Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) and Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch advanced enterprise campus private wireless networks in East and Central Java, Sumatera, and Kalimantan The collaboration is designed to elevate […]
StarHub embarks on Cloud Infinity transformation
StarHub is tranforming to boost the delivery, scalability and performance of its services, while reducing costs of operating the network business. Conceptualised by StarHub, the low-latency Cloud Infinity multi-cloud architecture is said to be the […]
Nokia launches first 5G FWA gateway designed for Japan
Nokia has unveiled its first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband gateway designed to meet Japan’s Local 5G specification. Available in January 2022, the FastMile 5G Gateway 3.2 Japanese model The Nokia 5G Gateway 3.2 […]
TPG accelerates 5G deployment with Nokia antenna
TPG Telecom has become the first global site for Nokia’s integrated 5G Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA). To be installed at a site in Brisbane, the Twin Beam version of IPAA delivers both 5G capability […]
Nokia powers 5G base stations with Qualcomm chips
Nokia will be powering its Smart Node all-in-one base stations for indoor 5G use with chipsets from Qualcomm Technologies. Leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells, the compact plug-and-play base stations are designed […]
Taiwan Star Telecom picks Nokia for 5G network
Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has awarded Nokia a contract for end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio for 5G non-standalone networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone in the future.
Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia deploy low-band 5G spectrum
Image by ADMC from PixabayNokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have deployed the first low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Nokia inks multi-year deal with India’s Bharti Airtel
Expanding Airtel’s reach across India.Nokia has signed a multi-year contract with Bharti Airtel to deploy Nokia’s SRAN solution across nine circles in India. The move will enhance Airtel’s network capacity, particularly in 4G, by 2022.
Vertu no more
Imagine paying more than S$34,000 for a phone? Well, it’s hard to imagine that kind of price tag for mortals who already consider the Google Pixel, iPhone and Samsung S8 expensive. It’s not surprising then […]
360-degree camera demand to rise
What was popularised by Google Earth is now easily available and affordable for consumers. That is the 360-degree camera, of course.
Demand for such cameras is expected to surge among prosumers and professionals. ABI Research expects professional grade cameras and mid-tier, prosumer 360-degree cameras to hit nearly two million shipments by 2021, with consumer 360-degree cameras to top four million by the same year.
“The most prominent force driving 360-degree video content and hardware is virtual reality (VR). And though VR has been experiencing a period of content starvation due to its novelty, small early install base, and the high cost of premium VR, support from major content platforms will lessen this for 360-degree video,” said Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst of ABI Research.
Attached rate of factory installed car navigation units to rise to 38% in 2019
Once a luxury item, embedded in-car navigation systems are now increasingly becoming less expensive and are offered in mass-market cars. At the same time, more and more car navigation units are becoming connected and multi-functional as they converge with other technologies in the car.
The attachment of embedded in-dash factory installed navigation units is expected to increase from 22 percent at the end of 2013 to 38 percent by 2019, according to ABI Reseach. This represents a compounded annual growth rate of 13.6 percent.
“However, this growth will be eclipsed by the number of smartphone-based navigation devices used in the car, particularly off-board devices, where navigation is performed in the cloud as opposed to on the device,” said Gareth Owen, Principal Analyst of ABI Research, which forecasts that shipment of handset-based navigation services will reach 1.68 billion globally by 2019.
Large screen smartphones gaining popularity
The numbers are clear. Big is getting more popular. Large screen smart phones (five-inch and above) accounted for 22 percent of the quarter billion smartphones shipped in Q3. This is the highest number ever and translates to a staggering 56 million units.
Samsung is the dominant player in the large screen segment. Breaking this down further, 66 percent of the 56 million smart phones had a five-inch display, 31 percent had screens between five and six inches while just three percent had six-inch or larger screens.
According to Canalys, the smartphone market grew 44 percent year-on-year in Q3. The top two vendors, Samsung and Apple, maintained their positions, with market shares of 34 percent and 15 percent respectively. Huawei, Lenovo and LG completed the top five.
Nokia redefines zoom with Lumia 1020
In an effort to make an impact in the smartphone market, Nokia seems to be banging the camera feature. Boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, the new Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, delivering more details than the eye can see so people can take photos first and frame later.
With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology and a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, it claims to be able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. Nokia Pro Camera makes it easy to capture, edit and share photos and videos.
The Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel sensor features ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilisation. It also captures blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.
Gartner: APAC led mobile phone growth in Q1
The Asia-Pacific region grew 6.4 percent year-on-year in Q1 mobile phone sales, the only region in the world to register growth, according to Gartner.
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totalled nearly 426 million units this period, only a slight increase of 0.7 percent from the same period last year. Worldwide smartphone sales hit 210 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 42.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012.
“More than 226 million mobile phones were sold to end users in Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of 2013, which helped the region increase its share of global mobile phones to 53.1 percent year-on-year,” said Anshul Gupta, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner. “In addition, China saw its mobile phone sales increase 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, and its sales represented 25.7 percent of global mobile phone sales, up nearly 2 percentage points year-on-year.
Gartner: Worldwide sales of mobile phones declined 3% in Q3
Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached almost 428 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 percent decline from the third quarter of 2011, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales […]