Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and OMRON Corporation have agreed to conduct joint field trials using 5G at their plants and other production sites. As part of the trial, Nokia will provide the enabling 5G technology and OMRON the factory automation equipment while NTT DOCOMO will run the 5G trial.

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With more than 15 million 5G handset services in operation (SIOs) expected by the end of June 2023, the adoption of 5G is set to be faster than the previous generations, according to new research from emerging technology analyst firm, Telsyte.

Read more: 5G holds great potential for Australian mobile services market

Confirming Telecom Review North America’s in-depth reporting ten months ago there is now even more concern about this project. This reporting ten months ago was based on Telecom Review North America’s interviews and contacts at all levels of the submarine industry, especially in Asia.

Read more: 300 Million dollar submarine cable may be blocked

Bharti Airtel’s CTO Randeep Sekhon has called for affordable first-wave 5G smartphones in India in order to power mass consumption of the high-speed wireless network service, despite predictions from industry experts that these devices would easily gain popularity and acceptance in the next two years.

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Ooredoo Myanmar has announced the growth in internet usage brought about by the Beyond Access Myanmar Program. The Beyond Access Myanmar project aims to support Myanmar’s libraries to serve more people with critical information and services. The program saw a total increase of 117,472 people accessing the internet for the first time and nearly 9,500 people regularly using tablets/laptops at libraries in rural and peri-urban areas within a six-month timeframe.

Read more: Ooredoo Myanmar’s digital library program encourages digital literacy among citizens

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