The testing of 5G is beginning at the Port of Hamburg. After six months of preparations, the project partners Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have commissioned a test area spanning around 8000 hectares of the port area.
Superior call quality and a faster call setup through VoLTE service by Hrvatski Telekom, which has been confirmed also by an independent research conducted by P3, enhances iPhone user experience, said largest Croatian operator.
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei announced they have collaborated to achieve the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station.
Samsung announced that it has been selected to supply Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018.
Ericsson has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for USD 220 million, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) for USD 150 million, maturing in 2025.
Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan.
Deutsche Telekom is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. For this important step towards 5G, DT has selected Ericsson as supplier for its current and future network in one out of two market areas of Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.
Huawei announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Group as an approved vendor to supply its FusionSphere OpenStack platform, to support the operator’s global roll out of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).
T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, the first in the world to hit speeds beyond the 1 Gbps threshold on unlicensed spectrum.
Ericsson and Corda Campus are launching the first 5G Life Campus in Hasselt, Belgium. It will be located at Corda Campus, a technology park, and will be fully connected to Ericsson’s R&D center in Aachen, Germany, where 5G development and international pilot projects are executed.
Ericsson forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
At the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, Huawei released a new generation of 5G-oriented base station featuring three highlights: "extreme simplicity", "extreme speed", and "extreme evolution".
Telefónica-owned operator Movistar and Ericsson have brought the first 5G test system to Argentina, allowing telecom operators and ecosystem partners such as academic institutions and industry representatives, to test 5G capabilities in a live network.