Fixed broadband network operator, Hong Kong Broadband Network has been granted a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license by the Office of the Communications Authority. It has signed a MoU with China Mobile Hong Kong, and says it is in discussions with two other local mobile network operators, with a view to launching mobile services to both the residential and corporate markets. It expects to soft launch the service in August.
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Ericsson says it has demonstrated communication with a moving vehicle at 7Gbps using prototype 5G technology and, separately, it has announced what it says is a 'world first' demonstration of 5G network infrastructure implemented using software defined networking.
The US Government has taken a significant step to securing the nation's leadership in the rapidly developing 5G mobile industry, announcing of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable the deployment and use of four city-scale testing platforms for advanced wireless research over the next decade.
Intracom Telecom, the global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of an agreement with Lintasarta, one of the leading and most comprehensive ICT companies in Indonesia, to supply its latest Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) wireless system, WiBAS-OSDR along with company's network management system (uni|MS).
Ericsson has signed a MoU with Chinese data center equipment manufacturer, Inspur Group, to collaborate on cloud infrastructure, TV and media and IoT.
Australian Stock Exchange listed international connectivity provider Superloop is looking to raise $A35.3 million ($US26.3m) through an issue of new shares to fund the expansion of its network in Asia.
Fujitsu and Oracle have formed an alliance to help organizations in Japan, and their subsidiaries around the world, move their enterprise workloads to the cloud.
Nokia is to help China Mobile transition its network to a flexible cloud network infrastructure that, according to Nokia, will provide 'seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of [China Mobile's] subscriber base. It has announced a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile worth 9.927 billion Yuan ($1.5b)
Bangladesh mobile network operator, Grameenphone, says it has completed the installation of 10,000 3G cell sites and now provides 3G cellular coverage to 90 percent of the population.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and KBZ Gateway Company (KBZ) have forged a partnership to provide satellite-based networks serving Myanmar with high speed data connectivity services. And the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar is to use services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country's wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses.