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March 27, 2020

Telco metadata grab is for modelling COVID-19 spread, not tracking citizens, says EC

As part of its response to the public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has been leaning on Europe’s telcos to share aggregate location data on their users. “The Commission kick-started a discussion with mobile phone operators about the provision of...


by Natasha Lomas in Andrus Ansip
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March 5, 2020

5G is now live in 24 markets, GSMA predicts it’ll be 20% of global connections by 2025 — and eyes a big tech break-up

The next-gen flavor of mobile connectivity, 5G, is now live in 24 markets globally, according to GSMA’s annual state of the global mobile economy report. The cutting edge network tech is capable of supporting speeds up to 100x faster than LTE/4G and delivering latency of...


by Natasha Lomas in 5g
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February 11, 2020

A list of MWC coronavirus cancellations so far

The world’s biggest mobile tradeshow, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is due to take place in Barcelona just under two weeks’ time, on February 24-27. The annual international telco industry event typically attracts more than 100,000 delegates from around 200 countries across the conference’s four days...


by Natasha Lomas in barcelona
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February 10, 2020

Sony latest phone maker to pull out of MWC over coronavirus outbreak

Japanese electronics firm Sony is the latest phone maker to announce it’s withdrawing from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow — citing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “As we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our customers, partners, media and employees,...


by Natasha Lomas in Amazon