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Internet

Cellular networks vulnerable to wildfires across U.S.

About one in four people in the United States lives in an area served by cellular phone towers at risk of an outage caused by wildfires, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Business

Tech companies push for new software to break China's 5G lead

America's top tech companies are pushing for a software-based approach to building 5G telecom networks that could help the United States and its allies get past the hardware-based leadership position that China's Huawei currently ...

Business

Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G, calls China biggest threat

Sweden is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a top security official called China one of the country's biggest threats.

Telecom

Internet connectivity is oxygen for research and development work

Fast and reliable internet access is fundamental for research and development activity around the world. Seamless connectivity is a privilege we often take for granted. But in developing nations, technological limitations ...

Telecom

5G networks: are there health risks?

Do 5G mobile telephones and networks pose health risks? Worries about the effect the technology has on humans and the environment have persisted as it has been deployed in various countries. What do scientists have to say ...

Business

France puts 5G mobile frequencies on the block

France on Tuesday began to auction off radio frequencies for the deployment of ultrafast 5G mobile technology, a process that will add billions of euros to the government's depleted coffers.

Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon Sidewalk to boost neighborhood connectivity

Former presidential contender Hillary Clinton authored a book titled, "It Takes a Village," about communities working together for the wellbeing of one another.

Telecom

Optical Wi-Fi allows for ultrafast underwater communications

EPFL spin-off Hydromea has developed a miniature optical modem that can operate down to 6,000 meters below the ocean's surface. It is sensitive enough to collect data at very high speeds from sources more than 50 meters away.

Robotics

Enabling remote whole-body control with 5G edge computing

There are many real-world—and, someday, off-world—applications for light-weight, energy-efficient, fully autonomous robots. Yet the more autonomous a robot is, the greater its computational requirements. Onboarding the ...

Telecom

Top EU court enshrines net neutrality in Europe

The EU's top court ruled for the first time on the bloc's net neutrality rules Tuesday and confirmed that companies could not punish customers with a two-speed internet.

Business

Samsung wins $6.6 billion Verizon 5G order

Samsung Electronics clinched a $6.6 billion agreement to provide 5G network equipment to Verizon in the United States, a regulatory filing showed Monday, expanding its presence in the strategically crucial market.