Telecommunications

New 5G Feature Enables Lower Latency and Increased Battery Life

New 5G Feature Enables Lower Latency and Increased Battery Life

23 Jul 2021 comment

Ericsson and Telia have joined forces with Qualcomm to take 5G innovation to a new level by jointly testing a new industry-first feature in Telia’s commercial 5G network.

Spain Gets €1.1 Billion from 5G Auction

Spain Gets €1.1 Billion from 5G Auction

23 Jul 2021 comment

Spain earned €1.1 billion in a delayed auction for 5G-suitable frequencies in the 700MHz band.

Nokia and Xantaro Drive UK Fiber Expansion with Alternative Providers

Nokia and Xantaro Drive UK Fiber Expansion with Alternative Providers

21 Jul 2021 comment

Nokia is expanding its relationship with Xantaro, encompassing next generation fiber access to connect more than two million UK homes with broadband speeds up to 10 Gibabit per second.

Small Cell Forum Unveils Hosted Open RAN Framework

Small Cell Forum Unveils Hosted Open RAN Framework

18 Jul 2021 comment

The Small Cell Forum proposed a global framework for hosted open RAN networks.

GSMA Calls for 2 GHz of Mid-Band Spectrum to Meet UN Targets

GSMA Calls for 2 GHz of Mid-Band Spectrum to Meet UN Targets

12 Jul 2021 comment

The GSMA called on regulators across the globe to boost mid-band spectrum availability.

Masmovil Steps Out of 5G Auction in Spain

Masmovil Steps Out of 5G Auction in Spain

11 Jul 2021 comment

Masmovil ruled itself out of a Spanish 700MHz 5G auction.

Industry Champions Support US 6G Research Project

Industry Champions Support US 6G Research Project

9 Jul 2021 comment

AT&T, Nvidia, Samsung America, Qualcomm and InterDigital supported a 6G research project in the US.

HT Enables 5G Roaming in Germany

HT Enables 5G Roaming in Germany

9 Jul 2021 comment

In cooperation with Deutsche Telekom, Hrvatski Telekom has ensured that Croatian customers in Germany and German customers in Croatia can now use the benefits of a 5G network.

Telstra and Ericsson Achieve Longest Distance 5G Call

Telstra and Ericsson Achieve Longest Distance 5G Call

7 Jul 2021 comment

Australia's Telstra, in collaboration with Ericsson, announced the successful completion of a 5G Standalone data call of 113 km from a Telstra commercial mobile site in Gippsland, Victoria.

DB and DT Plan Seamless Mobile Network Along All Tracks

DB and DT Plan Seamless Mobile Network Along All Tracks

4 Jul 2021 comment

Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom plan to radically improve mobile reception on trains.

Huawei Claims that 5G Investments are Already Justified

Huawei Claims that 5G Investments are Already Justified

2 Jul 2021 comment

At an MWC event, president of carrier business group at Huawei, Ryan Ding, said investment in 5G across early pacesetter markets had already been justified.

Ericsson, DT and Samsung Complete First 5G Network Slicing Trial

Ericsson, DT and Samsung Complete First 5G Network Slicing Trial

1 Jul 2021 comment

Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, and Samsung have successfully completed the world’s first 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing trial.

GSMA and Mobileum Team on Preventing Fake Calls

GSMA and Mobileum Team on Preventing Fake Calls

30 Jun 2021 comment

The GSMA and Mobileum joined forces to develop a global system targeting prevention of fraudulent and unwanted calls, with a trial phase of the project open for industry players.

ICT Sector Shows Increased Diversity Efforts

ICT Sector Shows Increased Diversity Efforts

30 Jun 2021 comment

At the MWC Barcelona, ICT industry executives noted diversity and inclusion in the sector had significantly increased in recent years.

Hoettges Wants to Level the Playing Field with OTTs

Hoettges Wants to Level the Playing Field with OTTs

29 Jun 2021 comment

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges criticized current regulations that fail to classify companies like WhatsApp and Microsoft as communications providers.

Telefonica CEO Criticized EU Regulations as Totally Outdated

Telefonica CEO Criticized EU Regulations as Totally Outdated

29 Jun 2021 comment

Head of Telefonica, Jose Maria Alverez-Pallete, called for a complete overhaul of regulations impacting Europe’s telecommunications sector to prevent the region lagging even further behind digital leaders.

Korea Plans to Launch 6G in 2028

Korea Plans to Launch 6G in 2028

27 Jun 2021 comment

South Korea is planning a deployment of the world’s first commercial 6G network in 2028.

Roaming Charges in EU are Coming Back for UK Users

Roaming Charges in EU are Coming Back for UK Users

25 Jun 2021 comment

UK mobile operator EE plans to charge customers more for using their plans in EU from January 2022.

Nokia, Qualcomm and UScellular hit 5G Record over mmWave

Nokia, Qualcomm and UScellular hit 5G Record over mmWave

19 Jun 2021 comment

Nokia, Qualcomm  and UScellular  achieved a world record extended range over mmWave of more than 10km utilizing its 5G extended-range millimeter Wave solution on a commercial network.

Samsung to Bring Open RAN to Europe With Vodafone UK

Samsung to Bring Open RAN to Europe With Vodafone UK

17 Jun 2021 comment

Samsung was selected as a leading Open RAN vendor for Vodafone to bring virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) to the United Kingdom (UK), as well as its latest 4G and 5G solutions, including its Massive MIMO and other radios.

3.5GHz Auction Begins in Canada

3.5GHz Auction Begins in Canada

17 Jun 2021 comment

Canada began an auction of 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G services a little more than a year after the original sale was delayed by COVID-19.

Nokia WING to Enable Worldwide IoT Connectivity for HMD

Nokia WING to Enable Worldwide IoT Connectivity for HMD

16 Jun 2021 comment

Nokia will collaborate with HMD Global using Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to enable seamless global IoT connectivity for HMD’s IoT solution for enterprises.

HT's 5G Network Covers Two Million Croatian Citizens

HT's 5G Network Covers Two Million Croatian Citizens

16 Jun 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom announced its 5G network is available in further 31 cities and six municipalities in Croatia.

Nokia and Partners Seek Simplification of Optics Market to Accelerate 5G

Nokia and Partners Seek Simplification of Optics Market to Accelerate 5G

14 Jun 2021 comment

Nokia, Ericsson, II-VI, Lumentum and Sumitomo Electric  published a joint technical paper making the case for reducing the wide choice of Mobile Optical Pluggables (MOPA) used to connect cell sites to fiber networks.

TIM Launches Test Satellite Internet Service

TIM Launches Test Satellite Internet Service

13 Jun 2021 comment

Italian operator TIM has launched the new satellite Internet service.

Finnish and Japanese Groups Form 6G Alliance

Finnish and Japanese Groups Form 6G Alliance

12 Jun 2021 comment

Japanese and Finnish mobile technology organisations agreed to collaborate on the development of 6G technologies.

HT Launches First 5G Roaming Service in Croatia

HT Launches First 5G Roaming Service in Croatia

9 Jun 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom concluded an agreement for 5G roaming with Magyar Telekom, member of Deutsche Telekom Group.

Ericsson, DT and Partners Achieve End-to-End Multivendor 5G Voice Call

Ericsson, DT and Partners Achieve End-to-End Multivendor 5G Voice Call

6 Jun 2021 comment

Ericsson has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to achieve the first 5G voice over new radio (VoNR) call on an end-to-end multivendor network.

Spain Changes Terms for 5G Auction and Cuts Starting Price

Spain Changes Terms for 5G Auction and Cuts Starting Price

2 Jun 2021 comment

Spain has released the terms for its latest 5G spectrum auction.

Nokia and Proximus Deploy Fastest Live Fiber Network

Nokia and Proximus Deploy Fastest Live Fiber Network

28 May 2021 comment

Nokia and Proximus turned on the world’s fastest fiber access network in Antwerp, Belgium.