International Technology

South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first

South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers said on Thursday, in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology. Three top telecom providers—SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus—began their 5G services at 11 pm local time on Wednesday, despite previously […]

International Technology

India’s ASAT missile test created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS: NASA

The head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of the NASA five days after India shot […]

National Technology

PSLV to launch military’s eye in the sky

Monday’s PSLV mission carrying EMISAT — the country’s first satellite for gathering electronic intelligence (ELINT) to locate hostile radars for the military — will also be the longest flight for the Indian polar launch vehicle. The April 1 mission is numbered C-45 and carries 28 small, foreign customer satellites from four countries. The satellites together […]

International Technology

Google rejects Australian regulator’s call for scrutiny, denies market power

Alphabet Inc’s Google has rejected calls by Australia’s competition regulator for tougher scrutiny of its operations, denying that it enjoys market power in online searches and advertising, documents published on Monday showed. The global giant was responding to recommendations made late last year by the watchdog, such as increased scrutiny and a new regulatory body […]