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.
Fiji's The World Bank has approved $US5.95 million loan funding to support the construction of a new submarine cable to connect the existing Southern Cross submarine cable network to Vanua Levu, Fiji's second most populated island 150 kilometers north of the capital, Suva on the main island of Viti Levu.
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.
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).
Samsung have announced that they have recalled 90% of the faulty smartphones it sold in South Korea. Samsung were forced to have a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 units in September - after batteries in the devices began to catch fire, and in some instances actually self-combusted.
The beautiful region of Singapore has always been a place that has the intrinsic ability to blend both tradition and modernity. It has always braced modernity - and just over two years ago government officials announced their proposals for a program which was entitled Smart Nation.
The Chinese Government has released a five-year plan to develop intelligent manufacturing in a bid to increase the nation's competitiveness.
Nokia has been selected by the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) to supply what, according to Nokia, will be the world's first LTE-R mobile broadband network to support railway operations and employee services.
Huawei has set out its views on how telcos should prepare for and adopt 5G technologies in their networks, identifying the recently developed 4G standard for IoT, NB-IoT as a 'necessary stepping stone' to the 5G era.
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.