Despite years of effort and repeated government instructions, the three Chinese telcos struggle to migrate customers from aging 2G and 3G networks to 4G or 5G.
India's government will not charge operators usage fees for spectrum, but its reserve prices in the upcoming auction remain high.
The South Korean vendor had looked hamstrung by its lack of a 2G product but is now promoting a virtualized baseband offer.
China's fourth telco debuts amid fears of price war between mobile network operators.
China's chip sector is growing fast but it's still consuming far more than it produces - with growth driven by US sanctions.
The US equipment maker follows Nokia in deciding to wind down operations in Russia. Its move will make Russia even more heavily dependent on China.
As life starts to return to normal can India's startup community sail through the move offline and the drop in available funding in the country?
Various Big Tech companies – but no telecom operators – club together to promote an interoperable, open and standards-based metaverse.
Paramount Global launched its premium streaming service in the UK and Ireland Wednesday as part of a larger global expansion drive.
Vendors are piling into the multi-billion-dollar market for PON equipment while component costs are soaring.
The world is on target to pass 1 billion 5G subs by the end of the year in the view of several market forecasts.
With 5,325 private networks, China's industrial 5G has achieved serious scale.
Ericsson's Mobility Report is a reminder making predictions about 5G is tricky, a task not made easier by the current economic and geopolitical environment.
Operator's investment arm China Mobile Capital has acquired 23.08% of Venustech's voting stock through its purchase of 284 million shares at 14.57 yuan.
Singtel boldly claims Hyundai 'will have the leading facility for development of a metaverse for the manufacturing industry.'
The company is eyeing the industrial metaverse, but most telcos remain on sidelines. Docomo is aiming at non-telecom services accounting for half of revenue in three years.
Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.
'Mobile service revenue is currently increasing 3-4% per annum (levels not seen since 2012) and 5G is one, but not the only, factor,' wrote Strategy Analytics analyst Philip Kendall.
Subsidiary Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology this week acquired control of Alibaba-backed handset firm Meizu for an undisclosed amount.
The Wenjie M5, the first model to be equipped with Huawei's Harmony OS, is reportedly the fastest to reach 10,000 units sold in China.
Through two world wars, the creation of the Internet and the rise of the smartphone, the ITU has made communications work. Now the agency is focusing on 6G.
Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.
The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.
Indian service providers and technology companies are hardening battle lines over the distribution of 5G spectrum for private networks.
Globe Telecom is encouraged by the success of rival PLDT in selling off its tower assets.
Alan Fan, head of Huawei's IP department, says more than 2 billion smartphones have been licensed with Huawei IP in the past five years – around 27% of the total.
Chinese companies are among the biggest contributors to Kubernetes, and not everyone buys the arguments about open-source security.
SK Telecom is using AWS Wavelength to support its 5G edge computing strategy.
The Indian government was planning to hold the 5G spectrum auction in June, with commercial launch on August 15, but appears likely to delay.
The Japanese operator said it would begin indoor trials before March 2023 and outdoor trials over the following 12 months.
The Korean government has set 2025 as the target starting data for commercially available urban air services.
Tech+IP said its new rankings are derived from an assessment not only of raw patent filings but also their geographic location, relation to other patents and position within the 5G standard.
Optus can't match Telstra's coverage footprint, especially in 5G, and the partnership threatens to erase Optus' coverage and price advantages over TPG.
Li approached the Delhi High Court to challenge the LOC, which he claims has caused a 'huge blow' to his reputation, and that of Huawei India.
Dito CME, the parent of the Philippines' newest operator, struggles to find a foothold against two powerful incumbents.
Some countries are making up their minds about high-risk vendors and Nokia's mobile market share has stabilized after earlier setbacks, says Tommi Uitto.
PLA scientists say the LEO network's capabilities, including huge global footprint, ubiquitous broadband and low latency, pose a military threat to China.
National telecoms regulator awards VAS license to Elon Musk's LEO satellite broadband company.
Vendors have requested a relaxation on imports from China so that domestic telecom operators can roll out upgraded networks faster.
ACCC rejects new NBN pricing and calls for industry consultation.
5G services are likely to be crucial for Jio to boost average revenue per user (ARPU) by enhancing its appeal to high-value subscribers.
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has rejected an appeal by the telcos to allow them to take a controlling stake in the new network.
What may be the most automated network on the planet could eventually have a massive cost advantage over its rivals.
Asian handset and component suppliers are cutting production, throwing a shadow over the mobile industry outlook as the global economy slows.
India will need 22 million skilled workers by 2025 as it moves toward 5G.
'There was data throttling with relatively minor data usage - we believe these commercial SIMs had a 5 GB daily cap and a 20 GB monthly cap,' said a report from Signals Research Group.
Rumors have surfaced months after Dell completed its VMware spinoff and as the public cloud continues to advance.
Operators need to clear the Chinese vendors out of their 5G networks by mid-2024 and stop buying any products from them later this year.
HKBN has Hong Kong's most extensive fiber network and the second largest broadband customer base.
The Swedish equipment maker is seeking improvements at underperforming units and setting up its enterprise stall.
BSNL will be launching 4G at a time when there is a growing interest in private wireless networks, and this segment is only now opening up in India.
Total smartphone shipments sank 40.5% to 21.5 million in March, with 5G shipments down 41% to 16.2 million.
Neville Ray, the operator's chief technology officer, boasts a leadership position following the takeover of Sprint.
Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 5G testbed – the first time India has come up with one for any communications technology.
Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.
Rakuten Symphony CMO Geoff Hollingworth talks to Iain Morris about how the Japanese operator is making its presence felt.
Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.
The Japanese mobile operator ditches free usage for customers and says most of the heavy lifting on network rollout is done.
KT's media and enterprise, and a big drop in marketing cost, have powered a 40% earnings spike.
Bought by AMD in February, the US chip developer has backed away from FPGAs for its latest radio unit chip.
The Chinese vendor is still cited as a customer by various US component makers. Selling their technology on to Russian operators would be living dangerously.
The US telco software company is cutting back at its messaging and digital units after years of underperformance.
The national portal will streamline the clearance of infrastructure approvals related to RoW, benefitting operators, infrastructure providers and ISPs.
Total sales rose 4% to 4.28 trillion won (US$3.35 billion), with media and enterprise units posting the biggest growth.
Australia's TPG was the last of the country's operators to offload its towers, but has finally sold them to Canada's Omers Infrastructure Management.
It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.
Korea's SK Telecom called off the IPO after encountering what it said was lackluster response from institutional investors early this week.
The WSJ reported that Russian telecom operator Beeline, owned by Dutch company Veon, said it received a delivery in March of telecommunications equipment from Huawei.
Boris Johnson is on a charm offensive to try to win the chip designer's IPO for London, but SoftBank is worried about a chip stock slump and its China subsidiary.
The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.
It looks like India's two state-run telcos long awaited 4G services will launch after the country's private service providers launch 5G.
After all of talk and not that much action, the UN and the ITU have set out a road map toward achieving universal affordable connectivity by 2030.
Recent moves in China could pave the way to Arm's initial public offering in the next year, with possible consequences for China's biggest equipment maker.
The move comes at a time when India is moving closer to the commercial launch of 5G services and will accelerate the introduction of new 5G devices.
The platform once touted as a future telco standard has succumbed like so many industry initiatives to Big Tech's advance.
5G might account for just over half of all new handset shipments, but with a dearth of new services consumers have limited reason to embrace it.
India's authorities are hinting that Xiaomi has illegally transferred funds to its Chinese parent company's subsidiaries. The move is part of the country's broad investigation into all kinds of business dealings involving Chinese companies and executives.
The Norway-based operator is juggling a number of big changes, not least the two planned mergers in Malaysia and Thailand.
With COVID-19 lockdowns and weaker global demand stalling its economy, China has pulled two levers to reboot growth – including a U-turn on the war on tech.
Right now many telcos are still grappling with the early stages of 10G PON, also known as XGS PON, which can deliver multi-gigabit services.
The acquisition will allow Airtel to boost its NaaS portfolio for small and medium businesses who want to use cloud-based applications.
The company said the fall in profit was mainly due to the drop in revenue as well as higher investment in new business segments and business continuity.
The Finnish equipment maker is leaner and more profitable after restructuring but has yet to see a sales turnaround at its largest unit.
Chairman Ken Hu noted threats from escalating economic risks - Ukraine, inflation, the pandemic, rising commodity prices and volatile foreign exchange rates.
Asia is the one region where Netflix grew its subscriber base in the first quarter.
The loss-making French IoT startup comes with eyewatering debts and costly network operations besides its intellectual property.
Soaring demand for enterprise services, including 5G, has propelled China's three big telcos to some strong Q1 results.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Bouygues join French connected-car program; Orange opens 5G Lab in Warsaw; at last - the ultimate selfie mirror.
The Department of Telecommunications has released draft policy guidelines to bring consistency to right of way (RoW) rules and regulations across India.
As prices rise and TV loses some of its lockdown appeal, households are reassessing how many streaming platforms they can afford.
Chinese authorities select 666 local companies including TSMC and SMIC for exemptions as proliferating pandemic lockdowns take their toll on the economy.
Growing data center ecosystem and activities in the submarine space will result in exponential growth in India's optical transport segment says Ryan Perera.
But with free messaging apps already providing high quality voice and video calls, will consumers really care?
The Swedish company's share price took another hit after profits were also hurt by its decision to suspend business in Russia indefinitely.
In the largest deal, Singtel-backed Australia Tower Network (ATN) joined with pension fund AustralianSuper to buy Axicom, one of the biggest tower companies.
All evidence points to a new era for China tech of flatter growth, harsher regulatory oversight and more stringent social and political demands.
Telcos can heave a sigh of relief as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommends a major price cut in the base price of the spectrum.
The move by the Finnish vendor comes a day after Ericsson suspended operations 'indefinitely' and could leave Russian networks in peril.
Media reports suggest that the law will give flexibility to the policymakers to decide whether or not to auction the spectrum on a case-by-case basis.