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India’s second largest telecom operator has been forced to restructure its management team following the departures of a number of key executives from the organization. Some industry analysts have suggested the emergence and impact of 4G start-up Reliance Jio was the main reason behind the restructuring process.

Read more: Vodafone India restructures management following departure of key executives

China Mobile have officially announced a partnership with Swedish telecommunications colossus Ericsson as part of their collective ambition on the Internet of Things (IoT) '“ which will see them attempt to serve 200 million connected devices by the end of the year.

Read more: China Mobile announce collaboration with Ericsson as part of combined efforts on IoT

Vice President of Xiaomi Global, Hugo Barra. AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been dealt a fresh blow following the resignation of their charismatic global VP Hugo Barra. Barra has overseen Xiaomi’s incredible growth from an in-house start-up to market leader, but his decision to depart from the company represents the struggles currently afflicting the organization.

Read more: Blow for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi as global VP resigns

China's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, announced that its 4G subscriber base reached almost 510 million in November 2016. This reportedly represents a staggering 30% of the total number of 4G subscribers around the world. However, China Mobile added just over 12.5 million TD-LTE subscribers in November, compared with a net increase of 16.6 million 4G users in October, which represents slow growth for the company.

Read more: China Mobile's 4G subscription base reached almost 510 million in November

Huawei, together with China Unicom Group, completed field verification of the industry's first FDD-based Massive MIMO technology on January 17, using the existing two-antenna receiving terminal on the 20MHz spectrum to achieve a peak network rate of 697.3Mbps, 4.8 times that of traditional FDD LTE. The successful verification also demonstrated the innovation ability of both sides.

Read more: Huawei and China Unicom jointly complete world's first FDD Massive MIMO Field Verification

A leading international telecommunications company has received glowing recognition and two prestigious awards for its campaigns on Gender Parity and Women's Empowerment. Ooredoo were recognized for two of its campaigns towards its commitment to champion women in the workplace at the annual for Stevie® Award in Women in Business. The awards ceremony recognises and highlights the achievements of the world's top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations in which they run.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo receives awards for campaigns on Gender Parity and Empowerment

It has long been speculated that the cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle was due to faulty batteries '“ and a report published by Reuters confirms that it indeed was the case for the South Korean multinational giants.

Read more: Samsung set to reveal faulty batteries as the cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires

New Zealand's leading communications service provider Spark has deployed the country's first 200G per wavelength production fiber link by using Nokia's Optical Transport Network (OTN). Spark has become the first in New Zealand to offer 200Gb/s (Gigabits-per-second) on a single wavelength thanks to Nokia technology.

Read more: Nokia 200G optical transport solution doubles network capacity for Spark New Zealand

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