Vodafone and Ericsson create on-demand 5G network slicing

Vodafone and Ericsson have completed the first stand-alone trial of a service that will allow operators to provide 5G network slices for on-demand, dedicated and secure end-to-end connectivity.  The automated process, which took 30 minutes from order placement, through to creation, optimisation and provision of the network slice, will enable specialist 5G use cases such…

Ericsson announces BT/EE 5G partnership

Ericsson will be a key BT partner for 5G deployment in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff and other major cities, managing around 50 percent of its total 5G traffic Ericsson will also modernize BT’s existing 2G and 4G Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure enhancing customer experience and network performance for BT and EE customers This…

The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

Contract laptops to come with kill-switch


A growing trend among phone networks is to start offering netbooks and other low-cost laptops free to customers of their mobile broadband services. What happens, though, if the contract owner stops paying up? They lose kit worth hundreds of pounds that’s still in fully working order.

As a result, LM Ericsson AB, a Swedish company that produces laptop modems, has added a feature to its hardware that can remotely ‘kill’ a laptop, rending it useless. If carriers desire, then they can stop a customer who hasn’t paid up from using his or her machine.

It could also be used to secure lost or stolen machines – locking them down remotely. It’s a nice idea, but I’d be concerned about the risk of these devices malfunctioning, stopping legitimate customers from accessing services that they’ve paid for.

(via Yahoo!)