Nokia announced that China Unicom has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing, supporting the operator’s ambitious commitment to deliver 5G in the 2019 timeframe.
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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific, today announced the launch of a new Console Connect point-of-presence (PoP) at Global Switch’s Tai Seng data center in Singapore.
Cambodian telecommunications service provider Smart Axiata has collaborated with China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday to begin 5G trials that could potentially see the mobile network being deployed by this year.
Intelsat has recently partnered with PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta to begin supporting the development and deployment of Indonesia’s wireless communication and broadband infrastructure. Intelsat was selected by the Indonesian telecommunications service provider to provide consistent, cost-saving and efficient connectivity to millions of Indonesians under a new five-year deal.
At MWC Shanghai 2019, Telecom Review attended a panel discussion titled ‘Future Tech Today’ which featured some key startup representatives and emerging tech experts who all spoke of the ways in which they plan to help societies of the future through the innovation of healthcare, education, agriculture and architecture, among many others. The panelists included Saathealth’s Founder and CEO Aakash Ganju, Strelka KB’s AR/VR expert Ivan Puzyrev, AWA’s Head of Innovation Cathrin Johansson, Eduardo Alarcon, CEO of Tokylabs, George Palamarizis, CEO & founder of Erga Plus and Director of Emerging Technologies at Ultrahaptics Jonny Codling. The panel was moderated by Telecom Review’s very own founder and Editor-in-Chief, Toni Eid.
Singapore said that it plans to create around 10,000 jobs in the tech industry over the next three years in an effort to establish the country as a global hub for technology.
The hype surrounding the highly anticipated merger plan between Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and Norway’s Telenor Group seems to have lost traction since the plan was first announced in May, due in fact to the Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s statement that the potential partnership is still very much at the proposal stage.
With commercial 5G widely anticipated to be launched between March and June 2020, two of Japan’s largest service providers are readying themselves to welcome 5G deployment through the unorthodox but highly praised focus on co-creation and cooperative collaboration, instead of lower latency and faster speeds.
Apple’s South Korea unit has proposed a settlement agreement with the country’ antitrust regulator, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
SK Telecom and Samsung has successfully tested their 5G standalone core and commercial network kit as they edge closer to launching SA at the beginning of 2020.