Google will allow the use of existing Huawei Android smartphone devices with the Google Play app store, which will provide security using Google Play Protect. The company is reportedly dropping its Mobile Services suite from future Huawei phones, due to heightened US security procedures around the Chinese smartphone vendor.
A report from the Knowledge Exchange Division at CoBank projects increasing valuations for Wireless ISPs that use fixed wireless broadband service in the Citizens Broadband Radio System. The report also said CBRS could present an exit strategy for WISPs that are purchase targets for larger carriers.
Wireless service providers are commissioning fiber optics companies, such as OFS Optics, to install cable for their backhaul networks that contains double the number of fiber pairs that exist in current infrastructure. The twin strands will carry uplink and downlink feeds, and be unspooled by massive "payoff machines."
US users will be able to connect their bank accounts through Plaid integration and have access to 30 coins supported by the Abra app. The enhancements are part of an effort by Abra to make it less difficult to purchase and sell crypto assets on its app.
Users of Magic Leap's augmented reality headset can now watch AT&T's DIRECTV Now streaming app, accessing up to 120 TV channels and a library of on-demand content that tops 45,000 clips on one to four screens. The two companies partnered last year, when AT&T also announced plans to test 5G wireless at Magic Leap's Florida site.
Countries can't afford to fight cybercrime alone, especially when it comes to attacks on domain name system infrastructure, writes Michael Chertoff, who led the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush. Countries can cooperate in a number of ways, but the important thing is that they cooperate at all, Chertoff writes.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai gave his blessing to T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint after the carriers agreed to wire rural areas, bring high-speed wireless service to most of the US within a few years and sell off Sprint's Boost prepaid service. Pai said the merger, which still needs full FCC and Justice Department approval, will close the rural-urban divide and hasten 5G development.
AT&T wants to create a higher-powered Category C for devices that use the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service band. A Federal Communications Commission filing explains that the carrier met with agency officials to discuss getting approval for CBRS small cells that would provide more use cases involving 5G in the mid-band spectrum.
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