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.
The radio frequency at which 5G operates in the US is close to that of an important piece of aircraft equipment, called radio altimeters.
The FAA raised concerns that new, full-speed 5G cellphone services near airports could interfere with aircraft operations.
Airplanes use radio waves to determine how far off the ground they are. New 5G cellphone services come close to the same frequencies the airplanes use. Here’s how that can be a problem.
Telecommunications companies around the world are expanding their next-generation, or 5G, networks.
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5G is 10 times faster than 4G, promising better wireless internet access. It’s also expected to put the Internet of Things revolution in high gear.
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While it may be difficult to enact a global set of regulations on surveillance technologies, individual countries can take the lead with enhanced monitoring and stronger laws.
‘Teleoperated’ HGVs combine the efficiency of automation with the safety of human oversight.
Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today’s wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people’s breathing and heart rate.
At least half of Australians and New Zealanders in a recent study believed in one major conspiracy theory.
At the turn of the twentieth century, electrical engineer Nikola Tesla began work on a wireless electricity network. It ultimately failed.
New 5G technologies also boast the raw ingredients needed to beam wireless power to small devices.
Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks.
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
A photo taken from the International Space Station in 2014 shows the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft on the left and the unpiloted ISS Progress 57 cargo craft. Six years later, private players have joined the space race.
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
Next year’s ‘spectrum auction’ will give telcos a chance to bid for access to high speed, millimetre-wave 5G. But big businesses are likely to be prioritised, not you.
Liang Hua, CEO of Huawei poses during a stay in Paris in December 2019. The smartphone giant could well lose many European markets because of American sanctions.
Sanctions against Huawei by the US Commerce department have been followed by other countries. How can the company’s business thrive with so few avenues left?
QAnon is gaining ground in Australia due to a growing distrust in the government and media, part of which is rooted in a perceived lack of transparency over the coronavirus response and restrictions.
Sovereign citizens believe citizens are in an oppressive contract with the government, but that by declaring themselves ‘living’ or ‘natural’ people, they avoid being bound by certain rules or laws.
New analysis of 500 public submissions to a parliamentary inquiry shows just how prevalent conspiracy theories on 5G have become.
Huawei is unlikely to supply 5G technology to any of the English-speaking democracies. Britain had been its last big hope.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 abound.
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Don’t jump to conclusions about 5G conspiracy theories or those that believe in them.
Conspiracy theories about mobile phone technology have been circulating since the 1990s and the imagined potential of radio waves to remote control a population.