Telia taps Nokia to manage mobile network data demand

Written on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:39
Swedish operator Telia Company has chosen Nokia's cloud packet core solution to profitably deliver enhanced mobile broadband, and to provide the massively scalable platform required as part of Telia's Next Generation Core. Nokia's AirGile cloud-native design will enable Telia to benefit from a full cloud architecture, allowing it to streamline engineering and operations to run on a common infrastructure across all six countries in which it operates. This will contribute to Telia's ambition for competitive operations, lowering the cost of…
Vodafone Group’s Networks Centre of Excellence team and the Huawei Mobile Innovation Centre have been testing a way to help address spectrum constraints in Turkey. The teams have completed the world’s first trial of GSM/LTE (GL) 900MHz dynamic spectrum sharing on Vodafone’s commercial networks in the Black Coast city of Trabzon. "Spectrum is an extremely precious asset. This new network optimization technique improves spectral efficiency and enhances the experience of Vodafone customers,” said Mallik Rao, Vodafone Turkey’s Chief Technology Officer.”…
Ericsson released a statement on January 16 noting that it will book SEK 14.2 billion (US$ 1.77 billion) in write-downs in its Q4 2017 financial results. The write-downs, Ericsson said, are related to the company’s Digital Services and Other divisions, in addition to an SEK 1 billion charge related to tax changes in the United States. The announced write-downs did not come as a surprise however, as Ericsson did warn in December 2017 that it would likely book an impairment…

Japan to host Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials

Written on Sunday, 21 January 2018 09:06
Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies, announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trials are designed to show the enhanced range reliability and latency benefits of C-V2X direct communications operated in 5GHz band. Additionally, the C-V2X trials are designed to demonstrate the…
A recently released Analysis Mason study in collaboration with Huawei entitled, ‘Digitalization reshaping operations: a new digital operational model for the future’ has illustrated how digitalization is fundamentally reshaping the way businesses are being operated, and how in order to remain competitive a new operational model for the future operational environment is necessary. As such, communications service providers (CSPs) are embarking on their own digital transformation journey to increase service agility and operational efficiency through infrastructure evolution and operations transformation.…

Nokia signs five-year agreement with Australian telco

Written on Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:20
Nokia and Australian telco Optus have signed a five-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain key components of Optus' network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance. As part of the contract, Nokia and Optus will develop a Network Operations Centre (NOC), building on global best practices and leveraging local talent to deliver higher performance networks. "We are pleased to work with Optus to help them use automation and other network management tools to further enhance the customer experience, operational…
The city of Dallas, Texas, has selected Ericsson to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties. The Connected Urban Transport solution will give Dallas and adjacent cities the ability to aggregate and analyze diverse, real-time data from traffic…
Over 200 government officials, technology experts, scholars, and representatives from tech companies gathered from all across the Asia-Pacific region for the third annual Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day, held in Kuala Lumpur. The event was co-hosted by Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the Malaysia-China Business Council, and Huawei Technologies. This year's event focused on fostering digital economy in the APAC region, with special focus on digital transformation models for emerging markets, small-…
Nokia and Inria, a French national research institute dedicated to promoting 'scientific excellence in the service of technology transfer and society as a whole', announced the renewal of their joint lab for a four-year period. The announcement took place during an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Inria with Marcus Weldon, Nokia CTO and Nokia Bell Labs President, and Antoine Petit, Inria CEO. "Nokia Bell Labs collaborates with the best academic teams in the world on solving the key technical…

Ericsson Mobility Report: 17m 5G subscriptions in MENA by 2023

Written on Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:46
According to the latest regional appendix to the upcoming Ericsson Mobility Report, the first 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa region are expected during the period 2020 to 2022, reaching around 17 million subscriptions by 2023. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, which encompasses more than 70 countries, faces extreme market variations in terms of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) maturity, but Ericsson’s Mobility Report nonetheless predicts a region-wide growth in mobile subscriptions from 1.590 million…

Ericsson to transform network of Greenland’s main telco

Written on Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:05
Ericsson is undertaking a massive transformation project to modernize and manage the network of TELE-POST, the main telecommunications provider in Greenland. The deployment of Ericsson Radio System will increase the speed and capacity of mobile broadband services for subscribers and enterprises, while at the same time expand coverage for better services in remote villages. Furthermore, Ericsson Radio System will be used for Fixed Wireless Access in a number of settlements. “Our strategic goal is to improve customer experience significantly over…

Huawei reaffirms its commitment to “quality broadband”

Written on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:08
At the 4th Ultra-Broadband Forum in Hangzhou, China, Ryan Ding, Executive Director and President of the Carrier Business Group of Huawei, reaffirmed the company's commitment to providing “quality Broadband”. According to Ding, experience is becoming a bottleneck that plagues broadband development and operators need to provide better experience to meet the needs of individuals, households, enterprises, and the future intelligent world. The global broadband industry used to benefit from its large user base, but now, the industry has moved into…
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