Singapore’s M1 launches M2M platform
Singapore’s third largest operator M1 introduced an advanced M2M (machine-to-machine) platform, called M2M Connect.
The platform allows the operator’s corporate customers to access, track and manage all their connected devices from any authorised computer or mobile phone.
M1 has partnered with multiple technology providers, including Aerolion Technologies, Napier Healthcare Solutions, Quantum Inventions and Parametric Technology, to introduce customised solutions to meet the needs of Singapore’s transport, retail, healthcare, and security industries.
At a launch event M1 and its partners demonstrated several applications, including smart healthcare monitoring solutions and how security firms can deploy drones to stream real-time surveillance video over protected premises.
Thailand’s TOT approved to use 2.4GHz for 4G
Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved state-owned TOT’s request to offer 4G service on its unused 2.4GHz spectrum.
The operator received approval to use 60MHz of its 64MHz holding to offer 4G service nationwide for ten years.
SKT, Nokia demo 19.1Gb/s over-the-air speed
SK Telecom and Nokia Networks demoed a peak over-the-air transmission speed of 19.1 Gb/s using the vendor’s cmWave technology during a 5G trial in South Korea.
The proof-of-concept trial used 256 QAM, 8×8 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission and 400MHz of bandwidth.
The companies said the demo showcases the potential of 5G to transmit massive amounts of data.
China Mobile launches VoLTE in Hunan
China Mobile rolled out voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service in Hunan province after completing a large-capacity field test with ZTE.
ZTE provided the end-to-end VoLTE capabilities covering signaling, billing as well as operations and maintenance components, which enable real-time monitoring of the network performance and user experience, ZTE said.
China Mobile in August awarded ZTE the tender for its phase 2 centralised IMS in major provinces, including Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Shandong, Sichuan and Fujian.