• Viavi introduces 3D geolocation for 5G networks

    Viavi Solutions has expanded its Nitro Mobile assurance portfolio with two new offerings that it claims “transform” 5G radio access network (RAN) planning and performance engineering.

    The two products, GEOperformance 5G and Coverage Assurance 5G, are designed to give operators a 3D view of 5G coverage and subscriber experience, allowing them to make substantial changes to 5G RAN planning and performance engineering.

    Combined, said Viavi, they allow mobile operators to move from a position of managing and assuring without visibility to one where comprehensive visibility allows them to attract new vertical markets and drive new revenue streams.

    A 2D view

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  • Advertisers revolt over Facebook’s inaction on hate speech

    Several companies have decided to suspend advertising on Facebook throughout this month over the social media giant’s failure to deal with “the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms”.

    Clothing retailers The North Face, REI and Patagonia were the first to announce they would be pulling advertising from Facebook, and have since been joined by freelance job listing site Upwork and internet company Mozilla.

    The pledge to suspend advertising on Facebook is part of the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign launched on 17 June by a coalition of six US-based civil liberties organisations – the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the National

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  • Making the most of coding bootcamps

    Coding bootcamps and courses have expanded massively in the past decade, transforming from small operations on the fringe of the technology sector to fully fledged enterprises with thousands of graduates a year over that time.

    These bootcamps are essentially technical training courses that teach people the programming languages or coding skills that enterprises are looking for, and are delivered either online, in person or using a mix of both approaches.

    They are an increasingly popular way-in to the industry for people focused on wanting to learn a specific programming language or set of skills, often in a fast-tracked way.


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