Orange Belgium reveals first 5G innovations in Port of Antwerp

Less than a year after announcing the creation of its Industry 4.0 campus in the Port of Antwerp area, Orange Belgium and its industrial partners have unveiled the fruits of their work in developing real-life applications, tailor-made for businesses, based on Orange Belgium’s 5G network in Europe’s second-largest port.

Orange first indicated the importance of the Port of Antwerp in January 2020 when it laid out its roadmap for Europe in 2020, highlighting the power of convergence and the need for ecosystem partnerships. While noting at the time some local issues that could delay the national roll-out of 5G in Belgium, Orange also revealed that it was working with the Port of Antwerp to introduce a standalone 5G network that could improve operational efficiency.

Fast forward nine months and Orange and its ecosystem partners are claiming they have now achieved “concrete results” by co-innovating and co-creating in the zone of

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Project Endeavour gets in gear to begin first public autonomous vehicle trials

A key milestone is said to be been reached in the UK Government-backed Project Endeavour R&D programme, now beginning the first live trials of an initiative designed to accelerate and scale the adoption of autonomous vehicle services across the UK.

Launched in September 2019, the project has brought together autonomous software company Oxbotica, urban innovator DG Cities and Immense, a transport simulation company. Ahead of the public trials, which Project Endeavour says will bring the deployment of commercial autonomous vehicles in the UK one step closer, three new consortium partners have been added to Project Endeavour: the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), the British Standards Institution (BSI) and Oxfordshire County Council.

Project Endeavour is part-funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. It’s part of the government’s £100m Intelligent Mobility Fund, supporting the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge. It builds on the

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Taylor Construction successfully trials 5G for high-tech applications

Australia-based Taylor Construction is said to have established a new standard for 5G-enabled high-tech applications for the enterprise in Australia after completing a trial with LTE and 5G-based systems provider Cradlepoint – the first documented 5G enterprise use case with enterprise-grade 5G edge networking that it has demonstrated.

Established in 1994, Taylor Construction Australia designs, builds and develops diverse projects for all sectors, from project inception to completion. With more than 250 team members, Taylor services its clients across core divisions including construction, fitout and refurbishment and property.

In terms of communications, Taylor is already using wide area network (WAN) speeds and coverage, including 20 times the performance of its 4G connection, to support a range of bandwidth and latency sensitive connected devices and applications on its construction sites.

Following the February 2020 release of Cradlepoint’s portfolio of 5G wireless edge systems for business in Australia, coinciding with the roll-out

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5G drives Ericsson in third quarter

Underlying business fundamentals remaining strong in North America, driven by consolidation in the US operator market pending spectrum auctions, and increased demand for 5G overall have contributed to a strong third quarter for Ericsson.

In the three-month period ended 30 September 2020, the Swedish comms tech firm posted overall revenues of SEK 57.5bn ($6.5bn), inching up 1% on a yearly basis and 3% quarterly.

Adjusted for comparable units and currency increased by 7% on an annual basis, mainly driven by 5G sales in Mainland China. Q3 2020 saw the company turn around a SEK 4.2bn operating loss into operating income of SEK 8.6bn ($980m) profit. Net income rose from a loss of SEK 6.9bn to a net profit of SEK 5.6bn ($790m).

Networks reported sales increased by 6% year-on-year, with an increase of 13% adjusted for comparable units and currency. Operating margin excluding restructuring charges was 22.7%, compared with 18.4%

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Trump and Biden campaign apps easy targets for cyber criminals

US president Donald Trump may seem to believe nobody gets hacked, and that to get hacked you need “someone with 197 IQ” and “about 15% of your password”, but his official campaign app is right now vulnerable to an easy-to-exploit Android vulnerability that could be used to spread misinformation – and his rival Joe Biden fares no better.

Trump’s latest false pronouncements, which attracted derision across the industry, prompted researchers at Norwegian mobile security outfit Promon to investigate the US election campaign apps, and during its analysis, it found both Trump’s app and Biden’s are vulnerable to StrandHogg.

StrandHogg – an old Norse word for a Viking raiding tactic – was first identified at Promon last year. The vulnerability allows malware to pose as a legitimate application and if successfully exploited on a victim device enables cyber criminals to access SMS messages, photos, account credentials, location data, to make

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AT&T taps Nokia to drive CBRS-enabled Industry 4.0 private networks

US communications giant AT&T has added Nokia’s end-to-end industrial-grade capabilities to its AT&T Private Cellular Networks.

Private networks are increasingly important for businesses – especially in Industry 4.0 environments with diverse amounts of connected devices, where privacy, data control and performance are all crucial.

AT&T Private Cellular Networks are designed to provide a new option in private networking with a localised wireless LTE core (5G coming soon) and access network for control, flexibility and data management for business needs.

AT&T’s on-premise edge portfolio, which already includes 5G-capable AT&T multi-access edge computing, is now expanding to offer these additional private cellular systems with Nokia in order to, it said, meet those Industry 4.0 needs.

Nokia has just embarked on a major enhancement of its 5G assets and general offer, with new added-value features and digital automation enablers for its Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) private wireless networking platform. With the new

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