Vodafone Australia plans to roll out FDD Massive MIMO technology to selected mobile sites during 2018. The company has taken the next steps in the advancement of its mobile network performance by successfully conducting its first field demonstration of Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) using a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) band.
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India's largest telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel, announced a strategic partnership with South Korean telecom provider SK Telecom, under which the Indian comapny will leverage SK Telekom's expertise to build the "most advanced telecom network in India".
Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei has launched a demo 'smart city' in Weifang, China. It's part of an overall objective by the company to showcase and highlight its narrowband Internet of Things 'smart city' applications and Ocean-Connect IoT platform.
Japan's SoftBank and Huawei Technologies Japan teamed up to demonstrate various potential use cases for a 5G network to SoftBank's business partners. The use cases included ultra-high throughput, ultra-low latency transmission, and edge computing.
South Korean telecom provider SK Telecom and Nokia have successfully reduced latency between handset and base station to 2 milliseconds over SK Telecom's network, the company announced on September 4.
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