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With the recent entry of NEC into the UK market as a 5G RAN supplier, and Dish Network entering the US 5G market building a new network from scratch using an open RAN (O-RAN) approach, the challenges are starting to mount against closed system vertically and horizontally integrated 5G RAN providers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

If there’s one company worth thinking about when it comes to what goes into 5G handsets, then Qualcomm springs to mind.

Published in Mobility

Earlier this week, the well-known Australian telecommunications market analyst Paul Budde penned an article in which he asserted that NBN Co, the government-owned fixed line national broadband provider, had become a monopoly similar to Telstra in its days of being a vertically integrated wholesaler and retailer of telecommunications services. I beg to differ.

Published in Beerfiles

The information and communications technology jobs sector was absolutely hammered in March, listed among the top three sectors contributing to the decline in job ad numbers compared to the same month in 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy.

Published in Recruitment

As Apple gets ready to explain its iPhone production strategy to shareholders in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China at its annual general meeting on 26 February, another group of shareholders is set to take Apple to task over its human rights record in that country.

Published in Strategy

Huawei Australia intends to warn its network of local Australian suppliers that the coming year will be one of jobs carnage unless the Federal Government allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to play a part in the nation’s 5G rollout.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A poor NBN migration for a customer has resulted in TPG-owned RSP iiNet being censured by Australia’s communications regulator and forced to take remedial action under threat of a potential $10 million fine.

Published in Technology Regulation

Hands up those of us who enjoy eating out at restaurants and having a night out at the movies. Both activities may soon be a thing of the past thanks to the likes of UberEats, Netflix and other digital marketplace disruptors.

Published in Entertainment

The sabotage of Huawei’s smartphone business by the US Government has put Samsung back on the map in Europe during Q2, with the Korean company recording a spectacular surge and its highest market share for five years. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had an even more impressive growth spurt in the quarter, according to UK based analyst firm Canalysis.

Published in Market

The three main mobile telecommunications carriers in India, spooked by the US ban on Huawei and ZTE, have indicated that they may not use equipment from the two main Chinese telecoms companies for the core component of their 5G networks.

Iconic photo journal magazine National Geographic has set out to prove that great professional quality pics are achievable by putting together a renowned photographer, spectacular scenery and the new OPPO Reno 5G smartphone.

Published in Mobility

The president of Huawei subsidiary smartphone brand Honor, George Zhao, took to the stage at the Huawei Developers Conference to launch the company’s first smart screen product, which as he pointed out is the first product at the company to be powered by Huawei’s new HarmonyOS operating system, as well as a gaggle of Huawei home grown hardware.

Published in Home Tech

Huawei Technologies would prefer to keep using Android in its smartphones but with the launch yesterday of HarmonyOS its own open source cross platform operating system, the Chinese telecoms giant has signalled that it is not prepared to take US sanctions against the company lying down.

The boss of the Australian subsidiary of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei issued a statement reaffirming the company’s intention to keeping its operations going in the country regardless of Federal Government policy banning its participation in the 5G rollout.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, robots & drones, as well as virtuality reality (VR) have been identified as emerging technologies that will be more readily adopted through the enabling communications technology of 5G, according to a new analyst note.

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Australia’s second biggest telco Optus has suffered a 32% drop in net profit for the three months of the June quarter with the telco attributing the decline to higher depreciation charges incurred with its investment in its mobile network and lower contributions from Optus Business.

Published in Market

Korean electronics giant Samsung and Romania’s largest mobile carrier Orange have deployed a 5G New Radio (NR) network in the sub-6GHz band for one of the world’s largest electronic dance music festivals to showcase immersive real-time live streaming of performances and superfast download speeds.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Anti-corporate activist group SumofUs has launched a campaign against tech corporation Apple’s compliance with the Chinese government’s censorship demands in order to remain operating in the world’s most populous country.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier Optus and its parent company Singtel have received a slap in the face from the S&P Global Ratings agency which downgraded the outlook on both companies over the next two years from stable to negative due to high debt levels.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The two largest smartphone sellers Samsung and Huawei managed to defy the global smartphone decline in shipments and grow numbers shipped solidly in the second quarter of 2019. Meanwhile third placed Apple saw iPhone shipments decline precipitously, according to a new report from global research firm Canalysis.

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