Telecommunications

Operators in Hungary Spent $400 Million for 5G Spectrum Licences

Operators in Hungary Spent $400 Million for 5G Spectrum Licences

31 Mar 2020 comment

Hungarian operators, Magyar Telekom, Vodafone Hungary and Telenor Hungary, paid HUF128.5 billion ($400 million) into acquiring 5G spectrum licences.

Social Distancing Doubled the Volume of Voice Calls in the U.S.

Social Distancing Doubled the Volume of Voice Calls in the U.S.

25 Mar 2020 comment

In its latest Network report, Verizon said it is now handling twice the number of wireless calls on weekdays compared to Mother’s Day.

ITU Issued Emergency Telecoms Guidelines

ITU Issued Emergency Telecoms Guidelines

24 Mar 2020 comment

The International Telecommunication Union issued guidelines for countries to develop emergency plans to maintain access to telecom networks and services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

China Maintains 5G Leadership Role in the Face of COVID-19

China Maintains 5G Leadership Role in the Face of COVID-19

18 Mar 2020 comment

China has cemented its position as a global 5G leader as a result of significant operator investment and growing enthusiasm amongst consumers and enterprises, according to GSMA.

Nokia Partners with IIiad Group to Roll out 5G in France and Italy

Nokia Partners with IIiad Group to Roll out 5G in France and Italy

17 Mar 2020 comment

Nokia will extend its long-standing partnership with French mobile operator, IIiad Group, to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy.

Nokia Bell Labs Sets Another World Record

Nokia Bell Labs Sets Another World Record

16 Mar 2020 comment

Nokia Bell Labs said that its researchers have set the world record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second over 80 km of standard single mode fiber.

Telenor Opens First Commercial 5G Network in Norway

Telenor Opens First Commercial 5G Network in Norway

14 Mar 2020 comment

Telenor’s commercial 5G network opened yesterday in nine different cities and villages across Norway.

Independent Scientific Commission Says 5G Is Not Harmful

Independent Scientific Commission Says 5G Is Not Harmful

13 Mar 2020 comment

The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection said it has found no evidence suggesting that 5G technologies might pose a risk to human health.

Ericsson Enables Seamless eSIM Activation for Samsung Devices

Ericsson Enables Seamless eSIM Activation for Samsung Devices

10 Mar 2020 comment

Ericsson introduced an industry first entitlement server solution for on-device eSIM subscription activation without QR-codes for smartphones, starting with Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip.

European Commission Approves Vodafone Italy, TIM Tower Merger

European Commission Approves Vodafone Italy, TIM Tower Merger

10 Mar 2020 comment

The tower infrastructure merger of Vodafone Italy and Telecom Italia was approved by the European Commission.

Verizon Achieved 4.2 Gbps on its Live 5G Network

Verizon Achieved 4.2 Gbps on its Live 5G Network

9 Mar 2020 comment

U.S. operator Verizon, along with Samsung, Motorola and Qualcomm, has teamed up to demonstrate 5G peak speeds of 4.2 gigabits per second on its live 5G network.

Huawei Released 5G Microwave 50 Gbps Solution

Huawei Released 5G Microwave 50 Gbps Solution

7 Mar 2020 comment

Huawei released 5G microwave solution that offers a single-link with 50 Gbps bandwidth.

Ericsson Produces First Base Stations in their USA 5G Smart Factory

Ericsson Produces First Base Stations in their USA 5G Smart Factory

5 Mar 2020 comment

Ericsson's smart factory in Lewisville, Texas, has produced its first 5G base station.

Ericsson Will Modernize Telekom Albania Core and Radio Networks

Ericsson Will Modernize Telekom Albania Core and Radio Networks

4 Mar 2020 comment

Ericsson has been selected by Telekom Albania as the sole supplier to modernize the service provider’s radio and core networks in a break-in deal spanning five years.

Perenio Introduces the Telecom Version of IoT Router Elegance

Perenio Introduces the Telecom Version of IoT Router Elegance

2 Mar 2020 comment

Czech startup Perenio announced a special version of IoT Router Elegance with Tuya Smart platform for telecom operators.

World’s First End-to-End 5G Data Transmission in Two Network Slices

World’s First End-to-End 5G Data Transmission in Two Network Slices

28 Feb 2020 comment

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm accomplished the world’s first end-to-end data transmission in two network slices on a multi-vendor platform.

Nokia Launches its Network Slicing Solution

Nokia Launches its Network Slicing Solution

27 Feb 2020 comment

Nokia announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio.

A1 Starts Largest 5G Network in Austria

A1 Starts Largest 5G Network in Austria

26 Feb 2020 comment

With combination of fiber network and 3.5 GHz frequency for 5G services, A1 Telekom started the 5Giganetwork in Austria.

Ericsson Launched Fully-Automated eSIM Solution

Ericsson Launched Fully-Automated eSIM Solution

24 Feb 2020 comment

Ericsson has recently presented its fully-automatic eSIM solution.

HT Further Improved 4G Signal Coverage and Speeds in All Parts of Croatia

HT Further Improved 4G Signal Coverage and Speeds in All Parts of Croatia

23 Feb 2020 comment

Complete modernization of Hrvatski Telekom's mobile network has been completed.

2020 is Set to Be the Year of RCS

2020 is Set to Be the Year of RCS

22 Feb 2020 comment

The interaction between organisations and consumers will change with RCS, the latest development in mobile messaging.

Qualcomm Introduced Third-Generation 5G Modem-RF System

Qualcomm Introduced Third-Generation 5G Modem-RF System

19 Feb 2020 comment

Qualcomm unveiled its third-generation 5G modem which will offer device performance benefits as operators move to standalone networks.

Ericsson Launches AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations

Ericsson Launches AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations

17 Feb 2020 comment

Ericsson launched AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations, a new energy management solution that leverages AI and advanced data analytics.

Ericsson Launches New AI-Powered Network Services

Ericsson Launches New AI-Powered Network Services

16 Feb 2020 comment

Ericsson has launched two new AI-powered offerings in its Network Services portfolio that enable communications service providers to secure always-on networks.

Ericsson Researchers Top 4.3Gbps Downlink on 5G Millimeter Wave

Ericsson Researchers Top 4.3Gbps Downlink on 5G Millimeter Wave

13 Feb 2020 comment

Ericsson notced up a record speed in millimeter wave (mmWave) transfer at their lab in Kista, Stockholm.

Nokia and SoftBank Completed the World-First 5G Connected Car Test

Nokia and SoftBank Completed the World-First 5G Connected Car Test

12 Feb 2020 comment

Using Nokia’s 5G portfolio, Japanese operator SoftBank installed non-standalone 5G networks suited to connected vehicle testing at a Honda Research and Development site in Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan.

Vodafone Will Remove Huawei's kits from Networks in Europe

Vodafone Will Remove Huawei's kits from Networks in Europe

7 Feb 2020 comment

Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone Group, announced that the company will remove Huawei equipment from its core networks across Europe at a cost of €200 million.

GSMA Is Working with ENISA to Secure 5G Networks

GSMA Is Working with ENISA to Secure 5G Networks

30 Jan 2020 comment

GSMA has developed a security assurance scheme for network equipment, outlined a security framework and established a cyber-information hub for the telecommunications industry.

TIM and Ericsson Reach new European Record for 5G Speed

TIM and Ericsson Reach new European Record for 5G Speed

15 Jan 2020 comment

TIM and Ericsson, alongside Qualcomm, have successfully completed Europe’s first connection overcoming the 2 Gbps speed barrier on a 5G live commercial network.

Qualcomm and ZTE Achieve 5G Voice Over NR Call

Qualcomm and ZTE Achieve 5G Voice Over NR Call

8 Jan 2020 comment

An industry leading step in 5G took place last month when Qualcomm and ZTE achieved 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio call.