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Nokia secures $14.1m NASA funding to roll out 4G on the Moon

Nokia is teaming up with NASA to ensure that the new wave of lunar astronauts will be able to post their experience to their Instagram account if they so desire. The Finnish telecoms company will receive $14.1m funding from the US space agency to build a 4G cellphone network on the moon. The announcement comes...

Reliance Jio tops 4G availability in India, while Airtel was fastest 4G network in Q3-Q4 2018

India's experience with 4G can be neatly divided into two eras: one before Reliance Jio, and the other after Reliance Jio. Ever since its launch in September 2016, Jio has completely disrupted the telecom industry in the country, by providing truly unlimited and inexpensive 4G LTE data while competitors scrambled to keep up. The telecom...

Google Fi is getting RCS in Messages and more 4G international coverage

We've talked a lot about how Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a big part of Google's new messaging plan. Today, the company is taking another step by rolling out RCS to Google Fi users. RCS messaging will be available on all phones designed for Google Fi (Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, LG G7 ThinQ, Moto...

Huawei must pay $10.5 million for allegedly violating 4G LTE patents

Huawei's expansion into the United States was almost a certainty until AT&T suddenly pulled out of the deal. Citing "political pressure," AT&T called off the deal to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and since then, Huawei has had little to no presence in the country. Still, that hasn't stopped a Texas jury from finding...

eSIM and Project Fi support coming to Chromebooks

Always-connected Chromebooks are back in business. A recent code-review on the Chromium Gerrit indicates that Project Fi and eSIM chips will be a feature for future Chrome OS devices.It's early days still. There aren't any current or announced products with eSIMS built-in, so this technology will likely have to wait for a new generation of Chrome...

Source: The OnePlus 6 will offer Cat.16 LTE for Gigabit Speeds

OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6, will be launching in Q2 2018. There is little information that we know about the device at this time. For starters, we've learned that it will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. It’ll very likely launch with Android Oreo on board (meaning it supports Project Treble). Finally,...

National Infrastructure Commission Reveals Britain is 54th In Global 4G Coverage (USA 10th)

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the British agency in charge of advising the government on matters of infrastructure such as the energy market and transportation, has released their report on mobile connectivity. In March of 2016, the Commission was tasked with answering the following question:"What does the UK need to do to become a world...

4G LTE Vulnerability Enables Eavesdropping on Conversations and all Data Traffic

For the privacy-minded readers on our forums, you probably steer clear of any open WiFi hotspot while you're out and about. If you're one of the lucky few who owns a select Nexus or Pixel device that is supported by Google's WiFi Assistant, then maybe you aren't so worried about using an unsecured network. But...