The global centralized RAN (C-RAN) market remains mainly driven by Asia Pacific, with China now in the driver's seat thanks to China Mobile's and China Unicom's C-RAN deployments, according to IHS Technology. Global C-RAN architecture equipment revenue reached $5 billion in 2015, a gain of 18 percent from $4.3 billion in 2014.
A new six-fiber pair cable system, sporting 100 Gbps digital coherent optical transmission technology and the "latest" digital signal processor, is coming online today that backers including Google, NEC, China Mobile and others said will support speeds between the United States and Japan of 60 Terabits per second (Tbps).
China Mobile recently worked with Huawei to introduce a key 4.5G Distributed MIMO (D-MIMO) technology on a 4G commercial network at the Bund in Shanghai, a famous scenic spot that features ultra-high traffic density and wireless network coverage difficulties.
Ericsson moved quickly to utilise new 3GPP standards for cellular low power, wide area (LPWA) Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announcing it will conduct the world's first demonstration in conjunction with Intel and China Mobile.
Nokia signed a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile that is worth CNY9.93 billion (€1.36 billion/$1.5 billion) to the Finland-based vendor and covers a broad range of technologies.
Verizon owns the most valuable brand of any telecom operator, according to a new report from Brand Finance, outpacing rival AT&T. The consultancy estimated the brand of the nation's largest mobile carrier is worth more than $63 billion, up 5 percent from less than $60 billion in 2015.
Ericsson and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) want to drive early applications of 5G mobile network technology. The two signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on 5G research and development, including the development of a new 5G air interface for commercial deployment by 2020.
Nokia Networks struck a $1 billion (€908 million) deal with China Mobile covering the supply of TD-LTE infrastructure, and separately announced it achieved a transmission speed of 19.1 Gbps during a 5G demonstration with SK Telecom.
Here in California, the term "squirrelly" means that your surfboard is unstable and makes quick and unpredictable turns at any time. We're seeing this in the Chinese mobile market now.
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, overall worldwide capex spending remained strong this year. According to the Dell'Oro Group, service providers continued to make network investments in the first half of this year and many have not made any significant changes to their guidance for the year.