SES selects SpaceX, ULA to launch C-band satellites

Written on Thursday, 06 August 2020 12:47
SES has selected SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch satellites into orbit as part of the company’s C-band clearing plan, as well as their contribution to facilitate 5G across America. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch two C-band satellites built by Northrop Grumman to rapidly launch a contingency satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2022 allowing SES to meet the FCC’s time-critical objective to roll out 5G services across the United States. ULA’s Atlas V rocket will be…

Huawei crowned top smartphone seller

Written on Thursday, 30 July 2020 07:02
China's Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the number-one smartphone seller worldwide in the second quarter, industry tracker Canalys said.
PCCW Global today announced that its Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection® (SDI® ) platform is now available in many more data centers via an extended collaboration with Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral data centers in Europe and Asia Pacific. Global Switch owns and operates 13 data centers centrally located in Tier 1 cities, offering a total of 390,000 sq. m. of highly resilient technical space and hosting some of the world’s largest…
Nokia has announced it has partnered with Vivo to provide private wireless services for Vale’s Carajás mine in Brazil. The service will be part of an Industry 4.0 project by Vale to deploy autonomous drill platforms and trucks. The project will increase productivity at the mine and improve worker safety. The network will be also used for mine-wide communications between workers. Vale plans to expand the technology to other mines currently using older WiMax solutions. Nokia is currently working with…
Telecom Review, the leading global telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel on 21 July, attended by 346 participants, to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in the wholesale and capacity space. Telecom Review mobilized an impressively unique panel with representatives from Etisalat, MTN GlobalConnect, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, SES, Orange and GBI. Following the success of its previous virtual events, the panel titled, ‘Capacity and data traffic: Enabling a seamless experience’, was held at 16:00 UAE time on…
Network technology experts from around the Middle East participated in the Huawei Middle East IP Club Carnival 2020, to discuss the rapid pace of digital transformation and how connectivity is accelerating in the world around us, completely transforming the way we live and work. The two-day event was held online on July 13 and 14 under the theme ‘Rethink IP: New Connection, New Dimension’. During the virtual event, Huawei took a step further in campus networking by unveiling CloudCampus 2.0,…

UK makes U-turn decision on Huawei after US pressure

Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:09
Huawei has called on the UK government to reconsider a ban on the purchase of its 5G equipment, saying London had reacted to pressure from Washington rather than security concerns. The Chinese telecoms giant's UK spokesman Ed Brewster called the move "disappointing", adding: "Regrettably, our future in the UK has become politicized, this is about US trade policy, not security." Britain's digital minister Oliver Dowden announced in parliament that it approved the phased removal of Chinese technology giant Huawei from…
Nokia today announced the availability of a software based upgrade that will enable its 4G/LTE radios to be migrated seamlessly to 5G/NR. These features will have a high value to Nokia’s customers as they provide immediate support for approximately one million radios, reaching 3.1 million by the end of the year and over 5 million in 2021. By upgrading existing radio elements via software, Nokia is helping to streamline the process of refarming 4G/LTE spectrum into 5G/NR. The move will…

Huawei experiences 13.1% revenue increase in H1 2020

Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 05:36
Huawei has announced its financial results for the first half of 2020 which showed a 13.1% increase year-on-year and a net profit margin of 9.2%. The tech giant generated CNY454 billion in revenue throughout the first half of the year. As for their carrier, consumer and enterprise business, they achieved CNY159.6 billion, CNY255.8 billion and CNY36.3 billion. As countries across the world have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as best they can, ICT has become absolutely essential to combatting…

Huawei releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Written on Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:40
Huawei has released its 2019 Sustainability Report which highlights the progress that Huawei has made in supporting network stability and security, reducing emissions, responding to climate change, implementing its TECH4ALL digital inclusion action plan, and supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the past year. Supporting network stability remains a major part of Huawei's social responsibility and mission. During emergencies like earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, and even armed conflicts, Huawei employees remain in the heart of the crisis to restore…

UK set to phase Huawei out of 5G networks

Written on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 05:05
Britain is set to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G mobile networks this year, the U.K. press has reported. If so, it marks a major U-turn in the government’s position on the Chinese telecommunications giant. The government is drawing up plans to strip Huawei gear from Britain’s next-generation networks by the end of the year, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph newspapers reported. It comes after London said in January that Huawei could play a limited role in…
Cisco and Rakuten have adopted the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network. Cisco played a key role in the development and deployment of the cloud-native virtualized architecture which is currently being used by Rakuten Mobile. Cisco has said that its state-of-the-art highly-automated approach has gained great traction amongst some of the world’s leading telecom operators. According to Jonathan Davidson, SVP and GM, Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure, telecom operators across the world have been investing “30 to 40 billion dollars…
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