The United States is trying to persuade wireless companies and internet providers in allied countries to shun equipment made by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, citing cyber security risks.
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Huawei’s Ascend 310 chip stood out among more than 400 technology achievements to win Fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) World Leading Scientific and Technological Achievement award. This honor recognizes artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chips (SoC) as having the industry’s strongest compute capabilities for edge computing scenarios, with support from the unified and scalable Da Vinci architecture. This marks the third consecutive year Huawei has received this award and the opportunity to showcase its innovation during the conference.
Huawei Marine and PCCW Global announced that the submarine cable used in the MARS project has landed on Rodrigues Island, an outer island that forms part of Mauritius. The MARS project is the first submarine cable system to connect the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
The MARS project uses Huawei's advanced 100G WDM transmission technology to provide a system design capacity of 16 Tbps. Despite the challenges associated with the November monsoon season, Huawei Marine advanced the implementation program of the 730km system, to ensure completion ahead of schedule and provided Rodrigues’ with high-speed bandwidth, allowing both residents and tourists much needed access to the Internet and benefits of the digital economy.
The successful system completion will significantly advance the island’s existing high-cost, low bandwidth satellite-based communications system and further facilitate Rodrigues’ booming tourism industry.
Frederick Chui, Senior Vice President, Global Data Sales and Presales of PCCW Global, emphasizes, “Despite being traditionally underserved, Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world and a constantly increasing appetite for connectivity across both the continent and its neighboring islands. The linking of Rodrigues to the main island of Mauritius through the MARS project will result in substantial economic benefit and demonstrates PCCW Global’s long-standing commitment to building infrastructure in Africa to support and grow the continent's emerging digital economy.”
Jas Dhooper, Vice President of Delivery, Huawei Marine, said, “It is my pleasure to be present at the landing ceremony for the MARS Submarine Cable. Huawei Marine is honored to partner with PCCW Global to improve network connectivity and the end-user experience on Rodrigues Island. Huawei Marine will continue to provide high-quality service delivery capabilities and industry leading technology to ensure the successful completion of this project.”
ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet has expressed its delight that it was ranked among the top 100 glonbal innovators by PwC in its latest report entitled ‘The 2018 Global Innovation 1000 Study’.
The 9th Global Mobile Broadband Forum – "5G Inspiring the Future" – kicked off in London today, gathering more than 2,200 leaders and analysts from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, and standards organizations around the world.
The mobile unit of Japan’s SoftBank is set to win listing approval from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on November 12 with December 19 as the listing date. The listing, which will most likely be Japan’s biggest ever, makes SoftBank and its more than $93 billion Vision Fund one of the world’s largest technology investors.
As more consumers use their smartphones to go online, the latest study by Google and Temasek Holdings changed its expectations for Southeast Asia's internet economy. It is now forecasted to reach $240 billion by 2025, an increase by $40 billion which is more than previously estimated.
Qualcomm has unveiled that it is planning to establish three technology and testing centers in Taiwan which will help in the commercial development of 5G and advanced technologies. The research and design centers will be established in Hsinchu in the north of the country and will be operational in 2019.
The 5G era is approaching. In order to meet the endless application requirements of telecom operators' 5G networks, the implementation of 5G network slicing technology is indispensable. Operators need to deploy network slices according to vertical industries (such as AR/VR, Internet of Vehicles), different regions, virtual operators, etc.
ZTE Corporation reported net profit of RMB 564 million for the third quarter. The company strengthened its cost control, and reduced its sales and management expenses on a year-on-year basis.
In the third quarter, ZTE posted operating revenue of RMB 19.3 billion, and its R&D investment reached RMB 3.47 billion, covering 17.9% of the quarter’s revenue, a year-on-year increase of 6.7%, compared with 11.2% of the same period last year.