Bourbon, a world leader in marine services for offshore oil and gas, has signed a contract committing more than 100 offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service that combines the speed of Ka-band with continuous back up from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband operating on L-band.

Read more: Inmarsat, Bourbon partnership leads the way towards maritime digitisation

Reports have surfaced stating that US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that licenses would be coming “very shortly” for American companies to sell components to Huawei. Ross said the government received more than 260 requests, noting that they “are more than we’ve expected.”

Read more: Huawei’s position looks promising with potential licenses underway for US companies

The joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 announced six winning teams recently. Around 200 participants competed in this year’s competition, striving to develop new prototypes and business models over an intensive two-and-a-half-day competition hosted concurrently in Yangon and Mandalay from 18 to 20 October.

Read more: Ooredoo-UNDP partnership celebrates winners and participants of Hackathon 2019

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) introduced its latest 5G Market Snapshot that shows the 50th commercial 5G network has now launched, following the recent switch on of services in China where China Unicom, China Mobile and China Telecom all went live and have already registered more than 9 million 5G subscribers. 

Read more: Significant milestone achieved as 50th commercial 5G network kicks off

Beijing Municipal People's Government, National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will jointly hold the first World 5G Convention in Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area from November 20th to the 23rd, 2019. The Convention aims to seize the opportunities brought by 5G technological innovation and industry reform, collect quality innovation resources and advance the growth and application of 5G. It also intends to expedite the commercialization of 5G and boost the exchange and joint advances of global 5G technologies.

Read more: Beijing to host first World 5G Convention to boost 5G commercialization

The ZTE Wireless User Congress and 5G Summit 2019 held in Vienna, Austria witnessed the gathering of over 150 of the telecoms giant’s partners and industry leaders to explore the infinite possibilities of a 5G future and the challenges that lay ahead in terms of renewed business models and commercial deployment.

Read more: 5G Summit 2019: ZTE looks towards industry collaboration to power 5G innovation

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and NAVER Business Platform (NBP), the leading IT Infrastructure and cloud services provider in South Korea providing a broad spectrum of IT services and public cloud services via the NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM, announced a bilateral interconnect collaboration to provide South Korean and multi-national enterprises direct, on-demand connections to the NAVER Business Platform with PCCW Global’s Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection) platform.

Read more: PCCW collaborates with NAVER Business Platform to extend cloud and data center reach

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