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Ericsson goes MASSIVE on MIMO

Ericsson has announced a couple of new partnerships with Entel and SmarTone, adding to the growing enthusiasm surround massive MIMO technologies. Massive MIMO is proving to be a very popular...

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Telcos are a commodity and not innovative; so what?

While the world is worried about the trend of commoditization, a former Ericsson and Smartone telecoms industry heavyweight is asking what the big deal is. Bengt Nordström, now CEO of...

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5G standards: keeping it ‘in the family’

...and Executive Director of Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone, Bengt has also held senior management positions at Ericsson, Comviq and consultants Netcom. In addition, Bengt was a member of the...

opinion

Charting the route to 5G success

...in 1998. A former CTO and Executive Director of Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone, Bengt has also held senior management positions at Ericsson, Comviq and consultants Netcom. In addition, Bengt...

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Ericsson talks IoT, cloud and Cisco at MWC 2016

...In a follow up to last year’s launch of App Experience Optimization, launched at MWC in 2015, Ericsson, Tencent and SmarTone have used MWC 2016 to show how they optimized...

opinion

Telecoms vendors reach their moment of truth

...operator SmarTone, Bengt has also held senior management positions at Ericsson, Comviq and consultants Netcom. In addition, Bengt was a member of the Executive Committee of the GSM Association and...

A Week In Wireless

While you were sleeping...

...is “likely to remain the prime band for LTE in the foreseeable future.” Getting ready to join the fray are the four Hong Kong operators—SmarTone, Genius Brand, China Mobile Hong...

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Four operators clinch 4G spectrum in Hong Kong auction

...the Communications Authority (OFCA). The total amount raised from the auction was HK$1.54bn ($200m). The spectrum will enable the successful bidders to further develop 4G services in Hong Kong. SmarTone...

Interview

A different league

...PCCW followed suit in the spring of 2012, leaving Smartone Vodafone as the only carrier yet to have deployed the latest generation of network technology. Adoption is expected to ramp...

opinion

The Clone Wars

...he sees it is industry consultant Bengt Nordström, a former CTO at Hong Kong carrier SmarTone and alumnus of Ericsson and Comviq, among others. “We hear from the operators about...

opinion

The great white space hope

...and not cost effective.” They’ll have a fourth with LTE; why would they want a fifth? Ex-Smartone CTO and founder of industry consultancy Northstream, Bengt Nordstrom was one of two...

The low penetration in Asia-Pacific is due to its broad, diverse and fragmented make-up

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LTE network plans: Asia Pacific and Oceania

...mid-2010. LTE is to be launched “in the near future”. PCCW is deploying LTE for commercial launch 2011. SmarTone-Vodafone will deploy LTE in re-farmed 1800 MHz spectrum. INDIA The 2.3...

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CSL exits "desperate" Hong Kong auction

...Sour grapes or no for Telstra, Hong Kong’s auction saw competitors SmarTone (owned by Vodafone) awarded frequencies in the 850MHz for HK$875 million (about US$112 million); 3 Hong Kong paid...

A Week In Wireless

Mobbing up

...place with China Mobile, SmarTone in Hong Kong, M1 in Singapore, Celcom in Malaysia, Dialog in Sri Lanka, dtac in Thailand, SoftBank in Japan, and Vodafone Fiji. So it’s a...

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Vodafone breaks into Taiwan

...networks. The move increases Vodafone’s presence in Asia, where it already has agreements in place with China Mobile, SmarTone in Hong Kong, M1 in Singapore, Celcom in Malaysia, Dialog in...

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Hong Kong shortlists bidders for WiMAX spectrum

...comprising PCCW, a fixed-line operator, and mobile player Hutchison. SmarTone Wireless Limited is a subsidiary of SmarTone, yet another Hong Kong mobile operator. A total of 195MHz of spectrum is...

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