CommsWire - 13 August 2019


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Samsung puts distance between itself and rivals in EU
The sabotage of Huawei’s smartphone business by the US Government has put Samsung back on the map in Europe during Q2, with the Korean company recording a spectacular surge and its highest market share for five years. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had an even more impressive growth spurt in the quarter, according to UK based analyst firm Canalysis.

Spark NZ launches Leaven digital transformation consultancy
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has launched a new digital transformation consultancy - Leaven – which it says has been established to assist organisations as they shift to new and more digital ways of working.

Spooked Indian mobile carriers consider banning Huawei from 5G core
The three main mobile telecommunications carriers in India, spooked by the US ban on Huawei and ZTE, have indicated that they may not use equipment from the two main Chinese telecoms companies for the core component of their 5G networks.

ZTE, China Mobile claim first 5G sporting event broadcast
Chinese telecommunications equipment provider ZTE and telecommunications carrier China Mobile have collaborated to deliver China’s first 5G sporting event with the broadcast of the country’s 2nd National Youth Games.

Keysight delivers certified 5G new radio protocol compliance test cases
Global ICT services provider Keysight Technologies has launched 5G network emulation solutions which it says deliver a “leading number” of 5G new radio (NR) protocol conformance test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB, a certification forum consisting of US mobile operators.

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