Keysight Technologies has acquired digital automation company Eggplant from The Carlyle Group for $330 million. Keysight described Eggplant as a “software test automation platform provider that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to automate test creation and test execution” and said that the company’s Digital Automation Intelligence platform “can test any technology on any device,
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AIS pledged to support Thailand’s economic recovery from Covid-19 (coronavirus) by deploying 5G services across a number of key sectors as part of an ongoing nationwide network build. The operator cited healthcare, retail and industry options for its network, with CEO Somchai Lertsutthiwong (pictured) noting recovery from the global effects of the pandemic requires digital
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Verizon completed a trial of new repeater technology with Pivotal Commware meant to help it more rapidly expand its mmWave 5G footprint, while also revealing an upgraded home broadband service in Houston. An operator representative told Mobile World Live trials recently conducted in Michigan tested “outdoor repeaters that will amplify the signal between a cell
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Automaker Toyota selected Nokia to deploy a private LTE network to support a range of IoT-based devices at its manufacturing design division, with plans to upgrade to 5G. In a statement, the vendor said it will work with local systems integrator NS Solutions to build an industrial-grade mobile network at Toyota Production Engineering’s site in
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ZTE chiefs approved a plan to seek credit facilities totalling $6.8 billion from two Chinese banks during its AGM. In a statement, the company said it sought CNY20 billion ($2.8 billion) in credit from the Bank of China along with $4 billion in loans from China Development Bank to cover loans, acceptance bills, guarantees, letters
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Two months after Quibi’s high-profile launch as a short-form mobile-native TV app led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, it is evident the startup is greatly underperforming relative to the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on content and marketing.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, “daily downloads peaked at 379,000 on its
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Sajan Joy Thomas, Vice President – Product Office at Tecnotree, reviews the many ways operators can innovate to boost their bottom line. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been accused of being averse to change and there’s
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New solution automatically measures antenna rotation and tilt at the touch of a fingertip using a mobile device; improves tower climber safety and efficiency in network maintenance Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a successful demonstration of its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks in the company’s campus. This automated
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The two largest mobile operators in China added 20.2 million 5G subscribers in May, ending the month with a combined total of 85.6 million. China Mobile signed up 11.9 million to close May with 55.6 million, while China Telecom picked up 8.4 million for a total of 30.1 million. In April, the two added more
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