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Numero 19 – 8 giugno 2018

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5G e Future Net

 

 

It’s Never Too Early To Think About 6G

Se ne parlerà commercialmente tra 10 anni, ma le università USA incominciano a prepararsi. Il tema saranno le trasmissioni cosidette "terahertz", sullo spettro a 120-320 GHz e superiore (sopra c'è poi solo la luce visibile ...)

 

Companies have barely begun deploying 5G networks, but that just means researchers are thinking about what comes next.
The first thought that popped into your head as soon as you read this article’s headline was likely something along the lines of “Wait, I thought we were still waiting on 5G.” And that’s true: This is the year 5G deployment is finally picking up steam.
But that’s precisely why ComSenTer, a multi-university research effort into the fundamentals of what 6G might look like, is already turning its attention to the next next generation of wireless. 5G will utilize higher frequency spectrum than previous generations in order to improve data rates. Insomuch as anyone has an idea of what 6G might look like, it’s a good bet that it will take that same tack.
“It’s not clear what 6G will be,” says Sundeep Rangan, the director of NYU Wireless, “This is research,”  “You’re looking at the future, looking well beyond today. 5G research started over 10 years ago. Looking at when 6G will come out, it makes sense to start it now.”

 
 

DOCOMO and NEC achieve 5G communication with multiple mobile terminals by reducing interference via beamforming and inter-base station coordination

Un bell'esempio di tecnologia pratica

 

NTT DOCOMO, INC. today announced that together with NEC Corporation they have succeeded in what is believed to be the world's first* fifth-generation (5G) transmission of a 4.5GHz signal using beamforming and inter-base station coordination to reduce interference for 5.5 Gbps throughput to eight mobile terminals.
The test, conducted in Kawasaki, Japan from May 9 to 11, used digital signal processing between base stations, which were equipped with signal processing units and massive-element antennas, to coordinate beamforming between base stations. Simultaneously, 5G communication with eight mobile terminals was achieved.
The test verified the feasibility of beamforming through coordination of small, optical-feeder-type base stations equipped with 128-element antennas and digital signal processing units, which were connected via optical fiber. 

 

Australia considers Huawei 5G ban over security concerns

Già in passato il governo australiano ha posto il veto alla introduzione per motivi di sicurezza dubbi per la sicurezza nazionale

 

Huawei has appealed to Canberra not to block it from supplying equipment for the country’s next generation mobile services
Huawei has appealed to Canberra not to block it from supplying equipment for Australia’s next-generation mobile services amid concerns by US intelligence officials and local politicians that it posed a security risk. 
John Lord, chairman of Huawei’s Australia unit, warned on Monday that banning the Chinese-owned company from tenders to supply 5G mobile broadband equipment would have “huge significance” for its local business and competition in the market.
He also rejected claims made by a Labor party politician that Huawei was controlled by Beijing, saying it was a private company owned by its staff.
“It would have huge significance for Huawei in Australia because at the moment most of our business is 4G and we are providing over 55 per cent of Australia’s 4G requirement across the whole nation,” said Mr Lord, when asked about the potential impact of an Australian ban.
A government decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply telecoms equipment for the roll out of superfast mobile broadband networks comes amid an intensifying debate over growing Chinese influence in Australia.
Huawei was blocked from supplying equipment to Australia’s A$49bn National Broadband Network in 2012 over security concerns, prompting a diplomatic spat between the nations. Last month Canberra said it would commit more than A$100m in foreign aid to build a telecoms cable to the Solomon Islands — effectively blocking a previously agreed contract for a rival cable proposed by a Huawei joint venture. 
In February US security officials reportedly briefed Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, over their concerns about Australia using Huawei equipment in the rollout of 5G.

 

Servizi di pubblica sicurezza e risposta eventi catastrofici: AT&T partita sul 700 MHz

AT&T wants to meet FirstNet deployment targets sooner than expected, AT&T exec says

 

AT&T plans to deploy public-safety LTE service on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum more quickly than expected, with about one-third of the projected buildout to be completed by next April, according to AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens.
“We’ll touch 10,000-plus towers by the end of the year,” Stephens said yesterday during the Cowen Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. “We have metrics that are part of public record with regard to FirstNet with regard to hitting 31% of the overall build scheme by the [end of the] first quarter of next year. I would expect that we would not only hit that but beat that.
“Our network guys are focused like a laser on this, and their limits are on what they can do efficiently, not necessarily just meeting a goal of the FirstNet authority. We would much rather get it done quicker—it makes sense, as long as we can do it efficiently.”

 

5G e FWA: dubbi da AT&T (AT&T Prefers Fiber to Fixed 5G)

Non è cosi’ facile come sembra sostituire la fibra

 

While Verizon is heavily hyping fixed 5G as an alternative residential broadband option, AT&T execs believe that simply deploying more fiber is the smarter, cheaper bet. Speaking this week at the Cowen and Company 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Broker Conference, AT&T CFO John Stephens stated the company doesn't see the sense in building a small cell network for urban and suburban fixed wireless service.
"It’s the cost efficiency," Stephens told attendees. "Once you [get] the fixed wireless connection from the alley to your house, that’s great you can do that, but you have to get it from the alley into the core network."
But as AT&T executives realized it requires a collection of small cells to hand wireless traffic off, the company found that "building that out can be very expensive when you’re likely doing it in an urban market in a residential area that already has a lot of fiber [or] a lot of competition [from] incumbent telephone and cable companies."
As such, Stephens thinks just deploying fiber makes better sense in many of these areas.
“It may be very inexpensive for us compared to the [5G] alternative and gives the customer a tremendous level of service,” Stephens added.

 

Trump campaign manager calls for single, privatized 5G network

Il tema “reta nazionale 5G” è ancora nel dibattito USA

 

President Trump Donald John TrumpSix takeaways from 2018's Super Tuesday Dem Andrew Janz advances in bid to unseat Nunes Montana GOP candidate Rosendale to take on Tester in November MORE's 2020 campaign manager is calling for a single, privatized 5G mobile network across the country, arguing the current system is outdated.
Brad Parscale’s position contrasts with a reported proposal floated by the White House earlier this year that included a plan to nationalize 5G networks in an attempt to guard against China.
"It is time for America to have a single 5G network for all carriers. The days of dropped calls, slow speeds, and no service need to end. It is time for the U.S. to have the world’s best cell service," Parscale tweeted Tuesday.

 

Laptop windows 10 con connettività 5G nativa da Intel (e da Qualcomm), senza bisogno di chiavette esterne

Una nuova generazione di PC connessi via mobile? Si vedrà

 

Qualcomm at Computex announced the chip we heard so much about last week, the Snapdragon 850 that’s more powerful than the 845 version found in today’s flagship Android phones. The Snapdragon 850 will power a slew of always-on, LTE-enabled, multi-day battery life, Windows 10 computers.
Intel, meanwhile, said at the same event that 5G laptops are coming.
The first Snapdragon 850 devices are coming this year, from various device makers, including Asus, HP, and Lenovo. Here’s a promo video for the new chip.

 

Frontier Communications selects Nokia next-generation fiber technology to deliver 10-Gigabit business and residential services

Un altro operatore che lancia servizi consumer FTTH a 10 Gbps

 

Using Nokia's XGS-PON solution, Frontier can enhance the reliability, flexibility, and scale of its network to quickly expand its addressable markets, support evolving mobile backhaul requirements and increase competitive advantage. Nokia's next-generation fiber technology also enables Frontier to quickly expand its current high-speed service offering to deliver new 10Gbps symmetrical broadband speeds using its existing, fiber-rich network.

 

Cloud, IoT, AI

 

 

Microsoft compra il principale repository di progetti open Source, GitHub, per 7.5$ Mdi

L'acquisizione per un valore monster di 7.5 Mdi$ non porta denaro a microsoft, ma la accredita come un vero cittadino del mondo nuovo alla comunità mondiale degli sviluppatori e delle aziende

 

Today, Microsoft announced it is acquiring the company GitHub for $7.5 billion.
If you're at all plugged into the broader world of tech, you've no doubt heard of both companies. But unless you're a developer yourself, you probably haven't had much experience with GitHub itself. So what is it, and why would Microsoft want to buy it? GitHub, Explained.
In simple terms, GitHub is a website and service that allows software developers to store their code in a centralized location and offers tools that let coders from all over the world make changes to that code without overwriting each other by accident. Better yet, all these features available free of charge, with one condition: You have to make your code visible to the public, also known as open source.

 

Data Visualisation: Growing Business Understanding - Disruption Hub

Il data Dataviz va a braccetto con i Big Data … Bellissimi esempi al link

 

Data visualisation techniques have moved far beyond the humble bar chart.
Data visualisation is the representation of data as a visual object. Its main purpose is to help with the effective communication of information. In the past, this might have meant a pie chart in an MS Word document. But with our current lifestyles providing increasing amounts of data to exploit, and increasingly sophisticated technology to represent it, data visualisation has moved firmly into the modern age.

 
 

Charged EVs | BMW introduces wireless charging option for elettric car!

Ovviamente, auto e tappeto sono collegati alla rete di tlc

 

BMW has introduced a factory-fitted, integrated inductive charging feature for its 530e iPerformance PHEV. The system can be ordered now as a leasing option in Germany, and will subsequently be rolled out in the UK, the US, Japan and China.
The BMW Wireless Charging system consists of a GroundPad, which can be installed in a garage or outdoors, and a CarPad fixed to the underside of the vehicle. The energy transfer is conducted over a distance of around 8 cm. The system has a charging power of 3.2 kW and an efficiency rate of around 85 percent.
The GroundPad can be installed outdoors, and can be used regardless of weather conditions. It automatically switches off if any foreign matter is detected.

 

GM and Softbank are putting $3 billion into self-driving cars

L’investimento da l’idea della scommessa in gioco, e Softbank è un gigante anche nelle TLC

 

Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber.
GM announced it is also investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the investment will help GM to launch autonomous vehicles next year, something the automaker had previously announced it was planning.
The self-driving car division of GM getting the investment is a separate company known as GM Cruise. It's the biggest partnership between a tech investment company and an automaker in the effort to develop self-driving cars.
Softbank will own about 20% of a joint venture that has been set up to bring GM's self-driving technology to market. Softbank will invest $900 million now, and the additional $1.35 billion when GM's autonomous vehicles are ready for commercial deployment.

 

In Cina, parte servizio di food delivery via droni

Servizio "commerciale" su un'area di 60 kmq a Shangai dove droni consegnano i pasti (invece dei fattorini a la foodora). prima di regolamentare i raiders, saranno superati dalla tecnologia

 

(SCMP) Ele.me, one of China’s leading online food delivery platforms, has been given the green light by authorities to operate in the country’s initial delivery routes for drones.
The 17 newly approved routes over an industrial zone in Shanghai will enable consumers there to receive online takeaway meal orders via drones within 20 minutes after confirming the delivery on their smartphones, according to Ele.me during an event in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Deliveries in the Shanghai Jinshan Industrial Park, which covers an area of about 58 square kilometres (22.4 square miles), are expected to benefit more than 100 food merchants doing business there, the company said.
Under the rules drawn up for this programme in Shanghai, drones will transport meals to and from two fixed locations within each route.

 

FlyJacket Lets You Control a Drone With Your Body

non so se serve veramente ma impressive! ...

 

EPFL's FlyJacket exosuit allows you to embody a fixed-wing drone, making it feel like you're flying.
EPFL has developed a much better system for drone control, taking away the sticks and replacing them with intuitive and comfortable movements of your entire body. It’s an upper-body soft exoskeleton called FlyJacket, and with it on, you can pilot a fixed-wing drone by embodying the drone—put your arms out like wings, and pitching or rolling your body will cause the drone to pitch or roll, all while you experience it directly in immersive virtual reality.

 
 

Content and Services

 

 

France 4 to be dropped from DTT in favour of online content

150 mni di fondo dallo stato per produrre contenti per i giovani ma spostandosi dalla DTT all'IP OTT

 

The removal of children’s channel France 4 from the DTT network is one of a series of government proposals aimed at French public service broadcasting.
Addressing the leaders of the country’s public broadcasters today (Monday, June 4), minister of culture Françoise Nyssen asked for a significant increase in the number of regional programmes carried by France 3.
The removal of France 4 is not an abandonment of the youth sector – far from it – with the six French public broadcasters being charged with expanding the reach of the 15-30 years through online offerings, backed by the creation of a €150 million digital fund.

 

BBC ‘to limit’ World Cup Ultra HD

Lo streaming a qualità 4K carica troppo la rete internet, BBC deve moderarsi

 

The BBC has announced plans to screen its World Cup matches in the Ultra HD format over the BBC iPlayer – but its setting a cap on the number of viewers that will be able to access the coverage.
The Ultra HD trial will see all 29 of BBC One’s World Cup matches available in Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on BBC iPlayer. It will be available to ‘tens of thousands’ of viewers on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Mediapro, Google ink deal to air Brazilian football on YouTube

Le partite brasiliane saranno visibili su Youtube in Francia Olanda e Svizzera e molti altri paesi (non in Italia...)

 

Spanish broadcaster and sports rights broker Mediapro has reached an agreement with Google to air live streams of matches from Brazil’s top-tier Campeonato Brasileiro de Serie A on YouTube across 27 countries across Europe, Asia and Oceania. Under the terms of the deal, the dedicated YouTube channel will broadcast some 110 live matches plus highlights packages from the league season to audiences in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Moldavia, Ukraine, Russia and the CIS, Mongolia, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.
Mediapro has been producing the YouTube channel’s for Spain’s La Liga since 2012 and said the deal will provide a new and innovative way to consume the Campeonato Brasileiro, which runs from mid-April to the end of November.

 

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