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Hengtong Set to Shape the Global Subsea Market
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
Recent takeover activity could shake up a market forecast to be worth $5.1 billion next year.
China Targets Standalone 5G in Year of the Rat
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1/23/2020  |  Post a comment
Activity around 5G is set to occupy the attention of China's telecom executives this year. And research into 6G is already underway.
SmarTone Preps 5G Enterprise Apps as It Targets Mid-Year Launch
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1/21/2020  |  2 comments
The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.
After 10 Years & $34B, Australia's NBN Falls Short
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2020  |  3 comments
Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.
Taiwan Calls Temporary Halt on $4.6B Auction
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's regulator has put its 5G spectrum auction on hold following the withdrawal of one bidder.
Australia Ponders Fire-Proof Networks
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
As the fires rage, Australia's telcos consider the nature of their future networks.
Huawei Sets Up New Cloud & AI Unit
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has set up a new business unit that it says marks a big shift in its ICT strategy.
Who Rules 5G Patents? It Depends How You Ask
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1/14/2020  |  1 comment
There are patents and then there are standards-essential patents…
China Mobile Has 3.8M 5G Subs, Targeting 100M This Year
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1/13/2020  |  1 comment
The world's biggest operator has an ambitious goal for its 5G business and plans to have a fully standalone 5G network in place before year end.
No One Wants to Talk About Huawei's State Subsidies
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1/9/2020  |  2 comments
Why is no one mentioning Beijing's $75 billion of assistance to Huawei?
5G Is Doing Surprisingly Well
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1/8/2020  |  Post a comment
5G is on track but we won't answer the key questions in 2020.
China's Newest Operator Now Has 2 Suitors
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1/7/2020  |  Post a comment
New 5G spectrum allocation sparks partnership speculation in the world's biggest mobile market.
Taiwan's Telcos Seek Govt. Help as 5G Auction Blows Out
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1/2/2020  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's operators are seeking government assurances as 5G spectrum auction bids near $3 billion.
Huawei Braces for 'Difficult' 2020 After Q4 Slowdown
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12/31/2019  |  2 comments
Despite fourth-quarter slowdown, Huawei's 2019 full-year revenues are still on course to increase by 18% to around $122 billion.
5G & Huawei Dominated Asia in 2019
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2019  |  1 comment
Two main topics, sometimes combined, dominated Asia's telecoms sector news during the past 12 months.
China Telcos & Investors Hunt 5G Economic Value
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12/16/2019  |  1 comment
Investment in 5G networks has been rapid in China, and early uptake strong, but the mobile operators, like their counterparts around the world, are still looking for ways in which they can generate financial returns from their 5G efforts.
'Small Disruptions' Have Totally Changed Fixed Network Biz, Says Nokia CTO
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The arrival of new technologies and growing interest in WiFi have spurred activity in the fixed broadband market, says the Finnish vendor's technology chief.
Hon Hai Plots Private Networks With Its Own 5G Kit
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2019  |  1 comment
Taiwan's manufacturing giant has big plans for 5G, and they don't appear to include the traditional 5G players.
5G Is a Chance to Change the Telco Monoculture
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators have an opportunity with 5G to build diversity in their workforce.
China Mobile to Operate National Blockchain Network
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese operator has teamed up with a credit card firm and other agencies to run a new blockchain network.
South Korea Minister Demands More From 5G Operators
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12/2/2019  |  Post a comment
South Korea's new ICT minister has urged the country's operators to do more on 5G development.
China Mobile Just Isn't Into Private 5G
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2019  |  1 comment
China Mobile boffin says public networks are more efficient than private.
Chinese Operators Invest $427M in Number Portability Prep
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11/29/2019  |  Post a comment
China is finally about to get mobile number portability and millions of consumers are expected to take advantage.
Hon Hai Eyes 5G Prize as It Tips $328M Into APT
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11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
The manufacturing giant is diversifying into 5G in a bid to become a technology services company.
China Joins Global Satellite Broadband Party
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11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
A new fleet of Chinese satellites is expected to launch a pilot service in 2020.
China Unicom Gets Cracking on 6G Terahertz
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Heard enough about 5G already? Fear not, because one of China's biggest operators is turning its attention to what comes next.
China Mobile Goes Big on 5G Cloud
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.
Cambodia Set to Win 5G Bragging Rights in SE Asia
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Cambodia and Vietnam are pursuing very different strategies in their 5G launches.
Surging Asian Demand Driving Capacity 'Explosion'
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Asian demand and OTT firms are driving a surge in cable investments.
China Mobile Exec Calls for 5G Power Subsidies
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The industry is not making progress on reducing the cost of 5G power supply, says a top executive at the Chinese operator.
Telcos Need 5G Innovation, but Who will Pay?
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2019  |  7 comments
The telecom ecosystem is failing just as 5G swings into view.
ZTE Says Its China Experience Makes It a 5G Leader
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Slamming Nokia's 5G lag, the Chinese vendor is in a bullish mood about its own 5G opportunity.
Huawei Denies Holding 5G Licensing Talks
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has not held direct talks with any US company about the licensing of its 5G technology, says the company's founder.
China Mobile Hits Pause on Silicon Valley Data Center
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese operator has encountered new roadblocks in the US market.
Huawei Bosses Slap Down 'Immature' Staff Whining About Café Food
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11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Under attack by US authorities and facing supply chain constraints, the Chinese equipment giant is worried about kitchen affairs.
SK Telecom Gets a Slight 5G Bump
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The impact of 5G in South Korea should offer some encouragement to operators that are just launching the technology.
Operators Starting to Face Up to 5G Power Cost
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.
China Operators Head Into 5G With Lackluster Results
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10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
China's telcos will be hoping 5G provides some uplift after reporting another set of weak results.
SKT, Kakao Settle Rivalry in $260M Share Swap
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The South Korean companies have settled what was at times a bitter dispute with a share swap and promise to collaborate.
Cinia Seeks Partners for Arctic Rollout
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish firm plans a 10,500km cable route crossing the Russian north coast to Asia, but is it viable?
China Broadband Seeks Path Back to Profit
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2019  |  Post a comment
China's broadband market has been in a funk, but improvements could be around the corner.
Comment: So Huawei is - R Clark - 10/24/2019
Comment: Impunity - R Clark - 10/22/2019
China Operators Brace for Portability
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Will the introduction of mobile number portability threaten China Mobile's dominant position?
Singapore Sets Aggressive Standalone Target as It Launches 5G Race
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Singapore is pressing ahead with its rollout of 5G technology based on the newer, standalone variant.
Huawei Brushes Aside US Blacklist as It Boosts Sales 24%
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
Hong Kong Set for 2020 5G Launch After $128M Auction
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2019  |  1 comment
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
China Optical Vendors Take a Hit From Fiber Glut
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
China Telcos Rack Up 9M 5G Advance Subs
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2019  |  1 comment
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
NBN Faces Penalties but Deeper Issues Can't Be Fixed
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.
Six Months of 5G: What We've Learned From South Korea
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10/2/2019  |  10 comments
What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?
China's CBN Starts 5G Trials Amid Doubts
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.
Fiber Cheaper Than 5G for Broadband – XL Axiata
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2019  |  3 comments
The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.
China Tower Moves Into Surveillance Business
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Facing none of the privacy constraints that affect Western firms, China's towers company is diversifying into surveillance.
Huawei's 5G Licensing Offer Is Pitched at US Companies, Says Founder
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2019  |  2 comments
The Chinese vendor would prefer a US company to buy its technology, says Ren Zhengfei, but has so far not had a US response.
China's Boffins Set Out Their 6G Vision
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2019  |  2 comments
The 5G standard is only just appearing in commercial networks, but Chinese researchers are already thinking hard about what comes next.
China Telecom Plots New 5G-Cloud-AI Direction
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2019  |  4 comments
The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.
GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom regulators are being forced to broaden their activities with the arrival of new digital technologies.
5G: Game-Changer for Philippines Broadband?
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.
Huawei Positions Itself for Age of Big Computing
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9/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor says it is ready to sate incredible demand for artificially intelligent computing with its line-up of processors.
KDDI: 5G Is Good for Society
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's KDDI reveals details of its philanthropic intentions with 5G technology.
5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.
China 5G Rollout Frustrated by Wary Tenants
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
City dwellers in China are worried 5G basestations could be unhealthy, and the concern is holding up deployment of the next-generation technology.
5G Business Models Still Elude Asian Telcos
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.
Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.
China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
Telenor, Axiata Scrap $13B Merger Over 'Complexities'
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The failure of the merger deal could weigh heavily on the two operators.
New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  7 comments
China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.
China's 5G Rollout to Reach 300 Cities in 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2019  |  1 comment
The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.
Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2019  |  1 comment
The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.
Axiata Denies $13B Telenor Merger Is Faltering
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Merger to create major network operator in Asia is still on track to close in November, says Axiata CEO.
Hong Kong ISPs Warn Internet Crackdown Would Backfire
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's ISPs are warning strongly against the imposition of any state-imposed emergency powers that would block access to the Internet or certain mobile apps.
Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.
Taiwan Accelerates 5G Plans
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwan has brought forward its planned spectrum auction in order to join the Asian 5G race.
China Unicom, Telecom On Course for 5G Network Sharing
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  1 comment
Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.
Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.
China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.
Huawei Bans & Spectrum Delays Hit 5G Plans in Australia, New Zealand
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2019  |  1 comment
Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.
Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Over WSJ Story
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2019  |  1 comment
Huawei denies reports that it worked with local Ugandan police to hack into the phone of an opposition activist.
Australian Telcos Demand Cuts in 'Unsustainable' NBN Prices
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Australia's state-backed national wholesale network charges too much and provides shoddy service, say critics.
China Operators Woo Newcomer CBN for 5G Alliance
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.
Another Huawei Scandal, Another Denial
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8/15/2019  |  3 comments
China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.
How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.
5G: Too Big Even for China?
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.
China MVNOs Finally Hit Their Stride
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.
Huawei Unveils Harmony, a Potential Android Substitute
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's equipment giant has taken the wraps off its new operating system.
Tough Times: SingTel, China Mobile, HKT Issue Weak Results
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 2019.
After Dominating Broadband, HKBN Takes On Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The Hong Kong operator is taking aim at rival HKT as it looks to shake up the enterprise sector.
Chinese Fight Losing Battle With Fake Basestations
News Analysis  | 
8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.
BICS Is Building a Global IoT Business
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.
CK Hutchison Joins the Mobile Towers Party
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.
Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.
China Finally Gets Around to Mobile Number Portability
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
After a decade of trying, China gets ready to introduce number portability.
Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
Singapore Telcos Demand Rethink of 5G Standalone Plan
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
SingTel and StarHub have lashed out at government plans to mandate the rollout of 5G networks based on the standalone version of the technology.
Rakuten Mobile Preps for Shift From MVNO to 5G Network Operator
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.

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