Australian telecom operator Optus announced a further $17.5 million commitment to improve 4G mobile coverage in the Australian island state of Tasmania. The investment will deliver improved call quality and faster download speeds for mobile customers in and around the capital Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Tasmania’s east coast.

Read more: Tasmania to receive $17.5 million mobile coverage improvements

The CEO of Australia’s leading telecommunications firm Telstra has warned operators that consumer data prices will soon be a thing of the past. Andrew Penn issued the stark statement when delivering his keynote address at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. (MWCS 2017)

Read more: MWC Shanghai - Telstra CEO warns operators to prepare for era of ‘free data’

A Chinese bicycle-sharing start-up has formally announced that it plans to expand its business into Japan. Beijing Mobike Technology has enjoyed incredible success since its inception - and its disclosure that it has set-up a subsidiary in the Japanese city of Fukuoka has cemented its status as one of the fastest-growing start-up companies in the world.

Read more: Chinese bicycle-sharing start-up expands into Japanese market

HomeGrid Forum announced China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute has become its newest promoter member. China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute is the major research organization within the China Telecom Corporation, and has worked on related projects for over three years.

Read more: China Telecom announces collaboration with HomeGrid for deployment across Asia

China’s largest social media and gaming organization, will enter the domain of the ‘smart TV’ sector following the announcement that it has reached an agreement with TCL Corp. Tencent Holdings has agreed to allow its video content to be streamed on TCL’s ‘smart TVs’ – which will expand its content dominance from mobile phones to living rooms.

Read more: China’s largest social media company set to enter ‘smart TV’ sector

Genband a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, today announced that its groundbreaking Unified Communications (UC) over Satellite Unified Communications (UC) deployment with Vodafone Fiji won the Enterprise Service Innovation award at the GTB Telecoms Innovation Summit. The awards showcase and celebrate the most successful telco projects from across the globe.

Read more: GENBAND and Vodafone’s innovation partnership delivers next-gen services to the Pacific

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider  of  telecommunications,   enterprise  and  consumer  technology  solutions  for  the Mobile Internet,  hosted the Big Video Global Summit 2017 as growing demand for video services spur new innovations and network transformation.

Read more: MWC Shanghai - ZTE highlight opportunities in video technology at ‘Big Video Global Summit’

Watson’s AI capabilities will ‘revolutionize’ the services IBM Cloud Video can offer its client base. IBM’s ability to use Watson’s AI engine to both add and extract intelligence from video can be used as a primary data source that will subsequently bring ‘real value’ to businesses. That was the claim made by Gregor McElvogue, Executive Director, Offering Management, IBM Cloud Video at CommunicAsia 2017 – which is Asia’s premier ICT exhibition and conference held annually in Singapore.

Read more: Watson’s AI capabilities will ‘revolutionize’ services for IBM Cloud Video clients

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