It might be playing on its home turf, but Samsung has claimed it is leading the way in terms of having the largest share of 5G equipment shipped to South Korean telcos.
The company is boasting that it has shipped 53,000 base stations and 5G core solutions since the start of December.
Last week South Korea switched on its 5G network nationwide, in order to claim the “world first” title and beat out Verizon.
Samsung said the size and weight of its 5G base stations allowed for them to be mounted on existing sites with minimal changes.
“The virtualized 5G core solutions, provided to all three Korean operators for their 5G commercial launch, support both legacy 4G networks and next generation 5G services in non-standalone mode,” the company said.
“They can also migrate to standalone mode through a simple software upgrade in the future.”
At the end of last year, the Korean giant said it would invest $22 billion across 5G and artificial intelligence, and wanted to have 20% of the market by 2020.
Samsung is currently in fifth place behind Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, and Nokia in network equipment sales.
Concerns over the security of Huawei networking gear, as well as the Chinese giant facing a 10-count indictment alleging the company conspired to steal intellectual property from T-Mobile in the United States, and bans in Australia for ZTE and Huawei have left the door open for Samsung to quickly up its market share.
In a speech delivered last month in London, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressed his nation’s ban on Huawei and ZTE.
Turnbull said the ban instituted in August was not done at the behest of another nation or for protectionist reasons, but because it defended Australia’s sovereignty and as a “hedge against changing times”.
“It is important to remember that a threat is the combination of capability and intent,” he said.
“Capability can take years, decades to develop. And in many cases won’t be attainable at all. But intent can change in a heartbeat.”
Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics said it was expecting a 60% drop in first quarter profit.
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Indiana Is The First State To Sue TikTok Over Child Safety Worries
To tech-savvy and/or historically informed readers, the widespread concern about TikTok in the U.S. might smack of earlier moral panics. As mental health nonprofit Take This reports, it’s a matter of record that social media, video and tabletop games, clothing choices, music genres, and virtually anything else enjoyed by the young have been excoriated by American elders on one moral basis or another.
At the same time, serious questions have been raised about the safety of TikTok as a platform. We’ve reported in the past about the successes and failures of TikTok’s content moderation, from its largely hands-off, algorithmic approach to managing content to the borderline unethical treatment experienced by the human moderators the platform does possess. Content capable of generating severe psychological trauma in adult professional content managers certainly shouldn’t be emerging in children’s feeds.
Moderation and data security are also inescapably entwined. Hands-off moderation doesn’t just threaten the possibility of traumatic content in users’ feeds; it allows for sharing media at least some users are likely to see as unethical if not illegal. Add that to the documented pressures that Chinese law puts on social media platforms and it starts to seem like the Indiana lawsuit, right or wrong, at least has some kind of grounding.
Still, TikTok has answered critics and survived plenty of tough talk from the previous presidential administration. Whether it can continue to do so will depend both on the commitment of the platform’s user base and its ability to adapt to the requirements of American law.
How Fast Is The Electric Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Really?
According to Livewire, the ONE has some impressive speed and acceleration numbers, going from 0-60 mph in just three seconds and topping out at 110 mph. Sure, 110 mph doesn’t seem awfully fast, but Harley-Davidson motorcycles were never known for being fast. According to testing by CycleWorld, the Livewire ONE lives up to its reputation, accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds — a fraction of a second slower than the marketed number.
Interestingly, in terms of acceleration, the Livewire ONE is second only to the FXDR 114, which has a 0-60 mph time of only 2.5 seconds, according to Harley Davidson of Kingwood. Being quick off the line is par for the course for an electric motorcycle, though — there are no gears to cycle through, and electric motor torque is usually much higher at low RPM. The highest top speed for a production Harley-Davidson bike also goes to the FXDR 114, which tops out at a respectable 160 mph, according to Peterson’s Harley-Davidson. As far as the Livewire ONE’s 110 mph top speed, that’s par for the course for Harley-Davidson, with most everything except for the FXDR 114.
The Most Luxurious Features Of Mariah Carey’s 1.8 Million Dollar RV
Upon entering you are immediately met by a makeup station with an oversized mirror ringed by “true” makeup lights. On the opposite wall behind the seat is an offset television so the Queen of Christmas can watch her favorite program (through the mirror) while getting properly primped. Dark wood lines the floors, top and bottom (via HotCars).
This segues into a lounge with a curvy 15-foot custom couch ($7,000) and a 65″ Samsung 9000 connected to a Genelec studio-grade 5.1 surround sound system. The left side slides out 35 feet while the right slides out 25 feet to create a 600-square-foot space for her entourage.
The full gourmet kitchen includes a convection microwave, two-burner induction stove top, Sub-Zero hideaway fridge, and a $4,000 LeveLuk SD501 Platinum Kangen water system. Granite stairs lead from the kitchen to a second floor, where the roof pop-ups via hydraulics to reveal what designer RJ Anderson calls a “skyscraper on wheels” (per Daily Mail via AOL Celebrity Motor Homes).
Huge windows run down each side of the bus providing a nearly 360-degree uninterrupted panoramic view, while a 35-foot wrap-around couch seats 30 people. Not only can the lights be dimmed, but it comes with a color wheel that can turn the area into a proverbial nightclub. Big 60-inch televisions on either end of the room round out the entertainment area (via AOL Celebrity Motor Homes).
Anderson Mobile Estates also operates the 7744 Ranch, a resort outside Austin, Texas, where anyone can book a stay in a previously-owned-by-a-celebrity motor home. One of the five listed is “The Lounge.” However, a promotional video not only says it once belonged to Jennifer Lopez (not Mariah Carey) but looks precisely like Mariah Carey’s from the 2005 “Access Hollywood” segment.
Now, all we really want for Christmas is some clarification in this great camper caper.
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