Latest News - Newsletter

Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable contract signed

Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable contract signed

11 February 2018
The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more…
Vodafone India struggles with ‘intense price competition’

Vodafone India struggles with ‘intense price competition’

11 February 2018
Vodafone Group’s financial results for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 show a 3.6% decline year-on-year to €11.8 billion, due mostly to the removal of figures relating to its Netherlands…
Australian telco to commence 5G roll out in 2019

Australian telco to commence 5G roll out in 2019

11 February 2018
Australian telecom provider Optus has announced its intention to commence the roll out of 5G technology in Australia by early 2019 with a fixed wireless product in key metro areas.…
Ericsson shakes up internal structure consolidating business units

Ericsson shakes up internal structure consolidating business units

04 February 2018
Ericsson announced an internal shake-up on Wednesday with the launch of a new unit, Business Area Emerging Business, which will consolidate other units within the company. The new business unit…
Investment firm wins bid for Etisalat’s former Nigerian arm 9mobile

Investment firm wins bid for Etisalat’s former Nigerian arm 9mobile

04 February 2018
UAE telecom operator Etisalat’s former Nigerian operation, rebranded as 9mobile, will be purchased for $500 million by investment firm Teleology Holdings. An auction was held for the troubled operator, which…
Huawei and Deutsche Telekom achieve 5G interoperability

Huawei and Deutsche Telekom achieve 5G interoperability

04 February 2018
German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Huawei, together with Intel, announced they have collaborated to achieve the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP…
China’s smartphone market suffers first ever annual decline

China’s smartphone market suffers first ever annual decline

31 January 2018
China suffered its first ever annual smartphone decline, with shipments down 4% from 2016 to 459 million units in 2017, Canalys research indicates. This drop was partly due to China…
Xiaomi replaces Samsung as India’s top smartphone supplier

Xiaomi replaces Samsung as India’s top smartphone supplier

31 January 2018
India’s smartphone market has finally seen a change at the top, with Chinese vendor Xiaomi now leading with shipments close to 8.2 million units in Q4 2017, according to research…
In-flight broadband to create $5.2bn market in Middle East by 2035

In-flight broadband to create $5.2bn market in Middle East by 2035

30 January 2018
In-flight broadband has the potential to unlock a $5.2 billion market within the Middle East region by 2035, finds new data released from the 'Sky High Economics: Quantifying the commercial…
China Unicom taps Huawei for cloud computing solution

China Unicom taps Huawei for cloud computing solution

29 January 2018
Huawei has partnered with telecom provider China Unicom to deploy the latter’s first private cloud resource pool based on Huawei’s CloudFabric solution. The move marks a significant step for China…