Surely this can be easily disproved by using a 5G device near it?
Obvs you'd have to be able to stop any step-down to previous standards.
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I'd give this a Reg Rant score of 97/100. Points deducted for lack of bad language, but otherwise coherent, and at least checked for spelling errors.
However: IT Angle? El Reg is supposedly an IT outlet, not a political opinion one. Yes we Commentards often rant about political matters in the forum, but that's generally in response to some (at least outwardly) IT-related story.
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As opposed to, say, someone who prefaces his latest bollocks with "lots of people are saying..."?
TBF here on the right side of the Pond, "unnamed sources" are a well established part of politics/journalism game. Both parties will "anonymously" brief their favourite media outlets prior to policy announcements. This enables them to hurriedly deny that there was any such idea when it blows up in their faces. With denunciations of the media for quoting from unnamed sources of course.
I see that the UK government has handed over the recruitment and management of the (alleged) 15,000 contact tracing staff, who will presumably have access to this data, to Serco.
Naturally, I have the utmost confidence in Serco's ability, inclination and competence to keep my data private.
After all, they haven't been implicated in any scandals in the past, have they?
You might be confusing MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) with MVNOs (Mobile virtual Network Operators).
O2 is an MNO - a provider of Mobile networks to MVNOs - Giffgaff, Tesco, couple of others. It's not an MVNO itself - it's the opposite. It was the same with Three, hence the issue there. MNOs are the ones with the physical gear.
Virgin Mobile is, however, an MVNO, and doesn't have any network of its own. Virgin Media is a cable company, not a mobile company.
So no, this isn't two MVNOs.
Liberty Global are the biggest cable company in the world. The Liberty Group bought Formula One a few years ago out of its spare change. They created a European operation by simply strolling in and buying the largest local operators in a number of countries (including VM in the UK). They're also cash-rich at the moment, as they've just sold their Austrian, German and a few other countries' operations to Voda and T-Mobile.
I doubt debt is going to be a problem.
The Telco market is also very price-sensitive. "Price rises all round" would mean bleeding customers to the other players.
I don't see why Ofcom would object to this. VM and O2 are in different markets. VM is basically a cable company, with a small sideline in mobile. Virgin Mobile is just a virtual operator running on top of EE - it's not going to make a difference if it runs on top of O2 instead. O2 are a mobile company without a fixed-line operation, since they sold their fixed business to Sky (IIRC) some years ago. So, O2+VM gives a full-spectrum (hah!) offering. It's not going to reduce the number of players in either market, but it may of course make their offerings more attractive.
Personally, I would've liked BT to buy O2 back, thereby completing the circle...
So, if perchance I were to take the nice jam-packed public transport system to my place of work, I would be in Bluetooth range of everybody in my carriage, plus perhaps some of the neighbouring one, depending on where I stood (sat? hah!). When I debark said carriage, I would then wander through the passageways towards the exit in company of hundreds of other people. All the other commuters would have the same experience. So, even a very small number of infected people on this train is going to trigger proximity alerts for a hell of a lot of others.
I'd guess that there will be a timer on this, so merely passing an infected person will not trigger an alert?? Even so, the average commute will probably be longer.than the timer.
Looks like it's going to be a bugger of a walk from now on.
TBF I understand that some American car manufacturers are already using non-powered ones for workers in parts of their assembly lines. The exoskeleton takes part of the weight of the things that the workers are lifting, and cuts down on injuries as well as increasing the number of heavy widgets a worker can handle in a day.
I'm with Hubert - Teams is a mess. Why does the Chat window fill up with shit you don't care about, like who has come and gone from finished meetings? Why, when you click on a Teams meeting link from Outlook, does it take you to a web page that then asks you whether you want to launch Teams, instead of, I don't know, launching Teams maybe?
Of course these may be local settings, adjustable by our internal IT crowd I suppose.
TBF it does seem to be better than BlueJeans.
So, having outsourced all their support, why are they not simply going to their outsourced supplier with this problem?
Oh - didn't bother to include COBOL (or even Cobalt) support in the deal? Tough shit then. Why should anyone volunteer to sort out your self-inflicted problems?
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