Mobile & Wireless

18 April 2019

Switzerland to monitor potential health risks posed by 5G networks Reuters

Switzerland will introduce a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of 5G mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology's rollout, the government said on Wednesday.

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14 April 2019

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police New York Times

The tech giant records people’s locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent.

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28 February 2019

China Will Likely Corner the 5G Market - And the US Has No Plan by Susan Crawford Wired

You may have heard that China has cornered much of the world’s supply of strategic metals and minerals crucial for new technology, including lithium, rare earths, copper, and manganese used in everything from smartphones to electric cars. As of 2015, China was the leading global producer of 23 of the 41 elements the British Geological Society believes are needed to “maintain our economy and lifestyle” and had a lock on supplies of nine of the 10 elements judged to be at the highest risk of unavailability.

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26 February 2019

Phone Companies Decide They Can't Face 5G Spending Burden Alone Bloomberg

Phone companies are calling a partial truce in the battle to deliver fifth-generation wireless networks so they can help each other build the infrastructure without breaking their finances.

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10 February 2019

IEEE's 5G and Beyond Roadmap Provides Details About the New Communication Network IEEE

Many are predicting that 5G will be this year’s hot technology. But people are still unclear about what the new communication network is and how it will benefit them. This article should help clear up some confusion.

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10 January 2019

The Promise and Peril of 5G ThreatPost

As the hype at CES demonstrates, 5G is the newest and shiniest tech bauble out there: but security concerns loom.

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Google Assistant will soon be on a billion devices, and feature phones are next The Verge

As CES kicks off, Google has a massive presence: monorails, a booth that’s three times larger than last year, and likely a giant pile of news to announce. But ahead of all the actual product news, the company wants to beat its chest a little by announcing some numbers. By the end of the month, it expects that Google Assistant will be on 1 billion devices — up from 500 million this past May.

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01 January 2019

5G Is Coming This Year. Here's What You Need to Know. New York Times

In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It’s a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of months.

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28 December 2018

Folding screens and 5G: what's coming in smartphones in 2019? The Guardian

From the launch of 5G to phones with large folding screens, more cameras and fingerprint scanners under the screens, 2019 looks set to transform the smartphone in more ways than one.

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23 December 2018

2018 was the year of 5G hype. The 5G reality is yet to come. Washington Post

When T-Mobile’s chief executive went before Senate lawmakers this year to make the case for his company’s merger with Sprint, he argued the deal could help preserve U.S. dominance in high-tech wireless networks for smartphones and other devices.

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19 December 2018

North Korea, Fearing K-Pop and Porn, Warns Against Smartphones' Influence New York Times

K-pop. Cheating on exams. Even pornography. North Korea on Tuesday warned against the disruptive influence it said smartphones could have on its isolated population, as the devices have begun to expose young people in particular to information and trends from the outside world.

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06 December 2018

Cuba offers 3G mobile internet access to citizens BBC News

Cuba's population is to be offered internet access via a 3G mobile network from later this week.

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27 November 2018

Mobile faster than wi-fi in many countries BBC News

Download speeds across mobile networks are now faster than wi-fi in many countries, research suggests.

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08 November 2018

Samsung folding smartphone revealed to developers BBC News

It described its Infinity Flex Display as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow" and said it intended to start production within months.

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04 November 2018

Study of Cellphone Risks Finds 'Some Evidence' of Link to Cancer, at Least in Male Rats New York Times

For decades, health experts have struggled to determine whether or not cellphones can cause cancer. On Thursday, a federal agency released the final results of what experts call the world’s largest and most costly experiment to look into the question. The study originated in the Clinton administration, cost $30 million and involved some 3,000 rodents.

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24 October 2018

The Danger and Opportunity in 5G Connectivity and IoT ThreatPost

The advent of 5G presents an opportunity for us to think the exploding number of IoT devices and how we securely connect to the digital world.

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03 October 2018

Experts worry 5G could widen digital divide in cities The Hill

The rollout of 5G high-speed wireless networks are expected to usher in an era of super-fast internet speeds, but many experts worry that the new technology will only leave poor urban communities further behind.

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12 September 2018

'The next billion users': Google targets India's lucrative mobile market The Guardian

To check Instagram at home, Laveena must stand on the edge of her terrace, arm outstretched, hoping the signal is strong enough for her phone to blink to life.

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11 August 2018

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds The Guardian

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.

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05 August 2018

ITU launches ‘Network 2030’ initiative to support emerging technologies and innovation looking beyond 5G advances International Telecommunication Union

The International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT), has launched a new research initiative to identify emerging and future ICT sector network demands, beyond 2030 and the advances expected of IMT-2020 (5G) systems. This work will be carried out by the newly established ITU Focus Group on Technologies for Network 2030, which is open to all interested parties.

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24 July 2018

Wowsers, mobile data usage doubled last year... OECD

If you live in an OECD country, it seems that your reliance on the internet never ceases to grow. Whether it's at home, at work, or on-the-go, you’ll be using the internet in all aspects of your day-to-day life.

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22 July 2018

Mobile phones and cancer - the full picture The Observer

Last week the Observer published an article by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie on a disturbing topic – the idea that telecoms giants might collude to suppress evidence that wireless technology causes cancer. The feature was well written, ostensibly well researched, and deeply concerning. Its powerful narrative tapped into rich themes; our deep-seated fears about cancer, corporate greed, and technology’s potentially noxious influence on our health. It spread rapidly across social media – facilitated by the very object on which it cast doubt.

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20 July 2018

Project 'Fuchsia': Google Is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android Bloomberg

For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace Android, the world’s dominant mobile operating system. As the team grows, it will have to overcome some fierce internal debate about how the software will work.

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17 July 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones Reuters

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step towards opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries.

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16 July 2018

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones The Observer

On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, a heart tissue cancer in rats that is too rare to be explained as random occurrence.

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