New Zealand-based Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company specializing in subsea communications technology, announced on January 16, the completion of the route survey for Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system scheduled for completion in mid-2018. The cable will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, American Samoa, and potentially other South Pacific islands.

Read more: Hawaiki transpacific cable well on its way to mid-2018 completion

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have completed China's first end-to-end data call using new cellular Internet of Things (IoT) eMTC/Cat-M1 technology. The test was achieved in the lab of the research division of China Mobile '“ China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) '“ on November 11, 2016, during a data call using Qualcomm Technologies MDM9206 LTE modem, and communicating live over the air to Ericsson's radio access network.

Read more: Ericsson and Qualcomm complete China's first data call on the eMTC/Cat-M1 standard for cellular IoT

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, recently delivered a keynote speech at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China. The conference theme was '˜Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All '“ Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace' and his remarks addressed Huawei's plans for developing Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Read more: Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO addresses plans for future AI development

SK Telecom has demonstrated what is says is the world's first 5G-based connected car, named T5, using what it claims to be the world largest millimeter wave 5G trial network operating in the 28GHz band at BMW driving center on Yeongjong Island, Incheon.

SK Telecom said the 5G trial network '“ supplied by Ericsson - covers an area of 240,000 square meters and supports more than 20Gbps peak data rates with sub-millisecond latency. SK Telecom and Ericsson have jointly developed and deployed the 5G radio and core network infrastructure to cover the whole driving center.

Read more: The 5G connected car is here '“ already

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