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How well are we social distancing? Smartphone location data can rank the states

Health officials have begged Americans to practice social distancing and many states and cities have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of coronavirus. But not everyone is listening.

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Researchers develop an intelligent spectrum sensing technique for 5G communications

Spectrum sensing plays an important role in future wireless communication systems as it helps to resolve the coexistence issue and optimize spectrum efficiency. However, the ongoing 5G communication involves diversified scenarios ...

Internet

For performers in lockdown, online is becoming the new live

There's still a great deal of uncertainty as to what impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on the UK's cultural life. More and more people are now choosing to self-isolate and theatres, cinemas, clubs and concert halls ...

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Coronavirus: Telcos are taking steps to meet increased demand at reduced rates

Telecommunication providers are taking positive steps to meet consumers' demands in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the National Broadband Network (NBN Co) is being urged to reduce its wholesale broadband ...

Business

Netflix and YouTube reduce resolution as virus hits web

Netflix and YouTube will reduce the default image quality of streaming video in Europe to ease pressure on the internet, the firms said Friday, as demand soars with millions confined to their homes over coronavirus fears.

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EU urges online media to ditch HD during virus

The European Union on Wednesday urged online media platforms to stream movies and entertainment in standard rather than high definition to relieve pressure on the internet during the coronavirus epidemic.

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U.S. providers offer free Wi-Fi for 60 days

U.S. internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures to make getting online less expensive and onerous as enforced social distancing due to the new coronavirus forces more human interaction online.

Internet

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

The U.S. internet won't get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too ...

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California AG drops challenge to T-Mobile-Sprint merger

California's attorney general said Wednesday that the state will not appeal a judge's decision approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion purchase of Sprint, bringing the companies closer to creating a new wireless giant on par with ...

Telecom

A scheme for hybrid access point (H-AP) deployment in smart cities

Researchers at the University of Essex, UESTC-China and ZTE have recently introduced a scheme for the deployment of hybrid access points (H-APs), which could simultaneously enable wireless information transfer (WIT) and wireless ...