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Jio's 4G availability 'hugely impressive': OpenSignal

(Image: OpenSignal) OpenSignal has published a report on Indian mobile telecommunications, with Reliance Jio winning on 4G availability and latency while Airtel clocked the fastest download speeds and Vodafone’s Idea was the fastest for uploads. For its Indian Mobile Network Experience Report: November 2018 [PDF], the network coverage mapping company ...

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NBN launches gigabit-speed enterprise service

(Image: NBN) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has launched its symmetrical gigabit-speed wholesale enterprise product after consulting and trialling with retail service providers including Telstra, Vocus, and TPG. “NBN Enterprise Ethernet connections are designed to be built on request and includes a point-to-point fibre connection,” NBN explained on Tuesday. ...

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Telstra adds 4G voice to NBN smart modem

(Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced adding voice services to its National Broadband Network (NBN) 4G-backup modem, calling the addition “vital” as over 3 million voice calls daily are made over home phones by its NBN customers. According to the telco, there are now more than 600,000 Telstra Smart Modems deployed ...

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Nokia sets out major job cuts but steps up 5G push

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia says a big cost-cutting program unveiled today will save it €700m ($799m) by the end of 2020 and result in substantial job cuts. Alongside the cost reductions, Nokia is stepping up efforts in 5G mobile radio products and creating a new Enterprise business unit to bring ...

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Ericsson to provide private 5G-ready network for UN peacekeepers

Ericsson has announced being chosen to provide private 4G LTE mission-critical networks for United Nations peacekeeping missions, with the first expected to go live in 2019 and include 5G-ready radio systems. The networking equipment being provided includes offerings from Ericsson’s 5G-ready radio system portfolio including its Mini-Link technology for microwave ...

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Ericsson CEO launches innovation centre in Melbourne

(Image: Ericsson) Ericsson has launched an innovation centre in Melbourne, with the CEO of the Swedish networking giant telling ZDNet that it is designed to drive technology development for both Ericsson and its partners. The new innovation centre, part of the global Ericsson One program, will be used by smaller ...

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NBN chair rules out network write-down

(Image: NBN) The chair of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has attempted to hose down calls for a write-down of the network, telling Senate Estimates on Tuesday night that write-downs are not within the purview of management or government, and are driven by accounting rules. “The ability to properly value ...

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