Nokia has announced it is providing its 7250 IXR (interconnect router) platforms with 400G-enabled interfaces to Africa Data Centres, the continent’s largest provider of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data center facilities. The solution will enable Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, to offer cost-effective, high-capacity interconnection services to its customers in multiple African countries.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and ZTE announced the world’s fastest 5G mmWave standalone data connection, achieving impressive results in two scenarios: nearly 7Gbps peak rate for downlink and 2.1 Gbps for uplink. 5G standalone mmWave allows for the deployment of 5G mmWave networks and devices without using an anchor on LTE or sub-6 GHz spectrum. This gives operators more flexibility to deliver wireless fiber broadband access with multi-Gigabit speeds and ultra-low latency to residential and commercial customers. The use of mmWave standalone without an anchor also enables green field fixed wireless access deployments for all use cases.
Nokia has announced one of their partners will provide innovative Nokia fiber technologies for offering economical, uncapped and ultra-fast internet. Nokia is providing both fiber access nodes for the fiber exchange and fiber modems to connect a WiFi network across the entire township.
Three Shenzhou-14 Chinese astronauts (taikonauts), who are currently in space, took part in a dialogue with students from several African countries via video link. The success of this globally livestreamed event was due to the unwavering support provided by Huawei Cloud Meeting, which ensured a smooth video connection between all participants.
Nokia announced an enhanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, integrated into its business and technology strategies and focused on the areas where it can have the most significant impact.
Ericsson announced a strong mobile subscription result in Q2 2022. About 70 million new 5G subscriptions were added globally during the second financial quarter of 2022, the latest update to the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals. The additions brought the total number of 5G subscriptions globally to 690 million as of the end of the second quarter, 2022.
Nokia has announced the world’s first Generation 6 broadband platform, designed for a ‘fiber-for-everything’ world where fiber broadband networks evolve to become a single infrastructure for all services. The new Lightspan MF-14 platform extends the upper end of Nokia’s fiber broadband portfolio, bringing unmatched capacity, low latency, intelligence, six nines reliability and the highest power efficiency, enabling operators to address broadband needs for the next decades.
Nokia has announced that it has successfully piloted its 4G and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network slicing with mobile operator Safaricom on its live commercial network. This is the first time 4G/5G network slicing has been successfully achieved in Africa. The trial utilized a multi-vendor network environment and included RAN, transport and core as well as software upgrades to a range of Nokia’s products and services.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its latest premium-tier XR platform – Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 – which is set to fuel the next generation of mixed and virtual devices, targeting metaverse customers.
CommScope reported its results for the second quarter of 2022, showing an 8.5% year-on-year (YoY) increase in core net sales. Momentum continues to build in the Connectivity and Cable Solutions segment as net sales increased 26% year-over-year (YoY).