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Benign brother has got your back: China launches coronavirus app

China’s government bodies and businesses have jointly launched a mobile app to help the populace self-detect if they have been in close contact with those confirmed or suspected of carrying the novel coronavirus. The app has access to private data in the hands of multiple official holders.

Verizon plugs its 5G in London

The US and UK might not be on the best of terms at the moment, but Verizon has opened a London office to demo its 5G goods and draw attention from international customers.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Coronavirus, Balkanisation and Vodafone

Jamie’s watching the rugby so Wei is promoted from the bench to join Iain and Scott this week. They start by discussing the coronavirus outbreak and the effect it may have on the imminent MWC trade show. This leads naturally to the threat of the telecoms industry becoming Balkanised as the US and China vie for supremacy and they conclude with a look at a few developments from Vodafone.

Verizon Super Bowl ad called out for hypocrisy

The purpose of Verizon’s ad at this year’s Super Bowl is not entirely clear, but the stick it has taken is very obvious, especially following the California wildfires blunder.

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