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…
Chinese AI firm SenseTime and Qualcomm Technologies announced plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for future mobile and IoT products. This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging SenseTime’s ML models and algorithms with Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms, which offer advanced computing capabilities for client based AI. “To develop an AI ecosystem, it takes efforts from players in multiple industries,” said Dr Li Xu, co-founder and CEO of SenseTime. “The…

Apple purchases New Zealand-based wireless charging firm

Written on Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:39
Apple Inc. has purchased a New Zealand-based company PowerbyProxi which specializes in designing wireless power products for consumers and industry. Apple’s recently announced iPhone X and iPhone 8 feature wireless charging technology. Wireless charging allows users to recharge their electronic device by placing them on a pad or other surface rather than inserting them in a cradle or plugging a power cable into them. Samsung Electronics was first to offer wireless charging in some of their devices, leaving Apple lagging…
MYCOM OSI, an independent provider of assurance, automation and analytics solutions to the world’s largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs), announced that telecom provider Three UK has selected MYCOM OSI to assure its next generation core network which deploys NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and will be part of the world’s first Telco Cloud. “MYCOM OSI was the best fit for our strategy of delivering a quality and reliable network experience for all of our customers,” said Bryn…
At the 2017 Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum recently held in Munich, Huawei partnered with Telefónica Deutschland to launch the world's first 5G-oriented antenna deployment solution. During the evolution to 5G, this solution can resolve the challenge of insufficient antenna installation space for the deployment of both high-band 4T4R over Sub 3 GHz and Massive MIMO. "Based on many years of technical accumulation in wireless networks and an in-depth understanding of MBB network, Huawei cooperates with Telefónica Deutschland to…

Japanese firm suing Apple over ‘animoji’ feature

Written on Monday, 23 October 2017 10:09
iPhone-maker Apple is being sued by a Japanese software company over its ‘animoji’ feature in its latest iPhone X smartphone. The Tokyo-based company Emonster took Apple to a federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the US trademark on the term ‘animoji’ and that Apple’s use of the word is a blatant infringement. The iPhone X, scheduled for release in November, features the ability for users to animate facial expressions of ‘emojis’ by utilizing facial recognition technology. The feature…
Nokia is bringing several new products to its extensive FTTx portfolio so operators can accelerate ultra-broadband deployments and deliver more bandwidth to more people sooner. Nokia's enhanced FTTx portfolio includes fiber and high-speed DSL deployment options including a mini outdoor fiber node, a 212Mhz reverse-power G.fast solution and DSL backhaul remote nodes.  "As customer demand for ultra-broadband access continues to increase, operators need a wide range of technology options to meet evolving requirements and effectively address different use cases,” said…

China Telecom and Huawei complete world’s first 400GE test

Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017 07:14
China Telecom Guangzhou Research Institute and Huawei said results of the world's first 400GE test indicate next-generation large-capacity port technology 400GE possesses the qualities required for commercial deployment. With the rapid development of HD video, cloud computing, and other services, backbone network traffic has experienced average annual growth of over 45 percent, according to Huawei, creating challenges for backbone network bandwidth. As the next-generation port technology, 400GE can significantly increase backbone network bandwidth to help carriers cope with the explosive…
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