Huawei to connect remote parts of Canada

09 September 2019

St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Chinese tech giant Huawei is to deploy high-speed wireless internet to a number of underserved communities in Canada’s remote northern regions.

The move, mostly 4G deployments, comes with Huawei under sanctions in the US over national security concerns and amid a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China over the detention of a Huawei executive in Vancouver.

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Australia’s broadband boom

09 September 2019

The Australian Department of Communications said the National Broadband Network (NBN) has reached a major milestone with more than 10 million Australian homes and businesses ready to connect to broadband services. 

Australia’s largest infrastructure project is on track for completion in mid-2020 and more than 85% of the network build is now complete.

Some 5.6 million homes and businesses have already connected to NBN’s broadband services.

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Polish regulator calls for legal changes to enable 5G roll-out

09 September 2019

Poland’s telecom regulator Prezes Urzedu Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UKE) has urged the government to press ahead with regulatory changes related to permissible radiation levels that are key to rolling out next-generation 5G networks in the country in line with EU requirements. 

All EU members are obliged to have an operational 5G network in at least one city by the close of 2020.

However, Poland first has to raise the acceptable level for radiation emitted from the highly efficient base stations that must be built for 5G. 

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Síminn and Ericsson to target 5G and IoT

09 September 2019

Ericsson and Iceland’s Síminn (Iceland Telecom) have joined forces to speed up the move toward 5G through a core network and radio access modernisation partnership.

As part of its 5G groundwork, Síminn will modernise and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the 5G-ready Ericsson radio system.

Both companies will also conduct 5G trials enabled by Ericsson 5G new radio and Ericsson spectrum sharing.

Síminn has targeted the introduction of new IoT services on its 4G network – including narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1.

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