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China Mobile demonstrates world’s first international TDD/FDD VoLTE Call

China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network

Chinese operator China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network, the vendor said.

Huawei opens London finance centre

Huawei has opened a “Global Finance Centre of Excellence” in London

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has opened a “Global Finance Centre of Excellence” in London. The firm will use the centre to manage its global finance risks and efficiency.

Huawei pledges $600m investment in 5G

Huawei has pledged to invest $600m in 5G technologies until 2018

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has pledged to invest a minimum of $600m in research and innovation in 5G technologies by 2018. The firm predicts that the first 5G networks will be commercially deployed from 2020 and will deliver peak data rates of over 10Gbps – 100 times faster than today’s 4G networks.

Global smartphone shipments grow 45 per cent

The number of smartphones shipped in 3Q13 has grown 45 per cent year on year

Global smartphone shipments grew 45 per cent annually to reach a record 251 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to research published today. Samsung captured a record 35 percent share of all smartphone volumes worldwide, while Huawei jumped into third place in the rankings, reported research firm Strategy Analytics.

Operators and OTT’s must collaborate says Huawei CTO

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Telcos and content providers should look to collaborate in a similar fashion to PC hardware and software vendors, in order to grow both business sectors, according to Huawei’s CTO for its fixed network business unit, Daniel Tang.

Huawei: Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei Network Product Line

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Huawei: Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei Network Product Line speaks at the 13th Annual Broadband World Forum 2013

BT Adastral Park plays host to UK G.fast tech trial

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UK carrier BT’s Global Research and Development headquarters, Adastral Park, is currently playing host to a field trial of Fibre To The Distribution Point (FTTdp) G.fast technology being run by Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei.

Huawei to open $200m R&D centre in UK

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei announced plans to build a UK R&D centre during a visit from George Osborne

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has confirmed plans to open a research and development centre in the UK, as part of the firm’s $2bn investment commitment to the nation. The news was confirmed by Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei as he met with UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the vendor’s headquarters in Shenzhen this week.

Broadband Infovision Awards: Broadband Home Award

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With less than a month to go until the Broadband Infovision Awards in Amsterdam, we look at this year’s shortlisted entries – starting with the category probably closest to the consumer’s heart – the Broadband Home Award.

Telecom New Zealand to launch LTE in November

Telecom New Zealand will launch LTE services in November

New Zealand will soon have a choice of LTE service providers as Telecom New Zealand gears up to launch 4G services in November this year.

Batelco signs MoU with Huawei

Huawei and Batelco have signed an MoU

Bahraini operator group Batelco has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Chinese kit vendor Huawei. The MoU will see the two companies deepen their strategic alliance in developing future projects within Bahrain and globally.

Radical transformation in managed services deals expected among operators

Huawei expects mobile operators to undergo radical  operational transformation over the coming years

While efficiency and cost control are still identified as the most important concerns for operators considering managed services, research indicates these same organisations are on the brink of a complete change in strategic focus driven by the need to pursue new revenues.

China Mobile awards LTE contracts, report suggests

China will speed up work to issue licenses for the fourth generation (4G) mobile network this year, according to Xinhua News Agency

Half of China Mobile’s LTE infrastructure contracts have been won by local suppliers Huawei and ZTE, according to a report from Reuters that cites industry sources. The report suggests that Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and NSN have picked up around ten per cent of the business each with their Chinese competitors bagging 25 per cent apiece. The combined value of China Mobile’s LTE contracts is $3.2bn, Reuters said.

President of GSM & UMTS & LTE Wireless Network, Huawei: “Mobile video will constitute 80% of all mobile broadband traffic by 2018”

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Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Weimin Ying, Huawei’s President of GSM, UMTS & LTE about its win in the ‘Most Successful LTE Launch’ category.

Six degrees of separation

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It often feels as though the world is getting smaller – a side effect of the increasing density of human networks. The Informer is sure you’ve heard of a popular theory that most people in the world are connected to each other, and Kevin Bacon, by no more than six steps.

China Mobile provides LTE to top of Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, with a peak 5,200m above sea level

China Mobile has deployed LTE-TDD services at the top of Mount Everest.

Huawei takes on 100 Vodafone Spain staff in managed services deal

Huawei reportedly currently has 140,000 staff

Chinese kit vendor Huawei has taken on the field and civil maintenance and management of Vodafone’s xDSL and mobile networks in Spain. The five year contract sees Huawei taking on 103 Vodafone employees who will be put on the vendor’s payroll.

Huawei starts up LTE commercial support group

Huawei is looking to help with the commercial as well as technical side of LTE application

Chinese vendor Huawei has introduced a business initiative designed to explore the application scenarios for SDN in carrier networks, to help operators better understand the technology’s commercial value.

UK Intelligence and Security Committee blasts BT for Huawei government project involvement

UK Intelligence Committee blasts BT for not notifying ministers of use of Huawei equipment

The UK Intelligence and Security Committee has criticised fixed line incumbent BT in a report for allowing Chinese vendor Huawei’s equipment to be embedded in the heart of the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI)and failing to consult ministers beforehand.

NSN/Ericsson/Huawei MoU raises serious questions over the need for OSS standardization

The Big Three are looking to create interoperability between OSS

The announcement that OSS rivals NSN, Ericsson and Huawei have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to cross-license their respective OSS interfaces to one another raised a few questions as well as a few eyebrows. That these players have decided to trust one another and adopt a simpler way of sharing proprietary interfaces is remarkable enough, but the timing of the announcement, coming as it did less than 24 hours before the opening of this year’s TeleManagement Forum’s flagship event was as surprising as it was, one suspects, deliberate.

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