5G hype vs reality: what are the real problems and new opportunities?

5G hype vs reality: what are the real problems and new opportunities?

Throughout the telecom world, if people aren’t talking about Covid-19, then they’re probably talking about 5G. The promise of 5G wireless service is significant. It is touted to provide cheap, fast, ubiquitous ...
Telcos & COVID-19: How to Manage the Challenge

Telcos & COVID-19: How to Manage the Challenge

We are all now living during unprecedented times, part of a historical fabric that is redefining the telecom industry and the larger world as we know it. Concerns about health and safety ...
COVID-19 & the new telecom reality: traffic management more important than ever

COVID-19 & the new telecom reality: traffic management more important than ever

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are seeing a dramatically increased load on networks as more people each day work from home. With a growing number of employees and businesses working remotely, voice conferencing ...
Freedom Mobile Leaks Customer Database Online

Freedom Mobile Leaks Customer Database Online

Just a few weeks after announcing it intends to expand by deploying carrier plans for 5G networks, Canadian telecom company Freedom Mobile has fallen victim to a data breach, leaking 5 million ...
Robocalling, A Litany Of Telecom and Government Incompetence

Robocalling, A Litany Of Telecom and Government Incompetence

Lily Hay Newman, writing at Wired, brings us the bad-news of robo-calling mitigation efforts in the United States (also published on Wired's sister site - Ars Technica - both Conde Nast properties) ...
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FCC Fails To Mandate Signaling System 7 Remediation Effort: Nothing To See Here, Move Along

Andrea Peterson, writing for Ars Technica and the Project on Government Oversight, tells the tale of FCC malfeasance coming to the fore - in not mandating requisite technical remediation of SS7 shortcomings ...
Great Seal of the State of Texas House of Representatives

Cough Up The Bandwidth

Great Seal of the State of Texas House of Representatives via Kieren McCarthy, writing at El Reg, reports of a contemplated bill (H.B. 1426) before the State of Texas' House of Representatives ...
Canadian Telecom Firm Wants Permission to Collect, Monetize Customer Data, Online Activity

Canadian Telecom Firm Wants Permission to Collect, Monetize Customer Data, Online Activity

The largest telecom company in Canada wants to monetize its customers’ personal data, but not without getting their consent first, as required by Canadian privacy law, writes the CBC. Will users give ...