Two of Asia’s leading smartphone technology makers are going head-to-head in a legal battle. Huawei, based in China, said that it was pursuing its South Korean rival, Samsung, in two courts – one in California, and the other in Shenzen, according to a report by BBC. Huawei claims that several of its cellular communications and software innovations have been copied by Samsung and used in Samsung phones without the permission of Huawei. The specific patent technologies have not been disclosed,…

Nokia soon could roll-out ruthless global job cuts

Written on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:13
A recent report by Reuters suggests that Nokia could be letting go of 10,000 to 15,000 employees from its offices around the globe as part of its global redundancy program announced last month. In April, it was reported that Nokia had cut 1,300 jobs in Finland (later confirmed to be 1,032) and 1,400 jobs in Germany. According to a statement by Nokia in April, the cause of the job cuts is related to the Alcatel-Lucent deal. Most of the employee…
Huawei employees were recently denied visas to Canada over potential spying allegations, Telecoms Tech News reports. Huawei has faced spying accusations several times in the past, but is making efforts to be more transparent with its operations in order to ease concerns. An immigration officer at Canada’s Hong Kong consulate reportedly told one of the rejected applicants denied a visa over spying concerns that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that you are a member of the inadmissible class of…
E-marine, the principal provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, officially launched its newest cable-laying vessel in the United Arab Emirates on May 19, to support its ambitious expansion plans and boost capacity to maintain vital cable infrastructure in the Middle East and East Africa region. CS Maram is E-marine’s fifth vessel to be added to its cable laying fleet, which was constructed in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi and incorporates eco-friendly technology. CS Maram is the most…
Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is working with Google on an initiative bringing the power of Android OS embedded directly into the car. The initiative aims to help car makers create powerful infotainment systems using Android as a common platform, making it easier to add connected services and applications while delivering a safer and more intuitive driving experience. The goal is to accelerate innovation in the car with an approach that offers openness, customization, and scale.…
Facebook, the social network hub, has officially launched its Free Basics service in Nigeria, the most populous country in the African continent and also the largest market. The Free Basics platform was launched in collaboration with Indian Telco Airtel, the third largest telecom operator in Africa with almost 34 million subscribers. Free Basics allows users to access listed websites free of charge. The platform is part of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, aiming to provide efficient Internet access to two-thirds of the…
Nokia, in collaboration with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), has conducted a successful test of MulteFire technology, which combines the high-performance of LTE with the simplicity of Wi-Fi deployment in unlicensed spectrum bands such as 5GHz. As data demand continues unabated, mobile operators will want to explore more opportunities in other spectrum bands, for example the 5GHz band, to reach more of their subscribers in private enterprise networks such as stadiums, office blocks, shopping malls and airports. However, as the…
Türk Telekom International (TTI), one of the leading telecommunications operators across Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus and the Middle East, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PCCW Global, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and international operating division of HKT, to explore service portfolio and geographic synergies between the two companies. As part of the MoU, consideration will be given to making PCCW Global’s GTVN (Global Television Network) a managed end-to-end video transportation solution, available to TTI’s…

Huawei introduces Cloud Managed Network Solution

Written on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:28
Huawei will introduce a Cloud Managed Network solution that enables cloud-based wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, large enterprises with branch networks and Internet of Things (IoT). Huawei’s Cloud Managed Network (CMN) solution, introduced during Interop Las Vegas 2016, will support public and private cloud, and will be available to enterprises through managed service providers (MSPs). Active Telecoms recently met with Ma Da, Ajay Gupta, and Swift Liu from Huawei in order to give our readers a…
Lightpath has established direct international access to its expansive New York metro area fiber network. Through a connection to New Jersey Fiber Exchange’s neutral cable landing station meet-me room in Wall, New Jersey, Lightpath’s enterprise customers can now leverage its ultra-high bandwidth services for connectivity to key international destinations. New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South NJFX LogoAmerica, Europe and the Caribbean meet. Lightpath…

Ericsson to upgrade Celcom Axiata’s network to LTE

Written on Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:39
Ericsson has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Malaysian data network provider Celcom Axiata to deliver LTE services. Ericsson will deploy its latest-generation radio network products, including full turnkey delivery of products and services for Celcom’s radio access network (RAN). According to Ericsson, its modular architecture, with its multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layered technology will provide Celcom with the infrastructure to support subscribers’ growing mobile data requirements, as well as the flexibility to expand and adapt to changing consumer needs. Todd…
2016 is a historic year for Ericsson as it marks 140 years since the establishment of the company. This successful journey would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions made by its employees; it is their commitment that has made Ericsson one of the leading ICT companies in the world today. Attracting and retaining great employees is no mean feat – and Ericsson takes great pride in its global employee engagement efforts. The company considers its brand, and ability…
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