News of Note—Ericsson, DT tout 40 Gbps data transmission; Samsung and KDDI’s 5G demos and more

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Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom claim they are the first to successfully demonstrate a millimeter wave link with a data transmission rate of 40 Gbps. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom claim they are the first to successfully demonstrate a millimeter wave link with a data transmission rate of 40 Gbps in a joint innovation project at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens. Release

> Samsung Electronics and KDDI have carried out two new 5G demonstrations, with the first involving the transmission of 4K ultrahigh-definition surveillance video on a train platform and the second testing their 5G functionalities to deploy ultrafast communications at an elementary school in Tokyo. RCR News article

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> Alphabet's board of directors was sued twice in California state court on Thursday by different investors making largely the same claim: that the company breached its fiduciary duty when it allowed rampant sexual misconduct by top male executives to persist. Ars Technica article

> Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is beginning the global rollout of the Mi Mix 3, its first slider phone, which was announced back in October before going on sale in China the following month. Venture Beat article

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