Twitter’s CEO pledges $1bn to coronavirus relief

Written on Wednesday, 08 April 2020 08:38
Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey has pledged $1 billion of his personal fortune to Covid-19 relief. The money comes from his share in Square and equates to almost a third of his overall net worth. Dorsey said in a series of tweets that he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth. The move could be the largest from a single…

ITU deems Moscow a pioneer of smart sustainable cities

Written on Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:22
The UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published the results of its ‘United for Smart Sustainable Cities’ initiative (U4SSC) which highlights Moscow’s efforts in digitally transforming the city, according to the Moscow Department of IT. ITU experts named Moscow a pioneer in smart technology, which could serve as a blueprint for other cities around the world. In 2019, Moscow worked on a study with ITU on such a large scale by undertaking an analysis of three spheres: economy, environment, society…
Just-ITC, the fast growing Dubai-based telecom consultancy company, has announced that it is now a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ‘Development Expert’ Study Group. This international study group works towards developing relevant and meaningful indexes and rating methods to measure the development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sectors across the globe. The indexes reflect the real development of the ICT sector by taking into consideration global ICT trends as well as social, economic and environmental aspects. From…

Telecom Italia in talks with Open Fiber about potential merger

Written on Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:28
Telecom Italia today confirmed that it has been in talks with Italian network provider, Open Fiber, to potentially merge and initiate a full fiber network rollout. The discussions have been ongoing between the two companies since June 2019. Back then, the Italian government made it clear that they would prefer it if one operator would provide the country with fiber optic networks. Late last year, Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s deputy Prime Minister said, “We are working to set the conditions…
In 2018 Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) published findings on AppleJeus – an operation aimed at stealing cryptocurrency carried out by prolific threat actor the Lazarus group. The new findings show that the operation has continued with more careful steps from the infamous threat actor, improved tactics and procedures and the use of Telegram as one of its new attack vectors. Victims in the UK, Poland, Russia and China, including several connected to cryptocurrency business entities, were affected…

US sets deadline for Huawei and ZTE designation

Written on Tuesday, 07 January 2020 11:07
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it will accept public comments until Feb. 3 on its determination that China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp pose national security threats. In a document published by the FCC, it reports that interested parties can submit responses on Huawei and ZTE’s designation, which aims to prevent money from the US Universal Service Fund being used to purchase kit from companies deemed a national security risk. “The FCC adopts a rule that…

Spectrum and regulatory policy in the Race for 5G

Written on Thursday, 02 January 2020 07:20
A special report by Telecom Review 5G technical investigative team As many operators around the globe have or are preparing to deploy and launch 5G networks and devices, the 3.5 GHz band has emerged as the de-facto band for most deployments, which has created economies of scale for devices and network equipment.

Google’s founders step back from top roles

Written on Thursday, 05 December 2019 06:23
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the online giant's parent company, Alphabet.
Under the watchful gaze of Samsung Electronics security personnel, health and safety staffer Ko Jee-hun stood outside his semiconductor plant, handing out leaflets touting the benefits of joining a trade union. For almost 50 years the firm avoided unionisation of its employees -- sometimes adopting ferocious tactics according to critics -- while rising to become the world's largest smartphone and semiconductor manufacturer. It is the flagship subsidiary of the giant Samsung Group, by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates,…

There is always good in people!

Written on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:07
By Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on December 19, 2018 Meng Wanzhou has kept a diary for years. Below is what she wrote on December 19, 2018: Last night, a letter from a Japanese citizen went viral on my WeChat Moments, and this letter has really warmed my heart. As the old saying goes, there is always good in people! Before I ran into difficulties, I hadn't known that so many people I don't know personally cared…

Connecting the world through subsea cable systems

Written on Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:45
Global demand for bandwidth continues to grow at a remarkable rate driven by the rise of capacity-dependent applications like live video, augmented and virtual reality, and 4K/8K video. International submarine cable systems are more important than ever, considering that the total carrying capacity of subsea cables is in the terabits per second, while satellites typically offer only 1000 megabits per second. The concept of sending communication signals through submarine cables dates back to the 1850s when the first submarine communication…
More than 30 percent of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Europe edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, forecasts that there will be 214 million 5G connections in Europe by 2025, establishing the region as one of the largest 5G markets in the world by that point.  The first commercial 5G networks in Europe are due to be switched on by 2020 and are expected to…
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