Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has found itself in hot water after The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused the South Korean electronics conglomerate of misleading their customer base into believing that their phones are water-resistant, a move that has now escalated into a full blown lawsuit brought on by the Australian consumer watchdog.

Read more: Samsung in trouble again, this time over misleading ads for Galaxy phone’s water-resistance

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today that the MTN (Metro Transport Network) standards proposed by ZTE and China Mobile have been approved in the fourth plenary session of the ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector) Study Group 15 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Read more: ZTE, China Mobile to develop MTN standards for 5G transport

OPPO has today announced the launch of the world’s first travelling 5G powered smart hotel - The OPPO 5G Hotel. The hotel follows the launch of the OPPO Reno 5G smartphone in Australia and aims to showcase the real-world applications of 5G to Aussies all around the country.

Read more: World’s first travelling 5G-powered smart hotel launches in Australia

 According to new a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in the Asian markets China, India, Japan and South Korea will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent from 613.4 million in 2018 to reach 965.9 million in 2024. Over the next six years, smart meter penetration among electricity customers in the region is projected to increase from around 67 percent in 2018 to 94 percent by the end of 2024. At this pace, Berg Insight anticipates the markets will surpass 1 billion installed smart electricity meters and reach a penetration close to 100 percent in 2025.

Read more: Major APAC markets to surpass 1bn installed smart electricity meters in 2025

Qualcomm has recently introduced a new generation of its Snapdragon 855 processor, delivering much higher CPU and GPU clock speeds for heightened performance and unparalleled capabilities that would greatly appeal to AI and mobile gaming markets.

Read more: Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 855 Plus with a focus on gaming, AI

ZTE Corporation demonstrated a series of diversified 5G terminal devices including the 5G smartphone, 5G indoor router, 5G outdoor router, 5G mobile Wi-Fi router, 5G Ethernet box and 5G module for the first time at MWC Shanghai 2019. These products cover industry application scenarios, including smart grid, intelligent manufacturing, live broadcasting and more, and cover individual application scenarios, including personal hotspots and home broadband.

Read more: ZTE demonstrates 5G terminal devices for the first time at MWC Shanghai 2019

MEF is pleased to announce two major developments related to MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs. MEF launched the pilot MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program for inter-provider service automation, with an initial focus on automating ordering of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Access E-Line services. Simultaneously, MEF introduced LSO Sonata SDK (Software Development Kit) Release 3 with APIs for inter-provider serviceability, product inventory, quoting, and ordering. Together, these important steps will accelerate implementation of standardized LSO Sonata APIs worldwide, driving frictionless inter-provider business processes and faster service delivery across the service provider community. 

Read more: MEF launches the pilot MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program

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