Ericsson report highlights 5G benefits in emerging markets

A new report commissioned by Ericsson highlights the economic benefits of 5G in emerging markets.

The report was conducted by Analysys Mason and examines the potential impact of 5G across 15 emerging markets: Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.

With appropriate government and regulatory support, all the countries are predicted to experience additional GDP growth of...

Pro-Kremlin hackers attack EU Parliament website

Pro-Kremlin hacking group KILLNET has launched a “sophisticated” cyberattack on the EU Parliament website.

The attack was launched after the Parliament designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism:

https://twitter.com/EP_President/status/1595443471518777345

Users were unable to access the Parliament’s website for a few hours and some parts were rendered inoperable. As of writing, access has been restored.

In a Telegram post, KILLNET claimed...

Comms regulator unveils broadband maps for USA

A wide shot of The Statue Of Liberty.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates interstate and international communications through cable, radio, television, satellite and wire in the US, has unveiled the pre-production draft of its new broadband maps.

These maps provide the best picture available to date of where broadband is and is not available across the country, and the FCC believes the maps will only get better from here.

Broadband consumers are empowered like never before. Maps that...

SK Telecom and NTT DOCOMO establish metaverse, 6G partnership

SK Telecom (SKT) and NTT DOCOMO have established a partnership to improve their metaverse offerings and advance 6G research.

“The MOU has a significant meaning as it is a cooperation between the representative mobile operators of Korea and Japan,” said Ryu Young-sang, President & CEO of SKT.

“By working together with NTT DOCOMO in the area of future ICT, we will generate tangible results that drive global ICT innovation."

Both telcos already operate...

Space tech can help achieve one-sixth of emissions cuts needed to reach net zero by 2050

Satellite technologies are already reducing carbon emissions by 1.5 billion tonnes (or 1.5 gigatons) every year, according to independent research report Can Space Help Save The Planet?, commissioned by Inmarsat from leading consultants at Globant’s Sustainable Business Studio.

This is equivalent to almost four times the entire UK’s annual emissions in 2021 or the lifetime emissions of 50 million cars.

Demonstrating the possibilities of space technologies in the...

Japan joins NATO cyber defense centre

Japan has become the latest member of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE).

While there have been thankfully few cases of conventional warfare on Western territories for decades, in no small part thanks to NATO, the planet has remained locked in a cyber World War.

In April, members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance issued a joint cybersecurity advisory warning of increased attacks on critical infrastructure from Russia. These attacks...

5G drone trials help emergency services patrol UK national parks 

Snowdonia.

With nearly three quarters (73%) of Brits having walked or hiked at a UK national park this year, or planning to in the near future, Virgin Media O2 has announced plans to trial 4G and 5G connected drone technology with the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre to help emergency services and Mountain Rescue volunteers protect lives.  

The telecommunications company is providing vital 4G and 5G connectivity to the Snowdonia area via the ‘Dragon’ Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS / drone)...

Ukraine will deploy Starlink hotspots using Tesla Powerwall during outages

In the event of power outages, Ukraine will deploy public Starlink hotspots powered by Tesla Powerwall.

Starlink is providing a lifeline to Ukrainians as they fight to defend their homeland. SpaceX’s LEO satellite internet service offers vital connectivity within the country while ensuring the rest of the world can see the war crimes being committed by the Russian Federation.

Russia has targeted Ukraine’s critical infrastructure since the beginning of the invasion on...

Russia threatens attacks on Western satellites

Amid growing desperation, the Russian leadership is now threatening attacks on Western satellites.

Putin’s unprovoked war against Ukraine is entering its ninth month. The heroic efforts of Ukrainian defenders are pushing the invaders out of previously occupied territories.

With mounting losses and low morale, Russia is resorting to ever more barbaric acts, dangerous posturing, and ludicrous claims to make up for its battlefield...

Starlink will be available for moving vehicles in December

SpaceX has announced that its Starlink service will soon be available for moving vehicles.

The company’s Starlink for RVs service was initially launched in May but was designed for stationary vehicles.

However, some enterprising folk managed to get Starlink working for moving vehicles anyway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PDVURcvWeg

From December 2022, a new Starlink service is launching that is meant for in-motion use.

The new service...