Canada’s Telus picks Samsung for 5G network

14 September 2020

Samsung recently announced it will supply 5G new radio solutions, including Massive MIMO radios, to Spark New Zealand, the largest telecom provider in the country

Samsung recently announced it will supply 5G new radio solutions, including Massive MIMO radios, to Spark New Zealand, the largest telecom provider in the country

Samsung Electronics will be supplying equipment to build the 5G wireless network for Telus, a telecom provider in Canada.  

The move comes as the tech giant is dominating the network equipment sector at a time when telecom companies in different countries are shunning Huawei, the top supplier of network equipment, over security concerns.

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Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson over Huawei for 5G

14 September 2020

The announcement comes after several countries including the UK and Canada reduced or eliminated Huawei’s role in developing 5G networks

The announcement comes after several countries including the UK and Canada reduced or eliminated Huawei’s role in developing 5G networks

Singapore’s leading telecom providers selected Nordic firms Ericsson and Nokia to develop the city-state’s main 5G network, joining a growing list of countries that have limited Huawei’s role in building the next-generation wireless network.

Singapore Telecommunications, which is the country’s largest telecom, chose to use equipment from Sweden’s Ericsson after a “rigorous tender process,” while the StarHub-M1 joint venture picked Finland’s Nokia after Singapore gave the final green-light to telecoms for the city-state’s 5G rollout.

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Huawei and UnionPay team up

14 September 2020

Huawei Mobile Services has joined forces with China-based financial services business, UnionPay, to launch its new mobile payment service – Huawei Pay, in Thailand.

The tool provides a contactless and cashless payment service for Huawei device users, with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) the first bank to support the payment service. In addition, the payment solution is one of the key services under the company’s Wallet app that supports near field communication (NFC) payments in retail stores. 

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Thuraya modernises network using Ericsson

14 September 2020

UAE mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has hired Ericsson for a core network modernisation and upgrade to a 4G- and 5G-ready infrastructure.

The Swedish giant will modernise and optimise Thuraya’s network to a virtualised core that supports existing and new features and services in the future.

Ericsson will also migrate the existing Thuraya users to the new platform and oversee its integration with existing systems. The operator’s mobile-data users, especially those in remote locations or areas where traffic is dense, will benefit from higher availability and reliability.

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