We round up the biggest announcements on 5G made during MWC 2018 in Barcelona this week.
We round up the biggest announcements on 5G made during MWC 2018 in Barcelona this week.
Back-to-back CES and MWC interviews with ZDNet have seen Telstra CEO Andy Penn expand on the telco's plans for 5G in 2019, with the carrier aiming to have Australia's first full solution.
The six cities will begin experiencing 5G upgrades on Sprint as of April, with the carrier saying it will deliver the first US 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019 thanks to its 'deep spectrum position'.
At MWC 2018 the ERP giant launched a digital transformation accelerator program for telecommunications providers and revealed that Mastercard, HERE, and Postmates have joined the SAP Vehicles Network.
The Intent-Driven Network uses AI and automation to perform predictive analysis and 'proactively optimise performance', Huawei has said, with the networking giant also launching its new all-flash array.
Expertise across network virtualisation and edge computing along with a focus on standardisation, mmWave spectrum, and trials will enable AT&T to provide 12 cities with 5G by the end of this year, it has said.
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Samsung has announced a swathe of networking news at MWC 2018, including the US FCC approval of its end-to-end commercial 5G fixed-wireless solution; partnering with Verizon on 4G Open RAN; and working with Reliance Jio in India to improve 4G and roll out an NB-IoT network.
ZTE has said its 5G smartphones, tablets, and customer premises equipment are already in development, with the Chinese tech company pushing for either late 2018 or early 2019 for launch.
SG Bike has partnered local telco M1 to assess the use of Narrowband Internet of Things to more accurately identify the location of parked bicycles.
During his MWC 2018 keynote, Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm covered the hundreds of billions of dollars in potential 5G revenues, telling ZDNet that Telstra is a global frontrunner in the upgrade of its mobile network ahead of 5G implementation.
The budget mobile operator has reported a net loss after tax to the tune of AU$237,000 for the first six months of the 2018 financial year.
LTE-Broadcast will see a wide-scale launch in 2018 off the back of Telstra's AFL app, with the telco also pushing mass software downloads and emergency services use cases for the technology.
Telstra is increasingly moving towards virtualised functions to enable the network slicing necessary for 5G applications, with the telco to close down multiple exchange buildings in favour of distributed datacentres.
Optus Go Cloud, Optus Go Connectivity, and Optus Go Collaboration will provide as-a-service offerings for enterprise customers, billed on a monthly basis.
Following up its successful KT relationship for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Intel has announced a partnership with NTT DoCoMo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to provide 5G technology.
Sprint rolled out the new HTC EVO 4G LTE, after delays caused by an Apple lawsuit, and it is a fine device for the Sprint network. Without LTE in place though, the data speeds are tough to swallow when you have LTE devices on other networks.
Telecommunications and datacentre company Vocus laid 1.5 kilometres worth of armoured fibre cable across Sydney Harbour today, in an effort to lower latency for communications between the Australian Stock Exchange's liquidity centre and Sydney's financial district.
The cameras on phones just keep getting better and better and the great thing is that most of the higher end models compare well with each other too. Check through this gallery and see what photos you like best.
HTC is focusing their efforts this year and their launch lineup is called the One Series. The HTC One X is the premier One Series device and after using it for a few weeks I am convinced it is the best HTC device I have EVER used.
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AT&T is the premier Windows Phone partner in the U.S. and in addition to the new Nokia Lumia 900 they launched the HTC Titan II. After testing out both of the devices, I have to say I like the HTC Titan II better than the Lumia 900.
The fledging 4G LTE networks of Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T are nothing without decent hardware to back them up. Here are some of the better smartphones and tablets that the carriers offer so far.
The Nokia Lumia 900 stole the show at CES this year and next we will see it hit the AT&T stores for just $100. You can actually find it for free from various online vendors and this gorgeous piece of hardware is sure to be a hot seller.
The Samsung Galaxy Note has reignited my passion for Android and as a data centric user I think it may just be the perfect device I have been looking for over the past few years. It is a big phone or maybe a small tablet, but whatever it is I am loving it.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Australasia conference gives vendors a chance to show off the latest and greatest tech for keeping the public safe and dealing with emergency situations. ZDNet Australia took a sneak peak at some of the tech on show.
Trouble with your GPS? Your computer is mysteriously rebooting? It's probably due to the effects of a solar storm.
Remember the days when you dialed a phone number, turned your rabbit ears for better reception, and took pictures on film?
These apps are the most-used apps on my iPad. They include writer's tools, research tools, and even remote access utilities. There is a bonus sneak peek at an app not yet available.
From Alexander Graham Bell's liquid transmitter to smartphones, this CBS News photo gallery shows the evolution of telephones.
According to recent figures Apple has 10 times more apps than Microsoft but that doesn't mean Windows Phone users don't have a lot to choose from.
Optus was the carrier to 'shine' in the most recent quarter, according to Kantar.
MIT's Altaeros is aiming to begin customer trials of its tethered aerostat providing low-cost broadband to regional areas at the start of 2018, with SoftBank contributing $7.5 million to the project.
T-Mobile, Ericsson, and Qualcomm have announced completing trials of narrowband IoT connectivity across a live LTE network in Las Vegas.
Companies could seriously consider closing or reducing operations in China because of the new government legislation, Bloomberg has reported.
Cisco has unveiled its Internet of Things operations platform labelled Kinetic, which it said will enable enterprises to extract trillions of terabytes of data from devices.
The findings of the study show that existing commercial cellular networks can provide coverage to drones up to 400 feet above the ground and support safe drone operation in real-world environments.
Sprint's Magic Box is free to qualified customers and appears to be a win-win. Customers get better coverage indoors and Sprint gets inexpensive backhaul for its network.
EZ-Link and Nets are among a handful of partners Singapore's three mobile carriers have roped in to support the GSMA authentication standard, allowing users to access services via their mobile number, but details on local implementation will be available only when services go live later this year.
With the 'cushion' of the EU's 5G R&D programs removed following the Brexit decision, the UK government is experiencing a resurgence of productivity in pushing towards 5G through its innovation lab at the University of Surrey with industry and research partners.
A large rise in mobile quotas has seen Australians get better value from their telecommunications provider.
The companies will be deploying a Cat M1 IoT network across Australia, with trials already under way. One trial has data collected from sensors at a winery, connected to Telstra's 4G Cat M1 network using a Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded module on Altair's Cat M1 chipset.
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It's not exactly cheap, but if you want wireless broadband on the go -- and critically, if you live in the right bits of the correct cities -- then it's your best current choice.
The Sony Ericsson Z1010 is more than just a phone that does video calls, it is a multimedia package in your pocket.Design is not just about looks, it's also about how easy the interface is to use.
Available on 3, LG's U8110 is a clamshell mobile phone that supports video calls and has a MP3 player onboard.LG's U8110 is a clamshell phone with dual screens and a built-in digital camera.
Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.
A high-end handset from 3, the NEC e616 is capable of making video calls, sending video messages, downloading music/games and playing multimedia files. Read our Australian review.
Like a centre player on a basketball court, the length of this mobile phone makes it stand high above the rest. Does this combination from NEC and 3 score well with us?
The Smart City-Coupé is a fun, economical and ultra-compact car with the added advantage of a Bluetooth handsfree system, a Sony Ericsson T610 and six months’ prepaid mobile phone contract.