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Facebook completes second Aquila test flight

Facebook has successfully completed the second test flight of its internet-beaming Aquila drone, which has been designed to deliver free WiFi connectivity in remote areas. The full-scale test flight took place at the end of May at the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. The aircraft flew for a duration of 1 hour and 46 minutes, with… Read More


Why traditional data centre networks are stymieing innovation

Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer at Verne Global, discusses why it is key for business leaders to reconsider their network requirements… Enterprise leaders should be focused on the economic potential of their IT budget. And the directive of the enterprise IT team is to do more with less. When presented with the challenge of increasing… Read More


EE drones and balloons to beam 4G signals to rural Britain

The UK’s largest mobile network operator EE has unveiled plans to deliver mobile and wireless broadband connectivity to internet blackspots via drones and helium balloons. The company noted that its ‘air mast’ solution will be able to bolster 4G data services in rural locations, at major events, or in areas where natural disasters, such as… Read More


Ericsson demonstrates end-to-end 5G network in Sweden

Multinational telco and services company Ericsson has claimed the first demonstration of an end-to-end 5G network. The demonstration, according to the company, took place in Sweden in December at Ericsson’s laboratory at Kista*. In the tests, which were a joint cooperation with SK Telecom Korea, round-trip latencies of approximately 4ms were achieved, terminating at a… Read More


Ericsson, AT&T and Qualcomm trial 5G New Radio specs

Three major telecommunications companies have announced new trials intended to drive forward progress towards 5G interoperability using the 5G New Radio (NR) standard. Ericsson and Qualcomm will utilise base station and device prototype connectivity solutions over AT&T infrastructure spectrum to create real-world simulations to demonstrate new 5G NR nwWave protocols deployed in the 28GHz and… Read More



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