COMPANY NEWS by NEC/Telefonica: Telecommunications service provider Telefonica and NEC Corporation have entered an agreement to conduct Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) pre-commercial trials in Telefonica's four core global markets of Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil.
Almost two-thirds (64%) of chief information security officers in 14 countries believe they will be hit by a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months, the security firm Proofpoint says.
Melbourne beat Sydney to be Australia’s fastest city for 5G delivery across all frequency bands, according to a new ‘real-world’ measurement which sees that leading cities globally have a significantly better 5G experience than national scores.
The United States is going ahead with a plan to impose tariffs of about US$880 million (A$1.2 billion) annually on goods from six countries that have levied taxes on digital companies.
The WEEE Forum, which represents e-waste producer responsibility organisations throughout the world, is continuing to grow its global membership with the recent addition of new members from Colombia, South Africa, Spain and Lithuania.
Shipments of traditional PCs — notebooks, desktops and workstations — in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will come to 82.7 million units this year, a 12.7% increase year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that with the effect of the pandemic not expected to lessen in any way, the demand for devices that could be used for working from home would be strong through 2020 and into the first half of 2021.
The Chinese realme smartphone brand has recorded 132% growth quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter, to become the fastest to reach 50 million shipments, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, quoting figures from its Market Monitor service.
Four years and nine releases on, the Google Pixel has yet to make an impression on the market as far as sales go; it is always buried in the category of "Others" in those lists of shipments released for various global regions by different technology analyst companies.
The security firm Emsisoft claims that cyber attackers earned more than £200 million in ransoms from British companies in 2019, with the criminals who demanded, and received the money, being in many cases from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Cyber criminals, who used the REvil Windows ransomware to attack Adif, an infrastructure company owned by the Spanish Government, have pooh-poohed a claim by the company that the attack has not affected the company at all.
Cyber criminals have used the Windows REvil ransomware to attack Adif, an infrastructure company owned by the Spanish Government, and have published data which was stolen from its dark Web site.
The management of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies have requested a meeting with an aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as news emerges that the company's gear will be removed from the UK's 5G networks by the end of 2025.
One in three smartphone users will cut their spending on their next device by a fifth or more, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this was due to the reduction in economic activity across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chances that Australia will be able to impose its will on digital giants Google and Facebook, as far as getting them to pay for using news from local outlets goes, appear rather slim, with indications that the US Government may pressure the Coalition to back off.
TAFE NSW has been awarded an internationally recognised Learning Impact Award for outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing global education.
Windows ransomware attacks cost Australia about US$39.8 million (A$60.4 million) in ransom demand costs in 2019 at the minimum, a study by the security firm Emsisoft has found. The estimated cost of these attacks, totalling 2874, was US$159.4 million.
Search giant Google has reached a settlement with France and will pay about €965 million (US$1.07 billion, A$1.55 billion) to settle a fiscal fraud probe that has been going on for the last four years.
Global travel technology company Amadeus has acquired Sydney-based passenger automation firm ICM Airport Technics for an undisclosed sum in cash, a joint statement says.
France will begin taxing Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon in the new year, with the country's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire telling the media on Tuesday that €500 million (US$570 million) would be raised through this measure in 2019.
Four telecommunications companies — the UAE's Etisalat, Singapore's Singtel, Japan's Softbank and Spain's Telefónica — have come together to form a Global Telco Security Alliance that will offer companies cyber security services.
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