Ericsson unveils 5G design center in Austin, Texas

Written on Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:55
Ericsson is opening a design center in Austin, Texas, to focus on microelectronics and accelerating the path to 5G commercialization. The Austin ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Design Center is open now and recruitments are ongoing. Such microelectronics are at the core of all Ericsson Radio Systems and can be seen as processors that are specially made for the computation needs of mobile infrastructure. They are 100x faster, more cost-efficient, and less power hungry than a general processor in a…

Qualcomm develops biometric wearable medical patches

Written on Monday, 02 October 2017 10:36
Qualcomm has designed and developed breakthrough reference designs for connected medical-grade biometric patches that will enable a multitude of intelligent care models, from perioperative care (the period around the time of a surgical operation) to assessing the impact of therapeutic interventions. Designed to allow healthcare professionals to monitor patients across the care continuum with access to near real-time data, the patches measure a variety of biometric parameters, including clinical thermometry and sophisticated motion measurements. Benchmark Electronics, a global provider of…

Nokia to help India’s Idea Cellular meet bandwidth demand

Written on Monday, 02 October 2017 07:00
Nokia said will help Indian telecom provider Idea Cellular meet ever-increasing bandwidth demand by deploying Nokia's 1830 Photonic Services Switch (PSS) based Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution. The optical transport network solution will be implemented across fiber-constrained geographies on the Idea network in India. Once the technology is deployed, Idea will be able to provide high-bandwidth services to its subscribers. "With the roll-out of Idea's pan-India wireless broadband network in the last one year, we have witnessed massive data growth…
Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has altered its strategic approach in Kenya in a bid to boost sales of its handsets. It has restructured the price of some of its devices and is now showcasing smartphones that are retailing at between $100-200. It is hoping that a sharp increase in sales will boost its market share in Kenya. Huawei is currently positioned as number three in relation to market share in the African nation which has been described as a…
Ericsson claims that Indian telecoms and media company Reliance Communications (RCom) and its subsidiaries owe it over INR11.56 billion ($180 million) and has subsequently filed a petition with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against the company, the Swedish vendor said in a statement. Filing the claim against RCom was a “last resort” Ericsson said, to put an end to the issue. However, RCom will reportedly challenge the action. Ericsson is seeking INR4.91 billion from RCom, and further claims that…

GCC mobile market poised for recovery in 2018

Written on Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:41
The GCC mobile phone market is expected to recover next year, following a stagnant 2016 and 2017, according to IDC’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker results. IDC predicts the mobile market to close 2017 relatively flat and forecasts that 2018 will see recovery of 9 percent growth year-on-year. Overall shipments to the GCC in Q2 2017 totaled 6.4 million units, representing a minor decline of -1 percent quarter-on-quarter and -1.3 percent year-on-year. This contrasts starkly with the steep -10.2…
At the third New-Generation Internet Infrastructure Forum in Beijing, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China Electric Power Research Institute, and Huawei said they would cooperate on the joint basic foresight innovation project about 5G power slicing technology. Zhang Chengliang, Vice Director of China Telecom's Beijing Research Institute, presided over the opening ceremony. Zhu Xuetian, Director of Network Technology & Planning Dept. of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, Ding Huixia, Director of Communications Test and Simulation Center of China Electric Power…

ZTE’s AI solution aims to held operators build AI networks

Written on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:35
Shenzhen-based telecom vendor ZTE recently launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution to help operators build next-generation highly-intelligent and cost-effective automated AI networks. From platform, services, network and chip aspects, the solution fully elaborates on future-oriented AI end-to-end architecture, applications, as well as typical scenarios. With a unified AI platform, ZTE's AI Solution can provide diversified applications, for cloud service, intelligent network, as well as chip and terminal. AI-based cloud service application can provide voice and video services which are based…
Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei has launched a demo ‘smart city’ in Weifang, China. It’s part of an overall objective by the company to showcase and highlight its narrowband Internet of Things ‘smart city’ applications and Ocean-Connect IoT platform. The Chinese smartphone maker made the announcement in relation to its new demo ‘smart city’ at the Huawei Connect conference which was held in Shanghai. It conveyed to those in attendance that Weifang will utilize Huawei’s city-level IoT platform to access, manage…
South Korean smartphone colossus Samsung has announced that its pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 have surpassed the highest-ever for the Note Series. Samsung believes its latest premium smartphone which exceeded the pre-orders enjoyed by the Note 7 – will protect the market dominance it currently assumes as it faces a stiff battle with Apple to remain on the top spot. Apple has aggressively marketed its latest iPhone - as it focuses on the tenth anniversary of the inception of…

Huawei overtakes Apple as second largest smartphone brand

Written on Monday, 18 September 2017 12:40
Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July, according to research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse for July 2017. But with the release of Apple’s latest iPhone coming up this September, Huawei could be pushed back into third place. Samsung holds the number one spot. “This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence,” said Counterpoint’s Research Director, Peter Richardson. “It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure…

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei go live with 5G connection

Written on Monday, 18 September 2017 12:14
Deutsche Telekom, in collaboration with Huawei, went live with Europe’s first 5G connection on Sept. 14, based on the latest 3GPP standard. The operator’s commercial 5G network in central Berlin provides over 2Gbps and low latency of 3 milliseconds over a 3.7GHz spectrum link. Powered by Huawei user equipment using 3GPP specifications for 5G New Radio (NR), the deployment on commercial sites is the first in Europe and marks an important advancement in the global development of 5G. 5G NR…
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