SoftBank and Huawei demonstrate 5G use cases

Written on Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:29
Japan’s SoftBank and Huawei Technologies Japan teamed up to demonstrate various potential use cases for a 5G network to SoftBank’s business partners. The use cases included ultra-high throughput, ultra-low latency transmission, and edge computing. The demonstration included real-time UHD video transmission using ultra-high throughput, remote control of a robotic arm using ultra-low latency transmission, and remote rendering via a GPU server using edge computing. The real-time UHD video transmission demonstrated throughput of over 800 Mbps. Also, the remote control of…

Ericsson enhances global 5G radio offering

Written on Monday, 11 September 2017 13:00
Ericsson has enhanced its global 5G radio offering by introducing a new radio product, AIR 3246, for Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (Massive MIMO). The product supports both 4G/LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) technologies and is Ericsson’s first 5G NR radio for frequency division duplex (FDD). The product launch, according to the Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer, will enable operators – especially in metropolitan areas – to bring 5G to subscribers using currently available mid-band spectrum and boost capacity in…

Qualcomm and Ericsson further MTN’s IoT ambitions

Written on Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:49
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have successfully completed a lab trial for a Cat-M1 solution with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s Internet of Things (IoT) ambitions. This is the first Cat-M1 test implementation of its kind on the African continent and represents the first stage of a wider scope of test activity. The Cat-M1 trial uses IoT devices integrated with a Qualcomm MDM9206 global multimode LTE IoT modem and the Ericsson Massive IoT Radio Access Network product. The successful…
Qualcomm has joined AT&T, Nokia, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic as part of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance formed earlier this year. The purpose of the group is to collaborate and pool together collective capabilities and resources to tackle emerging security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT). With over 1.5 billion IoT devices shipped using its chips, Qualcomm brings to the Alliance expertise in comprehensive security solutions rooted on hardware, for a wide array of edge devices including…

Head of Samsung sentenced to five years in jail for bribery

Written on Sunday, 03 September 2017 09:31
South Korean conglomerate Samsung has been rocked following the decision by Seoul Central District Court to sentence its leader to five years in jail for bribery. Billionaire, Jay Y. Lee, was the head of Samsung Group but his career is now in turmoil as it faces up to the prospect of spending the next five years in prison. The ruling by the court in South Korea brings to an end a six-month scandal that shocked the nation - the revelations…
 Ericsson has endured a difficult number of years in the telecommunications market, but newly-appointed CTO Erik Ekudden has expressed his optimism moving forward – vowing that the Swedish vendor will focus on key trends they’ve identified such as ‘automation’. The CTO disclosed that the key trends were identified following intense discussions with Ericsson’s customers and its leadership team since his appointment on July 1st. Ekudden believes that Ericsson is well-placed to deliver on some of the technology trends which have…

Qualcomm President Derek Aberle to step down

Written on Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:17
Qualcomm Incorporated announced on August 25 that Derek Aberle has decided to leave the company after a 17-year career during which he served as President of Qualcomm Incorporated and helped drive the company’s overall global strategy and vision as a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee. His departure will be effective as of December 31, 2017. “On behalf of the Executive Team, I want to thank Derek for the vision, creativity, dedication, and judgment he brought to the company and wish…

Huawei marked as leader in LTE

Written on Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:00
Huawei is marked as a leader in the LTE market according to the newly-released Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure by advisory and research firm Gartner. The company evaluated the end-to-end (E2E) LTE infrastructure of vendor's completeness of vision and ability to execute in the report. According to Gartner analysts, Huawei outperforms other market players with its rapidly-expanding market share, large-scale commercial network deployment, and a comprehensive portfolio of innovative hardware and software products. Huawei's LTE solution is growing increasingly…
Chinese telecommunications colossus ZTE has attributed its first-half net profit success to its investment in 4G infrastructure and handsets. The world’s fourth-largest vendor of smartphones has hit its projected first-half net profit target forecast of 30%. Analysts said that domestic telephone network providers continued to invest in 4G infrastructure provided by ZTE, and the firm also enjoyed a significant growth in the sales of its mobile devices. ZTE’s profit was $344M, whilst revenue rose by 13% which incidentally was also…
China Telecom’s branch in Ningbo City, Zhejiang province, announced that Huawei will build the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) network for the Ningbo Zhenhai smart refinery. Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Co., Ltd. is a large holding subsidiary and key enterprise directly under China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation. The smart factory project is a major step in the enterprise information development. Based on sophisticated technologies and successful practice in the MEC field, Huawei will provide a MEC@CloudEdge solution and build an open…
Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia has announced that it has launched its 5G Mobile Network Architecture - which is a research project consisting of 14 major partners, that includes Huawei, Telecom Italia and Samsung. The innovative research initiative will last for a period of two years and will have a budget of €7.7M. The program aims to focus on using network slicing to accelerate pre-standard 5G use cases in a range of areas such as media, automotive and healthcare. In a…
Norweigan telecom firm Telenor and Sweden’s Telia have signed a managed services contract with Nokia that will see the company manage their joint mobile radio network in Denmark. The agreement will allow Telia and Telenor to offer customers of Denmark's largest mobile network even better coverage and greater capacity for a world-class mobile experience, Nokia said in a release. “The combination of Telia and Telenor's network has been a historic business,” said Henrik Kofod, CTO, Telia Denmark. “Today we have…
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