NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, has partnered with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext: ETL) to launch the world’s first 8K network; BS8K. The live broadcast took place on December 2nd from the Vatican where images were transmitted to Tokyo via EUTELSAT 12 West B satellite with a mobile uplink provided by M-three Satcom. This momentous event by NHK has broken new ground for 8K contribution via satellite.

Read more: Eutelsat partners with Japanese company to launch world’s first 8K channel

At Huawei Connect 2018, under the theme of “Power of the Platform,” Huawei Enterprise Business Group shared how its new digital platform strategy will enable governments and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and achieve new levels of innovation and growth. Huawei also announced its AI + Digital Platform that adapts to various scenarios across industries; and a partnership with Tianjin Binhai New Area to create a smart city based on the adoption of the new AI + Digital Platform. In addition, Huawei launched a new smart campus solution which is being implemented by Vanke, a leading China-based real estate developer, to reshape its enterprise operations for growth and competitiveness.

Read more: Huawei boosts digital transformation with new platform strategy

HUAWEI CLOUD officially launched its Blockchain Service (BCS) for global use after launching it for commercial use in China on October 10th this year. Now available on the international HUAWEI CLOUD website, the service helps global enterprises and developers create, deploy, and manage blockchain applications quickly and at minimal cost on HUAWEI CLOUD. Its global launch lays the foundations for a distributed global blockchain platform.

Read more: HUAWEI CLOUD’s Blockchain service is officially available around the world

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance - which drives and guides the development of all future mobile broadband technology with a focus on 5G - has published its three deliverables on 5G Extreme Requirements entitled “Operators’ views on fundamental trade-offs”, “RAN Solutions”, and “End-to-End considerations”, respectively.

Read more: NGMN highlight the 5G services required to build a ‘connected future’

Following a successful launch in the Philippines, PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of PLDT, the leading ICT and digital services provider in the Philippines, is on track to roll out a suite of global Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) business communication services to multinational companies, using technology and international presence provided by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider.

Read more: PCCW Global technology enhances business communication capabilities in the Philippines

Nokia has signed three separate frame agreements worth a combined value of more than EUR 2 billion with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Under the agreements, Nokia will deploy technologies and services to improve performance in fixed and mobile broadband networks across China to meet ever-growing demand as operators transition towards 5G.

Read more: Nokia signs EUR 2 billion agreements with three Chinese operators

On the sidelines of HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei launched the FusionCube Hybrid Cloud Solution. Based on Huawei’s FusionCube hyper-converged infrastructure, this modular, integrated-delivered Hybrid Cloud Solution aims to help customers quickly and efficiently deploy and expand hybrid clouds based upon service requirements.

Read more: Huawei launches new solution to assist customers in deploying hybrid cloud

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and the Datang Telecom Group, also known as China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT), announced the first successful multi-chipset vendor interoperability of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 C-V2X direct communications (PC5) Mode 4, which is also referred to as LTE-V2X.

Read more: Qualcomm achieves world first in China

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