‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world’s favourite video app | Technology

On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing Continue Reading

Guglielmo Marconi obituary – archive, 21 July 1937 | Technology

Guglielmo Marconi (whose death is reported on another page) may be said with truth to have been not only the originator of radio-telegraphy but the most successful worker in its development. He was born at Bologna in 1874, his father being an Italian and his mother an Irish-woman; he was Continue Reading

Huawei to be stripped of role in UK’s 5G network by 2027, Dowden confirms | Technology

Huawei is to be stripped out of Britain’s 5G phone networks by 2027, a date that puts Boris Johnson on collision course with a group of Conservative rebels who want the Chinese company eliminated quicker and more comprehensively. Oliver Dowden, the UK culture secretary, also announced that no new Huawei Continue Reading

Removing Huawei by 2023 would cause data ‘blackouts’, MPs told | Technology

The UK would face mobile phone “blackouts” if networks were required to remove all Huawei equipment by 2023, a BT executive has told MPs. Speaking to the Commons science and technology committee, Howard Watson, BT’s chief technology and information officer, said the proposed three-year timeframe for the removal of the Continue Reading

UK government hints at U-turn on Huawei role in 5G technology | Technology

The government may be close to announcing a U-turn on its controversial decision to allow Huawei to supply 5G technology, the culture secretary has hinted by saying US sanctions appear likely to affect the Chinese company. Oliver Dowden told members of a special defence select committee scrutinising Huawei that an Continue Reading

Liquid Telecoms Expands Reach to Rural Communities in Malawi | Tempemail

Pan-African telecoms company, Liquid Telecom has announced that it will provide VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a pioneering new social enterprise in Malawi that is providing free connectivity to people living and working in rural areas through community hubs. Each hub is serviced with broadband speeds of up to 36mbps, Continue Reading

Telephone review – dial S for stranger in a night of unexpected connections | Stage

The range of theatrical experiences emerging online is truly impressive. So far, I’ve tracked down a missing woman, been pulled into a whistleblower’s shady investigations and summoned up storms alongside a Shakespearean spirit. But Coney’s latest show, Telephone, is in a whole new genre: an entrancingly low-key combination of storytelling Continue Reading

US senator: Huawei 5G is like Soviets building west’s submarines | Technology

A Republican senator told MPs that using Huawei kit in 5G phone networks would be akin to allowing Russia to build submarines for western nations during the cold war, in a tense hearing that saw him clash with opposition MPs. Tom Cotton, who represents Arkansas, said he had geopolitical and Continue Reading

Cyber security review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal | Technology

The Tempemail Cyber Security Centre in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company’s technology as planned for 5G networks. The emergency review, announced on Sunday, is designed to pave the way for Downing Street to push for Continue Reading

How Telecoms Can Rebuild Nigeria in the Wake of COVID-19 | Tempemail

Sourced from the Guardian Nigeria. The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has had and could continue to have long-lasting devastating effects on all social and economic sectors. For Nigeria, the pandemic can be seen as an eye-opener and a rude awakening to a new normal-knowledge economy. Apart from certain ingenious initiatives in Continue Reading