Choi Jin-sung, head of SK Telecom’s ICT center, and Hossein Mooin, chief technology officer at Nokia, signed an MOU to jointly develop and demonstrate 5G technology by 2018 at Nokia’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland on Jan. 22. Specifically, the two companies are aiming to develop gigabit-level data transmission technology and cloud-based virtualized base stations.
Huawei spying concerns have been brushed aside by its founder Ren Zhengfei, who dismissed allegations his company was involved in state-sponsored cyber espionage and quipped that the UK government even believes the Chinese networking provider is incapable of supporting wiretapping. Huawei has found itself embroiled in cyber security concerns coming from the US government, with […]
Virgin Media Business has announced new plans to create fibre optic speeds in a new start-up hotspot in East London named “Tech City”, where several small technology business are set-up. Virgin Media Business will not only bring speeds up to six times the current standard, but it is looking to make prices even lower for […]
Web Africa has launched its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products which will use Telkom’s infrastructure, offering speeds of between 20Mbps and 100Mbps. Web Africa’s Greg Wright explained that unlike Telkom’s bundled fibre products, they offer unbundled products to provide consumers with more flexibility. Users have a variety of data package choices, ranging from 40GB (+80GB after hours) […]
A pair of reports on Wednesday claim Google is about to wade into the cellular network industry through deals with U.S. carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, a bold move that could push competitors to cut prices and boost data speeds. Citing sources with knowledge of Google’s plans, The Wall Street Journal reports the Internet search giant […]
In a bid to sell off its remaining frequencies, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process of hiring consultants to sell licences for one frequency slot in 1,800 Megahertz (MHz) band and another in 850 MHz. These are the same frequencies that remained unsold in the April 2014 spectrum auction of next generation […]