It has long been speculated that the cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle was due to faulty batteries '“ and a report published by Reuters confirms that it indeed was the case for the South Korean multinational giants.

Read more: Samsung set to reveal faulty batteries as the cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires

New Zealand's leading communications service provider Spark has deployed the country's first 200G per wavelength production fiber link by using Nokia's Optical Transport Network (OTN). Spark has become the first in New Zealand to offer 200Gb/s (Gigabits-per-second) on a single wavelength thanks to Nokia technology.

Read more: Nokia 200G optical transport solution doubles network capacity for Spark New Zealand

China Mobile have officially announced a partnership with Swedish telecommunications colossus Ericsson as part of their collective ambition on the Internet of Things (IoT) '“ which will see them attempt to serve 200 million connected devices by the end of the year.

Read more: China Mobile announce collaboration with Ericsson as part of combined efforts on IoT

China's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, announced that its 4G subscriber base reached almost 510 million in November 2016. This reportedly represents a staggering 30% of the total number of 4G subscribers around the world. However, China Mobile added just over 12.5 million TD-LTE subscribers in November, compared with a net increase of 16.6 million 4G users in October, which represents slow growth for the company.

Read more: China Mobile's 4G subscription base reached almost 510 million in November

Thailand's second largest mobile operator, dtac, part of the Telenor Group will become the first mobile operator in Thailand to implement a software-defined network (SDN)-ready IP/optical network, according to Nokia, which is supplying IP/optical products to dtac for its backbone network.

Read more: Dtac gets SDN-ready with Nokia

A leading international telecommunications company has received glowing recognition and two prestigious awards for its campaigns on Gender Parity and Women's Empowerment. Ooredoo were recognized for two of its campaigns towards its commitment to champion women in the workplace at the annual for Stevie® Award in Women in Business. The awards ceremony recognises and highlights the achievements of the world's top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations in which they run.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo receives awards for campaigns on Gender Parity and Empowerment

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