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Singtel, SK Telecom test interconnected 5G MEC with cloud gaming demo

In 2021, cloud gaming revenue is expected to be over $1 billion for the first time Bridge Alliance, which is made up of operators and their customers in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, announced that two alliance members, SK Telecom and SingTel, have successfully completed the...

Hong Kong regains title as strongest APAC cloud nation

Hong Kong reclaimed the title of strongest APAC cloud nation from Singapore Hong Kong has reclaimed the lead over Singapore when it comes to cloud readiness in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). In the ACCA’s 2020 cloud...

5G in Singapore: StarHub open to network, spectrum sharing

StarHub looking beyond eMBB to 5G for URLLC With 5G on track to launch in Singapore and 2020, the three carriers are waiting for state regulators to finalize spectrum allocation before moving forward with plans to bypass non-standalone 5G networks like those in the U.S....

Surging 5G investments in APAC fuels RAN market, according to report

5G growth in the APAC region was 3x to 4x the size of the incremental LTE growth A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group revealed that healthy LTE growth and surging 5G investments in the Asia Pacific region added fuel to the Radio Access Networks (RAN) market upswing that began...

Cisco, Google bring high-speed, public Wi-Fi to India

Cisco and Google's partnership in India is part of the global initiative to scale accessible, reliable Wi-Fi Cisco announced early this week that it has teamed up with Google to provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi to 200 locations across India in the next two months. The...

Can (will) U.S. operators learn anything from Korea’s shared 5G deployment model?

If 5G is a race the US needs to win, why not run faster? In the U.S., Verizon and AT&T have deployed 5G in parts of some cities. T-Mobile says it can offer nationwide service in the 2020 timeframe but that largely hinges on...

5G spectrum roundup: Asia-Pacific

Some of the countries where commercial 5G technology will be a reality sooner than in other markets are located in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. South Korean telcos will be allowed to start using 5G frequencies for commercial services at the end of this year...

SoftBank telecom business moving toward $21 billion IPO

IPO will give SoftBank more capital to invest in tech, startups, sharing economy With approval from Japanese financial regulators in hand, SoftBank is working toward a $21.04 billion initial public offering of its telecom business. SoftBank plans to keep around two-thirds of shares in the...

Report: Officials exploring merger of China Telecom and China Unicom

Combined carrier would be second largest behind China Mobile An eye on 5G leadership, Chinese authorities are considering a potential merger of China Telecom and China Unicom, two of the nation's three mobile operators, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing "people familiar with the matter,"...

Ciena surges in Q3 on APAC demand, DT deal

Strong demand in India contributes to Ciena revenue growth Ciena reported its third quarter financials this week and strong growth in the APAC region, along with other positive trends, resulted in Q3 revenues of $819 million up more than 12% from the same quarter last...

Congress is wrong to question Huawei’s academic partnerships (Reality Check)

The fruits of the research we fund are a public good not a threat to America Recently my company Huawei was strongly criticised by several members of the U.S. Congress. They asked the U.S. secretary of education to investigate whether our co-operation with U.S. universities...

ZTE revises down Q1 results after considering U.S. ban

ZTE lost $790 million in Q1 due to the impact of the ban Chinese network infrastructure vendor ZTE has issued a revised earnings report for the first quarter of the year that puts quarterly losses at more than CNY 5.4 billion ($790 million) after taking...

Finding the right mix of spectrum for 5G

Globally 3.5 GHz is a 5G band, but not in the U.S. To deliver multi-gigabit-per-second throughputs associated with 5G, operators around the world are working with regulatory authorities to test and commercially deploy in an increasingly variable mix of spectrum. The key driver shaping spectral...

India, South Korea aim to set up joint 5G labs

  Initiative is part of Indian government's plan to speed up the commercial 5G launches India’s telecommunications ministry is in talks with South Korean authorities to set up joint 5G test laboratories in India, the Economic Times reports. According to the report, the initiative was launched during...

South Korea sets reserve price for 5G frequencies at $3.1 billion

The government confirmed three operators will bid for 28 blocks of spectrum in the 3.5Ghz band and 24 blocks in the 28Ghz band   The government of South Korea set the reserve price of the auction for 5G frequencies at 3.3 trillion won ($3.1 billion), according...

Huawei CEO reportedly downplays importance of 5G

Analyst: 5G is one part of network transformation At an event for analysts in Shenzhen, China, Huawei CEO Eric Xu reportedly downplayed the transformation value fo 5G, running contrary to industry-wide talking points about the next-generation fo wireless, according to Mobile World Live. "We do have...

APAC accounts for 58.6% of global non-residential small cell deployments in 2017

Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are forecast to deploy 1.67 million of small cell units this year The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region accounted for 58.6% of all non-residential small cells deployments last year, according to the latest report by the Small Cell Forum. Last year, a...

Regulatory concern over ZTE spreads to U.K.

ZTE singled out as a national security concern in U.K. Chinese telecom infrastructure, smartphone and technology companies Huawei and ZTE are currently the focus of significant federal-level interest in the United States. There are bills in the US House and Senate that, if passed, would...

Telstra to deploy 1,000 small cells across Australia over three years

The Australian operator has recently deployed 50 4G small cells in the Melbourne area Australian telecommunications operator Telstra announced plans to rollout small cells across the country in a move to boost capacity and speed in some of the country’s busiest locations, said Channa Seneviratne,...

KDDI partners with VC fund to invest in 5G

KDDI planning to spend $186 million over five years Japanese telecommunications company KDDI has inked a partnership with compatriot venture capital firm Global Brain Corp to establish KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3 (KOIF3), a fund that will invest in venture firms that could generate synergies...

Telstra launches 5G Wi-Fi hot spots and connected cars

The telco recently opened a 5G innovation center in the Gold Coast Australian telecom operator Telstra is set to launch what it claims to be the world's first 5G supported Wi-Fi hotspots and roll out a 5G-connected car on the country’s Gold Coast. While there are...

What is the outlook for 5G capex in China?

According to the GSMA, the number of 5G capex in China will support 428 million connections by 2025 Chinese telecommunications firms could invest around  $280 billion on the deployment of 5G between 2020 and 2030, according to recent Chinese press reports. An additional forecast by research...

KT to launch commercial 5G services in March 2019

KT will use 28 GHz spectrum for urban hot spots and 3.5 GHz band for urban and rural areas. South Korean telecom operator KT Corp. has confirmed plans to launch its commercial 5G network by March 2019, Korean press reported. Oh Seong-mok, president of KT’s network...

Spark kicks off 5G era in New Zealand with live trial

The telco urged the government to accelerate plans to allocate 5G spectrum New Zealand telecom operator Spark announced what it claims to be the country’s first live 5G mobile test site in Wellington. The 5G trial used equipment and technical support from Chinese vendor Huawei. It...

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