5G action this day: Moody’s ranks India among Asia’s 5G “late adopters”; SK Telecom and DT in edge computing/quantum tie-up; Telstra officially partners with Ericsson for 5G; Huawei lands 5G VR/AR deals in the Middle East; NEC and Samsung join forces to create 5G solutions
Moody’s ranks India among Asia’s 5G “late adopters”
For all its ambitions to be at the forefront of the expected 5G wave in 2020, India is more likely to be a “late adopter” of 5G, says Moody’s Investors Service.
According to ET Telecom, Moody’s rated Japan, Korea, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines among the early adopters in the region, but says operators in India – as well as Malaysia and Bangladesh – are most likely going to be spending more capex investment on densifying 4G coverage in the next couple of years. Read more …
SK Telecom and DT in edge computing/quantum tie-up
SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have signed a cross investment agreement to strengthen their competitiveness in 5G and deepen their cooperation in the global market, particularly with emerging technologies like edge computing and quantum cryptography communication.
Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to invest in DT edge computing subsidiary MobiledgeX, while DT will invest the same amount in ID Quantique (IDQ), SK Telecom’s strategic partner in quantum cryptography comms technology. Read more …
Telstra officially partners with Ericsson for 5G
Telstra has named Ericsson as its key 5G partner under an agreement that will see the two companies partner to deliver the next-gen mobile technology across Australia. Telstra and Ericsson have already jointly completed a number of 5G trials in the past 12 months.
Telstra made the announcement whilst switching on 5G-enabled cell sites in Adelaide, Perth and Canberra, which also marks the operator’s 50th live 5G site since it began turning on 5G in August. Read more…
Huawei lands 5G VR/AR deals in the Middle East
Huawei says it has signed agreements with TPCast and Mediapro to collaborate in the development of 5G virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Huawei and TPCast will jointly develop a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. Both parties will share their global and local ecosystem partner resources to open market exploration in Middle East.
Meanwhile, Huawei and Mediapro will collaborate in the distribution of VR and AR over 5G networks via Huawei’s media cloud application. Read more …
NEC and Samsung join forces to create 5G solutions
NEC and Samsung Electronics announced a partnership of joint effort to strengthen their next generation business portfolio, including 5G.
The partnership is designed to bring together best-in-class technology and expertise in 5G and IT from both firms to create flexible and localized 5G solutions. Read more …
(Compiled and edited by John C Tanner)