Huawei, together with China Unicom Group, completed field verification of the industry's first FDD-based Massive MIMO technology on January 17, using the existing two-antenna receiving terminal on the 20MHz spectrum to achieve a peak network rate of 697.3Mbps, 4.8 times that of traditional FDD LTE. The successful verification also demonstrated the innovation ability of both sides.

Read more: Huawei and China Unicom jointly complete world's first FDD Massive MIMO Field Verification

A leading international telecommunications company has received glowing recognition and two prestigious awards for its campaigns on Gender Parity and Women's Empowerment. Ooredoo were recognized for two of its campaigns towards its commitment to champion women in the workplace at the annual for Stevie® Award in Women in Business. The awards ceremony recognises and highlights the achievements of the world's top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations in which they run.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo receives awards for campaigns on Gender Parity and Empowerment

New Zealand's leading communications service provider Spark has deployed the country's first 200G per wavelength production fiber link by using Nokia's Optical Transport Network (OTN). Spark has become the first in New Zealand to offer 200Gb/s (Gigabits-per-second) on a single wavelength thanks to Nokia technology.

Read more: Nokia 200G optical transport solution doubles network capacity for Spark New Zealand

China's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, announced that its 4G subscriber base reached almost 510 million in November 2016. This reportedly represents a staggering 30% of the total number of 4G subscribers around the world. However, China Mobile added just over 12.5 million TD-LTE subscribers in November, compared with a net increase of 16.6 million 4G users in October, which represents slow growth for the company.

Read more: China Mobile's 4G subscription base reached almost 510 million in November

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