Japanese telco SoftBank has announced it is teaming up with both Ericsson and Nokia for the roll out of its 5G network.
Both vendors have existing relationships with the telco.
Ericsson said in a statement that it would “reinforce” the telco’s LTE network while optimising its 5G network, as it provides its Ericsson Radio System to operate in SoftBank’s 3.9-4.0 GHz and 29.1-29.5 GHz spectrum bands.
The pair previously worked together to use machine learning to determine where to place cells to upgrade SoftBank’s network.
For Nokia, the Finnish equipment manufacturer said it would use its AirScale solution for SoftBank’s 5G radio access network.
“We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with SoftBank and to be working with them as a trusted end to end partner at such an important milestone in the transformation to 5G,” Head of Nokia Japan John Harrington said.
In 2017, SoftBank signed a 5G partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE.
In its most recent earnings announcement, SoftBank Corporation, the telco part of the SoftBank Group conglomerate, earlier this month reported that sales increased by 4% and adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation rose 1% to ¥1.2 trillion. The telco now has 22 million mobile subscribers across its SoftBank, Y!mobile, and Line Mobile brands, and 5.9 million fibre subscribers.
On December 19, SoftBank Corporation listed onto the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which saw SoftBank Group’s indirect ownership fall from 99.99% to 66.5%.
On Monday, the Japanese government tightened the rules for foreign investment in tech and telco companies, with foreign investors needing Tokyo’s approval to take a stake over 10% in a local company.
Last week, SoftBank delayed the sale of new handsets from Huawei so that it could asses whether customers could safely use them.
SoftBank Group looking to ride AI unicorns into the future
SoftBank Vision Fund was the majority provider of operating income for the Japanese behemoth for fiscal year 2018.
Japan telcos pull back sale of new Huawei smartphones
Citing consumer safety concerns and uncertainty over Google’s Android support, SoftBank and KDDI have delayed the sale of new handsets from the Chinese vendor, specifically, the Huawei P30 lite, which had been slated to hit the local market on May 24.
Japan to restrict foreign investment for domestic tech and telco companies
Among the affected industries are the telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing, and mobile phone manufacturing sectors.
Ericsson: Expired certificate caused O2 and SoftBank outages
Ericsson has said an expired certificate was the root cause of a global outage, with O2 still working to restore 3G and 4G data services while SoftBank telco services are all back up and running.
Toyota and SoftBank team up for on-demand vehicles and autonomous driving
Starting with on-demand vehicles, the pair are aiming at autonomous vehicles by the middle of next decade.
Here’s What Hackers Are Really Doing With Your Info
F1 Solutions explains what hackers are really doing with your data: selling it, exposing it, holding it for ransom, mining it for valuable info like credit card numbers, using it for other hacks, or simply showing it off. Some hacks have nothing to do with money; instead, the attackers are out for revenge. Others hack into “unhackable” systems or organizations just to show off or leak data in retaliation for something.
However, most cybercriminals are out for financial gain, and stolen data can contain valuable information. From credentials to credit cards and social security numbers, everything today is stored online. Hacked data is also sold in bulk on the dark web. F1 Solutions says social security numbers can sell for as low as $1, credit or debit cards from 50 cents to $1 per card (they’re often sold in bundles), and Paypal credentials can be worth as much as $200. Driver licenses, digital and physical passports, and even medical information are also sold online.
Ransomware, meanwhile, is a growing trend where hackers usually target small and medium organizations, take control of their systems and data, and then offer the company the chance of recovering their computers once a ransom is paid. Given the rise of blockchain technology, it’s also not surprising to learn that digital wallet credentials and credentials to NFTs sites are also increasingly stolen. Finally, data can be used to steal identities, commit fraud, do more hacking, and even vandalize websites.
How To Send An Email Draft From Google Docs Directly To Gmail
Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is arguably the most tightly integrated office productivity suite available. The services it features — Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Form — already interconnect with other apps like Google Meet, Keep, and Drive, and with smart chips, Google Docs now seamlessly links with Gmail. The update makes the two apps more cohesive, allowing you to draft and send your emails without leaving Docs.
Smart chips belong to the Google Smart Canvas project, which is Google’s vision for tying all of its Workspace products together. You can access smart chips by simply typing @ in Docs. In addition to the new email feature, Google offers chips for rapid formatting and quickly attaching files, media, menus, and even calendar events (via Google Blog). You can also collaborate on your email drafts with other people just like you would a regular document. These other users can make suggestions, comments, or edits without hopping to a different window. Plus, Google Docs’ grammar and spelling checker now works on Gmail, too.
How to send a Gmail draft directly from Google Docs
You can draft emails within Google Docs, and when you’re ready, you’re given a preview inside a pop-up window and the option to directly send the message (via Google Support).
Create a new Google Docs file (you can use this shortcut to create new documents quickly).
Type @ and select Email Draft from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can navigate to Insert > Building blocks > Email draft.
You’ll be greeted with the standard template for an email.
In the “To” section, you can use @ to add saved people or type out their email addresses manually.
Write the subject and email message.
Hit the blue Gmail icon floating next to the template.
A small pop-up window will load the Gmail Compose panel with the relevant text fields already filled out. If Gmail doesn’t support your Google Docs font, you might see a related warning.
You can also make additional formatting changes at this point, attach files, insert signatures, schedule the draft to be sent later, or discard it within the Compose Mail pop-up.
Hit send and close the preview window.
Why you should draft an email in Google Docs
Google’s powerful AI grammar and spellcheck tools will help you write strong, clear, and error-free messages. That may not be a big deal if you’re sending a straightforward reply or question, but you should consider drafting your next important email in Google Docs. Long-form emails sometimes require outlines, charts or tables, which can’t be designed in the Gmail Compose window. You can create, integrate, and email those tables, outline menus, and charts directly from Google Docs, saving you the hassle of copying and pasting them back and forth.
Google Docs also saves a copy of the draft; it can be quickly found with search, retrieved, and edited on the fly. The autosave feature should come in handy when sending an email to multiple addresses, as well. Instead of loading a new window for each recipient, you can simply hit the mail button next to the Gmail template every time. For emails that require approval or contribution from your team members, turn on the share feature built into Docs (via Google). You can then collaborate on emails and receive suggestions without leaving the Google Docs window.
Elon Musk Just Put Up Even More Of His Money To Fund Twitter Takeover
Musk has at least one reason to pull away from the Twitter purchase: the company’s shareholders are already beginning to push back against him. The board opted against re-electing longtime Musk supporter Egon Durban, who is the co-CEO of Silver Lake, a private equity firm that Musk could potentially have planned to tap for financial assistance in his campaign to build equity towards the Twitter buy.
Noted by Insider, the deal can be terminated at any point before it becomes finalized in October, for a meager $1 billion. Twitter has asserted that the deal will indeed go through at the full price agreed upon by both parties — $54.20 per share — regardless of any reasoning put up by Elon Musk to back away from the deal, or to drive the price down. Regardless, the Twitter purchase debacle hasn’t been good for Elon Musk’s net worth, which is still heavily tied into Tesla stock prices.
The Easiest Way To Transfer Safari Bookmarks To Google Chrome
Moving bookmarks between desktop browsers is fairly straightforward. You can either let Chrome automatically import the bookmarks or do it...
Bluetti Gives Veterans And Military Personnel A Treat This Memorial Day Weekend
Bluetti is including some of its best and most versatile power stations up for grabs this memorial weekend with big...
Can we cut the US’s carbon emissions in half this decade?
About a year ago, President Joe Biden set an ambitious climate target: The US should cut its greenhouse gas emissions...
After buying Bungie, Sony goes all in on live service games – TechCrunch
After buying Bungie earlier this year, Sony is moving fast to integrate the company’s expertise into its broader vision. In...
CDC presumes community spread of monkeypox; 9 cases now in 7 states
Enlarge / A 2003 photo of the arms and legs of a 4-year-old girl infected with monkeypox in Liberia. Monkeypox...
Social2 years ago
CrashPlan for Small Business Review
Social1 month ago
Web.com website builder review
Gadgets4 years ago
A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch
Mobile4 years ago
Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking – TechCrunch
Cars3 years ago
What’s the best cloud storage for you?
Social4 years ago
iPhone XS priciest yet in South Korea
Security3 years ago
Google latest cloud to be Australian government certified
Social4 years ago
Apple’s new iPad Pro aims to keep enterprise momentum