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​SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit

(Image: SpaceX) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given SpaceX authorisation to construct, deploy, and operate in excess of 7,000 satellites into very-low-Earth orbit, expected to boost internet connectivity across the globe. The FCC also granted SpaceX’s request to add the 37.5-42.0 GHz and 47.2-50.2 GHz frequency bands to ...

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Cisco beats Q1 targets with broad-based growth

Cisco reported its first quarter financial results Wednesday, beating market expectations. Non-GAAP earnings came to 75 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $13.1 billion, an increase of 8 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $12.87 billion. “We had ...

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Service mesh: What it is and why it matters so much now

A service mesh is an emerging architecture for dynamically linking to one another the chunks of server-side applications — most notably, the microservices — that collectively form an application. These can be the components that were intentionally composed as part of the same application, as well as those from different ...

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Intel announces 5G modem for 2019

(Image: Intel) Intel has announced the XMM 8160 5G multimode modem, making the product available six months earlier than initially planned in order to support deployments of 5G mobile networks globally. The modem will provide 5G connectivity to smartphones, PCs, and broadband access gateways, with Intel saying it will provide ...

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​Samsung, SK Telecom develop 5G standalone equipment

(Image: SK Telecom) Samsung and SK Telecom have developed a prototype 5G switchboard based on the standalone standard (SA), the companies have announced. 5G will be deployed in 5G non-standalone (NSA) that will use 4G LTE networks in the beginning, and later switch to 5G SA that uses only 5G ...

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Optus 4G availability tops 90 percent: OpenSignal

Optus’ 4G network is available more than 90 percent of the time, the latest report from OpenSignal has said. According to the mobile analytics company’s State of Mobile Networks: Australia report for November 2018, 4G availability — the proportion of time that OpenSignal users have a 4G connection available to ...

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Three UK to invest over £2bn in new 5G infrastructure

Mobile network operator Three UK has announced its commitment to pump more than £2bn into an infrastructure upgrade that will prepare it to deliver ‘market leading’ 5G services to customers in 2019. Those services will include wireless home broadband, via Three’s UK Broadband-operated subsidiary Relish. So far, Three has focused ...

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