Jio use Samsung for 4G. So a bolt on to that for non stand alone, or something completely new in stand alone?
The latter is easier, but rather less useful at present.
Anyone taking bets on when this is branded a security risk?
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And if Huawei's only providing the radio nodes and antennas, what exactly would a backdoor achieve?
All 5G traffic is encrypted through to core. Nobody can (yet) crack 5G encryption, let alone do it live.
So that just leaves potential for disrupting the infrastructure. If that's the concern, perhaps look at how much UK infrastructure is directly owned by Chinese companies rather than just using equipment provided by one?
Packard Bell cases were notorious for having unusual shapes, presumably to make you buy all the internals from them.
I also used a hacksaw to make things fit - but on the case metalwork rather than the bits I was trying to stuff inside it.
On the plus side PB cases were remarkably solid, so could stand to lose a bit of metal here and there.
From some of the reviews, that's a common issue for folk buying 5G cellular kit: "My router has a 1Gbps cellular link, but when I connect to it over WiFi I only get 50Mbps" Turns out that even though the router has both bands, most connected devices default to 2.4GHz and you have to wade through menus to change it.
I used to work in an office on the top floor of a converted country house.
Every summer the office temp was over 30C, but manglement denied all requests for aircon.
One year we got new servers.
First day of summer they all overheated and shut down.
Second day of summer we had aircon.
A couple of the UK networks have been selling unlocked phones for years. And most virtual operators do too. Its not something that's widely publicised though, so nice of ofcom to raise the profile and I suspect the "1 year needed to implement" by the other operators may come down somewhat as a result.
Not quite in the resurrecting the dead category, but more talking to a zombie: I once had a job getting data out of a 30 year old CDC Cyber that was *still running as a live system*.
The chosen route was to connect something as a peripheral. As the peripheral port comprised 20 subminiature coax transmission lines, that involved a lot of reverse engineering and paying a fortune to have the required hardware built. The result was possibly the world's most expensive ISA card.
We also found that the entire system depended on those coax lines being exactly 100ns in length. Finding a company that could even make the things was a mission.
Interdigital plan to carry on licensing as their agreements only cover patents. Those are matters of public record, so the agreement is "we won't sue you" rather than actually sharing any technology - the sharing already happened when the patent was published. I wonder if this route might allow use of ARM's US originated IPR?
Backhaul isn't usually a problem - a single fibre has way more capacity than any UK network has in air interface. Poor throughput is usually down to too many users sharing the capacity on a single cell (which is why 3G is often faster than 4G these days), and the logistical difficulties of adding extra cells to relieve that load.
"The GSMA mobile operators' trade association refused to comment on a Reuters report that later this month it will propose an emergency meeting to impose a de facto ban on the use of Huawei equipment by its members."
Perhaps because that's not what the Reuters report says? GSMA doesn't have the authority to ban anything. The report was suggesting they might discuss a response to government bans.
(Given that the big three Chinese operators are all GSMA members, it would be interesting to see what response they come up with!)
Cables and holes aren't generally the mobile company's job - the backhaul is usually provided by Openreach, Virgin, or one of the dedicated business network companies. Of course the cost of that would increase if the overheads did, but it would increase for everyone, not just mobile co's
Planning permission for towers is abbreviated only in certain cases. A remarkable percentage have to go to appeal to get built. (and the same folk who object sometimes complain about lack of a decent mobile signal!)
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