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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam
Saturday, 23 May 2020 10:23

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly agreed to a plan that will entirely cut Huawei equipment from the nation's 5G networks within the next three years.

The word from Britain late on Friday, via the Guardian and Telegraph , is that Johnson has caved after months of pressure from the backbench of his right-wing Conservative party, and from the US government. We're told he will now push for the reduction of Huawei's involvement in Britain's 5G networks to zero by 2023.

Spokespeople for Huawei were not immediately able to comment on the late-breaking news.

Previously BoJo was comfortable with

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Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip
Saturday, 23 May 2020 08:07
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Behold, the ultra-fast optical chip attached to fiber cable ... Image Credit: Monash University

Australian scientists say they have broken data communications speed records by shifting 44.2 terabits per second over 75km of glass fiber from a single optical chip.

The five-by-nine millimetre prototype gizmo is described as a micro-comb in a paper detailing its workings, published in Nature Communications on Friday. Light shone into the micro-comb is looped around a ring to produce 80 beams at various infrared wavelengths. Each beam carries a stream of data.

“The wavelengths produced from the chip are all correlated, so we can pack the

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International space station testing Wi-Fi links with incoming craft, with an eye on autonomous docking
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:58

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency today (JAXA) said it successfully launched the last of its H-II transfer vehicles and a to the International Space Station, carrying the unusual cargo of a remote-controllable rolling robot and a Wi-Fi-in-space experiment.

The H-II, Kountouri (white stork) in Japanese, has flown nine missions since its 2009 debut and proved a handy workhorse capable of lifting around 6,000kg to the ISS, the only destination it has visited. Japan hopes its successor, the H3, will launch later this year and continue its ability to replenish the ISS while also offering lunar orbits.

The Wi-Fi payload is

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AT T slapped down for its '5GE' ads: You don’t have a proper 5G network, so stop saying so, says watchdog
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:00

AT&T has been officially slapped down by America's National Advertising Review Board (NARB) for its 5G Evolution campaign in which it branded its phone and network 5G E, despite not deploying full 5G technology.

“A panel of the National Advertising Review Board has recommended that AT&T Services discontinue its '5G Evolution' and '5G Evolution, The First Step to 5G' claims,” the self-regulatory body ruled on Wednesday.

It went on: “The NARB panel determined that both claims will mislead reasonable consumers into believing that AT&T is offering a 5G network and recommended that the claims be discontinued.”

Amazingly, despite AT&T being

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Imperial College London signs £5m campus sponsorship, 5G deal with Chinese comms bogeyman Huawei
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 00:30

Imperial College London, currently in the headlines for its modelling of the spread of COVID-19 across the UK, has signed a five-year collaboration deal with controversial Chinese tech outfit Huawei.

The tie-up, reportedly worth £5m, will see Huawei's indoor 5G network equipment and "AI cloud platform" installed at the college's West London tech campus, as well sponsorship by the Chinese firm of Imperial's Venture Catalyst entrepreneurship competition.

Huawei is currently under US sanctions as the desperate Western superpower fights a rearguard action to prevent Huawei from dominating its teleco hardware markets. American government policy is to say that Huawei poses

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