Telephones and Telecommunications

Kazakhstan’s Internet Shutdowns Could Be a Warning for Ukraine

As Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, spiraled into chaos last month over rising energy costs and anger at the government, the country’s leaders took a drastic step to quell protests: They blocked the internet. First, they tried to ban access to some news sites, social networks and messaging services. Then, as activists bypassed those curbs with […]

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F.C.C. revokes the ability of China Unicom to operate in the U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that a state-owned Chinese telecom operator can no longer operate in the United States for national security reasons, as officials in Washington go further to limit the influence of Chinese companies over American consumers, businesses and communications networks. The agency’s four commissioners voted unanimously to revoke the license […]

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How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

Altimeters are a key part of the 787’s landing system, turning on the reverse thrusters that slow the plane once it has landed. Mr. Lemme said a Boeing patent suggested that the function was totally automated, meaning that even a pilot landing a 787 manually would not be able to reverse the plane’s thrusters if […]

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Verizon and AT&T Agree to Delay 5G Plans Over Airline Safety Concerns

Verizon and AT&T said late Monday that they had agreed to delay their deployment of new wireless technology for two weeks, giving in to the demands of federal aviation regulators who have raised concerns that the signals could create an airline safety hazard. The companies made the decision after initially rebuffing a request for a […]

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