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

 
UK regulator Ofcom seeks more powers to deal with mega constellations
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 01:15

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Operator shall talk unto operator or the big stick will be wielded


UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has kicked off a consultation process regarding licence applications for non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) systems such as Starlink and OneWeb.

The consultation period lasts until

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Remember the bloke who was told by Zen Internet to contact his MP about crap service? Yeah, it's still not fixed
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 01:10

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Fear not! Issue is at the 'highest level of escalation,' says ISP


A broadband customer from Leatherhead, Surrey, who was told to "speak to your MP" after his ISP failed to

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China sets goal of running single-stack IPv6 network by 2030, orders upgrade blitz
Monday, 26 July 2021 10:45

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All levels of industry and government told to get moving, consumers encouraged to buy new Wi-Fi routers


China's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and Cyberspace Administration have set out a plan for massive adoption of IPv6.

A Notice on Accelerating

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UK.gov's Huawei watchdog says firm made 'no overall improvement' on firmware security but won't say why
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 03:09

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HCSEC board's 2020 report filled with pats on back for Chinese biz


Huawei has made "no overall improvement" in software engineering processes for its UK telecoms equipment's firmware, its GCHQ overseers have warned.

The Huawei Cyber

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Tomorrow's wireless world will be fatter, faster, and creepier
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:30

Feature With demand for airborne bandwidth at an all-time high, thanks to ever-flashier streaming and our new Zoomified lifestyles, researchers, standards bodies, and equipment makers are keen to push on and create more capable radio systems.

What these will look like, and what they'll do, depends on new technology. The big move promised in the next 10 years is towards the terahertz spectrum, in particular the area between 100GHz and 1THz – although the more adventurous are looking even higher. Generically known as Extra High Frequency bands (EHF), they are only just coming into their own.

Until recently, commercial interest

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