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

 
Three UK says its 5G plans are under threat if tower merger with Euro giant Cellnex is blocked
Monday, 20 September 2021 20:02

Any attempt to block Cellnex's takeover of Hutchison UK's tower network could see consumers "significantly worse off" and hamper the progress of Three UK's planned £3bn investment in 5G.

What's more, the UK competition watchdog's decision to probe the deal was flawed and based on a "simplistic and misleading" assessment rather than a proper understanding of how real-world markets operate.

The claims were made in legal documents from both companies published on Friday as part of the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) ongoing investigation into Cellnex's proposed buy of Three UK parent Hutchison's towers and other mobile infrastructure [PDF] .

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How long till some drunkard puts a foot through one of BT's 'iconic, digital smart city communication hubs'?
Saturday, 18 September 2021 01:32

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Phonebox upgrade dishes out internet and more in Kensington and Chelsea


BT was joined by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Kensington to cut the silk sash on its 21st-century phone box that gives

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Forget that Loon's balloon burst, we just fired 700TB of laser broadband between two cities, says Google
Friday, 17 September 2021 10:22

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Up to 20Gbps link sustained over the Congo in comms experiment


Engineers at Google’s technology moonshot lab X say they used lasers to beam 700TB of internet traffic between two cities separated by the Congo

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CityFibre scores extra £1bn+ of funding to plumb in up to eight million British homes by 2025
Friday, 17 September 2021 04:30

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Ikea parent Interogo Holding among the investors


Full-fibre network operator CityFibre has grabbed £1.125bn in financing to help support its plan to wire up to eight million homes in the UK.

The funding is made

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Myanmar junta demanded telcos activate phone interception tools – and we refused, says Telenor
Thursday, 16 September 2021 17:57

HTTP/2 200 date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:00:27 GMT content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 link: ; rel=preload; as=script;,/a7a26af3f5292bd244f1b5a0a2bd2c2009b2a472/javascript/_.js>; rel=preload; as=script;,/default/ba4a58189918078cc9718a957c2d2e04c16ceeb1/scaffolding.css>; rel=preload; as=style;,/default/ba4a58189918078cc9718a957c2d2e04c16ceeb1/design.css>; rel=preload; as=style;,/5e49edbd1875f214e0decae1e24b200066780fa8/style/fonts/arimo/arimo-700.latin.woff2>; rel=preload; as=font; crossorigin;,/5e49edbd1875f214e0decae1e24b200066780fa8/style/fonts/arimo/arimo-400.latin.woff2>; rel=preload; as=font; crossorigin; cache-control: max-age=0 expires: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:00:27 GMT vary: Accept-Encoding x-reg-bofh: pfy03us x-clacks-overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett, Lester Haines cf-cache-status: DYNAMIC expect-ct: max-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct" server: cloudflare cf-ray: 6902dc61efb455bd-SYD Myanmar junta demanded telcos activate phone interception tools – and we refused, says Telenor • The Register

Norwegian carrier insists it's quitting Asian nation to defend human rights – but the buyer it lined up is accused of shady dealings


Norwegian mobile carrier Telenor has revealed one reason it is quitting Myanmar is that the

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