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Microsoft prepares own SIM card for release

2 years, 11 months ago
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In shop of mobile applications Windows Store there was a free Cellular Data program providing mobile Internet access irrespective of contracts with providers of cellular communication. As appears from the description, for a program runtime it is necessary to use the special SIM card from Microsoft and mobile version of the Windows 10 operating system.

It is supposed that users will pay Internet access with funds from their account in Microsoft. It is not specified yet in what countries and at what price similar service will be available.

Apparently, Microsoft is going to become the virtual mobile network operator rendering data services on leased cellular networks.

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We squeeze out an Internet maximum of rural cells

2 years, 11 months ago
On the eve of New Year's holidays it was required to leave the capital a bit earlier, to leave it in the direction of such places in which the Internet happens quite seldom. For absence at work I promised workmates to be in touch. And as my kind of activity is directly connected with web, I decided to experiment with availability of the Internet in the planned place of stay.

Essence of a task was as follows:

  1. To reach the comfortable speed of the Internet.
  2. To distribute the Internet not only for itself, but also for the spouse.

We had 2 modems, 750 megabytes of the paid Internet, 3 notebooks, several phones and the whole set of sim cards of all sorts and coloring, access point with OpenWRT, usb hub, a flash card and the antenna. Not that it was the necessary stock for a trip, but if began to collect pieces of iron, it becomes difficult to stop. The only thing that caused in me concern - it is the antenna. Nothing in the world happens more helpless, irresponsible and weak, than the signal from the antenna which passed a cable through 3-meter usb. I knew that sooner or later we will pass also to this rubbish.

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Roskomnadzor wants to oblige messengers to sign agreements with telecom operators

3 years ago

© Photo: Sam Azgor

As it was already reported earlier, now in Roskomnadzor there is a discussion of the principles of work of OTT-operators in Russia. It both messengers, and social networks, and other resources where message exchange is possible. The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov repeated that this is not about prohibition of messengers in Russia, writes "RIA". Sentences of department will concern execution of the general requirements imposed to mobile network operators.

"So far we discuss with professional community. Let's send finally to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, most likely, in January" — reported Heats.

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Indicator of level of the accepted signal on Android

3 years ago
Quite recently I began to deal with standards of wireless networks (considered local and mobile networks), and decided to share interesting supervision. I hope, this article will help readers to select phones not only with the best characteristics, but also to look at quality of acceptance and a signal transmission.

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В Minecraft создали работающий смартфон с сотовой вышкой

3 years ago


Когда Minecraft впервые «засветился» на международной арене, никто и не предполагал, что эта игра станет больше, чем игрой. Тем не менее, так и случилось. При помощи Minecraft пользователи отстраивают Starship Enterprise, создают модель Арктики, проектируют калькуляторы.

Разного рода моды дополняют функциональность игрушки. К примеру, используя один из модов, пользователю удалось настроить управление своей WiFi лампочкой, с размещением органов управления (выключатель) в Minecraft. Но это все цветочки. Ягодка же — создание функционирующего смартфона, с функцией видеосвязи.

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The next round of "fight against terrorism" or as the Ministry of Communications coveted substitution of number again

3 years ago

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In 2016 Ericsson and NTT DoCoMo will start testing of networks 5G in field conditions

3 years ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog 5Gbps. And already the Ericsson company literally the other day declares in the press release readiness for testing of networks of a wireless network 5G in field conditions with use of the latest Ericsson 5G Ratio Prototypes stand prototype which is finding room in a "road" small suitcase.

About what to wait from this event for and the last forecast of analysts of Ericsson concerning perspectives of development of networks 5G and other segments of a wireless communication up to 2021 we will tell in our today's publication.

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Rules of sales of sim cards in Russia can be toughened

3 years ago

Photo: Alexander Skifsky / Kommersant

Soon officials can take certain measures for restriction of turnover of sim cards which extend without the conclusion of the agreement. The relevant initiative was put forward at a meeting of the interdepartmental commission on counteraction to extremism in the Russian Federation, writes the "Kommersant". Following the results of a meeting of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications charged to toughen responsibility for sale of sim cards, with simultaneous change of procedure of their obtaining. for example, the commission suggested to develop corrections to the legislation concerning restriction for foreigners of period of validity of agreements on communication services provision for stay of foreigners in the territory of the Russian Federation. Can prolong the agreement on the basis of documents which prolong stay terms.

The commission also studies a possibility of modification of the legislation which whether give to Roskomnadzor authority on unscheduled inspection of legal persons and entrepreneurs who do not provide the information about natural persons — users of communication services, as well as powers on carrying out test purchases of sim cards.

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Google, Verizon, Sprint and Skype provide free communication with France

3 years, 1 month ago


A number of telecommunication companies, telecom operators offer subscribers an opportunity to perform a free call or sending the message to France. Thus, the companies help people to find out whether everything is good with their family who is in France now. As it was already reported, in Paris a number of acts of terrorism therefore 129 people died was performed, and were much more wounded.

In these conditions communication is very important — people can be convinced that with their family who is in Paris everything is all right now. Calls to Europe from the same of the USA not and are cheap therefore telecommunication companies decided to help the clients. Here, as it occurs.

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Protocol watchdog and Function key setting in GPS/GLONASS Queclink GL300 tracker

3 years, 1 month ago
1. Protocol watchdog — an opportunity automatic or forced reset of a tracker

The command AT + GTDOG is used for an automatic reboot of a tracker of Queclink GL300 or through a certain period, or at inclusion of ignition in the vehicle.
Automatic, periodic reboot of a tracker helps to avoid functioning of the device in "an exclusive status" for a long time. In addition to an automatic reboot, the tracker supports reset forced, on command on a digital input.


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