Telecommunications

Ericsson and O2 Telefónica Tested 5G Wireless Backhaul for Non-Urban Areas

Ericsson and O2 Telefónica Tested 5G Wireless Backhaul for Non-Urban Areas

3 Oct 2022 comment

In the latest of their joint projects in mobile transport, Ericsson and O2 Telefónica have successfully demoed 5G wireless backhaul for rural and suburban coverage.

Nokia Deploys Support Network for Poland’s TV Broadcasting Infrastructure

Nokia Deploys Support Network for Poland’s TV Broadcasting Infrastructure

1 Oct 2022 comment

Nokia, in collaboration with Emitel and Oscilloquartz, completed the deployment of Poland’s most advanced IP transport and synchronization network for the nationwide coverage of digital TV broadcast services.

ITU Body Supports Universal Smartphone Access Plan

ITU Body Supports Universal Smartphone Access Plan

28 Sep 2022 comment

The ITU backed a range of measures to close the connectivity gap.

Huawei Continues to Promote Its Vision of 5.5G

Huawei Continues to Promote Its Vision of 5.5G

22 Sep 2022 comment

In his keynote speech at Huawei Connect 2022, David Wang, the company's Executive Director of the Board and Chairman of the ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, said that 5.5G is a key milestone on the path to an intelligent world and released Huawei's latest series of white papers on the intelligent world.

Where 5G Technology Has Been Deployed

Where 5G Technology Has Been Deployed

17 Sep 2022 comment

According to a GSA report, around 70 countries had 5G networks as of June 2022, up from just 38 in mid-2020.

Germany Opens Applications for the New Tranche of Network Projects

Germany Opens Applications for the New Tranche of Network Projects

16 Sep 2022 comment

German Bundesministerium fur Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV), a transport and digital infrastructure authority, opened applications for new mobile network funding schemes.

Telekom and RTL Broadcasted Live Using 5G Network Slicing

Telekom and RTL Broadcasted Live Using 5G Network Slicing

14 Sep 2022 comment

For the first time, Deutsche Telekom and RTL Deutschland have broadcasted live TV content via the 5G standalone network of Deutsche Telekom.

Nokia and Telia Launch First 5G SA Network with Network Slicing for FWA

Nokia and Telia Launch First 5G SA Network with Network Slicing for FWA

12 Sep 2022 comment

Nokia and Telia Finland announced the launch of the world’s first commercial 5G standalone (SA) network with network slicing for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services.

Nokia and Eurofiber to Accelerate Fiber Optic Rollout in Europe

Nokia and Eurofiber to Accelerate Fiber Optic Rollout in Europe

6 Sep 2022 comment

Nokia signed a frame agreement with Eurofiber Group, the leading supplier and operator of Open Network infrastructure in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.

Google to Add Satellite Compatibility in the Next Android OS

Google to Add Satellite Compatibility in the Next Android OS

6 Sep 2022 comment

According to the recent tweet by Google SVP of platforms and ecosystems Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android 14 will be compatible with satellite communications.

The US 2.5GHz Auction Hits $416 Million

The US 2.5GHz Auction Hits $416 Million

29 Aug 2022 comment

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2.5GHz band auction totaled $416 million on Thursday after 63 rounds.

Nokia, Telekom Serbia, and MTEL Verify 600Gbit/s Network over 600km

Nokia, Telekom Serbia, and MTEL Verify 600Gbit/s Network over 600km

20 Aug 2022 comment

Nokia successfully tested a 600Gbit/s line rate on Telekom Serbia and MTEL’s optical transport network over 600km between Banja Luka and Belgrade.

FCC Decides Not to Award Funds to SpaceX for Rural Coverage

FCC Decides Not to Award Funds to SpaceX for Rural Coverage

15 Aug 2022 comment

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) changed plans to award SpaceX millions of dollars in subsidies to deliver rural broadband coverage.

2.5 GHz Auction Starts in the US

2.5 GHz Auction Starts in the US

2 Aug 2022 comment

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started another spectrum auction.

Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Thales Partner to Bring 5G to Space

Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Thales Partner to Bring 5G to Space

24 Jul 2022 comment

Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Thales are planning to take 5G out of this world and across a network of Earth-orbiting satellites.

Huawei Sees the Potential of 5.5G

Huawei Sees the Potential of 5.5G

20 Jul 2022 comment

Huawei is already invested in upgrading 5G networks to a transitional technology dubbed 5.5G.

GSMA and ETNO Continue the Pressure on EU Over Network Costs

GSMA and ETNO Continue the Pressure on EU Over Network Costs

19 Jul 2022 comment

Telecom associations, the GSMA and ETNO, along with several national telecom associations, added pressure on the European Commission to encourage tech companies to contribute to deploying the infrastructure.

Nokia Takes Lead on German 6G Lighthouse Project

Nokia Takes Lead on German 6G Lighthouse Project

17 Jul 2022 comment

Nokia will lead 6G-ANNA, a German national-funded 6G lighthouse project.

European Autonomous Car Project Completes Cross-Border Scenario

European Autonomous Car Project Completes Cross-Border Scenario

26 Jun 2022 comment

An autonomous car project, funded by the European Commission, completed a pilot that connected a range of next-generation vehicle functions using 5G.

Ericsson, OPPO, and Qualcomm Test 5G Enterprise Network Slicing

Ericsson, OPPO, and Qualcomm Test 5G Enterprise Network Slicing

18 Jun 2022 comment

Ericsson, OPPO, and Qualcomm have successfully trialed a 5G enterprise network slicing solution on a commercial Android 12 handset.

Vodafone Trials First Self-Powering Mast in the UK

Vodafone Trials First Self-Powering Mast in the UK

17 Jun 2022 comment

Vodafone UK commenced a trial of the nation’s first wind and solar-powered mobile phone mast.

BT and Ericsson Partner on 5G Private Networks

BT and Ericsson Partner on 5G Private Networks

12 Jun 2022 comment

BT and Ericsson announced a multi-million-pound new partnership to provide commercial 5G private networks for the UK market, the first agreement of its kind in the country.

DT Uses 700 MHz Frequency for 5G for the First Time

DT Uses 700 MHz Frequency for 5G for the First Time

8 Jun 2022 comment

Deutsche Telekom is now using a new frequency in its 5G network: 700 megahertz (MHz).

Samsung Unveils 6G Spectrum White Paper and Research Findings

Samsung Unveils 6G Spectrum White Paper and Research Findings

15 May 2022 comment

Samsung released a white paper that lays out the company’s vision for securing global frequency bands for 6G, the next-generation communications technology.

EU Publishes Report on the Security of Open RAN

EU Publishes Report on the Security of Open RAN

12 May 2022 comment

The EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, published a report on the cybersecurity of Open RAN.

Qualcomm, Three Austria, and ZTE Demonstrate 5G SA on 700MHz in Europe

Qualcomm, Three Austria, and ZTE Demonstrate 5G SA on 700MHz in Europe

11 May 2022 comment

Qualcomm, Three Austria, and ZTE have successfully executed a 5G network demonstration using a standalone (SA) coverage layer based on 700MHz (n28) and the world’s first supplemental downlink (SDL) band 1400MHz (n75).

Lower Signal Strength Impacts the Swiss 5G Experience

Lower Signal Strength Impacts the Swiss 5G Experience

10 May 2022 comment

In a new analysis, Opensignal has observed that smartphone users in Switzerland experienced worse signal strength when connected to 5G networks than users in neighboring Germany, France, and Italy.

Nokia Demonstrates 600G Transmission Over 1008 km Long-Haul Network

Nokia Demonstrates 600G Transmission Over 1008 km Long-Haul Network

6 May 2022 comment

Nokia announced the successful completion of a network trial with TIM using the PSE-Vs fifth-generation super coherent optics.

Germany Bans Two Vodafone and DT Offers

Germany Bans Two Vodafone and DT Offers

5 May 2022 comment

German regulator Bundesnetzagentur banned Deutsche Telekom’s StreamOn offer and the Vodafone Pass on net neutrality grounds.

Ericsson Gets Approval for 5G in Romania

Ericsson Gets Approval for 5G in Romania

3 May 2022 comment

Ericsson got the green light to provide 5G network equipment to mobile operators in Romania.