Singtel's Australian subsidiary, Optus, has signed a MoU with Nokia to collaborate on the development of 5G, initially through a trial using Optus spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. The two say they will trial an early 5G prototype in the band '” whch has been globally harmonized by the ITU '” in Australia in 2017.
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Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), have deployed what they say is India's first home-grown content delivery network (CDN), designed to take '˜Digital India' from promise to fruition.
Singapore-based Super Sea Cable Networks has selected Huawei Marine to deploy its SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1) cable that will connect the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and NEC is to build the Telekom Indonesia's Indonesia Global Gateway cable.
Nokia and Ooredoo Myanmar have announced completion of network rollout and launch of what they claim to be the first LTE (4G) service in Myanmar. The two companies have also extended their existing managed services agreement to incorporate the LTE network.
Nokia and Jiangsu Telecom '” a regional branch of China Telecom '” are to deploy a software-defined core network to helps Jiangsu Telecom make optimal use of its urban data centers and WAN resources.
Indonesian mobile operator, Indosat Ooredoo '” a subsidiary of Qatar based Ooredoo '” and mobile payments company Fortumo have formed a partnership to enable Indosat Ooredoo subscribers to charge purchases to their pre or postpaid mobile account, without the need to use a credit card.
Japanese telco Softbank has announced plans to launch a LoRaWAN low powered wide area radio network for IoT in the current 2016 fiscal year and offer end-to-end IoT solutions, ranging from device and application support to consulting.
Australian carrier Telstra has announced plans to increase capital investment by $A3 billion ($US2.3) over the next three years with the investment going into its network, digitization and customer experiences.
The ASC Signal Division of Communications and Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded a contract for four 7.6m C and Ku-band capable antenna from NorthTelecom. The antenna will be installed at one of the company's teleports with an emphasis on enhancing its offerings to a range of vertical sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. According to ASC Signal, the four antennas will incorporate ASC's Next Generation Controller (NGC). The award includes training services for the NGC controller.
The Things Network, a Netherlands-based crowd-funded initiative to create open access LoRaWAN IoT networks around the world has been extended to China, and rival LP WAN technology, Sigfox is launching in Taiwan.