INTEL PARTNERS WITH RELIANCE JIO TO WORK ON UPCOMING 5G NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

Intel on Monday said that it will work with India’s Reliance Jio to develop 5G networking technology. Intel’s venture capital unit last year invested $250 million in Reliance Industries Ltd’s Jio Platforms unit, saying the two companies would find areas…

AIRTEL TAKES ON JIO, BEGINS 5G TRIAL NETWORK IN GURUGRAM, OFFERS OVER 1GBPS SPPED IN TESTING PHASE

Bharti Airtel has kicked off its 5G trial network in Gurugram just a little over a month after the government gave its go-ahead to telecom operators in India to carry out trials on the next-generation cellular network technology, Gadgets 360…

VODAFONE TAPS SAMSUNG FOR 5G NETWORK EQUIPMENT AS KOREAN GIANT ENTERS EUROPE

British telecoms group Vodafone has chosen Samsung Electronics to supply its 5G network equipment in Britain, the pair said on Monday, a breakthrough for the South Korean company in Europe’s telecoms gear market. European mobile operators are increasingly considering Samsung to…

DoT GIVES GO AHEAD FOR 5G TRIALS IN INDIA, DOESN’T INCLUDE HUAWEI AMONG PARTICIPANTS

India will allow mobile carriers to carry out 5G trials with equipment makers including Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung’s network unit, the government said on Tuesday but did not name China’s Huawei among the participants. Major carriers Reliance’s Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea will…

HUAWEI SAID TO BE ON TELECOM ITALIA PLANS TO BE DROPPED FROM ITALY 5G NETWORK

Telecom Italia is looking to cancel a contract with Huawei for supplying equipment to build part of the telecom firm’s 5G network in Italy, three sources close to the matter said on Thursday. Losing 5G work from Telecom Italia, one…

HUAWEI ANNOUNCES ROYALTY RATES FOR 5G PHONE TECHNOLOGY, AIMS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY

Huawei Technologies announced royalty rates for the use of its 5G phone technology for the first time, in a move its chief legal officer said was an effort to increase transparency at an event on Tuesday. Huawei put on an…

NOKIA SIGNS PATENT LICENSE PACT WITH SAMSUNG FOR INNOVATIONS IN VIDEO STANDARDS

Nokia has struck a deal with Samsung to licence patents covering its innovations in video standards, the Finnish telecom company said on Thursday. While the companies did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement, Samsung will make royalty payments to Nokia. Nokia’s…

AIRTEL 5G DEMONSTRATION GOES LIVE IN HYDERABAD AHEAD OF COMMERCIAL ROLLOUT

Bharti Airtel Ltd has tested 5G wireless service over the commercial network in Hyderabad, becoming India’s first telecom operator to conduct on-field rollout of the next-generation mobile technology, the company’s chief executive Gopal Vittal said on Thursday. Taking on Reliance…

FACEBOOK CANCELS SAN FRANCISCO SUMMIT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Facebook has cancelled its upcoming global marketing conference out of caution for the coronavirus outbreak. The conference was set to take place in March at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and 4,000 people were expected to attend. According to a report,…

GSMA TO DECIDE THE FATE OF MWC 2020 THIS WEEK

Telecoms lobby GSMA will hold a board meeting on Friday to discuss the possible cancellation of the MWC. One of the biggest tech events of the world, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is scheduled to kick off on February 24 in…