The sun is setting on 3G networks.
As the wireless telecommunications companies ramp up their 5G rollouts, they are beginning to pull the plug on their 3G networks. 2022 is the end of the line for the venerable cellphone service.
A partial lunar eclipse above the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire in 2019.
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Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.
South Africans feel the duopoly effects of MTN and Vodacom on the market.
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The right price for data ought to result from effective regulation and competition in the wholesale market.
Many people in fire-prone areas may have weak phone signals - or none at all, if they’re located in a mobile black spot.
Service outages, network congestion and infrastructure at risk of being destroyed by fire are some of the issues worsening an already devastating situation.
Both the US and Australia are restricting the activities of Chinese telco Huawei.
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It’s not clear what we gain by blocking Huawei’s involvement in Australia’s 5G network.
Current wireless networks are unequipped to service the extraordinary amount of information the Internet of Things market will require.
Mobile networks will soon go through a significant change due to the roll out of 5G. But the service we will receive depends on the providers. Are they ready?
How fast will mobile data get?
In this Speed Read, learn the difference between 3G, 4G and 5G, and why it matters.
A visitor arrives to Fira Barcelona congress centre on the third day of the Mobile World Congress.
The biggest mobile technology showcase of the year wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday. We took a look at some of the highlights.
By the end 2015, nearly 560 million people in Africa had some kind of mobile phone package.
The African continent appears to have the most remarkable potential for growth and transformation, but can it be sustainable?
Changes have not just been about bulk.
The next generation of mobile technology, 5G, is not all hype. History shows there have been big developments between past mobile generations.
No signal in a city or on a train? Here’s why.
Moving from microwave to millimetre wave wireless would see base station costs fall and bring an end to drop-outs and dead-zones.
The greater capacity of 4G phone networks means emergency services can use more than just voice.
The chaos of 7/7 meant even many of the emergency services couldn’t use their phone. But 4G should change that.
Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G.
Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
5G, wringing out the network cloth for the most capacity possible.
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5G network design will have to find more inventive and less expensive ways of speeding up wireless networks.
The old and the new - 5G will bring even greater change.
With the roll-out of 4G mobile internet not even yet complete, it might seem early to consider starting work on the design of the next, fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. The truth is that telecoms…
Phone and post can get along.
The Post Office has announced plans to launch a mobile phone service later this year. It’s a tough market to break into, however, with big supermarket chains already offering similar services. For most…
The 4G revolution will not be live streamed due to insufficient bandwidth.
The latest battle between mobile phone companies for customers is well underway as they prepare for the full introduction of 4G, the new superfast service that is supposed to allow unprecedented internet…
You’ll be hearing a lot more about 4G networks in the years to come.
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone or computer you’ve probably seen advertisements and offers for 4G-compatible devices. You might even own a 4G-compatible device already. But just what is 4G? How…
Online speed limits are about to increase, but what does it mean for users?
Ever tried to stream a movie on your phone and given up because of an unreliable connection or slow data speeds? Well, with 4G networking for mobile phones predicted to be in place by the end of this year…