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

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

“Communications should not just be for the geographically, financially otherwise fortunate — for it is the unfortunate who need it most. ”
Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Oh 4G, I'm speechless: EE network outage smacks rare breed of customer that talks into their mobile phone
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 01:21

Updated UK mobile operator EE has been struggling to get its VoLTE services back on their feet, after a seven-hour flood of angry complaints from customers unable to place voice calls over the 4G network.

The moans from the, er, old-school types who prefer to talk to their contacts rather than communicating by text or sending memes on WhatsApp began this morning at around 8am BST .

The Register asked EE, which was slurped by the BT Group for £12.5bn in 2016 , if it had any explanation for the technical issues behind the patchy service. We will update when

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Where there's a will, there's Huawei: US govt already eases trade ban with 90-day reprieve
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11:19

The US government on Monday gave Huawei temporary permission to obtain technology from American organizations so that the Chinese giant can continue to maintain and repair existing deployments of its products around the world, and push US-sourced software updates to people's phones.

Last week, Uncle Sam banned Huawei and dozens of its affiliates from sourcing American components and code for its equipment, effectively cutting the Middle Kingdom manufacturer off from US-designed chips, software, and other components. By placing Huawei on a so-called Entity List, the US government required American organizations to get export licenses before doing any further business with

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UK mobile companies score £220m cashback from Ofcom over spectrum fee dispute
Monday, 20 May 2019 23:58

Vodafone, O2, Three and EE have won a case against Ofcom claiming that the UK comms regulator's increase in spectrum fees was unfair.

The ruling could result in a £220m rebate for UK mobile providers.

The verdict relates to annual licence fees for mobile spectrum use coughed to Ofcom by the firms between 2015 and 2017.

Four years ago, the networks sued the regulator in the High Court over a 2015 fee hike, claiming it was too high. After Ofcom won the initial case, a Court of Appeal reversed the first verdict, saying Ofcom and the court had misunderstood a

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Solving The Final Part Of The iClicker Puzzle
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:00

The regular Hackaday reader might remember the iClicker from our previous coverage of the classroom quiz device, or perhaps you even had some first hand experience with it during your university days. A number of hackers have worked to reverse engineer the devices over the years, and on the whole, …read more

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