ZTE has partnered with Jazz, Pakistan's leading digital operator, to deploy ZTE's first 5G technology-based 4G FDD massive MIMO on Jazz’s 4G network. The deployment brings an average network traffic gain of 15% and an average single-user speed gain of 160%.

Read more: ZTE and Jazz Pakistan Launch Large-Scale Innovative FDD Massive MIMO

Nokia and AIS Fibre announced the first trial of their 25G PON solution in Asia. AIS Fibre in Thailand trialed the technology using its existing optical line terminals (OLT), which have already been rolled out nationwide. The OLT was connected simultaneously to three end-user devices with a combined speed of 37.5 Gb/s using a 25G PON optical network terminal (ONT) at 25 Gb/s, an XGS-PON ONT at 10 Gb/s and a GPON ONT at 2.5 Gb/s. All services can be served with the same single fiber at the same time.

Read more: Nokia and AIS Fibre Trial Fastest Broadband in Asia

Nxtra Data Limited, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel (Airtel), started the construction of its new hyper-scale data center in Kolkata. The company will invest Rs 600 crore in the development of the largest data center in East India, which will serve the underserved markets of the east and northeast regions along with the SAARC countries and fulfill the growing needs of enterprises and global cloud players.

Read more: Airtel’s Nxtra Starts Constructing Largest Data Center in East India

NTT DOCOMO and NEC Corporation announced the completion of a trial to test the energy efficiency and high performance of AWS Graviton2 processors across key elements of the 5G core network (5GC). The trial demonstrated an average of a 72% reduction in power consumption against incumbent x86 processors using NEC's 5GC software running on AWS Graviton2. The trial tested performance within a 5GC hybrid cloud environment leveraging AWS Graviton2 and DOCOMO's on-premises Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure.

Read more: NTT DOCOMO and NEC Test Energy Efficiency of AWS Graviton2 for 5G SA Core

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