FCC Authorizes Carriers to Block Robocalls by Default But Now You Still Need to Request It

The FCC voted to authorize carriers to block robocalls by default. However, currently you still have to call your cellphone carrier to activate scam blocking. T-Mobile charges $4 per month to get telemarketer and survey calls sent to voicemail. They do provide free protection against pure scam calls but only if you request it. Americans …

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Japan’s next generation terahertz communication will push to 400 gigabits per second

Nippon Telephone and Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly developed an ultra high-speed IC for wireless front-end that operates on a terahertz frequency band, and in the 300 GHz band they have succeeded in developing the world’s fastest 100 gigabit per second wireless transmission data rate. Unused terahertz waves can be applied to high-speed wireless …

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T-Mobile and Sprint will merge to be a stronger 5G force

T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share or the equivalent of 9.75 Sprint shares for each T-Mobile US share. Based on closing share prices on …

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Higher terahertz frequencies are usable for data transmission which will boost data 100 times over microwaves

An off-the-wall new study by Brown University researchers shows that terahertz frequency data links can bounce around a room without dropping too much data. The results are good news for the feasibility of future terahertz wireless data networks, which have the potential to carry many times more data than current networks. Today’s cellular networks and …

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US government does not trust AT&T and Verizon to build a 5G network competitive with China’s 5G

A leaked memo that revealed the U.S. administration was considering building its own 5G network to bring super-fast Internet to consumers and businesses — a government effort designed to thwart what the Administration and some lawmakers say is potential Chinese espionage — was fast and pointed. A secure 5G network is critical to US competitiveness …

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Intel Introduces Portfolio of Commercial 5G New Radio Modems with Intel® XMMTM 7660 Modem

Intel today announced substantial advances in its wireless product roadmap to accelerate the adoption of 5G. Highlights include the introduction of the Intel® XMMTM 8000 series, Intel’s first family of 5G new radio (5G NR) multi-mode commercial modems, and Intel’s latest LTE modem, the Intel® XMMTM 7660. Intel also announced it has successfully completed a …

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