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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

Airtel Rolls Out AirtelThanks Offers To V-Fiber Customers

Airtel Rolls Out AirtelThanks Offers To V-Fiber Customers

June 27, 2019 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Airtel today said it is rolling out its AirtelThanks benefits, that offers some value added services like premium content, device protection etc for free – to its V-Fiber home broadband customers as well. The company said all customers on Airtel ‘V-Fiber’ home broadband plans of Rs 1099 and above will nowRead More

NEC, Samsung Announce 5G Partnership

NEC, Samsung Announce 5G Partnership

June 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

NEC Corporation and Samsung Electronics have announced enhancements to their sales systems for accelerating the provision of 5G solutions to global markets. In October 2018, the companies began collaborating to provide 5G solutions that combine IT solutions with leadership in 5G technology. With these new enhancements, both companies will jointlyRead More

Ericsson To Set Up Its First Smart Factory In US

Ericsson To Set Up Its First Smart Factory In US

June 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Ericsson Wednesday announced plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the US. The state-of-the-art factory will produce Advanced Antenna System* radios to boost network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas, both necessary for rapid 5G deployments in North America. TheRead More

ZTE Claims Securing Over 25 5G Commercial Contracts 

ZTE Claims Securing Over 25 5G Commercial Contracts 

June 25, 2019 at 10:01 am 0 comments

ZTE Corporation today announced that it has secured over 25 5G commercial contracts globally and has been already committed to partnerships in the 5G arena with over 60 operators across the globe. With innovation as the driving force, ZTE has made 5G its core development strategy. ZTE is a major contributorRead More

Motorola Solutions Bags Push-to-talk Solution Contract From Israel Railways

Motorola Solutions Bags Push-to-talk Solution Contract From Israel Railways

June 24, 2019 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Motorola Solutions has been awarded a tender for supplying The Israel Railways Company with a new push-to-talk over cellular (POC) communication solution to improve efficiency and safety of operations. The company will supply up to 3,000 devices powered with WAVE, Motorola Solutions’ work group communication service, allowing operational communication acrossRead More