Expanding connected car market is hungry for faster networks

Half the cars sold in 2017 will have some kind of mobile connection and by 2022 there will be over a billion connected cars on the road, according to data from Analysys Mason. The research firm forecasts connected car data …

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Huge scale of 4G in Asia helps drive global innovation

The scale of 4G deployments in Asia has not only led to falling network costs for the entire industry, it has also driven the overall level of maturity of 4G across the world. The industry is no longer looking to …

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5G – Deciphering the hype

4G mobile networks – based on LTE technology – are being deployed globally, giving users access to superfast mobile broadband speeds. But it’s the next generation of technology – 5G – that is really causing a buzz. Everybody seems to …

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Operators need to get out of the speed game – Telus CTO

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Operators talk a lot about focusing on the customer, but they never put an effort into thinking about whether consumers really care if it’s 4G or 5G, said Telus CTO Ibrahim …

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Huawei to finalise ‘4.5G’ branding by Q1, commercialise in 2016

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Huawei said it will finalise the name of the emerging technology between 4G and 5G, which it is currently calling 4.5G, in the first quarter of 2015 and targets launching commercial …

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Google reveals Project Loon launch plans; tells mobile industry: “We’re not a threat”

LIVE FROM HUAWEI’S GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Google claims its Project Loon initiative – using helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity to unconnected regions – should not be regarded by the mobile industry as a threat to its …

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Asia’s scale of 4G rollouts drives innovation and cost cuts

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Asia’s scale of 4G deployments has not only led to lower network costs for the entire industry, it has also driven the overall level of maturity of 4G so that the …

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China Mobile reveals LTE aspirations

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: China Mobile executive VP Li Zhengmao this morning revealed the operator’s goals for LTE deployment, claiming that a peak data rate of 1Gb/s should be the objective of 4G not 5G, while the …

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Huawei and Russia’s MegaFon plan 5G network at 2018 World Cup

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Huawei and Russian operator MegaFon signed an MoU this morning focused on the development of 5G technology, with plans to deploy trial networks in time for coverage at the 2018 World …

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