telecom news

  • Bell to launch LTE-M network to increase use of IoT in Canada

    Bell, Canada's largest communications company, announced it will launch an LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network to support the rapidly increasing use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) in Canada.

  • Egypt’s digital development strategy takes shape

    In September 1999 a national project for a technological renaissance was announced in Egypt reflecting the commitment of the government to developing the country's IT sector. That commitment is reflected today by the introduction of 4G services, the nation's pledge to improve ICT education, and its vision for a more digital and sustainable future.

  • Facebook CEO calls for a universal basic income

    Founder and chief executive of social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has suggested there should be a universal basic income for all people. This would allow people in society to take more risks, he said, allowing people more freedom to execute new ideas and business ventures, with the confidence that they won't go without basic things needed to live.

  • Nokia and China Mobile extend ultra-broadband access and intelligent home services across China

    Nokia and China Mobile are deploying millions of home gateways to provide residential customers across 29 different provinces in China with access to fiber-based ultra-broadband applications and intelligent home services.

  • Nokia modernizes network supporting Switzerland’s air traffic control system

    Nokia and Skyguide, which provides air navigation services for Switzerland and certain adjacent parts of neighboring countries, announced the first stage of a successful modernization of the mission-critical communications network that is at the heart of Switzerland's air traffic control system.

  • NTT DOCOMO and Nokia begin testing for 5G ecosystem in Japan

    Nokia is working with Japan's NTT DOCOMO to test applications using a 5G base station and the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform end-user device. This demonstrates the potential of Nokia 5G FIRST to deliver enhanced broadband at vastly greater scale. A showcase at the 5G Tokyo Bay Summit 2017 will signal the start of 5G trials in the Tokyo area.

  • Orange launches €50m investment initiative devoted to African startups

    French telecom group Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship program for investment in startups, Orange Digital Ventures. As part of this initiative, the Group is committing 50 million euros corresponding to half of the direct investments made via its new Orange Digital Ventures Africa program; the other half is devoted to indirect investments through specialized funding for Africa.

  • Patients to take more control of healthcare with 5G, says report

    Ericsson has published its latest ConsumerLab report, From Healthcare to Homecare. The report reveals consumer insights into the impact of 5G on the future of healthcare and its transformation across preventative, routine, and post-operative care.

  • Rwandan telco Tigo recruits Ericsson to overhaul its BSS ecosystem

    Tigo Rwanda, owned by telecom and media giant Millicom, has partnered with Ericsson to completely overhaul its Business Support System (BSS) ecosystem. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves more than 25 million customers in Africa.

  • Smartphones are now in 80 percent of U.S. homes, says report

    Smartphones are now in 80 percent of U.S. homes - a six percentage point increase year-over-year (YOY) - and U.S. consumers now own 27 million more smartphones than they did just last year, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).