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T-Mobile CEO Claims 5G Lead, Apple and Huawei Release New Updates – Telecom Weekly

This week in telecom news, we will discuss the latest updates from the two important conferences – Apple and Huawei. While Huawei has presented the anticipated HarmonyOS update that will make it available across smartphones in Asia, Apple has given the customers a sneak peek into its newest operating system, likely to be launched in September. Apart from the two conferences, we will also discuss the brand new cooperation between NORBIT and Nordic Semiconductor aiming at exploring the IoT joint opportunities, the launch of OMS for optical transport and access networks by II-VI, Deutsche Telekom VoRN milestone, T-Mobile CEO claiming the company will hold 5G lead for the next 10 years, Brussels easing up the radiation limits for 5G, and the US continuing the limitations on Chinese telecoms. 

II-VI Announces Launch Of OMS For Optical Transport And Access Networks 

The optical solution company II-VI Incorporated has announced the launch of its brand new optical monitoring system (OMS) for optical transport and access networks. The demand for unified optical monitoring solutions is growing, and the newest platform by II-VI will provide its clients with real-lie information about any disruption in the optical transport such as integrity of fiber cables, optical connectors problems, and potential signal strength issues. 

“The OMS is a modular, vertically integrated platform that leverages our industry-leading and field-proven optical monitoring modules, namely, our optical time-domain reflectometers and optical channel monitors, and our deep expertise in subsystem development to achieve a versatile, reliable, and cost-effective network-ready solution,” said Dr. Richard Smart, Sr. Vice President, ROADM Business Unit. “The OMS enables telecom, cable, and cloud service providers to obtain a comprehensive view of their optical networks, from the core to the edge, optimizing network uptime and providing differentiated quality of service.”

The solution developed by II-VI can be integrated into a network just by plugging it into the existing optical test ports. This will allow the service providers to maximize the efficiency of the network preventive maintenance. 

NORBIT Enters Nordic Semiconductor Program To Explore IoT Possibilities 

Today, NORBIThas announced they will partner with Nordic Semiconductor that specializes in wireless communication. The partnership aims at discovering and strengthening the joint competitive advantage of the companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. 

“With this agreement, we have a strong partner to refer existing and potential customers who are looking for help to realize IoT products and solutions. NORBIT has in-house multidisciplinary R&D and world-class manufacturing and extensive experience working with wireless technology, customized integrated antennas, embedded software and lower power devices,” says Magnus Pedersen, Director of Sales in EMEA for Nordic Semiconductor.

“Formalizing a partner program agreement with Nordic Semiconductor is a brick when building a new subsegment based on selected IoT/5G niche applications. Nordic Semiconductor is a first mover in ultra-low power wireless solutions both on Bluetooth low Energy and Low power cellular IoT. NORBIT can take a position between end-consumers with a specific product need and Nordic Semiconductor as a supplier of the core semiconductors,” says Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, CEO of NORBIT.

According to the available research, over 25 billion devices are connected to the network, with the devices used across key sectors such as transportation, healthcare of manufacturing. 

T-Mobile CEO Claims The Company Will Lead 5G Sector For The Next 10 Years 

In his Monday interview with CNBC, the CEO of T-Mobile, Mike Sievert, claimed that the company will be the 5G leader for the next decade. 

“We’re making the rules for the 5G era because we’re way ahead — and I mean miles ahead — and those rules are going to be customer friendly and we’re going to be able to monetize … this lead over the decade,” Sievert said in an interview with “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer. “We’re going to hold on to this 5G lead for the entirety of the 5G decade.”

After T-Mobile started to vigorously invest in brand new network infrastructure, we could see its stock rising. 

“We’re covering 140 million people with that today, compared to like 4 or 5 million with the other guys, and we’re going to be at 200 million by the end of this year,” Sievert said. “It puts us years ahead of the other guys,” he added.

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Deutsche Telekom Shares 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) Milestone 

Deutsche Telekom has been announcing its successful competition of the 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) milestone. However, the experts ask how the data experience is among all of this.

The German telecom giant has successfully carried out a test call in its Warsaw facility, putting VoNR over a 5G standalone network and running the voice and data sessions simultaneously. Deutsche Telekom referred to the test as a milestone towards the commercialization of 5G voice services. 

“High quality and seamless voice calling remain a must-have service for our customers in the 5G era. The addition of 5G VoNR can be a differentiator for next-generation immersive applications that integrate high speed 5G data with high definition audio,” said Alex Choi, SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation at Deutsche Telekom. “Our collaboration with best-in-class partners to validate end-to-end 5G VoNR interoperability is an important step towards the future of 5G voice services for our customers.”

“Voice communication remains a key feature also in the 5G world. Subscribers demand high-quality voice services and voice also plays a role in many of the new data services enabled by 5G. Successful 5G strategies, therefore, must include a plan for embedding voice into 5G services, and the IMS core will be key for this,” Nokia’s Marc Erhardt said. 

Deutsche Telekom did not reveal when the customers can expect the launch of 5G VoNR. 

The US Continues Its Crackdown On Chinese Telecoms 

The US crackdown of the investment into Chinese telecoms continues as President Biden has decided to ban investment in several more Chinese companies. Most of the companies on Biden’s list include tech and infrastructure companies. 

“I find that the use of Chinese surveillance technology outside the PRC and the development or use of Chinese surveillance technology to facilitate repression or serious human rights abuse constitute unusual and extraordinary threats,” said Biden.

Brussels May Ease Up The 5G Radiation Rules 

Brussels, or more specifically its Regional Parliament has just taken a small step that appears as a large one for anybody hoping for easing the radiation rules. The small change can result in the easier and faster introduction of 5G services. 

The move has raised the previous limit on permissible levels of radiation from phone masts significantly, as the limit has more than doubled.  

A consultation committee that has decided the new limit consisted of 45 citizens and 15 parliamentarians who have spent a month examining complex issues connected to the 5G rollout in the Brussels region. The committee has examined the environmental, health, economic, and labor impact of the technology and has ended their lengthy discussions on Saturday as they voted on a series of proposals. 

Of course, the most important recommendations are those in the area of health, with the new emissions standard at 14.5 volts per meter, as compared from the previous 6 volts per meter. Although the new limit allows the rollout of 5G, it would still limit the number of antennas that could be deployed. As an addition, the committee has proposed a monitoring body which would partly be financed by the telcos. The role of the watchdog would be mapping the effects of radiation on health. 

What must be stressed is the current recommendation of the WHO that proposes a maximum exposure of 41.2 vats per meter. Thus, it clearly shows that even after Brussels set its new limit, it still remains rather on the conservative side. 

Apple Gives Away Sneakpeaks Of Its New iPhone Software 

During its second developer conference this year, Apple has showed some of the key updates for the planned new software for the iPhones and other mobile devices. Some of the main features that the presentation emphasized was more privacy options for iCloud, a “Live Text” that will let users highlight text in photos and copy and paste it in order to look it up online, as well as the “Find My AirPods” upgrade. However, no breathtaking product announcements have been made. 

“The news today was nothing ‘new new,’ like holy cow how did they make that happen,” Forrester analyst Julie Ask said.  “But each of us picks up our phone 100 or 200 times a day, 

“They have an army of people trying to get these deals signed,” she added. “Apple gets a lot of criticism for being so controlling. But they can do things other big brands struggle to do.”

Although Apple did not announce the launch of iOS 15, they usually release the updates each September. 

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Huawei Releases Its Long-Awaited HarmonyOS For Smartphones 

A long-awaited update of Huawei’s HarmonyOS occurred on June 2nd and now it is coming to smartphones in Asia. The newest operating system was showcased in a worldwide streamed conference on Wednesday. 

Although no new smartphone has been released during the conference, Huawei has presented a new smartwatch model, tablet, and accessories. However, the biggest focus was highlighting how the HarmonyOS will work across devices and home appliances. In the showcased demo videos, Huawei showed how files and content could be passed between devices using the unified HarmonyOS system. 

“HarmonyOS is designed to provide the glue between a growing array of connected devices that Huawei is targeting,” commented Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight.

“Huawei will be hoping that it can follow Apple’s lead, by having a single software platform that extends in all directions, providing a seamless experience to customers that buy into its ecosystem of products.”

It is reported that the tech giant plans to equip 300 million devices with HarmonyOS until the end of 2021 

The date for the global rollout of HarmonyOS has not been given yet. 

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