Elisa, Nokia reach 1 Gbps in test of 5G fixed wireless network

(Telecompaper) Elisa said that it and Nokia achieved a data transfer speed of approximately 1 Gbps on Nokia’s 5G test network in Espoo on 08 November. In the fixed wireless broadband demonstration, a virtual reality (VR) headset was used to watch a concert by the metal band Amorphis filmed with a VR camera. Under the system, a 5G radio signal is transmitted from a base station that is connected to the optical fibre network and located on a mast, or on the roof of a building. …read more

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Axiata's 9-month revenue grows 15%, profit jumps 14%

(Telecompaper) Axiata Group reports that its revenue increased by 15 percent to MYR 18.1 billion for the nine months of financial year 2017, from MYR 15.8 billion in the corresponding period of 2016. Revenue growth was mainly driven by data segment with data revenue contributing 44 percent of service revenue as compared to 33 percent in the year-earlier period. …read more

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TIM aiming to become 'pure digital player' - CEO

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) is preparing to lead Italy’s digital revolution in close collaboration with other companies, said the company’s CEO Amos Genish at an event in Turin. Revealing that TIM will unveil a new three-year business plan to position the group as a “pure digital player and not a telecoms operator” in February or March 2018, Genish said TIM is in the best position in Italy to lead the next wave of digital transformation in view of its existing EUR 4 billion investment and a determination to focus on future-proof technology rather than legacy networks. …read more

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Rostelecom, Ericsson to start 5G trial at Hermitage Museum

(Telecompaper) Russian national operator Rostelecom, in cooperation with Ericsson, plans to carry out a 5G trial at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The partners will deploy a 5G trial zone on the premises of the Hermitage Museum based on Ericsson’s latest 5G technology and a mix of virtual reality, haptic technology, and robotics. The three parties involved made the announcement after signing a memorandum of understanding, and the trial is scheduled for the first half of 2018. …read more

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