eir launches 5G in Ireland: powered by Ericsson 5G Core

The next generation of connectivity will initially be available from 100 sites serving 10 towns and cities around the country, with another 100 to follow in the coming weeks. The first locations are Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Carlow, Castlebar, Dundalk, Drogheda and Kilkenny. One hundred additional sites in Athlone, Bray, Ennis, Letterkenny, Sligo, Tralee and Trim will be added before the end of year.

5G services have been enabled in eir by upgrading its existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and User Data Management (UDM) networks to Ericsson solutions supporting 5G capabilities. Harnessing the power of these new capabilities, eir’s subscribers in the abovementioned locations can now enjoy the benefits of enhanced Mobile Broadband and Fixed Wireless Access.

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Dow Plunges but History Awaits ‘Spectacular’ 20% Stock Pump

By: Ben Brown

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) suffered a painful stock market open on Thursday, triggered by a Bloomberg report that poured cold water on hopes for a full trade deal between Trump and China.

However, the long-term horizon could still be a boon for stocks if history repeats itself. With the Federal Reserve slashing the benchmark interest rate for a third-straight time on Wednesday, LPL Financial crunched the numbers to see how the stock market reacted after previous triple cuts.

The simple answer is: “spectacular.”.

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Satellite comms firm Inmarsat joins Global Mining Guidelines Group

Satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat has joined the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) to further strengthen its commitment to the mining industry.

GMG serves as a hub for collaboration and innovation across the mining sector and is a multi-stakeholder organisation with representation from mining regions worldwide.

It is an open platform that brings together representatives from mining companies, regulators and other mining research organisations. The members regularly meet to discuss challenges and disruptive technologies that are transforming the mining industry.

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Bitcoin And Crypto Are Heading For An Epic Social Media Showdown

By: Billy Bambrough

While the social media monetary situation is not this clear cut, both Dorsey and Zuckerberg have emerged as champions of two similar but opposing ideas; the internet needs its own currency, one sees it as centralised, through Facebook, the other sees it as decentralised, through bitcoin.

Zuckerberg appears to have lost the first round. His libra project, a cryptocurrency by name only and governed by an independent-but-shrinking group of companies, has run afoul of governments and regulators around the world, many of which were already worried Facebook wielded too much influence before the social media giant thought to take on the central bankers.

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Tech sector will be bigger than dairy in three to five years: TIN boss

By: Chris Keall

The NZ Trade & Enterprise-backed survey of our largest tech companies by revenue (the “TIN200”) found total tech sector revenue rose by more than $1 billion for the second year in a row as it jumped from $11.0b to $12.1b.

Within that total, export revenue generated by NZ-based technology companies jumped by 11 per cent to $8.7b – reinforcing that the sector has become one of our biggest offshore earners.

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Multimillion Dollar US Cannabis Deals Near Completion

By: Danielle Edwards 

Federal clearance in the US has pushed some cannabis acquisitions closer towards completion. 

On Wednesday (October 30), both Curaleaf Holdings (CSE:CURA,OTCQX:CURLF) and Cresco Labs (CSE:CL,OTCQX:CRLBF) revealed that the waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements (HSR) Act have expired for their respective multimillion dollar acquisitions.

Though both of the deals are set to improve the two multi-state operators’ (MSOs) market share across the US and could represent a newfound interest in the regulated cannabis industry at the state level by federal powers, cannabis deals overall have been downsized in the face of a struggling market.

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No, Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and Apple’s U1 ultra wideband chip are not related

By: Rae Hodge

You may have heard the term “ultra wideband” getting thrown around by both Apple and Verizon, but their two use cases are actually very different. Here’s what you need to know about UWB.

Apple’s ultra wideband U1 chip

Apple’s U1 chip is the company’s first use of sophisticated location-tracking technology that’s faster, more precise and more secure than GPS-based location tracking. It can better pinpoint the exact location of phones, key fobs and tracking tags. It’s been used in other fields for a while now.

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Mining industry booms in Finland

By: Xinhua

HELSINKI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — Mining in Finland has broken excavation volumes for three years in a row, although booming production still does not meet demand, an industry report said on Tuesday.

The report, published by the Finnish ministry of economic affairs and employment at a conference on mining and ore searching at Kittila, northwestern Finland, says that eleven mines are currently producing metal ore and 35 industrial minerals in Finland at a total output of 50 million tons. A new silver mine in the northeastern city of Sotkamo and a gold mine in southern city of Valkeakoski joined the league this year.

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Here’s how the stock market tends to perform after the Fed cuts interest rates 3 times in a row


Wall Street is assessing a third interest rate cut in as many meetings by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday afternoon.

And although there may be some trepidation about policy makers delivering another dose of monetary easing to a stock market that is at or near records, history shows that the market tends to extend its gains after three successive interest-rate cuts of a quarter percentage point, according to data from LPL Financial (see chart below).

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Bitcoin Price Predicted to Move Up in $10,000 Region by Prominent Crypto Trader

By: Alex Dovbnya

Cryptocurrency trader Josh Rager has just shared his fresh take on the Bitcoin price action while the top coin keeps see-sawing in the $10,000 range. 

Bitcoin is gearing up to touch $10,000

If the top coin surges above the resistance level at $9,600, it would potentially open the doors for the $10,000 level, Rager believes. However, this bullish scenario will be invalidated if BTC breaks below the $8,700 support level. 

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