Singaporean telecom provider Singtel said it plans to invest INR 26.5 billion ($413 million) to increase its share in Indian telecom group Bharti Telecom, the holding company of Bharti Airtel, by 0.9 percentage points to 39.5%. The move will be subject to approval by Bharti Telecom’s shareholders, with completion expected by March 2018.

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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, was early in identifying the opportunities opened by 5G and on developing a 5G strategy, as commercial deployments of 5th generation mobile networks, more widely known as 5G, approaches.  

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VIAVI Solutions has announced a collaboration agreement with China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) to introduce 5G service in China by the end of 2019. VIAVI is a preferred vendor of China Mobile, supporting their specific technologies and aggressive roadmap with advanced test solutions. VIAVI will provide test and measurement hardware and software for China Mobile and several equipment manufacturers to support development of Slicing Packet Network (SPN) with FlexE interface, the technology the carrier is positioning for 5G transport services.

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