In The Spotlight
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo and Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei have conducted 5G trials. Both companies have claimed to have proved integrated access backhaul (IAB) technology can significantly improve mmWave coverage and capacity during 5G trials.
All three of South Korea's telecommunication operators are expected to move away from its traditional flat-rate pricing system in favor of usage-based tariffs - in an effort to generate the revenue it needs to prepare for the 5G.
The US and China are reportedly close to agreeing to a deal which will see the draconian sanctions imposed by US officials on Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE dropped.
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), one of the leading smartphone manufacturers, signed a Global Strategic Partnership agreement with Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The signing ceremony was held on May 14th, 2018 at Huawei's HQ in Shenzhen, China.
The US Commerce Secretary has officially confirmed that it is seeking alternative solutions to the draconian sanctions it has imposed on Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE. The sanctions have forced the Chinese telecoms colossus to suspend all of its major operations which now puts the company on the brink of collapse.
United States President Donald Trump is imposing $50-$60 billion of annual tariffs on products imported from China ranging from consumer goods to electronics. The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was reportedly instructed by the President to publish a list of products that will be affected. China has responded with $3 billion in targeted tariffs.
Chinese telecommunications carrier China Telecom appears to be a likely candidate to fill the role as the Philippines’ third mobile operator. The state-owned company published promising financial results for 2017 on March 28, with operating revenues up 3.9 percent year-on-year to reach 366.2 billion yuan. China Telecom CEO said the company is “further understanding and communicating” on the deal.
Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH), a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding, hosted the seventh GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS#7) in Dubai from March 19-22, featuring keynote speakers and an update from the GSMA Technology Group on industry-wide issues affecting all GSMA work. Emirates Data Clearing House General Manager, Nasser Salim, encouraged attendees to collaborate and “take steps to improve our industry.”