China sends ‘world’s first 6G’ test satellite into orbit

China has sent into space the world’s first 6G experiment satellite, local media reported. The satellite will verify the terahertz communication technology in space, a breakthrough in space communication. Photo Courtesy: lihat foto.

(BBC): China has successfully launched what has been described as “the world’s first 6G satellite” into space to test the technology. It went into orbit along with 12 other satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi Province. The telecoms industry is still several years away from agreeing on 6G’s specifications, so it… Continue reading China sends ‘world’s first 6G’ test satellite into orbit

China’s smartphone market drop 14.3 pc in Q3 2020 under soft demand and delayed product availability; IDC Reports

Beijing (IDC): According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 84.8 million smartphones were shipped in China in the third quarter of 2020, down 14.3 percent year-on-year (YoY). This was the result of multiple factors: soft demand; Huawei’s supply constraints; and delayed flagship launches from both Huawei and Apple.According to the… Continue reading China’s smartphone market drop 14.3 pc in Q3 2020 under soft demand and delayed product availability; IDC Reports

Number of 4G users in Nepal crosses 5.5 million

Kathmandu: The number of fourth generation (4G) users in Nepal has exceeded 5.5 million. According to the MIS report released by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) last August, the number of 4G subscribers in Nepal alone has reached 5.516 million.According to the NTA report, most of the 4G customers are from the private sector telecom… Continue reading Number of 4G users in Nepal crosses 5.5 million

Viber is moving towards financial technology, introducing payments through chatbots

Kathmandu: Viber has launched a new chatbot payment, a key feature of existing messaging systems, to mark a decade of service launch. Viber has announced that it is now expanding its services to Fintech.Viber users will now be able to use the platform to purchase goods and pay for services, using Google Payments or a… Continue reading Viber is moving towards financial technology, introducing payments through chatbots

Samsung consumer electronics sales boosted by India’s festive season

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2017. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co is seeing a big surge in consumer appliance sales during India’s festive season, a senior company executive said, helped by pent-up demand following a nationwide lockdown to battle the coronavirus pandemic.A slew of new launches across categories like televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as financing schemes have… Continue reading Samsung consumer electronics sales boosted by India’s festive season

Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Twitter Inc TWTR.N and Facebook Inc FB.O on Tuesday suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested U.S. election for violating their policies.One of those suspended, SVNewsAlerts, had more than 78,000 Twitter followers, after adding more than 10,000 in the past week.The account… Continue reading Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online

Zoom’s revenue increased by 600 percent

Kathmandu: Video conferencing service Zoom is rapidly gaining commercial success during the Corona virus epidemic. The company is now more valuable than Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers. According to Forbes, the market value of Zoom is 139 billion US dollars while the market value of Exxon is 138.9 US… Continue reading Zoom’s revenue increased by 600 percent

Samsung sees sales surge

(BBC): Samsung Electronics has reported record revenues of $59 billion in its third quarter. The strong revenues were fuelled by a 50 percent jump in smart phone sales, while profits from microchips rocketed 82 percent. The Korean tech giant posted a third quarter net profit of $8.3 billion, a 49 percent increase over the same… Continue reading Samsung sees sales surge

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before U.S. Senate panel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters): The chief executives of three large tech companies will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday – a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.Facebook Inc’s FB.O Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter Inc’s TWTR.N Jack Dorsey… Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before U.S. Senate panel

Local government without communication

Kathmandu: Telephone and internet facilities have not yet reached the centers of 40 villages across the country. According to the National Federation of Village Municipalities, 40 out of 460 village municipalities across the country do not have telephone and internet facilities in their centers.According to the federation, telephone service and internet service has not reached… Continue reading Local government without communication