0 bn euros

British mobile phone giant Vodafone announced Tuesday the sale of its Spanish division to investment fund Zegona for up to 5.0 billion euros ($5.3 billion), as part of an ongoing overhaul.


Satnav test on remote island lab

ESA's navigation testbed vehicle participated in a campaign organized by Norwegian governmental authorities to assess the impact of jamming and spoofing on satnav systems and test innovative technologies for detection and ...