Ericsson and China Unicom have signed a MoU to collaborate on next-generation networks. The two companies say they aim to accelerate the development of next-generation network standardization and the maturity of network infrastructure, to establish cross-industry ecosystems and to foster innovation for new business, 'to help drive innovation and early application of 5G mobile network technology.'

Read more: Ericsson and China Unicom to cooperate on 5G cloud and IoT

Global mobile satellite operator, Inmarsat, has signed an agreement with Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) form a joint venture to provide aircraft cabin and cockpit connectivity services to China's commercial aviation market. Inmarsat services to be provided will include Global Xpress Aviation and SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S). The final agreement is expected to be signed later this year.

Read more: Inmarsat to provide commercial aircraft comms in China

Credit card provider Visa has opened its Singapore innovation center, the first in a network of new innovation centers that it plans to open around the world. The new 7,000 square foot facility has been established 'as a destination for clients, partners and developers across the region to work alongside Visa experts and jointly create the next generation of commerce applications,' Visa said.

Read more: Visa opens Singapore innovation center

The US Department of Commerce (USDOC) has granted the CES Asia 2016 ""Official Trade Fair"" certification. The show is owned by the US Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which is responsible for the annual CES show in Las Vegas. It is co-produced by Intex Shanghai and will run from May 11 to13 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center.

Read more: US Dept of Commerce gives CES Asia 2016 'Official Trade Fair' status

Chen Zhiping, Director of Wireless Solutions at ZTE Corporation

Since the inception of its '˜Women in Telecom' section, Telecom Review continues to rally behind women in leading roles throughout the ICT sector who are making a difference by balancing the scales of an industry dominated by men. This time we caught up with Chen Zhiping, Director of Wireless Solutions at ZTE Corporation, who has managed to rise up through the ranks of a male-dominate company.

Read more: Women in Telecom: The leading lady of ZTE Corporation's Radio Frequency department

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