HGC signs MoU with CyberSecurity Malaysia cementing national telecoms cybersecurity

The MoU will at first benefit large to medium enterprises, the financial services industry (FSI), government and semi-government bodies. The cooperation’s impact will be felt beyond Malaysia’s borders by reaching HGC’s customers overseas, in particularly across the Asia community, and within a wide range of industry verticals such as e-health, e-commerce, e-education initiatives.

The MoU will at first benefit large to medium enterprises, the financial services industry (FSI), government and semi-government bodies. The cooperation’s impact will be felt beyond Malaysia’s borders by reaching HGC’s customers overseas, in particularly across the Asia community, and within a wide range of industry verticals such as e-health, e-commerce, e-education initiatives.

HGC provides broad range of connectivity and cybersecurity services to keep safe

Given the increase in the number of internet users has a direct implication on the increase in potential threat on information systems, it is essential to take necessary precautionary measures.

According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, between January and September 2020, Malaysia has recorded 8,366 cybersecurity incidents, including fraud, intrusion, and malicious code — an increase of nearly 10% over compared to 2019.

Under the collaboration, HGC with its international exposure is tasked with provisioning its cybersecurity expertise including consulting, managed security services, engineering, risk management, cloud security and advisory services. This will in turn enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to boost its range of cyber security innovation-led services, programmes, and initiatives to reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace.

The MoU will cover cybersecurity cooperation in key areas including telecom security, IoT security and threats intelligence. The exchange of information on telecommunication networks, ICT solutions and cybersecurity can further improve cyberattack readiness and prevention measures.

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business, said: “Cybersecurity is a paramount asset, key to HGC’s vision of a connected world. As a global telecommunications service provider, we are committed to promoting sustainable development of technological innovations, keeping cybersecurity at the centre of business solutions. More, cybersecurity is important in a smart city as the infrastructure can be vulnerable and needs to avoid any breaches. HGC is dedicated to support cybersecurity for ICT and network initiatives, ensuring a secure and reliable digital business environment.”

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Today, cyber security is a major concern for most industries and the vulnerabilities are rising at an alarming rate; hence IT professionals are in high demand to analyse and overcome these threats. Moreover, these attacks could have been dealt with if those businesses have better cyber resilience. Organizations today are beginning to complement their cybersecurity strategies with cyber resilience. CyberSecurity Malaysia, a national cyber security specialist and technical center under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, identifies collaboration as one way to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Malaysia. CyberSecurity Malaysia is pleased with the collaboration between global companies such as HGC to develop sustainable relationships between government and industry as well as raising the level of readiness and resilience of national cyber security and its contribution to national economic growth.”

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About HGC Global Communications Limited

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong’s largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.

To learn more, please visit HGC’s website at: www.hgc.com.hk

About CyberSecurity Malaysia

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). In essence, CyberSecurity Malaysia is committed to provide a broad range of cybersecurity innovation-led services, programmes and initiatives to help reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace. Among specialized cyber security services provided are Cyber Security Responsive Services; Cyber Security Proactive Services; Outreach and Capacity Building; Strategic Study and Engagement, and Industry and Research Development. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersecurity.my.

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Huawei ban timeline: Chinese company’s CFO to testify in extradition case – CNET

Huawei is a huge telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US. There’s been no shortage of scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant in recent years, and countries are banning the use of its equipment in their 5G networks.

Huawei is a huge telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US. There’s been no shortage of scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant in recent years, and countries are banning the use of its equipment in their 5G networks. Its phones are also virtually invisible in the US, despite its massive presence around the world.

The company’s chairman had predicted that 2020 would be “difficult” for Huawei, and there certainly have been challenges. The US continues to pressure allies to block Huawei from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. In July, the UK opted to ban Huawei from its 5G infrastructure: The company’s gear must be removed by 2027 — a decision that Huawei found “disappointing” as 5G becomes increasingly mainstream.

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The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012 and why the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in May 2019, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks. A year later, Trump extended the order until 2021.

The US initially offered a reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei through a temporary general license, but the Commerce Department accused the company of exploiting the rules to continue using American technology in its semiconductor design. It tightened those rules in August 2020 and said the temporary general license wouldn’t be extended further.

Huawei has long denied any wrongdoing and continues to maintain its innocence.

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It can be tough to keep pace with the sheer number of headlines, so here’s a timeline going back to 2018.


Oct. 26, 2020: Huawei CFO’s trial begins in Canada.

Oct. 20, 2020: Sweden bans Huawei from its 5G networks.

Oct. 8, 2020: UK Parliament cites “clear evidence” Huawei colluded with Chinese state.

Oct. 1, 2020: UK found a flaw of “national significance” in Huawei tech, a government report says.

Sept. 30, 2020: China reportedly prepares antitrust probe into Google following Huawei prompt.

Sept. 29, 2020: BT picks Nokia to power 5G networks as UK starts to phase out Huawei.

Sept. 23, 2020: Huawei chairman labels ongoing US bans as “non-stop aggression.”

Sept. 10, 2020: Huawei says it’s bringing Harmony OS to phones and expanding it to other hardware-makers. It also reveals new headphones, watches and laptops.

Sept. 4, 2020: FCC estimates it’ll cost $1.8B to remove Huawei, ZTE equipment from US networks.

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Aug. 24, 2020: India will quietly remove Huawei equipment from its networks as border tensions rise, a report says.

Aug. 19, 2020: Huawei says its older Android phones will continue to get software and security updates even though its Google license has expired.

Aug. 17, 2020: US tightens restrictions on Huawei’s access to American chips.

Aug. 13, 2020: India takes steps to lock Huawei and ZTE out of its 5G rollout.

July 30, 2020: Huawei takes Samsung’s crown to become world’s biggest phone maker, analyst says.

July 29, 2020: Qualcomm settles long-running Huawei patent spat.

July 20, 2020: China reportedly considers action against Nokia and Ericsson if EU bans Huawei.

July 15, 2020: Trump administration hits Huawei workers with US visa restrictions.

July 14, 2020: UK follows US in banning Huawei from its 5G network.

July 3, 2020: Huawei brings Uber rival Bolt to its AppGallery store.

June 30, 2020: Huawei and ZTE officially designated national security threats by FCC.

June 25, 2020: Trump administration designates Huawei as backed by Chinese military.

June 17, 2020: Huawei reveals which phones will get EMUI 10.1 update.

June 15, 2020: Commerce Department lets US companies work with Huawei on developing 5G standards.

June 10, 2020: NATO boss supports the UK’s review of Huawei’s role in its 5G rollout.

June 9, 2020: Huawei insists it “grew up in the UK” and wants to play a significant role in the country’s 5G deployment.

June 4, 2000: Documents reportedly reveal Huawei covered up ownership of Iranian affiliate in scheme to sell prohibited US tech.

June 3, 2000: Canadian telecoms effectively lock Huawei out of country’s 5G development.

June 2, 2020: US Senator Tom Cotton tells British politicians he thinks China is trying to use Huawei to “drive a hi-tech wedge between” America and the UK.

June 1, 2020: Huawei reportedly turns to rival chipmakers to weather US clampdown.

May 27, 2020: Huawei CFO loses case to dismiss extradition to the US.

May 26, 2020: UK launches fresh probe into Huawei’s role in future 5G plans. Huawei announces partnership with Youtube rival Dailymotion.

May 22, 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly looks to reduce Huawei’s role in country’s 5G networks.

May 18, 2020: Huawei criticizes new US rules as “pernicious” and “arbitrary,” and China reportedly prepares to take “forceful countermeasures” against US tech companies.

May 15, 2020: Commerce Department tightens export controls on Huawei, and extends Temporary General License for another 90 days.

May 14, 2020: Trump extends executive order targeting Huawei for another year.

May 7, 2020: US rule might let American companies work with Huawei on 5G.

May 1, 2020: Huawei Australia’s carrier business drops 21% for 2019 as 5G ban bites.

April 29, 2020: Huawei reportedly expands partnership with European chipmaker in the face of increasing US restrictions on suppliers.

April 21, 2020: Huawei reports 1.4% revenue increase for the first quarter of 2020 as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Also, senior British official reportedly says UK is unlikely to reconsider “firm” decision to allow Huawei access to non-sensitive parts of its 5G network.

April 20, 2020: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei downplays his influence over the company in a South China Morning Post profile.

April 17, 2020: Chinese teaser video showcases Huawei’s Nova 7 phone series ahead April 23 reveal.

April 15, 2020: BT delays removal of Huawei equipment from EE’s core network by two years.

April 13, 2020: Huawei warns that disrupting its involvement in Britain’s 5G rollout would do the country “a disservice.”

April 2, 2020: Huawei signs non-aggression patent pact as it joins Open Invention Network.

March 31, 2020: Huawei reports smallest profit increase in three years as US ban takes its toll.

March 27, 2020: Huawei reportedly starts working on cloud gaming platform with Tencent, the biggest games company in the world.

March 26, 2020: Huawei reveals P40 Pro Plus, P40 Pro and P40, along with smart assistant Celia. Also, senior US officials reportedly agree on new rules to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers.

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March 24, 2020: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro apparently leak online ahead of launch.

March 12, 2020: Trump signs law to prevent US rural telecom carriers from using Huawei network equipment, and France is reportedly planning to allow some Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 11, 2020: US officials reportedly postpone a meeting on potential new restrictions on sales of technology to Huawei and China, and the Commerce Department extends Huawei license through May 15.

March 9, 2020: Huawei cancels P40 launch event due to coronavirus, and US envoy reportedly presses Canada over Huawei role in 5G network.

March 6, 2020: Huawei reportedly projects major drop in phone sales amid US sanctions.

March 4, 2020: Nokia and Ericsson pitch themselves to US lawmakers as Huawei 5G alternative. Also, Huawei pleads not guilty to new US criminal charges in 2018 case and FCC’s Brendan Carr says US “cannot treat Huawei as anything other than a threat to our collective security.”

March 3, 2020: US senators urge UK to reconsider use of Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 2, 2020: Leaked documents reportedly reveal Huawei’s role in shipping prohibited US gear to Iran.

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Feb. 28, 2020: Huawei will spend €200 million on new 5G plant in France.

Feb. 27, 2020: FCC starts collecting data on Huawei use in US networks, and Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear.

Feb. 26, 2020: Officials from Huawei and Defense Department spar at cybersecurity panel.

Feb. 24, 2020: Huawei will launch its P40 Pro in Paris on March 26, its upgraded Mate XS foldable will be available outside China and the company is bringing a new tablet, speaker and green MateBook X Pro laptop to Europe. And Trump reportedly accuses British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “betrayal” in a heated phone call about Huawei 5G decision.

Feb. 23, 2020: Google warns people against sideloading its apps on Huawei’s P40 phones.

Feb. 21, 2020: The White House reportedly is planning a 5G summit to combat Huawei.

Feb. 20, 2020: Huawei makes an aggressive 5G infrastructure product pitch to European nations.

Feb. 18, 2020: A judge dismisses a Huawei suit challenging the US government’s equipment ban.

Feb. 14, 2020: Huawei gets another 45-day reprieve from Commerce Department.

Feb. 13, 2020: The Justice Department charges Huawei with racketeering and theft of trade secrets.

Feb. 11, 2020: The US reportedly finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally.

Feb. 7, 2020: Attorney General William Barr suggests that US take a “controlling stake” in Ericsson or Nokia to counter Huawei.

Feb, 6, 2020: Huawei hits Verizon with lawsuits alleging patent infringement, and it’ll reportedly join forces with Vivo and Oppo against Google Play Store.

Feb. 5, 2020: Vodafone says implementing UK and European Huawei restrictions could take five years.

Feb. 3, 2020: Huawei asks FCC to drop national “unlawful and misguided” security risk label, and updates its “ultralight” MateBook D laptops.

Jan. 30, 2020: Australian politicians dismiss talk of revisiting Huawei 5G ban.

Jan. 29, 2020: EU allows Huawei for 5G, but warns states to limit core network access.

Jan. 28, 2020: UK gives Huawei the green light to build the country’s non-core 5G network, with some limitations, while an analyst says Huawei is the world’s top 5G phone vendor.

Jan. 24, 2020: The Pentagon reportedly blocked even tighter rules on US companies selling to Huawei.

Jan. 23, 2020: Huawei postpones its China developers conference due to deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Jan. 20, 2020: Huawei will use TomTom’s navigation software and data after losing Google Maps.

Jan. 16, 2020: Huawei Mate XS foldable phone will reportedly be cheaper and smaller, while images of purported Huawei P40 Pro hint at many camera features.

Jan. 15, 2020: Huawei shipped nearly 7 million 5G phones last year, and it’s reportedly spending $26 million courting developers to build apps for its phones.

Jan. 14, 2020: The US presses British officials to block Huawei from its 5G network, and US senators propose over $1B in 5G subsidies to counter Huawei dominance.

Jan. 9, 2020: Sen. Tom Cotton unveils a bill to stop the US from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei 5G technology.

Jan. 7, 2020: Huawei is allowed to participate in India’s 5G trial phase.

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Dec. 31, 2019: Huawei boosted phone sales in 2019 but predicts a “difficult” 2020.

Dec. 26, 2019: Huawei rebuts suggestions that Chinese state support drove its growth.

Dec. 20, 2019: Huawei’s new P40 Pro rumored to have 10x optical zoom.

Dec. 19, 2019: Greenland opts for Sweden’s Ericsson over Huawei for 5G rollout.

Dec. 18, 2019: Huawei opens 5G innovation center in London.

Dec. 17, 2019: Huawei will launch the P40 Pro in March without Google support, and Spain’sTelefonica says it’ll drastically reduce Huawei gear use for its core 5G network.

Dec. 16, 2019: US House of Representatives passes bill barring government from buying Huawei gear.

Dec. 15, 2019: Norway’s Telenor says Huawei will still play a role in the country’s 5G rollout.

Dec. 13, 2019: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou wins court order to receive documents for her arrest and extradition.

Dec. 8, 2019: Huawei will bring Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones.

Dec. 5, 2019: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes selfie with Huawei phone after hinting at ban.

Dec. 4, 2019: Huawei slams FCC’s new restrictions as unconstitutional in legal challenge.

Dec. 3, 2019: Huawei cut US components out of Mate 30 in wake of Trump’s ban, and US judge disqualifies Huawei lawyer from fraud and sanctions case, citing conflict of interest.

Dec. 2, 2019: Huawei predicts Australia’s 5G ban will force it to cut 1,500 jobs.

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Nov. 29, 2019: Huawei will apparently fight the FCC decision to exclude it from federal subsidies.

Nov. 26, 2019: Huawei and Samsung see jump in phone sales for third quarter, while others see decline.

Nov. 25, 2019: Huawei unveils its iPad Pro rival, the MatePad Pro, for China.

Nov. 22, 2019: The FCC bars Huawei and ZTE from billions in federal subsidies, while senators want Trump to halt licenses that let US companies sell to Huawei.

Nov. 21, 2019: Microsoft scores license to export software to Huawei.

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Nov. 20, 2019: Huawei Mate X’s folding screen costs $1,000 to fix.

Nov. 19, 2019: Huawei says US license extension doesn’t change the fact that it’s being treated unfairly.

Nov. 12, 2019: Huawei is reportedly giving staff $286 million in bonuses for sticking through US ban.

Nov. 8, 2019: Trump’s tech chief slams countries for “opening their arms” to Huawei.

Nov. 7, 2019: Huawei founder says the company’s coping fine with the US trade ban, but stresses the need for open collaboration.

Nov. 5, 2019: Hungary will reportedly work with Huawei in building its 5G network.

Nov. 4, 2019: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says licenses allowing US companies to sell equipment to Huawei “will be forthcoming very shortly.”

Nov. 1, 2019: Huawei might be working on an iPad Pro-style tablet.

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Oct. 31, 2019: The UK general election has apparently delayed the decision on giving Huawei access to the UK’s 5G network again. Also, Huawei ships 66.7 million phones in 2019’s third quarter.

Oct. 28, 2019: The Federal Communications Commission says it’ll cut off funding to wireless carriers using Huawei and ZTE equipment.

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Oct. 23, 2019: Huawei launches the Mate X foldable phone in China and celebrates hitting 200 million phone shipments two months sooner than it did last year. Also, the company’s cybersecurity chief says it’d be easier to bribe telecom staff than build backdoors into networks.

Oct. 21, 2019: A Huawei executive acknowledges the company’s struggling without Google support.

Oct. 16, 2019: Huawei sold a whole bunch of phones despite the US ban, while a Mate X unboxing video hints at the foldable phone’s imminent release. Also, Germany caused an uproar with draft network security rules that would let Huawei work on its 5G networks.

Oct. 15, 2019: Huawei and Sunrise co-build a 5G research center in Switzerland.

Oct. 9, 2019: Trump is reportedly ready to approve sales of US goods to Huawei.

Oct. 4, 2019: Malaysian telecom Maxis signs up with Huawei for 5G.

Oct. 2, 2019: Huawei Mate 30 phones apparently lose backdoor access to Google apps.

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Sept. 30, 2019: Huawei opens flagship store in Shenzhen.

Sept. 26, 2019: Huawei apparently is making 5G base stations without US parts, and Norway says it won’t ban the company from its 5G rollout.

Sept. 19, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate 30 Pro phone, Watch GT 2 and Vision TV during an event in Munich.

Sept. 18, 2019: Huawei urges Australia to embrace Chinese products during its “explosion of innovation,” and its Mate 30 event lineup apparently leaks a day early.

Sept. 12, 2019: Huawei’s founder is ready to sell his company’s 5G tech to a Western buyer. Separately, Huawei is selling MateBook laptops with Linux preinstalled in China.

Sept. 10, 2019: Huawei drops a lawsuit against the US government after its telecom equipment is returned.

Sept. 9, 2019: Microsoft President Brad Smith wants the US government to offer more evidence to back up its Huawei ban. Also, US prosecutors charge a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking a California company’s tech for Huawei’s benefit.

Sept. 8, 2019: Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone could go on sale in October.

Sept. 6, 2019: Huawei skirts US ban with “new” P30 Pro, but only the colors are new. It also shows off the 5G Kirin 990 chip that’ll power its Mate 30.

Sept. 3, 2019: Huawei accuses US of using cyberattacks and threats to disrupt its business. It also intends to give universities $300 million annually despite the US trade ban.

Sept. 2, 2019: Huawei announces that the Mate 30 series launches Sept. 19.

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Aug 27, 2019: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly won’t be able to use Android.

Aug. 23, 2019: Huawei reckons the US ban will cost its phone division $10 billion, and sheds 100 Australian jobs after being banned from country’s 5G rollout.

Aug. 22, 2019: Huawei says it has no plans to launch a Harmony-powered phone.

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Aug. 19, 2019: US Commerce Department extends reprieve allowing companies to work with Huawei.

Aug. 18, 2019: Trump says he doesn’t want to do business with Huawei due to the “national security threat” it represents.

Aug. 16, 2019: Huawei’s founder expresses confidence that UK “won’t say no to us” in its 5G rollout.

Aug. 15, 2019: Huawei pushes back the launch of its Mate X again, and might be working on its own version of Google Maps.

Aug. 14, 2019: Huawei is apparently researching 6G wireless internet connectivity.

Aug. 13, 2019: India remains undecided on letting Huawei sell its 5G networking equipment in the country.

Aug. 9, 2019: Huawei unveils its Android replacement “Harmony,” while Trump says the US won’t do business with Huawei.

Aug. 7, 2019: Trump administration says it’ll ban government from doing business with Huawei, and Republican senators target Google over Huawei project.

Aug. 6, 2019: Huawei Twitter poll reveals its followers think it’s owned by the Chinese government, but people on Facebook disagree.

Aug. 4, 2019: Huawei will reportedly release a cheap phone powered by its Hongmeng OS in late 2019.

July 31, 2019: Huawei beat iPhone with 17% global market share in 2019’s second quarter, research firm said.

July 30, 2019: Huawei reported revenue surge despite US ban, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Trump administration could decide on licenses allowing Huawei sales by next week.

July 29, 2019: Huawei and Google were reportedly working on a smart speaker before ban.

July 26, 2019: Chinese authorities suspect FedEx illegally held back over 100 Huawei packages, report said.

July 25, 2019: Electronics company reportedly “seized” $100M of Huawei goods following US ban.

July 24, 2019: United Arab Emirates telecom says US ban on Huawei isn’t an issue for its 5G network.

July 23, 2019: Huawei lays off more than 600 US workers due to blacklisting.

July 22, 2019: Leaked documents suggested that Huawei secretly helped build North Korea’s wireless network. Also, the White House gathering tech execs for a meeting where Trump reportedly said Huawei licensing deals will be “timely.”

July 19, 2019: Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement.

July 16, 2019: Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted.

July 15, 2019: Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly plans major layoffs at its US research labs.

July 9, 2019: US will allow licensed sales to Huawei, but it remains blacklisted.

July 7, 2019: Huawei CEO says its HongMeng OS alternative is ‘likely’ faster than Android, but needs its own app store.

July 4, 2019: US government tries to get Huawei lawsuit thrown out.

July 3, 2019: Huawei remains on Commerce Department’s blacklist despite Trump’s latest decision.

July 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly isn’t sure about using Android in future phones.

July 1, 2019: Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products.

June 29, 2019: Trump decides to lift some restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei.

June 27, 2019: Huawei employees worked on Chinese military research projects, according to a report from Bloomberg.

June 25, 2019: US companies are reportedly bypassing the Trump ban on sales to Huawei, while FedEx is suing the Commerce Department over the diversion of Huawei packages.

June 24, 2019: Huawei says it’ll increase its 5G investment in spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US extradition request to be withdrawn. Also, an FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment to be made outside China.

June 21, 2019: Huawei unveils a trio of new Nova 5 phones in China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone will reportedly launch by September. The US also blacklists five more Chinese tech companies.

June 19, 2019: Huawei’s CEO isn’t worried about $30 billion revenue hit from US ban.

June 18, 2019: Huawei boss predicts $30B revenue hit from US ban, but Microsoft starts selling its laptops again.

June 13, 2019: Chinese ambassador warns Britain that excluding Huawei from 5G sends a “bad signal.”

June 12, 2019: Huawei reportedly moves to trademark its own OS, and apparently chases Verizon for $1B in patent licensing fees.

June 11, 2019: Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller and reportedly delays announcement of its new laptop indefinitely.

June 10, 2019: Huawei reportedly asks app developers to publish on its AppGallery store, and a White House official apparently wants to delay the US government’s Huawei ban.

June 7, 2019: Facebook stops letting Huawei preinstall its apps, and Google reportedly warns the Trump administration that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing is set for January 2020.

June 6, 2019: Russian telecom agrees to let Huawei develop country’s 5G network, while China gives Huawei a boost by issuing 5G licenses.

June 5, 2019: Huawei chairman says company would sign a “no-spy” deal with US.

June 4, 2019: Huawei trade secrets trial reportedly kicks off in Texas.

June 3, 2019: Science publisher IEEE reverses its week-old ban on Huawei scientists reviewing technical papers.

June 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly strips back production of phones amid US crackdown.

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May 31, 2019: Huawei reportedly orders employees to cancel US meetings, mirrors Consumer Technology Association’s criticism of Trump’s plans to impose higher tariffs on imported Mexican goods.

May 30, 2019: Huawei membership restored by SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance, while it quietly launches its 5G lab in the shadow of the US ban. Also, its wearables shipments quadruple in first quarter.

May 29, 2019: Huawei asks court to rule US ban unconstitutional.

May 28, 2019: Huawei reportedly plans to bring OS to China later this year, internationally in 2020.

May 26, 2019: Huawei’s founder says he’d “be the first to protest” if China retaliated against Apple.

May 24, 2019: Huawei’s operating system may be called “Hongmeng,” while Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling its devices.

May 23, 2019: US reportedly accuses Huawei of lying about Chinese ties.

May 22, 2019: Chip designer Arm ditches Huawei, while Mate 20 X gets dropped from UK 5G launch.

May 21, 2019: Huawei reportedly wants its app store to compete with Google’s.

May 20, 2019: Huawei gets a temporary reprieve from the US trade ban, prompting Google to revive work temporarily.

May 19, 2019: Google cuts off Huawei phones from future Android updates.

May 16, 2019: Huawei says US ban will ‘significantly harm’ American jobs and companies.

May 15, 2019: Trump effectively bans Huawei with a national security order.

May 8, 2019: 5G rollout may face a delay in UK over Huawei investigations.

May 3, 2019: Countries draft 5G security proposals as the US warns again of Huawei’s threat.

May 2, 2019: A Huawei leak prompts the sacking of UK defense minister Gavin Williamson.

May 1, 2019: Huawei hits 50% growth in phone sales and reportedly has an 8K 5G TV in the works for later this year.

April 30, 2019: Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment, according to a report.

April 24, 2019: Britain will reportedly allow Huawei limited access to 5G infrastructure. Several days later, China pushes Britain to let Huawei be part of 5G rollout.

April 21, 2019: The CIA reportedly says Huawei is funded by Chinese state security.

April 11, 2019: Google and Huawei will pay Nexus 6P owners for bootloop issues in class-action lawsuit.

April 9, 2019: The US reportedly no longer demands a Huawei ban in Germany.

April 8, 2019: Huawei is “open” to selling its 5G chips to Apple, says report.

April 4, 2019: Huawei sets new goals to overtake Samsung and Apple, and MIT severs links with Huawei and ZTE due to US investigations.

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March 29, 2019: Huawei slams US for having “a loser’s attitude” because its tech can’t compete.

March 28, 2019: British watchdog warns that Huawei products represent “significantly increased risk.”

March 26, 2019: Huawei launches the P30 and P30 Pro in Paris.

March 19, 2019: Angela Merkel pushes back against US pressure to bar Huawei from Germany’s 5G rollout.

March 15, 2019: Huawei’s CFO wanted to quit before arrest, according to the company’s founder.

March 14, 2019: Huawei is developing its own OS in case it can’t use Android or Windows, report says.

March 12, 2019: US reportedly tells Germany to drop Huawei or it’ll limit intelligence sharing. The Huawei Mate 20 hits 10 million shipped.

March 8, 2019: Huawei sues the US government over its equipment ban.

March 5, 2019: Huawei reportedly calls for international cybersecurity standards.

March 1, 2019: An extradition hearing for Huawei’s CFO gets the go-ahead from Canada, and the US warns the Philippines against using Huawei 5G gear.

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Feb. 28, 2019: Chinese kids literally sing Huawei’s praises in surreal video.

Feb. 26, 2019: Samsung and Huawei settle 2-year-old patent dispute.

Feb. 25, 2019: Huawei could face a solar tech ban in the US.

Feb. 24, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate X foldable phone.

Feb. 22, 2019: Italian politicians reportedly push for Huawei 5G ban.

Feb. 21, 2019: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries using Huawei tech pose a risk to the US.

Feb. 20-21, 2019: Ren Zhengfei says that the arrest of his daughter, the company’s CFO, was “politically motivated and that the US treats 5G like “military” tech.

Feb. 19, 2019: Ren tells the BBC “there’s no way the US can crush us.”

Feb. 17, 2019: The UK reportedly concludes that using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk.

Feb. 6, 2019: US State Department discourages European countries from using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollouts.

Feb. 4, 2019: A report says the FBI raided a Huawei lab and set up a CES sting. Also, two of the company’s staff were expelled from Denmark after a work permit inspection.

The charges unsealed today clearly allege that Huawei intentionally conspired to steal the intellectual property of an American company.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, Jan. 29, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019: Qualcomm reaches an interim licensing agreement with Huawei.

Jan. 29, 2019: US hammers Huawei with 23 indictments for alleged trade secret theft and fraud.

Jan. 25, 2019: Colleges reportedly drop Huawei equipment to appease the Trump administration. Also, Huawei says it’ll reveal a foldable phone with 5G in February.

Jan. 24, 2019: Huawei reportedly says it’ll take the smartphone crown from Samsung by 2020.

Jan. 23, 2019: Huawei’s CFO may face formal extradition to the US, report says.

Jan. 18, 2019: China says a Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech will trigger “repercussions.”

Jan. 11, 2019: In Poland, a Huawei employee gets arrested over alleged spying.Three days later, Huawei sacks that employee.

Jan. 8, 2019: Huawei fights to stay in the US with laptops and tablets at CES.

Jan. 4, 2019: Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to address concerns about Chinese tech companies.

Jan. 3, 2019: A report suggests that President Trump may use an executive order to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases.

Read: Huawei could survive without Android, but not very well


Dec. 24, 2018: Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments.

Dec. 12, 2018: A Canadian court grants Huawei’s CFO $10 million bail.

Dec. 7, 2018: Reuters reports that Japan will stop buying Huawei, ZTE equipment.

Dec. 6, 2018: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is arrested in Canada at the request of the US.

Dec. 5, 2018: Britain’s BT says it’ll strip Huawei equipment from 4G network by 2021 and won’t use it in 5G core.

Oct. 18, 2018: Huawei tussles with US startup CNEX Labs over theft of technology.

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Sept. 7, 2018: Huawei gets caught cheating on a phone benchmark test.

Sept. 5, 2018: In a Senate hearing on Facebook and Twitter, Huawei and ZTE get called out.

Aug. 1, 2018: Knocking off Apple, Huawei becomes the No. 2 phone seller.

July 19, 2018: Huawei crosses 100 million shipments mark for the year to date.

July 11, 2018: Australia says it’ll ban Huawei from 5G rollout amid security concerns.

June 7, 2018: Congress calls out Google over its ties with Huawei.

June 6, 2018: A report reveals that Facebook gave Huawei special access to user data.

May 2, 2018: The Pentagon bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases.

March 22, 2018: Huawei loses Best Buy as retail partner.

Feb. 13, 2018: FBI Director Chris Wray warns against buying Huawei and ZTE phones.

Jan. 9, 2018: At CES, Huawei CEO Richard Yu addresses the loss of AT&T support.

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Introducing a New Type of Entertainment Experience with Epson EpiqVision Projectors

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 Smart Streaming Laser Projector

Delivering a new type of screenless TV viewing, the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 Smart Streaming Laser Projector, utilizes an advanced, ultra-short-throw design that sits just inches from the wall for instant immersion into your favorite TV shows, sports, movies, and more.

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After years of hype and a bumpy first year of launches, carrier 5G networks are here and, most importantly, 5G-compatible phones like the iPhone 12 and Pixel 5. The technology is supposed to change your life with its revolutionary speed and responsiveness.

After years of hype and a bumpy first year of launches, carrier 5G networks are here and, most importantly, 5G-compatible phones like the iPhone 12 and Pixel 5. The technology is supposed to change your life with its revolutionary speed and responsiveness. But before we get into that, it’s important to understand what it is, when and how it will affect you, and how to distinguish between (the still growing) hype and the reality.

Last year, CNET held a massive speed test of 5G networks around the world, spanning from Chicago to London to Sydney to Seoul. The results were a mix of ludicrous speeds, but limited range and spotty coverage. Conversely, you would see wider coverage with a modest bump in speed. You also saw devices like the SamsungGalaxy S10 5G roll out. The early generation of 5G phones boasted impressive speeds at times, but we cautioned against buying them because of compatibility issues and other problems that arise with new technology.

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Just like with everything else, you have to give 5G some time to mature.

And over the last few months, things have gotten much better. Carriers continue to expand 5G coverage into more cities, and new devices compatible with multiple networks are coming out, with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all now announcing nationwide coverage. But just how quickly that life-changing aspect of 5G will arrive remains up in the air. That’s exacerbated by the novel coronavirus, which has locked down millions around the world, slowing down the 5G rollout and dampening consumer enthusiasm for pricey new devices, even with those stimulus checks.

All this means 5G is advancing from years of promises — ever since Verizon talked about moving into the area four and a half years ago to AT&T kicking off the first official mobile network at the end of 2018 and T-Mobile going nationwide in December — to becoming reality for more consumers. Beyond a big speed boost, 5G has been referred to as foundational tech that’ll supercharge areas like self-driving cars, virtual and augmented reality and telemedicine services such as remote surgery. It will eventually connect everything from farming equipment to security cameras and, of course, your smartphone.

But what exactly is 5G? Why are people so excited? The following is a breakdown of why the next generation of wireless technology is more than just a boost in speed. (If you’re really interested, check out our glossary of 5G terms.)

What is 5G?

It’s the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology, and it promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. How fast are we talking? Carriers like Verizon and AT&T have shown speeds surging past 1 gigabit per second.

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That’s 10 to 100 times speedier than your typical cellular connection, and even faster than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. (In optimal conditions, you’ll be able to download a season’s worth of Stranger Things in seconds.)

Is it just about speed?

No! One of the key benefits is something called low latency. You’ll hear this term a lot. Latency is the response time between when you click on a link or start streaming a video on your phone, which sends the request up to the network, and when the network responds, delivering you the website or playing your video.

That lag time can last around 20 milliseconds with current networks. It doesn’t seem like much, but with 5G, that latency gets reduced to as little as 1 millisecond, or about the time it takes for a flash on a normal camera.

That responsiveness is critical for things like playing an intense video game in virtual reality or for a surgeon in New York to control a pair of robotic arms performing a procedure in San Francisco. You know that little lag when you’re on a Zoom video conference call? 5G will help eliminate some of those awkward, “Sorry, you go ahead” moments after people talk over each other. That lag time won’t completely go away, especially if you’re communicating with someone halfway around the world. The distance matters, since that info still has to travel there and back.

But a virtually lag-free connection means self-driving cars have a way to communicate with each other in real time — assuming there’s enough 5G coverage to connect those vehicles.

We’re not quite there yet with existing 5G networks, but the industry is working to trim down that latency so those hypotheticals become reality.

Are there other benefits?

A 5G network is designed to connect a far greater number of devices than a traditional cellular network does. That internet of things trend you keep hearing about? 5G can power multiple devices around you, whether it’s a dog collar or a refrigerator.

In addition, the 5G network was built to handle gear used by businesses, such as farm equipment or ATMs, and can adjust for differing needs. For example, some products like sensors for farming equipment don’t need a constant connection. Those kinds of low-power scanners are intended to work on the same battery for 10 years and still be able to periodically send data.

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Will it cost more?

Verizon requires its customers to sign up for one of its newest plans, and to get access to the fastest flavor of 5G, you’ll need to get one of its top two most expensive plans (out of a total of four).

AT&T likewise requires that you sign up for one of its premium tiers of unlimited data plans.

“5G brings capabilities that are going to cause us to think different about pricing,” AT&T said. “We expect pricing to be at a premium to what we charge today.”

But Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications, which is the wireless, broadband and subscription video services arm of the telecom and media giant, teased that more affordable 5G is coming.

“You should not assume that 5G is an exclusive capability for the most expensive handsets and found only in the most expensive rate plans,” he said in an interview in May. “The speed at which the technology is beginning to make its way into the network is unparalleled.”

There’s precedent for holding the line on pricing: LTE didn’t cost any more when it first came out; you just needed to buy a new phone. But pricing models do change over time. Since 4G launched, carriers have both taken away unlimited plans and brought them back.

Verizon’s home broadband service costs $50 for wireless subscribers, and $70 for everyone else. Those are in line with other broadband costs. (You can find out if you’re eligible for the service here.)

T-Mobile, for its part, throws 5G into all of its plans, including grandfathered Sprint plans.

(Here’s a breakdown of the carrier plans you need for 5G.)

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How does it work?

In the US, 5G initially used super high-frequency spectrum, which has shorter range but higher capacity, to deliver a massive pipe for online access. Think of it as a glorified Wi-Fi hotspot.

But given the range and interference issues, the carriers are also using lower-frequency spectrum — the type used in today’s networks — to help ferry 5G across greater distances and through walls and other obstructions.

Last year, Sprint (now part of T-Mobile) claimed it has the biggest 5G network because it’s using its 2.5 gigahertz band of spectrum, which offers wider coverage. But T-Mobile in December launched a nationwide network using even lower-frequency spectrum, which can spread further. T-Mobile is now using Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum to add more speed to its network. AT&T also launched nationwide coverage in July.

The result is that the insane speeds companies first promised won’t always be there, but we’ll still see a boost beyond what we get today with 4G LTE.

Wait, so there are different flavors of 5G?

At the risk of complicating things further, yes. That low-band spectrum — the type used in 3G and 4G networks — is what gives carriers a wide range of coverage. But the speeds are only marginally better than 4G. In some cases, they’re almost the same. But that wide range is key for covering as many people as possible.

The opposite end of the scale is the super high-frequency band, known as millimeter-wave spectrum, that carriers like Verizon rolled out early on. You get tremendous speeds, but the range is short and it has trouble penetrating windows and walls.

Then there’s midband spectrum like Sprint’s 2.5 GHz swath. Around the world, it’s the most commonly used type of spectrum since it offers the best mix of speed and and range. In the US, only T-Mobile has access to this kind of spectrum for now.

Where do these carriers get the spectrum?

Some of these carriers already control small swaths of high-frequency radio airwaves, but many will have to purchase more from the government. Carriers around the world are working with their respective governments to free up the necessary spectrum. In the US, the Federal Communications Commission is holding more auctions for so-called millimeter wave and mid-band spectrum, which all the carriers are participating in.

How did the launch go?

Between the end of 2018 through the first few months of last year, the carriers were racing to claim some sort of “first.” Verizon and AT&T launched their mobile 5G networks, while KT said a robot in South Korea was its first 5G customer. Sprint turned on its network in June, followed shortly thereafter by T-Mobile. UK carrier EE was the first in its country to turn on 5G.

Sounds great, right?

Verizon launched the first “5G” service in the world in October 2018, but it’s a bit of a technicality. The service, called 5G Home, is a fixed broadband replacement, rather than a mobile service. An installer has to put in special equipment in your house or apartment that can pick up the 5G signals and turn that into a Wi-Fi connection in the home so your other devices can access it.

There was also some debate about whether the service even qualified as 5G: It didn’t use the standards the industry has agreed on. The company wanted to jump out ahead, and used its own proprietary technology. Verizon argued that the speeds, which range from 300 megabits per second to 1 gigabit per second, qualify the service for 5G designation. Its rivals and other mobile experts dispute that claim.

The launch was extremely limited in select neighborhoods in Houston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles and Sacramento, California. (Let us know if you’re among the lucky few who got it.) It has since switched to industry-standard equipment. In September, Verizon expanded the home service to St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota and said it was in eight markets. Verizon Wireless CEO Ronan Dunne said he expects a big push to 5G Home in the coming months.

At the end of December 2018, AT&T turned on its mobile 5G network in a dozen cities and more specifically in “dense urban and high-traffic areas.” Take note, Verizon: AT&T boasted that it’s the “first and only company in the US to offer a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network.” But access to these networks were initially limited to preferred business customers, and consumers weren’t able to access this super-fast service for all of 2019.

Where is 5G available?

This is pretty complicated question depending on your carrier, region and what specific flavor of 5G you’re talking about.

A lot of countries have been using that midband spectrum, with its nice mix of range and speed, and coverage has improved steadily since the launch — even if there are plenty of dead spots still. But in the US, the picture is more fragmented.

All three carriers in the US claim nationwide coverage, but they use that lower-frequency spectrum that often looks a lot like a glorified 4G signal. At launch, T-Mobile said people could expect a speed bump of about 20 percent over 4G, which for many consumers isn’t fast enough to be noticeable.

AT&T also has a low-band network. The company said in June that it covers 355 markets with its broader ranging 5G, which like T-Mobile’s network, is only incrementally faster than 4G.

Verizon said it is using spectrum from its existing 4G network to power a the more wide-ranging 5G network after launching on Tuesday at the iPhone event. It’s using a technology called Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (think of rerouting the faster lanes of a freeway between 4G and 5G on the fly) to power this move.

When it comes to that super-fast millimeter wave flavor, Verizon is the main standard bearer. The company’s so-called 5G UW is in 55 markets, with a target of hitting 60 markets by the end of the year.

AT&T says its millimeter wave network is in parts of 36 cities.

T-Mobile said it has its millimeter wave network in parts of six cities, including New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The company also has the advantage of absorbing the midband spectrum that Sprint was using to power its own 5G network. For a short while in 2019, Sprint claimed to have the largest 5G network by virtue of its 2.5 GHz spectrum. The carrier had turned on the 2.5 GHz spectrum in Philadelphia and New York, and it’s working on other markets, but now T-Mobile has taken over the deployment.

What about that home broadband service?

Verizon’s 5G Home service, which initially launched using proprietary technology, is not utilizing industry-standard 5G, which has resulted in broader availability and higher speeds. But the service is still limited to six cities. In late June, Houston got an upgrade to the industry-standard 5G, resulting in better service. The company says it plans to have 10 total markets with 5G Home.

T-Mobile, meanwhile, has talked about the opportunity to offer 5G service as a replacement for broadband, but has offered little details.

What about this 5G E thing from AT&T?

Sorry, but that’s more marketing fluff. AT&T’s 5G E stands for 5G Evolution, or its upgraded 4G LTE network that has a path to real 5G.

But the designation, which showed up on phones in early 2019, has caused some consumer confusion, with some thinking they already have 5G. To be clear, it’s not, with many bashing AT&T for misleading customers. Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T, which, according to an AT&T spokesperson, the companies “amicably settled.” The National Advertising Review Board has recommended that AT&T stopping using the term in its marketing, although the icon on your AT&T phone remains.

AT&T has said it’s “proud” that it went with the 5G E name.

5G E does bring higher speeds, but not the kind of true benefits real 5G would bring.

What about all the other 5G names?

Yeah, it’s super confusing. Beyond the fake 5G E name, there are legit labels like Verizon’s 5G UW (for Ultra Wideband), which signals the fastest flavor of 5G (using millimeter wave). AT&T is calling its super-fast next-generation network 5G Plus, while using 5G as a label for the service running on lower frequency spectrum.

Here’s a rundown of all the different marketing labels applied to 5G.

Can I pick up 5G with my existing smartphone?

Sorry, no. 5G technology requires a specific set of antennas to tap into specific bands. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is tuned for Verizon’s network and its millimeter wave spectrum. This year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is compatible with more networks, but there’s still a specific variant for Verizon that taps into its “UW” network.

Most of the early 2019 phones used Qualcomm’s X50 modem, which is designed specifically to tap into specific 5G bands. Phones launching this year will use a second-generation chip that picks up more spectrum bands.

There have been a huge proliferation of 5G phones, even if they’re largely still premium devices, and the phones are able to ride on different networks.

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Are all the phones premium devices?

Mostly, but tha’ts changing. But the industry is working hard to drive down the prices. AT&T’s McElfresh said he was working to get phone prices down so they’re more accessible. Verizon said in January it plans to release 20 5G devices this year, with some dropping below $600.

TCL plans to launch a 5G device in the US later this year that goes below $500, according to Stefan Streit, general manager of global marketing for the Chinese phone and TV maker.

And Verizon Wireless CEO Dunne teased a $400 device by the end of 2020.

Here’s what needs to happen before the industry can bring affordable 5G to the masses.

Anything I should worry about?

High-frequency spectrum is the key to that massive pickup in capacity and speed, but there are drawbacks. The range isn’t great, especially when you have obstructions such as trees or buildings. As a result, carriers will have to deploy a lot more small cellular radios, creatively named small cells, around any areas that get a 5G signal.

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That’s going to annoy anyone who doesn’t want cellular radios near them.

How will the carriers get 5G to more people?

T-Mobile and AT&T are utilizing its lower bandwidth spectrum to get 5G into more areas. Verizon lacks that lower bandwidth, so it’s using a technology called Dynamic Spectrum Sharing that allows it to use its existing spectrum for its 4G networks to also power 5G. AT&T is likewise testing this.

What about health risks?

There have long been lingering concerns that cellular signals may cause cancer. Unfortunately, there haven’t been a lot of studies to conclusively prove or disprove a health risk.

That opens the door to concerns about 5G. While some of those networks will run at super-high frequencies, researchers note that it still falls under the category of radiation that isn’t supposed to be harmful to our cells.

Critics say there isn’t enough research into this issue and that the studies that have been conducted weren’t adequate. The World Health Organization lists cellular signals as a potential carcinogen. But it also lists pickled vegetables and coffee as carcinogens.

Still, it’s something people are worried about.

What does 5G have to do with COVID-19?

Nothing. There’s a conspiracy theory going around, propelled by YouTube videos and articles pushing the idea that the super-high frequencies used in 5G networks are contributing to, or even causing, the coronavirus. That is categorically untrue, with scientists and doctors lining up to squash this idea.

Keep in mind that in most of the countries where COVID-19 has hit, the networks in use don’t even use that millimeter wave spectrum that people are fearful of. In the US, it’s only been deployed in select areas.

We still don’t know a lot about the origin of the novel coronavirus, but it’s safe to say 5G didn’t play a role in it.


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Atlas Ocean Voyages Offers Complimentary Pre-Cruise Land Tours For Summer 2021 Voyages

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas Ocean Voyages announced today, a limited-time offer that provides travelers a complimentary pre-cruise tour with every new booking aboard World Navigator’s summer 2021, inaugural-season voyages.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas Ocean Voyages announced today, a limited-time offer that provides travelers a complimentary pre-cruise tour with every new booking aboard World Navigator’s summer 2021, inaugural-season voyages. The complimentary one- to four-night, immersive land tours bring guests on all-inclusive, luxurious journeys to authentic local cultures, must-see landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and inland historic sites. For more information about Atlas’ new complimentary pre-cruise tour offer and World Navigator’s summer 2021 sailings in The Holy Land, Black and Mediterranean Seas, and South America, please visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com.

“There is significant pent-up demand to travel in the new year and Atlas Ocean Voyages is making summer 2021 even more special by offering a complimentary pre-cruise tour with every new booking,” said Alberto Aliberti, President of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “Atlas is already one of the industry’s most inclusive travel experiences and our complimentary pre-cruise tour will help travelers make the most of their return-to-travel. And with our All Inclusive All the Way commitment, guests can rest assured that we take care of the details so they can fully enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime Atlas adventures.”

Additionally, travelers who book an Atlas MAX SHORE sailing will enjoy both the complimentary pre-cruise tour, as well as the included MAX SHORE overland adventure, for the ultimate luxury travel experience. MAX SHORE voyages are select, consecutive itineraries that include a complimentary two- to five-night, mid-voyage overland tour.

For her inaugural summer 2021 season, World Navigator will sail seven- to 24-night itineraries, and guests enjoy a total of 12 distinct, complimentary pre-cruise tour itineraries spread across 10 departures in The Holy Land, Black and Mediterranean Seas, and South America. Some departures offer two pre-cruise tour options, while departures from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, and Lisbon, Portugal, will offer guests three options. On these voyages’ pre-cruise tours, guests can revel in the vibrant Ukrainian capital city of Kiev; survey antiquities found in the Jordanian desert; explore the rugged beauty of Greece’s Peloponnese region; visit some of Tuscany, Italy’s, best vineyards; immerse in Lisbon’s thriving city culture; journey to Manaus in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest; and more.

In addition to the new complimentary pre-cruise tours offer, Atlas’ signature All Inclusive All the Way also provides guests a more worry-free experience by including emergency medical evacuation insurance for all guests, as well as complimentary round-trip air travel, prepaid gratuities, premium wine and spirits and international craft beers, coffees and smoothies, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane bath amenities, shore excursions in select ports, and Michelin-inspired dining. In every stateroom, guests enjoy binoculars to use on board, en suite coffee, tea and personalized bar service, and butler service in suites.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a luxury adventure cruise brand designed for seasoned and fun-seeking travelers to immerse in active and awe-inspiring experiences in less-trodden, bucket-list destinations. Launching in July 2021, World Navigator will have all of the most-modern hygiene and cleanliness measures incorporated into her design and foster a refined and convivial ambience for up to 196 guests.

Following her inaugural summer 2021 season, Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified World Navigator will sail Antarctica expeditions in Winter 2021/22. Atlas’ World Navigator construction is on schedule and launches in July 2021, followed by World Traveller and World Seeker in 2022 and World Adventurer and World Discoverer in 2023.

For more information, please visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com and follow Atlas Ocean Voyage on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlasOceanVoyages), Twitter (www.twitter.com/atlascruises), Instagram (www.instagram.com/AtlasOceanVoyages), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/atlascruises/). Travel Advisors can call 1-844-44-ATLAS (1-844-442-8527) to book their clients on an unforgettable luxe-adventure journey.

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The Olson Company Introduces the Olson Connected Home, Transforming New Homes Into Smart Homes

SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Olson Company, Southern California’s premier builder of attainable new home communities, announces Olson Connected Home, designed to minimize one’s eco-footprint, reduce monthly bills, and modernize everyday living.

SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Olson Company, Southern California’s premier builder of attainable new home communities, announces Olson Connected Home, designed to minimize one’s eco-footprint, reduce monthly bills, and modernize everyday living. Olson Connected Home simplifies life with optional and included features for a safe and healthy home, while offering the convenience and cost-savings of next-generation smart home technology.

“We’re excited about the multitude of features Olson Connected Home is able to provide homeowners to help simplify and modernize their life,” says Scott Laurie, CEO of The Olson Company. “The use of Olson Connected Home technology allows for complete, precise control over just about every aspect of your home, creating an efficient, sustainable, and convenient environment for homeowners and their families.”

The features and technologies integrated via Olson Connected Home give homeowners more control than ever; some of these include:

Nest Hello Doorbell to see who’s at the door at any time Nest Thermostat to control the temperature of your home from anywhere and reduce energy costs Smart deadbolt Voice-activated lighting Smart/touchless faucets Smart showers Automatic window shades Wi-Fi garage door opener, car chargers, and more

Olson’s homes are connected with pre-wiring for network devices to maximize Wi-Fi coverage throughout every Olson home.

Nearly every aspect of next-generation technology in energy and water efficiency is available through Olson Connected Home, including, adaptive learning thermostats, advanced insulation, high-tech furnaces, water-saving fixtures, leak detection devices, tankless water heaters, dual-flush toilets, and built-in EV (electric vehicle) charging.

Olson’s homes also offer complete peace of mind through features that ensure a safe and healthy home including Merv air filtration and the use of low volatile organic compound (VOC) indoor paint to improve indoor air quality, sprinkler systems armed throughout, and early alert smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Speak with an OLSON Home Advisor to learn about the Connected Home features available at any Olson community.

About The Olson Company

The Olson Company is California’s premier builder of affordable new home communities in Southern California. In partnership with cities and other local and state agencies, Olson works to provide multi-tiered solutions to the critical issues of affordable for-sale housing, community redevelopment, transportation and sustainability. Recognized for creating thoughtfully designed communities within reach of California home buyers, Olson has built more than 11,000 single-family attached, single-family detached, live/work, and mixed-use in-town homes across 100 cities since 1988. Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, Olson is the proud recipient of many top homeowner satisfaction awards including the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice first-place awards for Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience.

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White Castle® Celebrates Successful First Year in Scottsdale

COLUMBUS,Ohio, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, opened its restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., to much fanfare on Oct. 23, 2019, and the excitement has yet to subside.

COLUMBUS,Ohio, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, opened its restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., to much fanfare on Oct. 23, 2019, and the excitement has yet to subside. In the 12 months since the grand opening, the restaurant has become the top performer among White Castle’s more than 360 restaurants, selling over 4.2 million Sliders. In the same period, it also sold 19,000 of White Castle’s 30-Slider Crave Cases, more than any other Castle.

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White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, opened its restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., to much fanfare on Oct. 23, 2019, and the excitement has yet to subside. In the 12 months since the grand opening, the restaurant has become the top performer among White Castle’s more than 360 restaurants, selling over 4.2 million Sliders. In the same period, it also sold 19,000 of White Castle’s 30-Slider Crave Cases, more than any other Castle.White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, opened its restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., to much fanfare on Oct. 23, 2019, and the excitement has yet to subside. In the 12 months since the grand opening, the restaurant has become the top performer among White Castle’s more than 360 restaurants, selling over 4.2 million Sliders. In the same period, it also sold 19,000 of White Castle’s 30-Slider Crave Cases, more than any other Castle.

Besides selling a record-number of hot-and-tasty Sliders of all varieties, the Scottsdale location used an enormous amount of freshly cracked eggs to make its tantalizing breakfast Sliders, which are sold all day long. If stacked end to end, the eggs used since last October would measure twice the height of Camelback Mountain.

“We had so many loyal fans in Arizona who were eagerly anticipating White Castle’s arrival, but the response this past year has been better than we could have anticipated,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. “Everyone in the Scottsdale area has been so warm and welcoming, and they have a Crave the size of the Grand Canyon.”

At 4,589 square feet, the Scottsdale Castle is the largest White Castle location on Earth. It employs 93 people, accommodates 200 guests and features televisions, free WIFI and a kitchen that’s entirely visible from the dining room. It has a Coca-Cola® Freestyle machine that served enough drinks the past year to fill the Diamondback’s 8,500-gallon swimming pool at Chase Field 9-1/2 times! The restaurant also pays homage to rock musician and Arizona resident Alice Cooper, a long-time White Castle fan and a member of the “Cravers Hall of Fame,” with a large photo of Cooper hanging in one corner.

White Castle, a 99-year-old family owned business, has more than 360 restaurants in 14 states. The Scottsdale Castle, located at 9310 East Via de Ventura in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District, is the first company-owned site west of the Mississippi and the only one in Arizona. Like most of the chain’s other restaurants, it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, satisfying the crave of White Castle fans morning, noon and night.

“We are so glad to have a Castle in Arizona,” Richardson said. “Even with the pandemic, we continue to renew acquaintances and make new friends every day. We’re so thankful for our team members and all they do to serve up that one-of-a-kind, steamed-grilled taste our customers love and crave.”

In response to the overwhelming popularity of the Scottsdale location, White Castle has teamed up with Kitchen United Mix, a local ghost kitchen, to offer an additional option for ordering and delivery and carryout service. Customers can order directly from Kitchen United Mix, located at 7127 East Shea Blvd., if that’s more convenient than ordering from the East Via de Ventura location, although the menu is limited.

About White Castle®
White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, has been making hot and tasty Sliders as a family-owned business for almost 100 years. Based in Columbus, Ohio, White Castle started serving The Original Slider® in 1921. Today White Castle owns and operates more than 360 restaurants dedicated to satisfying customers’ cravings morning, noon and night and sells its famous fare in retail stores nationwide. The Original Slider, named in 2014 as Time Magazine’s most influential burger of all time, is served alongside a menu of creatively crafted sliders and other mouthwatering food options, including White Castle’s Impossible™ Slider, named by Thrillist in 2019 as the “Best Plant-Based Fast Food Burger.” White Castle’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants, bakeries and frozen-food processing plants. White Castle is known for the legendary loyalty of its team members, more than 1 in 4 of whom have worked for White Castle for at least 10 years, and of its faithful fans, affectionately referred to as Cravers, many of whom compete each year for entry into the Cravers Hall of Fame. The official White Castle app, available at iTunes App Store or Google Play, makes it easy for Cravers to access sweet deals and place pickup orders any time. They can also have their orders delivered using one of White Castle’s delivery partners. For more information on White Castle, visit whitecastle.com.

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11 best TV shows to binge-watch on Disney Plus – CNET

If you’ve binged The Mandalorian and are on the hunt for your next big Disney Plus addiction, here are a few live-action gems to check out.

If you’ve binged The Mandalorian and are on the hunt for your next big Disney Plus addiction, here are a few live-action gems to check out.

Comedies like Lizzie McGuire are a must, along with more from the sci-fi, superhero world, including Marvel’s Agent Carter and lesser-known gem So Weird.

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Once Upon a Time


If you’re into fairy tales reimagined for a modern day setting, Once Upon a Time is a long-running series covering a huge range of classics. And Frozen! Set in a seaside town with a forest not far away, the story follows Emma Swan and her 10-year-old son. They encounter magical objects, like a Narnia-repping wardrobe, and live-action characters like Snow White, Prince Charming and the Evil Queen, who were transported to the real world. It’s up to Emma to help them break a curse that stole their memories. Charming, grab-your-tea-and-a-blanket stuff.

Agent Carter

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Criminally short at two seasons, Marvel’s Agent Carter gave the whip-smart Peggy Carter a chance to showcase her action-hero side. Set after her love Steve Rogers sacrifices himself at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, the series focuses on Peggy’s adventurous life in 1940s New York, where she takes on a slightly dangerous gig helping out genius scientist Howard Stark and his butler Jarvis. Hayley Atwell channels a sense of cheeky fun in this stylish Marvel TV gem.

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Smart Guy

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Sliding sweet nostalgia across the table, this late ’90s sitcom also stars one of the coolest, cutest child actors. Tahj Mowry plays boy genius T.J. Henderson, managing to pull off being a likeable know-it-all. Aside from the comedy, T.J.’s heart-to-hearts with his single dad are tear-jerking. It’s a little dated, but it’s one of the best sitcoms starring a young Black actor.

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Six super-powered teens team up to fight against their criminal parents — that’s the intriguing premise of Marvel’s Runaways. Eventually the team does some running, escaping their parents as well as Morgan le Fay and other villains. Despite its occasional reliance on standard superhero storytelling, this strong ensemble will grow on you, along with the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe references and general exciting action. If you’re a fan of the comics, you’ll be satisfied.

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Boy Meets World

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If you missed this classic sitcom in the early ’90s, it’s time to hit it up on Disney Plus. Chronicling the life of middle schooler Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World ran for seven seasons, depicting realistic characters and relationships that branch and blossom into lessons about real life. For a nuanced sitcom that features some of the best ’90s curtained hairstyles, Boy Meets World is a must.

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The Mandalorian

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The show that launched Baby Yoda into the pop culture stratosphere built its foundations on a base of bountiful action and rich space Western visuals. The titular lone bounty hunter finds his soft side as he protects his precious green alien baby from those on his tail. For polished episodic storytelling in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is bang on.

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Lizzie McGuire

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This Disney Channel classic might be coming back for a sequel series, but in the meantime enjoy the original wholesome misadventures of teenager Lizzie McGuire and her friends Miranda and Gordo. With creative soliloquies from a cartoon version of Lizzie, the show allows you to peek inside its hero’s brain as she finds her identity and grows up.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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If its shaky first season lost you, it might be time to give Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. another go on Disney Plus (available in the UK and Australia; arriving after August for the US). Finding its feet by the second season and growing from there, the series is character-focused storytelling set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and cocreated by Joss Whedon. A super cast, including Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennett, take on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s enemies, from Hydra to the Kree.

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Even Stevens

Disney Plus

See where it all began for Shia LaBeouf in Even Stevens. The comedy hinges on the dynamic between siblings Louis (LaBeouf) and Ren (Christy Carlson Romano): Louis is the carefree mischief maker; Ren the A-grade overachiever. Delivered with superb comic timing, this is quintessential family comedy that lets you marvel at LaBeouf’s natural talent in front of the camera.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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With Disney Plus’ National Geographic content comes Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the documentary series updates the ’80s milestone of scientific documentaries. Stunning CGI aids the storytelling approach to humanity’s triumphs and mistakes in science.

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So Weird

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A Disney Channel show with The X-Files comparisons? This late-’90s gem is definitely worth checking out. So Weird stands apart from other Disney Channel shows of the time with its dark tone and intricate narrative. It follows teenager Fiona as she tours with her rock-star mom and encounters paranormal activity on the way. With original music and a cult following, So Weird should be on your radar.

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Global V2X Markets 2020-2025 by Connection Type, Communications Type, Vehicle Autonomy Level, Safety and Commercial Applications

DUBLIN, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “V2X Market for Vehicle to Everything by Connection Type (Cellular and Non-cellular), Communications Type (V2V, V2I, V2P, etc.), Vehicle Autonomy Level, Safety and Commercial Applications 2020 – 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

V2X Technologies enable much more than Public Safety as the Commercial Automotive App Market Evolves

This report evaluates the V2X market including technologies, solutions, and major players. The report provides an analysis of market challenges, opportunities, and overall business outlook. V2X communications types covered in this report include V2V, V2I, V2H, V2N, V2D, V2P, V2G, and Vehicle-To-Cloud. The report also covers ADA type including On-Board and Embedded ADAS. The report includes detailed forecasts for the aforementioned market areas from 2020 to 2025.

Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) encompasses many technologies and solutions. The V2X market supports many different use cases, applications, and services. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications is a very important aspect of connected vehicle solutions. While V2V communications is largely focused on public and personal safety, supporting technologies and solutions are rapidly evolving to encompass Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) signaling and communications.

Furthermore, the automobile sector is keenly interested in integration with non-vehicle industry vertical applications and services, which are realized through various Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) solutions.

It is important to understand that V2X technologies and solutions provide a foundation upon which commercial services and applications will be developed and supported. Accordingly, we anticipate a wide range of communications, applications, commerce, and digital content services resulting from V2X.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Impetus for V2V
2.1.2 V2V Technologies
2.1.3 Vehicle to Everything
2.2 Beyond Personal Motor Vehicles
2.2.1 Rail to Everything
2.2.2 Ship to Everything
2.2.3 Airplane to Everything
2.3 Important Technologies
2.3.1 WiFi
2.3.2 Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
2.3.3 Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)
2.3.4 LTE Direct (LTE-D)
2.3.5 More on Cellular Support of V2X
2.4 Related Technologies and Solutions
2.4.1 Self-Driving and Autonomous Automobiles
2.4.2 Intelligent Transportation Systems

3.0 V2X Market Drivers
3.1 Commitments to Improving Transportation Systems
3.2 Applications
3.2.1 Enterprise
3.2.2 Connected Consumers
3.2.3 Government

4.0 V2X Technology Drivers
4.1 Technology Availability and Applicability
4.1.1 Broadband
4.1.2 Software Android Auto Windows Embedded Automotive 7 Mirrolink
4.1.3 D2D Technologies
4.2 Solutions: Health, Safety, and Lifestyle
4.2.1 Incident Alerts
4.2.2 Real-time Traffic Feeds
4.2.3 Entertainment
4.2.4 Social Networking
4.2.5 Advertising
4.2.6 Commerce

5.0 V2X Impact on Industry Verticals
5.1 Public Safety
5.2 Insurance
5.3 Manufacturing
5.4 Retail
5.5 Transportation
5.6 Healthcare
5.7 Government
5.8 Education
5.9 Banking

6.0 V2X Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
6.1 Vehicle Manufacturers
6.1.1 Select Companies and Solutions Audi Daimler BMW Fiat Chrysler Ford Motor Company General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota
6.2 Software Developers
6.3 V2X Platform and Solution Providers
6.3.1 Select Companies and Solutions AT&T Google IBM Intel Verizon Qualcomm Cohda Wireless V2X Network
6.4 Content Providers
6.5 Commerce Companies
6.6 Standardization and Industry Groups
6.6.1 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
6.6.2 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)
6.6.3 Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
6.6.4 Car Connectivity Consortium
6.6.5 CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium
6.6.6 Federal Communications Commission
6.6.7 Open Automobile Alliance (OAA)
6.6.8 SmartDeviceLink Consortium
6.6.9 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

7.0 V2X Market Analysis and Forecasts 2020 – 2025
7.1 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety 2020 – 2025
7.2 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety Solutions by Type 2020 – 2025
7.3 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety by Human-driven and Autonomous 2020 – 2025
7.4 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety by Autonomous Vehicle 2020 – 2025
7.5 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety by Human Driven 2020 – 2025
7.6 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety Applications 2020 – 2025
7.7 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety by Connectivity 2020 – 2025
7.8 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety Cellular Communication Technology / Brought in Connectivity 2020 – 2025
7.9 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety Non-Cellular Communication Technology / Embedded Connectivity 2020 – 2025
7.10 Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety System Segments 2020 – 2025

8.0 Summary and Conclusions

9.0 Appendix: Technologies Supporting V2X
9.1 LTE
9.2 5G
9.3 Edge Computing
9.4 Connected Vehicle Apps and Content

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hoopla Offers a Digital Content Trick-or-Treat for At-Home Halloween Celebrations

With a growing number of Halloween parties canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC declaring trick-or-treating a high-risk activity, many people are planning to adapt their usual Halloween celebrations to follow social distancing guidelines.

With a growing number of Halloween parties canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC declaring trick-or-treating a high-risk activity, many people are planning to adapt their usual Halloween celebrations to follow social distancing guidelines. According to a HalloweenCostumes.com survey, 42.32% of people said they are celebrating Halloween at home this year.

hoopla’s Halloween curated collections feature hundreds of titles for a range of ages including kids and young adults.

The Halloween Videos for Kids Collection include spooky movie and TV show classics for the whole family:

How to Catch a Monster — Part of the How to Catch… Series comes this fun and inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren’t always as scary as they seem. In the end, maybe the monster is just looking for a friend!Sabrina The Animated Series — Stars Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman, a cute twelve-year-old with a big heart and an even bigger secret. Sabrina is half mortal and half witch!Igor — Starring John Cusack, presents a world filled with mad scientists and evil inventions!The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween — Takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween fright-filled adventure into the deep intothe Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where they discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

The Kids eBook and Audiobook collections feature treasured Halloween stories and a variety of fun crafts and recipes including:

Ralph Masiello’s Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph MasielloLet’s Bake Halloween Treats! by Ruth OwenGhost Squad by Claribel A. OrtegaPete the Cat by James DeanHow to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

The Halloween Comics for Kids Collection spotlights some all-time favorites Halloween tales including:

Archie’s Halloween Spectacular by Archie Superstars Haunted Mansion by Sina GraceDisney The Nightmare Before Christmas by Alessandro FerrariGoosebumps: Download and Die! by Jen Vaughn

Since the onset of the pandemic in March, patron borrows for children’s titles on hoopla have increased nearly 200 percent. Borrowing trends on hoopla show soaring borrows for read-a-longs, puzzles, word games, and activity books as families have discovered content for kids abundant on hoopla, accessible through their public library.

As the leading digital resource for STEAM education, Jankowski adds that families who have tapped hoopla for entertainment content during social distancing orders have also discovered educational titles for remote learning.

To access content on hoopla digital, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. Content on hoopla can be accessed across a range of platforms including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast. Titles on hoopla can also be downloaded and accessed later if a Wi-Fi connection is not available. Additionally, hoopla digital offers “Kids Mode,” which families can use to shape the content experience and to search for and access kid-friendly titles any time.

hoopla digital is in over 8,000 public libraries across the U.S. and Canada including Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, and Los Angeles Public Library. Visit hoopladigital.com to find out if your library partners with hoopla.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

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hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 30 years.

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