Data roaming traffic in Asia increased by 245% in 2018, BICS finds

Data roaming traffic across Asia surged by 245% in the past 12 months, international communications enabler BICS has revealed.

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Ericsson extends global supply chain with company’s first smart factory in the U.S.

Ericsson is to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S. 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.

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First successful application of LTE CAT-M/NB-IoT solution on 450 MHz claimed by Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, reports that its ALT1250 dual mode CAT-M/NB-IoT chipset can now operate on the 450 MHz spectrum.

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GCI selects Ericsson for 5G New Radio rollout in Alaska for consumers and businesses

Ericsson has been selected by GCI, Alaska’s telecommunications company, to build the USA’s northernmost 5G network in Anchorage, Alaska. This is scheduled to launch in 2020, and marks Ericsson’s 22nd publicly announced 5G contract.

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GSMA announces first keynote speakers for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in partnership with CTIA”

The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the third gathering of MWC19 Los Angeles taking place October 22-24, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The GSMA also released additional event details including new programs, exhibitors and participating companies.

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Building the ecosystem to success

In the regular new column on the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, Antony Savvas looks at a number of interesting industry developments.

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Low Power Wide Area Network market to be valued at US$65bn by 2025, GMI report says

Global Low Power Wide Area Network Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to over $65 billion (€58.2 billion) by 2025. So says a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Etisalat UAE selects Ericsson for 5G enhance mobile broadband and fixed wireless

Etisalat has selected Ericsson to deploy a 5G radio network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal is part of a strategic partnership which will also see Ericsson and Etisalat working together to explore 5G opportunities.

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Are your 5G and IoT strategies holistically aligned?

The ongoing digital transformation, powered by the advancements of Industry 4.0, is creating a unique opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to expand their offerings portfolio well beyond just connectivity.

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Ericsson enables Telstra’s enterprise customers to manage IoT-connected devices and applications globally

Australian service provider Telstra and Ericsson have partnered to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to global enterprises by integrating Ericsson’s Connectivity Management services from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator solution (previously Device Connection Platform) into Telstra’s IoT solution and mobile network.

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Trump and Huawei exert opposing pressures on US allies’ 5G telecom investments

THE WEEK IN 5G – The ding dong battle over the acceptability, or otherwise, of Huawei’s involvement in national 5G infrastructure projects is intensifying, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Ericsson expects 4G and 5G cellular IoT to impact in four sectors

Ericsson unveiled the next steps in the evolution of cellular IoT . The company has also launched new solutions that it says will enable service providers to address a larger part of the Internet of Things market with diverse use cases across verticals including automotive, manufacturing, and utilities.

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Qualcomm introduces next-gen cellular chipset purpose-built for IoT

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced its next-generation modem purpose-built for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers.

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Ericsson apologises for telco service failures, identifies expired software certificate as main issue

Ericsson has issued a statement apologising to its customers and customers’ customers for causing a lengthy loss of all mobile data and some voice services yesterday. As we reported, a failure in Ericsson software deployed by O2 UK and SoftBank in Japan led to a day-long service outage on Thursday, December 6th.

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada ‘at US request’, while Ericsson is blamed for O2 UK and Japan network fails

WEEK IN TELCO IT – Mainstream media outlets have been dominated in the last 24 hours by two telecoms-related news stories. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the China-based network systems giant, Huawei is demanding the release from detention in Canada of its CFO. Meanwhile, network operator O2,

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First prototype 5G smartphone connects to Italy’s TIM network

TIM, together with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies Inc, reports it has completed the first 5G connection in Italy on TIM’s live network using the country’s first 5G prototype smartphone.

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