Telecommunication

Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology. It is transmitted through a transmission media, such as over physical media, for example, over electrical cable, or via electromagnetic radiation through space such as radio or light. Such transmission paths are often divided into communication channels which afford the advantages of multiplexing. Since the Latin term communicatio is considered the social process of information exchange, the term telecommunications is often used in its plural form because it involves many different technologies.

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Announcing the Grace Hopper subsea cable, linking the U.S., U.K. and Spain

“Today, 98% of international internet traffic is ferried around the world by subsea cables. A vast underwater network of cables crisscrossing the ocean makes it possible to share, search, send, and receive information around the world at the speed of …

Alphabet’s Loon balloons provide their first commercial internet service in Kenya

“A 35-balloon fleet will provide internet across 50,000 square kilometers Alphabet’s Loon division, which uses floating balloons to provide internet, has today launched its first commercial service in Kenya. In a blog post announcing the news, Loon’s …

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites and lands rocket in dazzling nighttime liftoff

” SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Wednesday (June 3) and nailed a rocket landing at sea to top off the mission. The launch is the second in five days for the California-based …

Qualcomm Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Mobile Wireless Connectivity Portfolio with 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2

“Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 combine leading implementations of next generation connectivity technologies to deliver unprecedented performance and mobile experiences across smartphone tiers Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, launches a flagship portfolio of mobile connectivity systems that …

MediaTek’s New Dimensity 820 Chip Brings Incredible 5G Experiences to Smartphones

“The Dimensity 820 delivers, ultra-fast 5G speeds, impressive power-efficiency and seamless connectivity MediaTek today announced the Dimensity 820 system-on-chip (SoC) which is optimized for premium user experiences. The Dimensity 820 delivers ultra-fast 5G speeds, and is feature-packed with MediaTek’s …

Small Optical Link for International Space Station (SOLISS) Succeeds in Bidirectional Laser Communication Between Space and Ground Station

“The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, President: Hiroshi Yamakawa), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: Hideyuki Tokuda) and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL, President and CEO: Hiroaki Kitano) announced today that they were successful …

Starlink discussion National Academy of Sciences

“SpaceX is launching Starlink to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity across the globe, including to locations where internet has traditionally been too expensive, unreliable, or entirely unavailable. We also firmly believe in the importance of a natural night sky for …

Elon Musk says Starlink internet private beta to begin in roughly three months, public beta in six

“SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has shared more details about when in 2020 we can expect the company’s Starlink low-latency, high-bandwidth satellite internet service to actually be available to customers. He said on Twitter that a private beta …

Starlink Mission 7

“On Wednesday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, or 19:30 p.m. UTC, SpaceX launched its seventh Starlink mission. Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida …

SpaceX gets FCC license for 1 million satellite-broadband user terminals

“SpaceX now licensed to deploy 1 million of what Musk calls “UFOs on a stick.” SpaceX has received government approval to deploy up to 1 million user terminals in the United States for its Starlink satellite-broadband constellation. SpaceX asked the …