Press Release Category: Telecommunications

Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

An Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 11, 2019. Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology…

Medevac helicopter flights could be grounded by new 5G rollout

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The critically ill newborn baby was whisked by helicopter Saturday from rural Silverton, Oregon, to a children’s hospital in Portland, the kind of life-saving transport Life Flight Network makes thousands of times a year. But starting Jan. 19, when new 5G wireless service kicks off across the country, such routine air-ambulance…

Do you have an old cellphone? Read this, you may lose service

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Larry Miller admits he’s not too techy. He has a computer, but uses it as a word processor. He goes to the library regularly to check email or go on the internet. “I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age,” said the 82-year-old retired writer who lives in Springfield…

AT&T, Verizon reject U.S. request to delay 5G wireless plans

A China Airlines cargo jet lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in New York. Verizon and AT&T have rejected a request by the U.S. government to delay the rollout of next-generation wireless technology. A joint letter Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, from the telecommunications giants to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg…

UK firm closer to offering global internet via satellites

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A Russian Soyuz rocket on Monday took 36 more satellites from British operator OneWeb into orbit, bringing the company more than halfway towards its goal of providing global broadband internet. The London-headquartered company is working to complete the construction of a constellation of low earth orbit satellites providing enhanced broadband and…

Aviation, wireless industries say they’ll cooperate on 5G solution

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Three industry groups embroiled in a heated debate over whether soon-to-be deployed 5G wireless services will interfere with aviation safety said in a joint statement Wednesday they will work collaboratively on a solution. Airlines for America, which represents the airline industry, the Aerospace Industries Association, which represents aircraft manufacturers, and CTIA,…

Airborne remote sensing experiment completed on home-grown MA60 aircraft

The experiment area in Rizhao, Shandong. The area covers typical surface types including urban construction land, sea, arable land, forest, grassland, wetland, railway, and port. Credit: AIR With the landing of a MA60 aircraft, a comprehensive remote sensing experiment wrapped up in Rizhao City, Shandong Province on November 30, 2021. Starting November 7, the mission…

EU extends free roaming to 2032

The European Union’s abolition of roaming fees has been one of the bloc’s most popular initiatives. EU mobile phone users will continue to enjoy free roaming across Europe for mobile phone calls and web surfing until 2032, negotiators agreed on Thursday. Since 2017, the abolition of roaming charges has been one of the most popular…

Developing a liquid radio antenna

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Solid, metal antennae have been the standard in a wide range of technologies for decades, including a wide variety of radio communications and scanning such as radar. However, research into the concept of liquid antennae was discussed in the 1990s. A liquid antenna would comprise a lightweight and perhaps collapsible container…

China launches SDGSAT-1 science satellite to facilitate global sustainable development

The SDGSAT-1 science satellite is launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on November 5, 2021. Credit: ZHENG Bin/Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center China launched the SDGSAT-1 science satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China on November 5, 2021. The satellite was launched aboard the Long March-6 (CZ-6) carrier rocket and entered…

SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Engineering researchers have developed a method to use signals broadcast by Starlink internet service satellites to accurately locate a position here on Earth, much like GPS does. It is the first time the Starlink system has been harnessed by researchers outside SpaceX for navigation. The Starlink satellites, sent into orbit by…

Compact amplifier could revolutionise optical communication

The novel compact optical amplifier is thousands of times smaller than its precursor. Credit: Ping Zhao, Zhichao Ye and Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a unique optical amplifier that is expected to revolutionize both space and fiber communication. The new amplifier offers high performance, is compact enough…