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India plans nationwide 5G coverage within two years

The rollout of 5G services will begin in seven cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, with nationwide coverage expected to be achieved in two years.

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Solomon Islands secures $66M from China for Huawei towers

The Solomon Islands has secured a $66 million loan from China to build 161 mobile towers built and supplied by Huawei.

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FCC rejects Starlink’s bid for RDOF cash

The FCC has rejected Starlink’s bid for a share of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

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CMA launches probe into Viasat-Inmarsat merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a probe into the merger of Viasat and Inmarsat.

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Akamai halts a record-breaking DDoS in Europe

Akamai says that it halted what would have been a record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Europe.

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Over 40,000 BT staff to strike at the end of July

A telecoms union has confirmed that over 40,000 BT staff will go on strike at the end of July due to below-inflation pay rises.

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Mantis botnet responsible for record-breaking Cloudflare attacks

A botnet called Mantis has been linked to record-breaking attacks targeting Cloudflare customers.

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Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to take 5G into space

5G non-terrestrial networks could help to provide complete global 5G coverage – including areas currently not served by terrestrial networks.

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Viasat will provide in-flight connectivity for Virgin Atlantic

Global satellite communications firm Viasat has been selected by Virgin Atlantic to provide in-flight connectivity for its new aircraft.

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75% of 5G networks to be upgraded to 5G-Advanced by 2030

ABI Research predicts that 75 percent of 5G networks will be upgraded to 5G-Advanced by 2030.