In The Spotlight
Vodafone New Zealand is unveiling an adaptable and agile network that can respond in real time to its customers’ changing demands by utilizing technologies from Ciena. Through a digital user-interface (UI), business customers will easily be able to request additional network capacity from Vodafone in a faster, automated way.
Following a successful launch in the Philippines, PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of PLDT, the leading ICT and digital services provider in the Philippines, is on track to roll out a suite of global Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) business communication services to multinational companies, using technology and international presence provided by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider.
The 5G era is approaching. In order to meet the endless application requirements of telecom operators' 5G networks, the implementation of 5G network slicing technology is indispensable. Operators need to deploy network slices according to vertical industries (such as AR/VR, Internet of Vehicles), different regions, virtual operators, etc.
At the fifth World Internet Conference, China Mobile 5G Innovation Center worked closely with Huawei to unveil the first 5G network based 8K VR live broadcast. VR is destined to become a popular future application and is already growing increasingly recognized throughout the industry as one of the top 5G services. It has been dominating industry headlines over the past few years. Compared with technically mature 4K VR live broadcast (requiring 50–80 Mbps data rate), 8K VR services require a higher data rate (100–160 Mbps) and wider bandwidth. The faster network speed and increased display resolution will allow users to benefit from a more detailed, true-to-life, and immersive experience.
Huawei’s Ascend 310 chip stood out among more than 400 technology achievements to win Fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) World Leading Scientific and Technological Achievement award. This honor recognizes artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chips (SoC) as having the industry’s strongest compute capabilities for edge computing scenarios, with support from the unified and scalable Da Vinci architecture. This marks the third consecutive year Huawei has received this award and the opportunity to showcase its innovation during the conference.
Countries around the world are racing to the 5G finish line. From Berlin to Beijing, every government wants the honour of claiming title to the first 5G City. And what better stage to showcase their achievement than international sporting competitions, whose audiences often exceed one billion viewers?
Nowadays, more and more operators are realizing that video is not just a value-added service on top of traditional telco services but is also fundamental to future strategy, especially in the coming 5G era. 5G cellular will enable significantly greater capacity and dramatically lower latency, and optimized support for Ultra High Definition (UHD) streaming video embedded with many advanced applications and services including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), telemedicine, education, and various IoT enabled applications and services
SES is recognized as the world’s leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with over 70 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).