Author: Lucas Calka

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

San Francisco, 17 October 2017 – Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprints according to Greenpeace USA’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Greenpeace USA scored 17 of the world’s leading tech companies based on their transparency, performance and advocacy efforts in three areas critical to putting the sector on a sustainable path: reduction of emissions through renewable energy, use of recycled materials, and elimination of hazardous chemicals.   “Tech companies claim to be at the forefront of innovation, but their supply chains are stuck in the Industrial Age. We know they can change. Rather than fuelling climate change, IT companies need to show the way forward, just as some companies like Google and Apple have with data centres run on renewables,” said Gary Cook, Senior IT Campaigner at Greenpeace USA.   Dell and HP follow Apple and Fairphone with a C+, while eleven companies, including Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, fall in the D and F range.   Despite its central position as both the largest manufacturer of smartphones and one of the the largest suppliers of displays, Samsung manufacturing system heavily relies on fossil fuels. The company used more than 16,000 GWh of energy in 2016, with just 1% coming from renewables.   Key Findings Include: Supply chains driving demand for dirty energy:...

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Nokia demonstrates first PON solution with integrated wireless drop alternative

Nokia solution integrates WiGig to the home with a PON network, providing operators with a new FTTx option for delivering ultra-broadband access Nokia first to demonstrate Wireless PON solution at Broadband World Forum in Berlin, with pilots, commercial trials and general product availability planned for 2018 October 16, 2017 Berlin, Germany – Nokia today unveiled its Wireless PON solution, an industry first that allows operators to bring gigabit services to customers using WiGig wireless technology, eliminating the need to bring fiber all the way to a home or building. With the number of gigabit subscribers expected to hit upwards of 65 million by 20221 operators have to rapidly evolve their access networks to better meet consumer demand. Increasingly this requires bringing fiber to the most economical point, with multi-technology strategies – combinations of both fiber and DSL –  being used to quickly roll out and deliver new ultra-broadband services. However, there are areas where bringing fiber all the way to the home or building may not be feasible or cost-effective. To make the business case work, operators are turning to fixed-wireless access technologies that are becoming commercially viable due to recent progress made in wireless technology. Nokia’s Wireless PON solution is helping to drive this change, integrating Nokia’s industry leading Passive Optical Network (PON) technology with WiGig, a high-speed, 60 GHz standard otherwise known as 802.11ad. Easily mounted to...

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Millicom and Bharti Airtel complete Ghana transaction

Luxembourg, 12 October, 2017 – Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”), the parent company of mobile operator Tigo Ghana Limited, announced today it has completed the transaction announced on March 3, 2017, with Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the parent company of Airtel Ghana, to combine their operations in Ghana.                                                                                            About Millicom Millicom is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa.  Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing high-speed broadband and innovative digital lifestyle services through its principal brand, Tigo.  As of December 2016, Millicom employed about 18,000 people and provided mobile services to more than 57 million customers, with a Cable footprint of more than 8.1 million homes passed. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC.  In 2016, Millicom generated revenue of USD 6.25 billion and EBITDA of USD 2.17 billion. About Bharti Airtel Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company...

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CAMBIUM NETWORKS CONNECTS THE UNCONNECTED AROUND THE WORLD WITH AFFORDABLE QUALITY IN WIRELESS BROADBAND

Cambium ships more than seven million wireless broadband modules that provide affordable high-speed connectivity to connect industry, enterprises and residential customers   ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, October 12, 2017 — Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced that high-speed connectivity being deployed by network operators around the world, drove shipment of more than seven million radio modules. Proven to support education and spur economic development, affordable internet connectivity can now be rapidly deployed to connect any business or community. Cambium Networks’ fixed wireless networking solutions bridge distances from 2m to 245 km, leverage both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, support indoor and outdoor deployments, and provide capacity from kbps for SCADA transport to multiple Gbps licensed microwave networks. Cambium Networks is connecting the unconnected – people, places and things – from node to NOC.   “Connectivity is essential to business and residential applications, and network operators are choosing Cambium Networks equipment to provide consistently reliable connectivity,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks. “These high-speed wireless broadband solutions connect public Wi-Fi networks, industry, education, and residential networks. As RF spectrum becomes increasingly scarce, network operators prefer our solutions because they offer industry-leading spectral efficiency and can deliver the highest throughput in the smallest available spectrum.”   The 7 million radio modules are deployed around the world and are at work in a broad range of...

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Du transforms IoT & Cloud services with Ericsson

New partnership accelerates digitalization in the region, enabling rapid deployment of innovative services in the Internet of Things (IoT) Ericsson Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution empowers du to monetize services toward government entities, small and medium enterprises, large corporations and industry Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du, a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have partnered to accelerate digitalization in the region by deploying innovative solutions that enable faster introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) services. The partnership will enable du to offer flexible pricing and billing solutions for IoT and cloud platforms toward enterprise customers. Ericsson’s Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution will also allow du to offer Billing as a Service for government entities and several industry verticals such as utilities, retail and transport. Farid Faraidooni, Chief Operations Officer, du, says: “Our partnership with Ericsson will enable us to further empower our stakeholders in the digital transformation era by making it easier for them to rapidly take their offerings to market. Ericsson’s unique solutions provide the flexibility we require, with little customization efforts needed to integrate into our existing technology. We will continue to offer our customers the latest innovative technologies and this solution reduces our time to market when creating new business models and services for our customers.” Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, says: “Our latest Mobility Report forecasts 29...

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