Qualcomm has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Government of China's Guizhou Province and unveiled a joint venture, the Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology Co, capitalized to $280m, 55 percent owned by the Guizhou provincial government's investment arm and 45 percent by a subsidiary of Qualcomm.

Silver Peak Names ASEAN DISTI to Tackle SD-Wan Market

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 07:47
Wide area network technology vendor Silver Peak has appointed Netpoleon as its distributor for ASEAN, giving companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar direct access to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN technology.
Huawei has announced, at the CeBIT show in Hannover Germany, the global marketing theme for its Enterprise Business Group: "Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected World." It says the theme defines how the company is enabling enterprises to transform and thrive in the digital era.
Nokia won Vodafone Group's prestigious Responsible Supplier Award for 2015. Vodafone presented the award, which recognizes outstanding performance, to Nokia at the operator's annual Supplier Awards ceremony in Amsterdam.
Gulf Bridge International "GBI" announced that its Board of Directors has nominated and appointed Amr Eid as the acting chief executive officer, effective immediately, in addition to his role and responsibilities as the chief commercial officer.

EneCom to deploy Japan’s first commercial G.fast network

Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:38
Energia Communications (EneCom) - a telco providing Internet and communication services to residential and corporate customers in Hiroshima and the surrounding Chugoku region of Japan - is to launch the first commercial deployment of G.fast technology in Japan using technology from Nokia. G.Fast will enable EneCom to use its copper network to deliver up to 1Gbps ultra-broadband access to residential subscribers over short copper loops. EneCom will commence deployment in June 2016. The move follows the two companies' G.fast trial…

KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC field trial on LTE network

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:33
KT and Nokia recently conducted the industry's first eMTC field trial, reiterating their commitment to foster a connected world powered by future-ready telecommunications technology. The trial was conducted on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, wherein eMTC utilized only 1.4MHz of the full 20 MHz LTE system, leaving the remaining spectrum free for normal LTE traffic. The trial marks an important milestone for the Internet of Things, allowing for coexistence with the existing LTE network as…
Ranplan has signed a global partnership with Ascom Network Testing to market Ranplan iBuildNet technology, the first all-in-one, heterogeneous network planning, optimization and simulation solution for small cell, DAS and WiFi networks, across both indoor and outdoor environments. Under the brand TEMS iBuildNet, the new Ascom offering will reduce the time and cost of designing and deploying in-building and metropolitan mobile networks to deliver maximum coverage and capacity.

Ericsson to upgrade Robi Axiata’s network in Bangladesh

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:21
Ericsson and Bangladesh mobile operator, Robi Axiata, have signed a three-year contract to upgrade Robi's 2G/GSM network in the Chittagong and Comilla regions of Bangladesh to 3G/WCDMA and make it ready for 4G/LTE. Existing base stations will be upgraded and Ericsson will deploy a substantial number of additional 3G/WCDMA sites in the same regions, enabling Robi to expand the network to address demand from rapid data growth. Ericsson will roll out network hardware and software and provide integration services for…

Antenna Maker KATHREIN Opens Singapore Office

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:58
Germany based antenna maker Kathrein has opened a new office in Asia-Pacific for regional business and sales management and has appointed Ashwini Bakshi to take responsibility for the APAC region as part of a strategy to enhance its presence in regional markets and to serve customers comprehensively. It plans to add region-specific solutions products to its portfolio.

New cable to link Myanmar to Malaysia and Thailand

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42
The Singapore-based Campana Group and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, now a subsidiary of Nokia, have announced plans to build MYTHIC (Myanmar-Malaysia-Thailand International Connection), a 1,600 km submarine cable system that will link Myanmar to Malaysia and Thailand with onward connectivity to Singapore, Hong Kong and beyond. According to Campana, MYTHIC will offer a quicker, cost-effective and more reliable solution to meet Myanmar's huge growth in demand for international connectivity and will provide greater route diversity for data traffic. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks…

Huawei Marine to build Maldives submarine cable

Written on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:39
Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine to deploy a fiber optic submarine cable with the aim of boosting broadband services in the Maldives. The 1200km cable will use Huawei Marine's 100G technology and will provide Ooredoo with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country's increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations. The Maldives has a 200 percent mobile phone penetration but only 51 percent of the population have Internet access (via mobile networks)…
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