Xiaomi has been trying hard to break the mould of a budget smartphone maker for quite some time now. The company has tried on multiple occasions to bring in its premium Mi series models, and the latest one is the Mi 10T Pro. This is a successor to the Xiaomi Mi 10, but comes at
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The UK government committed to set aside £250 million for 5G supply chain diversification, a strategy which could see the country boost its investment in open RAN technology. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak revealed the investment during an annual spending review, with the funding falling under the government’s transformative digital infrastructure programmes. This includes
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Britain’s telecoms companies could be fined up to 10 percent of turnover or GBP 1,00,000 (roughly Rs. 99 lakhs) a day if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei under a new law put forward on Tuesday. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will boost the security standards of the UK’s telecoms networks and remove the
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Samsung Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s smartphones have been announced in Europe. Both the phones feature a 6.5-inch display and a large 5,000mAh battery. These are budget-friendly phones, and the Galaxy A12, as well as the Galaxy A02s come in four colour options namely Black, Blue, Red, and White. Samsung has three RAM and storage configurations
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ZTE 2020 GLOBAL 5G SUMMIT AND USER CONGRESS: ZTE CEO Xu Ziyang (pictured) estimated China’s 5G infrastructure will cost $165 billion over the full construction cycle, which would be 50 per cent more than invested in 4G. He stated the country’s mobile operators had deployed 690,000 5G sites in 350 cities by end-September. During a
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Tuesday it had rejected a petition from ZTE asking the agency to reconsider its decision designating the Chinese company as a US national security threat to communications networks. The FCC announced in June it had formally designated Chinese’s Huawei and ZTE as threats, a declaration that bars US firms from
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece R. Ezhirpavai, Global Chief Architect for 5G Solutions at Altran, examines Asian 5G standalone use cases and explores the lessons operators in Europe and America can learn from their Asian counterparts. It looked so promising. 2020 was
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Play’s shareholders have overwhelming backed a takeover offer from Iliad, leaving the French firm in a position to call itself one of the biggest mobile groups in Europe. Iliad announced the €2.2 billion acquisition of Polish mobile operator Play in September, having already secured 40.2% of its shares from its two major holders; it launched
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China Telecom surpassed 20 per cent 5G penetration after adding 7.06 million customers in October, taking its total to 71.9 million a year after launching the service. Market leader China Mobile’s 5G penetration hit 13.6 per cent, with total package customers increasing 15.2 million last month to 128.8 million. China Unicom hasn’t released 5G numbers,
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There are 57 qualified applicants for the C-Band auction, with bidding slated to begin December 8 for the highly anticipated midband spectrum that will be used to support 5G deployments. New Street Research analysts have said that the auction could raise as much as $50 billion in bids. Bidders will vie for licenses at 3.7-3.98
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China Mobile IoT (CMIoT) has picked Nokia to help it with its global enterprise IoT offering. Specifically Nokia’s WING (Worldwide IoT Network Grid) managed service platform will take care of one of CMIoT’s offerings called the OneLink IoT SIM Card Connection and Management Platform. The two companies will jointly build a Chinese node of Nokia
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  Radio Design, the award-winning market leader in the provision of wireless infrastructure sharing solutions and RF filter systems, hosted a webinar last week focused on the deployment of the 700 MHz frequency band. This new 700 MHz spectrum is in great demand across the world, mainly due to its long anticipated use as low
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Back in January, General Motors (GM) announced plans to invest $2.2 billion in retooling their Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, preparing it to specialise entirely in the creation of electric vehicles. They dubbed the revamped plant Factory ZERO, after GM’s new philosophy that aims for a future with zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero… Back in January, General Motors
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Globe Telecom accelerated its rollout of 5G base stations in the Philippines, with the high-speed service offered in parts of 17 cities and the operator targeting 80 per cent coverage of Metro Manila by the end of the year. In a statement, CTIO Gil Genio said population coverage of greater Manila now stands at about
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