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China-produced 5G smartphone tops sale list in Finland in August

The Oneplus Nord 5G smartphone produced by Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus Technology topped the sale list in Finland in August, reported Helsingin Sanomat (HS), the largest subscription newspaper in Finland, on 17 September 2020. Oneplus Nord 5G became the most purchased phone in both Elisa and Telia, two of the three mobile network operators in…

Nokia and Converge ICT roll out home network with ultra-broadband services to customers in the Philippines

On 14 September 2020 Nokia announced that together with Converge ICT,one of the leading Internet and digital services providers in the Philippines, will bring ultra-broadband services to the island of Mindanao by deploying Nokia’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution. With this deployment, Converge ICT will be expanding its broadband network coverage to the region by connecting more…

Telenor Connexion making headway in Asia-Pacific: Seth Ryding, CSO

With 20 years’ experience as developer and provider of IoT solutions Telenor Connexion also has over ten years in Asia-Pacific region. The Swedish-based provider is now boosting its organisation to further develop the established customer base, and to leverage on the significant market opportunities and future growth throughout the region. In charge to lead that…

Starhub and Nokia launched first live 5G non-standalone network trial in Singapore

Nokia’s headquarter announced the latest achievement on 20 August 2020. Nokia and Singapore-based operator StarHub are conducting South East Asia’s first live 5G non-standalone (NSA) network trial across Singapore, running until 16 February 2021. With StarHub as the first and early adopter of 5G services in Singapore, long-standing partners StarHub and Nokia have achieved another…

Indonesian XL Axiata chose Ericsson to provide 5G Cloud core technology

Ericsson announced on 30 July 2020, that the Indonesian mobile telecommunications services operator  XL Axiata has selected Ericsson to deploy 5G-ready cloud core technology solutions in East Indonesia. This includes Ericsson Cloud Packet Core and Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution. Yessie D. Yosetya, Chief Technology Officer, XL Axiata, says: “Data consumption in Indonesia is growing rapidly and…

Nokia successfully completed its first 5G Standalone call with China Unicom

Nokia announced on 30 July 2020, that it has successfully completed its first 5G standalone (SA) call on a live network with China Unicom. Their next goal is to achieve full deployment of numerous software solutions with the operator several weeks ahead of schedule. Markus Bochert, President of Nokia Greater China, said:“Nokia has skillfully managed…

Ericsson appoints the new executive to Malaysia, Sri lanka and Bangladesh markets

Ericsson announced on 3 August 2020 on the appointment of David Hägerbro as Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh and Global Customer Unit Axiata. Prior to taking on his new role, David was Head of Strategy, Technology, Government and Industry Relations, for South East Area, Oceania and India. Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson…

Ericsson South East Asia expects 5G subscriptions to reach 190 million by the end of 2020

Telecommunication market has seen strong growth during the pandemic as people wish to remain connected together and cope with lock down measures. Ericsson expects that this trend will continue on in their June 2020 edition of Ericsson Mobility report, released on 23 June 2020. Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India,…

Nokia launches a modern Network Operating System to match increasing business demand from 5G and Industry 4.0

Nokia announced on 9 July 2020 that they have launched the next generation Data Center Fabric Solution to enable cloud builders to build at scale: – SR Linux, an open Linux-based NOS; – Fabric Services Platform (FSP), an intent-driven network automation toolkit; – A portfolio of high-performance data center routers For more information on how Nokia…

Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei chosen to build 5G network for Singapore

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) announced on 24 June 2020, it is in talks with Sweden’s Ericsson regarding the equipment providing for its 5G and localized networks. Meanwhile, the Starhub and M1 joint venture confirmed its selection of Finland’s Nokia as the favored tech partner to build its 5G network. Even though Chinese tech giant Huawei wasn’t…