Ofcom aims to release 26 GHz spectrum for 5G services

British telecom regulator Ofcom on Friday said it aims to release 26 GHz spectrum band for future 5G services. Several countries in Europe are giving priority for 26 GHz spectrum band, which covers 3.25 GHz of spectrum between 24.25 GHz and 27.5 GHz ... ( read original story ...)

Apple gets approval for 5G trials in the US

However, 5G is initially expected to be used for fixed wireless access services – Arqiva in the UK just launched one of Europe’s first tests alongside Apple rival Samsung – according to a number of people within the industry. ( read original story ...)

Telefonica achieves OBIDA margin of 32.1 percent in Q2

Telefonica said its FTTx passed 41.2 million premises. LTE coverage was 68 percent with 89 percent in Europe. LTE subscriber base of Telefonica rose 1.6x. FTTx and cable customers (10 million) grew 19 percent and accounted for 47 percent of the total fixed ... ( read original story ...)

These were the best hacks at Black Hat and Def Con this year

From ZDNet, sister-site CNET, and around the web, here's the best of Black Hat and Def Con. ZDNet: A flaw in modern 3G and 4G LTE cell networks could be used to pave the way for a next-generation of stingray devices, otherwise known as cell site (or IMSI ... ( read original story ...)

North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range: experts

The French Foreign Ministry condemned the launch and called for "strong and additional sanctions" by the United Nations and European Union ... table," the ministry said in a statement. "This is a 4G threat: global, grave, given and growing," France's ... ( read original story ...)