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Ericsson Builds Emergency Telecom Network For Bhutan Telecom

Ericsson Builds Emergency Telecom Network For Bhutan Telecom

July 2, 2019 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Bhutan Telecom, the largest telecommunication operator in the Kingdom of Bhutan and Ericsson have successfully deployed a disaster resilient, emergency telecom core network in Bhutan as a JICA grant project.  This network was formally dedicated to the nation today by His Excellency Lyonpo Karma Donen Wangdi, Minister for Information &Read More

Kerala Partners Cisco To Develop Connected Farming Ecosystem

Kerala Partners Cisco To Develop Connected Farming Ecosystem

July 2, 2019 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Technology solutions major Cisco has joined hands with the state of Kerala to build and develop solutions related to connected farming. This, Cisco says, is in alignment with its Country Digitization Acceleration (CDA) program that aims at addressing various socio-economic challenges using various technology solutions. Cisco has signed a MemorandumRead More

Airtel Payments Bank To Offer Term Insurance Service

Airtel Payments Bank To Offer Term Insurance Service

July 2, 2019 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Airtel Payments Bank Tuesday said it has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance company to offer term insurance covers to its customers. The firm will offer the Bharti AXA Life POS Saral Jeevan Bima Yojana through its extensive network of banking points across the country. Bharti AXA Life POS (Point ofRead More

Ciena India Appoints Rajesh Nambiar As Chairman And President

Ciena India Appoints Rajesh Nambiar As Chairman And President

July 2, 2019 at 9:46 am 0 comments

Telecom networking firm Ciena has appointed Rajesh Nambiar as Chairman and President of Ciena India in a newly established role to coordinate and accelerate the company’s advancement in the country. Based out of Ciena’s recently expanded Gurgaon campus, Rajesh provides executive leadership for local customers and partners, gives Ciena aRead More

Samsung Selects Viavi For 5G Network Equipment Testing

Samsung Selects Viavi For 5G Network Equipment Testing

July 2, 2019 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Viavi Solutions today announced that Samsung Electronics has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment, and emulating real-world conditions enables end-to-end test of the radio accessRead More

Nokia Subsidiary SAC Wireless Hiring Military Veterans For 5G Cell Tower Jobs

Nokia Subsidiary SAC Wireless Hiring Military Veterans For 5G Cell Tower Jobs

July 2, 2019 at 8:11 am 0 comments

As mobile operators in the U.S. begin to deploy 5G technology, there is a rapidly growing need for skilled, fully trained cell tower crews. While Nokia is working with operators to put the network infrastructure in place, its subsidiary, SAC Wireless, is laying the groundwork by recruiting and training militaryRead More

Airtel Africa Gets Listed On London Stock Exchange

Airtel Africa Gets Listed On London Stock Exchange

June 28, 2019 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

Airtel Africa, the second largest telecom operator in Africa, Friday got listed on the London Stock Exchange. The firm raised £595 million through the public offering from a mix of new institutional and existing Airtel Africa investors. The share price, however, dropped sharply  – 22% to reach 70 p,  onRead More

Airtel Shuts Down 3G Services In Kolkata

Airtel Shuts Down 3G Services In Kolkata

June 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

In line with bringing many ‘first’s to the country and to the industry, Airtel Friday became the first operator in India to start phasing out 3G networks. The company started the process in Kolkata and all the 3G customers in that circle will be migrated to 4G. Airtel has refarmedRead More

Nokia Bags Private LTE Network Contract From Kalmar, Ukkoverkot

Nokia Bags Private LTE Network Contract From Kalmar, Ukkoverkot

June 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, a pioneer in terminal automation and energy-efficient cargo handling, and Ukkoverkot, leading private LTE network provider, have signed a two-year co-operation agreement with Nokia to design, build and operate a private LTE network. Nokia brings the digital automation platform that is well suited for mobile machineryRead More

UNISOC, Ericsson Complete 2.6GHz 5G NR Test

UNISOC, Ericsson Complete 2.6GHz 5G NR Test

June 27, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

As a leading global supplier of mobile communications chipsets and IoT chipsets, UNISOC, a core subsidiary of Unigroup, together with Ericsson, have successfully achieved a non-standalone(NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) data call on 2.6 GHz. The bi-directional downlink and uplink data call was made at the Ericsson Lab in BeijingRead More