Connected Urban: CU Phosco Lighting set to revolutionise smart city infrastructure with innovative smart pole launch

CU Phosco Lighting has unveiled a groundbreaking new product, Connected Urban, which they believe will become the next evolution in smart city infrastructure. 

In response to the increasing demand for densification of 4G networks and to support the continued rollout of 5G, Connected Urban has been designed to enhance connectivity on our streets, delivering both macro and small cells within a single compact footprint.

Designed to accommodate multi-faceted services,...

Automotive leads eSIM adoption for IoT as new trends emerge

The automotive industry is emerging as a frontrunner in the adoption of embedded SIM (eSIM) technology for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to a recent study by GSMA Intelligence.

As eSIM functionality becomes increasingly available in new connected vehicles, collaboration between operators, eSIM vendors, and auto manufacturers is on the rise. Additionally, regulations mandating emergency call (eCall) functionalities are further propelling eSIM deployments in the...

GSMA Open Gateway unlocks mobile network capabilities for developers

A new collaboration between the world's leading mobile operators will accelerate innovation across industries from finance and retail to transportation, healthcare, and beyond. The GSMA Open Gateway initiative provides developers simplified access to core network capabilities via open application programming interfaces (APIs).

Initially focused on security, new APIs for number verification and SIM swap detection are being implemented by operator groups across 42 countries so far....

EchoStar completes $26B acquisition of DISH Network

EchoStar has announced the completion of its $26 billion acquisition of DISH Network. The deal combines two of the nation's largest providers of satellite and wireless services into one telecoms giant.

Under the terms of the agreement, DISH Network has become a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar. All outstanding shares of DISH Network's common stock have been converted into shares of EchoStar stock, valuing the transaction at approximately $26 billion. The conversion rate for...

CISA urges manufacturers to end default passwords

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has urged manufacturers to end default passwords on internet-exposed systems due to the severe risks posed by malicious actors.

In a recent alert, CISA highlighted the exploitation of operational technology devices by Iranian threat actors affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who used default passwords to gain access to critical infrastructure systems in the US.

“IRGC-affiliated...

UK invests £36M in pioneering ‘5G Innovation Regions’

Ten multi-local authority areas spanning the entire UK will benefit from £36 million in funding, becoming designated 5G Innovation Regions (5GIRs). The initiative aims to drive the development and adoption of 5G and other cutting-edge wireless technologies, ushering in a new era of connectivity for towns, cities, and rural areas.

Among the winners is Glasgow City Region, which will receive over £3 million to implement a healthcare-focused project using 5G and other technologies...

NTT partners with Toyota and US startup on driverless vehicles

Japan's leading telco, NTT, has announced plans to conduct tests on driverless vehicles in collaboration with Toyota and invest in US-based startup May Mobility.

A spokesperson for NTT has revealed the company aims to commence trials with autonomous buses and taxis as early as 2025. The company is set to invest approximately 10 billion yen ($66.91 million) in May Mobility.

While the Nikkei newspaper initially reported joint vehicle development between NTT and Toyota,...

Nokia and Hololight enhance XR experiences using L4S

Nokia has joined forces with Hololight to explore how the capabilities of the L4S protocol can enhance XR (extended reality) experiences.

L4S – which stands for low-latency, low-loss, scalable throughput – was developed by Nokia and has the potential to revolutionise real-time applications by simultaneously achieving high throughput and low latency in a scalable manner.

Hololight believes L4S can significantly enhance the performance of cloud-rendered XR services,...

Deutsche Telekom provides 5G to ‘Port-as-a-Service’ project

In collaboration with Deutsche Telekom, container terminal operator EUROGATE has commissioned the establishment of three 5G campus networks in the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven.

The campus networks aim to revolutionise the efficiency and flexibility of digital logistics applications within container terminals, setting new standards in the maritime industry.

The 5G campus network, known as 'Campus network L,' is set to usher in a new era of connectivity...

Web3 project Helium Mobile launches $5/month unlimited plan

Helium Mobile, the “People’s Carrier,” aims to disrupt the telecoms industry with its unlimited plan.

Helium Mobile’s no-contract $5/month plan is initially launching in Miami and offers unlimited talk, text, and data. This disruptive offering comes as a result of Helium Mobile's innovative approach, making use of Dynamic Coverage.

Dynamic Coverage enables subscribers to access both the localised Helium network – run by a global network of individuals who are...