Friday, September 26, 2014

Telefónica and Huawei Sign MoU

Telefónica and Huawei announced a collaboration agreement focused on three areas:

  • Transformation of Telefónica's new-generation networks, including 4G/5G networks, 400G, FTTX, SDN IP/Optical networks and technology for the connected home.
     
  • Development and adaptation of IT solutions to improve Telefónica's business processes and improve its customers' experience.
  • Creation of an efficient technical solution for the virtualization of certain network functions based on the UNICA architecture, a Telefónica project to transform its network infrastructure; and the development of services based on an Open Digital Platform to improve the user experience and competitiveness in both the B2B and B2C segments. 

Telefónica and Huawei will create several working groups to advance their collaboration in each of these areas.

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-372483-telef-nica.htm#.VCibjPmWWSo

Intel to Invest Up to US$1.5B in China's Tsinghua Unigroup

Intel plans to invest up to RMB 9 billion (US$1.5 billion) in Tsinghua Unigroup, a Chinese state-owned company administered by Tsinghua University, with the goal of expanding the adoption of Intel-based mobile devices.   Intel will work with Tsinghua Unigroup to jointly develop Intel Architecture and communications-based solutions for mobile phones.

Under the agreement, Intel will acquire a minority stake of approximately 20 percent of the holding company under Tsinghua Unigroup  which will own Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics.

Both Spreadtrum and RDA, controlled by Tsinghua Unigroup, are leading fabless semiconductor companies in China, which develop mobile chipset platforms for smart phones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards.

"China is now the largest consumption market for smartphones and has the largest number of Internet users in the world," said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. "These agreements with Tsinghua Unigroup underscore Intel's 29-year-long history of investing in and working in China. This partnership will also enhance our ability to support a wider range of mobile customers in China and the rest of the world by more quickly delivering a broader portfolio of Intel architecture and communications technology solutions."

http://newsroom.intel.com/
http://www.unigroup.com.cn/

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