MWC18 news from Day 2: Huawei launches AUTIN for complex environments; Ericsson teams with Chunghwa and FarEasTone; Jio taps Samsung for IoT; and is Ooredoo winning the race to 5G?
Huawei launches AUTIN to help operators manage complex environments
Huawei has launched AUTIN, an operations consulting and SaaS solution for digitized operations services to help operators manage complex hybrid ICT environments. AUTIN (AUTomation and INtelligence) aims to leverage both to modernize and reshape operations for the digital era. Building on its Operation Web Services (OWS), Huawei’s AUTIN leverages big data and AI to help operators move from a reactive to more proactive and predictive operations. The solution is also vendor and technology agnostic.
Ericsson lands deals with Chunghwa Telecom and FarEasTone
Ericsson and Chunghwa Telecom have signed a cooperation memorandum for a joint 5G pilot project. The idea is to demonstrate 5G capabilities and facilitate industrial partners to develop 5G applications. The two companies will deploy a 5G network at designated sites in the beginning of 2019. The joint project also helps realize Chunghwa Telecom’s 5G pre-commercialization plan for 2020.
Ericsson also said it has been chosen by FarEasTone to enable it to offer IoT connectivity services globally to enterprises. FET forecasts three million NB-IoT connected devices in Taiwan by the end of 2019. There are already more than 60 partners in the ecosystem with full operational service expected in Q2, 2018.
Ooredoo says it’s already launched 5G services in Qatar
Ooredoo announced that it has strengthened its framework agreement with Nokia to continue to collaborate on 5G deployments starting 2018 in Qatar. In fact, Ooredoo claims it has already launched commercial 5G services for business customers in Doha. Ooredoo said the network has demonstrated first-in-the-region speeds of 2.3 Gbps with 3.5 ms latency using 5G spectrum at 3.5 GHz. Ooredoo says it aims to roll out the service nationwide on its network at an accelerated pace.
Reliance Jio teams with Samsung for IoT
Reliance Jio Infocomm and Samsung Electronics have announced their continued partnership to bring LTE coverage to 99% of the Indian population and improve network capacity across the country. Adding to the joint effort is the deployment of a nationwide cellular IoT network. Jio says it wants to pave the way for a fully digital India, in which IoT will reach every corner of the country’s society and economy.
ZTE announces big video solution for 5G
ZTE has unveiled its next-gen big video solution based on the 5G and AI technologies. The new Internet architectures of ICN/CCN will efficiently address the existing status of redundant information and connections while the cloud STB solution will be deployed to guarantee the service upgrade and save the TCOs for operators. ZTE says AI-enabled advertisements will be possible, which will create revenues for operators.
Alibaba Cloud launches eight (8) products
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched eight products ranging from big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to infrastructure, security and private cloud solutions. The array of products will meet the surging demand for powerful and reliable cloud computing services as well as advanced AI solutions among European enterprises to support them to capture opportunities in this digital transformation era.