Telecommunications

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.

Ericsson and TDC Started New Pilot 5G Network in Denmark

Ericsson and TDC Started New Pilot 5G Network in Denmark

3 Jan 2020 comment

Ericsson delivered 5G network equipment for a new pilot network that was launched in the city of Helsingør, Denmark.

Ericsson and MediaTek in 5G Voice Landmark

Ericsson and MediaTek in 5G Voice Landmark

30 Dec 2019 comment

While 5G launches to date have been based on non-standalone architecture, 2020 is set to see standalone 5G become a reality.

France Removes the Last Hurdle to Start 5G Sale

France Removes the Last Hurdle to Start 5G Sale

19 Dec 2019 comment

French finance ministry removed the last hurdle to commencing the 5G frequencies sale.

Orange Opts for Ericsson Operations Engine in Managed Services Extension

Orange Opts for Ericsson Operations Engine in Managed Services Extension

14 Dec 2019 comment

Ericsson has been re-selected by Orange as its managed services provider in five European countries in a deal that will also see the deployment of Ericsson Operations Engine.

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing Connects Continents, 5G Networks and Devices

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing Connects Continents, 5G Networks and Devices

4 Dec 2019 comment

The move toward commercial Ericsson Spectrum Sharing continues to gather pace with a 5G smartphone from OPPO now added to its 5G ecosystem and successfully tested with a transglobal data call in live commercial networks.

First 5G Private Standalone Network in Industrial Environment

First 5G Private Standalone Network in Industrial Environment

3 Dec 2019 comment

Qualcomm and Siemens have setup a joint proof-of-concept project, demonstrating the first private 5G standalone network in a real industrial environment using the 3.7-3.8GHz band.

Korea Plans Adding More Frequencies to 5G Spectrum

Korea Plans Adding More Frequencies to 5G Spectrum

1 Dec 2019 comment

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT plans to nearly double the allocation of 5G spectrum for mobile operators.

ZTE Partners with China Mobile on 5G End-to-End Network Slicing

ZTE Partners with China Mobile on 5G End-to-End Network Slicing

30 Nov 2019 comment

ZTE and the Guangdong Branch of China Mobile  have provisioned the MEC-related B2B2C end-to-end network slicing services.

Ericsson Expects 5G Subscriptions to Top 2.6 Billion by End of 2025

Ericsson Expects 5G Subscriptions to Top 2.6 Billion by End of 2025

26 Nov 2019 comment

Ericsson expects the global number of 5G subscriptions to top 2.6 billion within the next six years, driven by sustained momentum and a rapidly developing 5G ecosystem.

France Sets 5G Starting Price at €2.2 Billion

France Sets 5G Starting Price at €2.2 Billion

26 Nov 2019 comment

France plans to sell each operator in the country 50MHz of 5G spectrum for €350 million and then auction a further 11 lots with a minimum price of €70 million each.

Croatian Watchdog Starts Phase II Investigation in Tele2 Sale

Croatian Watchdog Starts Phase II Investigation in Tele2 Sale

25 Nov 2019 comment

The Croatian Competition Agency announced its decision to initiate a Phase II investigation into Tele2’s divestment of Tele2 Croatia to United Group.

Germany Will Invest €1.1 Billion to Seal Mobile Gaps

Germany Will Invest €1.1 Billion to Seal Mobile Gaps

23 Nov 2019 comment

Germany plans to invest around €1.1 billion to close mobile coverage gaps in the country by 2024.

France Is Expected to Delay 5G Spectrum Auction

France Is Expected to Delay 5G Spectrum Auction

21 Nov 2019 comment

Disagreements between France’s communications regulator and its finance ministry on pricing and other details of the country’s 5G spectrum auction were tipped to hold-up the process until at least March 2020, Reuters reported.

Nokia Secures 50th 5G Deal with Spark New Zealand

Nokia Secures 50th 5G Deal with Spark New Zealand

20 Nov 2019 comment

Nokia has been selected by New Zealand operator Spark for its roster of 5G suppliers, making it the 50th 5G deal for Finnish company.

Ericsson 5G Commercially Live with O2 UK

Ericsson 5G Commercially Live with O2 UK

18 Nov 2019 comment

UK Communications Service Provider O2 has launched commercial 5G in several major cities enabled by Ericsson products and solutions.

Türk Telekom and Huawei Set World Record for Single User 5G Speed

Türk Telekom and Huawei Set World Record for Single User 5G Speed

17 Nov 2019 comment

In a live 5G test network, Türk Telekom and Huawei have achieved a single user 5G smartphone speed above 2.92 Gbps, breaking the world record in this field.

AI-Powered Operations Are Key to Improving Customer Experience

AI-Powered Operations Are Key to Improving Customer Experience

12 Nov 2019 comment

Communications service providers around the world recognize the need for immediate action on AI and automaton in their operations to boost cost-efficient customer experiences.

Transport Solutions Are Vital to 5G Success

Transport Solutions Are Vital to 5G Success

4 Nov 2019 comment

The crucial role of wireless backhaul technologies in the successful deployment of commercial 5G services remains in focus in the latest Ericsson Microwave Outlook report.

Huawei Releases Eight Categories of 5G Commercial Use Cases

Huawei Releases Eight Categories of 5G Commercial Use Cases

3 Nov 2019 comment

At the 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei Wireless X Labs released Eight Categories of 5G Commercial Use Cases white paper.

Ericsson 5G Potential Report Presents a Roadmap for Operators in MEA

Ericsson 5G Potential Report Presents a Roadmap for Operators in MEA

2 Nov 2019 comment

Ericsson laid out a roadmap for operators to unlock the revenue potential of 5G-enabled industry digitalization.

UK Operators Make Rural Coverage Deal Worth £1B

UK Operators Make Rural Coverage Deal Worth £1B

30 Oct 2019 comment

The UK government has accepted a proposal made by operators to pool resources to address 4G coverage gaps in rural areas of the country.

Nokia Opened Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia Opened Future X Lab in Finland

28 Oct 2019 comment

Nokia has opened a 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland.

ZTE Demonstrates the First 5G Slicing Store in Europe

ZTE Demonstrates the First 5G Slicing Store in Europe

24 Oct 2019 comment

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor ZTE announced that it has partnered with Hutchison Drei Austria to demonstrate the first slicing store in Europe.

Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network in Shopping Center in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network in Shopping Center in Helsinki

23 Oct 2019 comment

Nokia announced that it will power Telia’s 5G network at the new Mall of Tripla shopping center in Helsinki.

Ericsson Partners with Xtreme Enterprises for Rural WISPs in America

Ericsson Partners with Xtreme Enterprises for Rural WISPs in America

18 Oct 2019 comment

Ericsson and Xtreme Enterprises announce a strategic partnership to include Ericsson Radio System to support rural Wireless Internet Service Providers.

Sunrise and Huawei Open the First European 5G Joint Innovation Center

Sunrise and Huawei Open the First European 5G Joint Innovation Center

15 Oct 2019 comment

With the first 5G Joint Innovation Center in Europe, Sunrise and Huawei will work together to research and develop 5G applications for both the private and business sectors.

Sunrise and Huawei Set Record in 5G Network Speed

Sunrise and Huawei Set Record in 5G Network Speed

12 Oct 2019 comment

Sunrise and Huawei have achieved a top speed of 3.67Gbps downlink with multiple 5G smartphones in one 5G cell in Zürich.

Industrial Digitalization Is Driving Demand for Private Mobile Networks

Industrial Digitalization Is Driving Demand for Private Mobile Networks

5 Oct 2019 comment

With 3GPP technologies able to meet increasing industry requirements on performance, the demand for private cellular networks is growing rapidly.