Oppo signs patent deal with Qualcomm
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications (Oppo) and Qualcomm have entered into a 3G and 4G patent licence agreement for China.
Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Oppo a royalty bearing patent licence to develop, manufacture and sell 3G and 4G terminals. The royalties payable by Oppo are consistent with the terms of the rectification plan submitted by Qualcomm to China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
“This license agreement will allow us to have access to the most advanced technologies in the mobile industry,” said Adler Feng, Oppo’s director of intellectual property.
Oppo joins more than 100 Chinese companies that have signed licence agreements with Qualcomm that are consistent with terms of the rectification plan submitted by Qualcomm to the NDRC, the US company said.
XL selects Ericsson for small-cell deployment
Indonesia’s XL Axiata selected Ericsson to deploy an indoor small-cell network using the vendor’s Radio Dot and micro remote radio units.
The system is designed to integrate with XL’s LTE and 3G/W-CDMA network and will enable the operator to expand indoor app coverage and network capacity, Ericsson said in a statement.
The initial rollout will be at the Jakarta International Airport and is the first commercial implementation of its kind in Indonesia.
Ericsson will also provide turnkey project management, design, implementation and tuning services.
Thomas Jul, head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste, said: “Indoor environments pose particular challenges for operators in terms of complexity, scalability and service continuity. By delivering seamless coverage in a wide range of in-building deployment scenarios, the Radio Dot system can be a key differentiator for XL in the competitive market of Indonesia.”
SKT, Nokia launch LTE system for first responders
SK Telecom and Nokia unveiled a mission-critical LTE system equipped with a base station, core network and push-to-talk capability for first responders.
The portable, all-in-one public safety-LTE network system is claimed to be compact enough to fit into a backpack and is equipped with all elements required for mobile telecommunications to create an independent communications network to be used by public safety workers/emergency services.
Nokia developed the system by applying network functions virtualisation (NFV) technologies to the core network elements and push-to-talk solutions to fit them into a small server.
China’s broadband speeds rise 10%
The average fixed broadband download speed in China increased 10.7 per cent to 10.47Mb/s in Q2 compared with the previous quarter, according to the Broadband Development Alliance.
The average fixed broadband download speed has exceeded 10Mb/s in 16 provinces in China, and it was above 12Mb/s in Shanghai and Beijing, C114.net reported.