Nokia, in collaboration with research firm Analysys Mason, revealed operators can expect up to a 65% cost avoidance after implementing IP network automation across three operations categories. This is one of several key findings from Nokia’s commissioned study. 

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Inmarsat announced the launch of its innovative new OneFi customer experience platform (CXP) for airlines. The first-of-its-kind solution will serve as a catalyst to monetise inflight connectivity by bringing a host of onboard services together within a single portal interface, which passengers can easily access using their own personal devices.

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Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are pleased to announce the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) in the areas of digital trade facilitation, digital identities and cyber security between the governments of Singapore and the UK. Singapore’s minister for communications and information and minister-in-charge of smart nation and cybersecurity Mrs Josephine Teo and UK’s secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Nadine Dorries signed the MOUs at the side-lines of the Future Tech Forum in London organised by the UK. 

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With the acceleration of 5G commercial use, a new wave of global 5G construction is ushered in, accelerating the integration of 5G and various industries, bringing strong impetus to the digital transformation of industries. Emerging markets require that the digital infrastructure includes connectivity and high-quality cloud services to achieve a digital economy. ZTE iCube is a new type of cloud network infrastructure, and integration with vertical industries application to become a new economic growth point for operators and industries in the future.

Read more: ZTE iCube solution provides one-stop digital infrastructure

At the 2021 Asia-Pacific Target Network Conference, Richard Jin, President of Huawei Optical Product Line, said that optical transmission is a greener and more energy-saving transmission technology. Huawei is committed to building a low-carbon, efficient, and intelligent all-optical target network, the primary engine for digital economy development.

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At the 2021 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Aaron Jiang, President of Huawei's SRAN Product Line, launched the GreenSite and PowerStar2.0 solutions to help operators build green, low-carbon 5G networks. The GreenSite solution integrates innovative architecture, site construction, and algorithms with leading-edge software and hardware, improving energy efficiency by 20 times. The PowerStar2.0 solution introduces new intelligent energy-saving features to base stations and networks to reduce energy consumption by over 25% through multi-dimensional coordination under typical configurations.

Read more: Huawei launches Greensite and PowerStar 2.0 for green, low-carbon 5G networks

Qualcomm Technologies and ZTE announced that, to support the testing needs of the IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group for 200MHz carrier bandwidth over 5G mmWave, the companies successfully showcased features required in anticipation of 5G mmWave rollouts in China. The tests were completed using a smartphone form-factor test device powered by the flagship Snapdragon® X65 Modem-RF System, and ZTE mmWave AAU network infrastructure equipment. 

Read more: Qualcomm and ZTE achieve peak speed for 5G mmWave

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