Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 9 October 2019

The headline on 09 October 2019

The U.S. government expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups, targets 20 Chinese public security bureaus and eight companies including Hikvision, SenseTime Group Ltd, Megvii Technology Ltd, iFlytek Co, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co, Yitu Technology and Yixin Science and Technology Co, bars the firms from buying components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval. Source: Reuters > U.S. expands blacklist to include China’s top AI startups ahead of trade talks

Datera announced an expansion of HPE go-to-market partnership by introduce several Datera pre-packaged configurations for enterprises. Source: PR Newswire > Datera and HPE Announce Software-defined Cloud Kit to Power Data in Hybrid Clouds

OnePlus and T-Mobile collaborate to launch OnePlus 7T in the U.S. exclusively starting October 18. OnePlus 7T specially design to lights up every single speed-boosting LTE Advanced technology on T-Mobile’s network (4X4 MIMO, 256 QAM, carrier aggregation and LAA) and support for Un-carrier’s 600 MHz signal to better cover rural areas and hard-to-reach places. Source: T-Mobile News > OnePlus 7T Lands Exclusively at T-Mobile

More than 40 teams formed by 200 developers, creatore and designers participated in AT&T’s 5G Experience Hackathon at Los Angeles, competing for $100,000 in cash prizes to develop mobile solutions and 5G use cases using onsite AT&T’s 5G+ network with Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Source: AT&T Technology Blog > AT&T Awards Developers and Creators at 5G Experience Hackathon

Baylin Technologies announce that Galtronics has released to production a six-foot, 12 port base station (macro) antenna to major North American carriers that will support mid-band frequencies on eight of its ports and will support true 4×4 MIMO on existing Cellular 850 band, LTE 700 band and the new 600 MHz band reserved to provide 5G coverage for macro antenna deployments. Source: Baylin Technologies Announces It Has Released To Production a 12 Port Base Station Antenna to Major North American Carriers

The headline on 08 October 2019

Officials in the US government suggested funnelling money or issuing credit to Nokia and Ericsson, help them to compete with Huawei and enable them to match the generous financing terms that Huawei offers to its customers. Others suggest large U.S. companies telecoms equipment companies such as Oracle and Cisco consider entering radio transmission market. Source: Financial Times > US pushes for western rival to Huawei

The headline on 07 October 2019

Telma in Madagascar has chosen Ericsson to upgrade its core and radio access network with core network expansion, network optimization services and software upgrades, including 2,000 new mobile sites, as the operator moves toward 5G as part of national next-generation upgrade. Ericsson will also deliver enhanced business support systems and virtualized core solution supporting Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) services. Source: Ericsson.com > Telma Madagascar selects Ericsson for next-generation core and radio network upgrade

Huawei has signed an agreement to supply 4G/LTE and 5G radio equipment and services for Maxis in Malaysia. Maxis will able to modernise its existing LTE network to be 5G-ready and facilitate faster rollout of 5G services when spectrum is available. Source: Huawei News > Maxis forges ahead in 5G race with landmark network agreement with Huawei

BT Federal announced it has achieved the Authority to Operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 15-year, $50bn Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program as critical infrastructure solutions for US federal agencies to procure information technology and telecommunications infrastructure. Source: BT Federal > BT Federal achieves authority to operate critical infrastructure solutions for the US Government

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telecoms company du saw no evidence of ‘security holes’ or security concerns specially Huawei’s 5G technology. Source: Reuters > UAE telecom du sees no evidence of ‘security holes’ in Huawei’s 5G technology: CTO

The headline on 04 October 2019

Microsoft revealed plans to re-enter the smartphone game business by the 2020 holiday season with Surface Duo, suite of wireless Android devices with foldable dual-screen. Source: WSJ > Microsoft Is Making Smartphones Again, With Help From Google

Florida has signed on to a consent agreement that the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement with T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, agreed to allow the wireless carriers’ to merge, divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses to Dish Network Corp to create a fourth U.S. wireless carrier. Source: Reuters > Florida joins Justice Department settlement with Sprint, T-Mobile

Florida joins Justice Department settlement with Sprint, T-Mobile
Florida joins Justice Department settlement with Sprint, T-Mobile

Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced a 5G Rural Security Engagement Initiative to address opportunities and challenges that 5G implementation will introduce related to supply chains, connected devices, network security and market competition with trusted vendors. Source: CCA > CCA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launch 5G Rural Security Engagement Initiative

AT&T and Fleet Complete will offer next-generation connected vehicle telematics fleet solutions in Mexico, helping t0 lower operational costs and strengthen vehicle and driver safety. Source: Seeking Alpha > AT&T & Fleet Complete Bring Next-Gen Connected Vehicle Solutions to Mexico

Ericsson highlighted its 5G smart port initiative in Livorno, Italy with Telecom Italia to United Nations Global Solutions Forum, during UN Climate Week, as an example of how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being advanced. Source: Ericsson.com > Ericsson Italian 5G smart port findings presented at UN Global Goals Week

The headline on 03 October 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto to discuss improving 5G network alternatives to offerings from Huawei or ZTE. Source: Reuters > Trump, Finnish president to discuss 5G options to Huawei

Ericsson enabled 4G LTE connectivity for LTE-enabled beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone tests in Canadian province of Ontario that delivered life-saving equipment and emergency medical supplies such as automated external defibrillator (AED) to specific GPS locations using a mobile network and arrived on scene more than seven minutes before paramedic vehicles. Source: Ericsson.com > Canadian drone test uses LTE network to deliver defibrillators

Telefónica Argentina has deployed Mavenir’s AI/ML-based signaling firewall solution, coupled with anti-spam features to detect and protect against signaling hacks and DDoS for network coming from SS7 and diameter-based signaling. Source: Mavenir > TELEFÓNICA ARGENTINA LAUNCHES AI/ML-BASED SIGNALING FIREWALL FROM MAVENIR TO PROTECT SS7 AND DIAMETER-BASED SIGNALING

ETSI launches Industry Specification Group (ISG) Securing Artificial Intelligence (SAI) to develop technical specs to mitigate threats from AI deployments throughout multiple ICT-related industries. Intent of ISG SAI is to address 3 aspects of AI in the standards domain including securing AI from attack, mitigate against AI and using AI to enhance security measures against attack from others. Source: ETSI launches specification group on Securing Artificial Intelligence

Seattle Fire Department connects on to AT&T’s FirstNet America’s Nationwide Public Safety Communication Platform to expand first responders’ capabilities on smartphones and rig apparatus, with plans to deploy modems as well. Source: AT&T > Seattle Fire Department Joins FirstNet

The headline on 02 October 2019

A Norwegian government minister has confirmed that Norway has no plans to block China’s Huawei from supplying parts of the country’s upcoming 5G infrastructure. Source: Forbes article > Norway Open To Huawei Supplying 5G Equipment

GSMA announced final updates for MWC19 Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA, including new high-profile keynote speakers, exhibitors and event details. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 22-24, 2019. Including new keynotes: Boingo CEO Mike Finley, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sprint CEO Michel Combes, among others. Previously announced keynote speakers include executives from CTIA, Ericsson, GSMA, the Federal Communications Commission, Intel, Nokia, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Viacom, GeSI, HP Enterprise, LA Sports and Entertainment Commission, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Source: GSMA Newsroom > GSMA Announces Final Event Lineup for Highly Anticipated 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

KeyBanc downgraded Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from Overweight to Sector Weight and pulls its $130 target after the firm said Huawei is “aggressively transitioning its 5G base station platforms” away from Xilinx. Source: Seeking Alpha > Xilinx -1.5% on KeyBanc’s Huawei warning