Telecommunications

European Operators Publish Open RAN Technical Requirements

European Operators Publish Open RAN Technical Requirements

17 May 2021 comment

A group comprising some of Europe’s largest operators published a list of priority technical requirements for open RAN systems.

Nokia Selected as a Supplier for Swisscom's New Optical Transport Network

Nokia Selected as a Supplier for Swisscom's New Optical Transport Network

12 May 2021 comment

Nokia was selected by Swisscom to transform the operator’s existing infrastructure to a fully automated and high capacity optical transport network.

Samobor, Pučišća, Tounj and Trpanj Get Free WiFi Internet

Samobor, Pučišća, Tounj and Trpanj Get Free WiFi Internet

11 May 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom has implemented free WiFi internet in the Town of Samobor and the municipalities of Pučišća, Tounj, and Trpanj, which provides access to the internet in public locations for citizens and visitors.

TIM Starts Switching Off Copper Network in Italy

TIM Starts Switching Off Copper Network in Italy

11 May 2021 comment

Italian operator TIM is starting to switch off its copper telecommunications network. The process starts in Trento.

Nokia Unveils 5G Femtocell

Nokia Unveils 5G Femtocell

9 May 2021 comment

Nokia introduced an indoor small cell that will support 5G.

Ericsson and Swisscom Partnership Extension to Include 5G Standalone

Ericsson and Swisscom Partnership Extension to Include 5G Standalone

5 May 2021 comment

Swisscom has strengthened its long-term strategic partnership commitment to Ericsson with a deal extension focusing on continued 5G deployment, including 5G Standalone rollout.

5G mmWave Delivers Speeds 16 Times Faster than Sub-6 GHz

5G mmWave Delivers Speeds 16 Times Faster than Sub-6 GHz

5 May 2021 comment

Real-world test results demonstrate that 5G mmWave connectivity speeds on commercial devices is 16 times faster than 5G operating solely in sub-6 GHz frequencies, according to Qualcomm.

HT Expands 5G Network to More Towns and Communities

HT Expands 5G Network to More Towns and Communities

2 May 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom continued introducing its commercial 5G network in Croatia.

Telecom Italia Among the First Operators in Europe to Implement Open RAN

Telecom Italia Among the First Operators in Europe to Implement Open RAN

30 Apr 2021 comment

Telecom Italia laid is one of the first operators in Europe and the only one in its domestic market to deploy open RAN in its mobile network, teaming with vendor JMA Wireless.

Slovenia Completed the Multiband Auction

Slovenia Completed the Multiband Auction

28 Apr 2021 comment

Slovenia’s Agency for Communications Networks and Services (Akos) announced the completion of the multiband auction, which raised €164.2 million.

UK Completes 5G Spectrum Allocation

UK Completes 5G Spectrum Allocation

28 Apr 2021 comment

Ofcom, UK telecommunications regulator, informed on the outcome of its latest auction for 5G-suitable frequencies.

HT Introduces Fiber-Optics in Krapina and Four Municipalities

HT Introduces Fiber-Optics in Krapina and Four Municipalities

24 Apr 2021 comment

With a 60 million kuna investment, Hrvatski Telekom introduced fiber-optics in the Town of Krapina and the municipalities of Đurmanec, Jesenje, Petrovsko, and Radoboj.

A1 Telekom Austria Group Acquires Spectrum in Slovenia for €42.2 Million

A1 Telekom Austria Group Acquires Spectrum in Slovenia for €42.2 Million

20 Apr 2021 comment

Last week, A1 Slovenia and their parent company A1 Telekom Austria Group has acquired spectrum for a total of €42.2 million.

Qualcomm Tests 5G mmWave Data Calls

Qualcomm Tests 5G mmWave Data Calls

18 Apr 2021 comment

Qualcomm completed a test of data calls combining mmWave with sub-6GHz spectrum over a standalone 5G network.

Vodafone to Deploy Europe’s Largest Commercial 5G SA Network

Vodafone to Deploy Europe’s Largest Commercial 5G SA Network

15 Apr 2021 comment

Ericsson, Vodafone, OPPO and Qualcomm are partnering to deploy a 5G Standalone (SA) network, beginning in major German cities including Frankfurt.

Infobip on Top SMS Firewall Vendors Worldwide

Infobip on Top SMS Firewall Vendors Worldwide

12 Apr 2021 comment

In a survey of 215 mobile network operators from 109 countries, Infobip placed in the top two overall rating of providers with a score of 4.38 out of a possible 5 and topped the ratings in performance and leadership categories. This marks Infobip's fourth consecutive appearance in the top tier of SMS firewall vendors worldwide, further solidifying its reputation as a reliable and high-performing provider of SMS traffic filtering and monetization solutions.

Portugal Considers Rule Changes as 5G Auction Drags On

Portugal Considers Rule Changes as 5G Auction Drags On

12 Apr 2021 comment

Portuguese regulator Anacom revealed proposals to streamline the country’s ongoing 5G auction.

DT, Cosmote and Ericsson Look Beyond 100GHz to Boost 5G Backhaul Capacity

DT, Cosmote and Ericsson Look Beyond 100GHz to Boost 5G Backhaul Capacity

7 Apr 2021 comment

Ericsson has partnered with Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote to trial and test an answer to the challenge, using W-band as 5G backhaul spectrum.

Ericsson Launches 5G Core Policy Studio

Ericsson Launches 5G Core Policy Studio

2 Apr 2021 comment

Ericsson has launched a new network programmability tool, called 5G Core Policy Studio.

Nokia to Deploy 5G Private Network at UBT, Kosovo

Nokia to Deploy 5G Private Network at UBT, Kosovo

29 Mar 2021 comment

Nokia will deploy industrial-grade Digital Automation Cloud 5G standalone private wireless networking at the University for Business and Technology in Pristina, Kosovo.

Nokia and United Group Bring Next Generation Fiber Services Across SEE

Nokia and United Group Bring Next Generation Fiber Services Across SEE

26 Mar 2021 comment

Nokia has signed a deal with United Group to deploy a fiber network and in-home mesh Wi-Fi solution across the eight different countries it operates in.

Nokia Achieves 5G Speed Record with Turk Telekom

Nokia Achieves 5G Speed Record with Turk Telekom

23 Mar 2021 comment

Nokia has achieved a 5G speed record during a trial with Turk Telekom in the Turkish capital city, Ankara.

SoftBank Launches Multi-Gigabit 5G mmWave in Japan

SoftBank Launches Multi-Gigabit 5G mmWave in Japan

22 Mar 2021 comment

SoftBank has launched its 5G millimeter service in Japan using devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Mobile Platforms and Modem-RF Systems.

Operators Spend £1.4 Billion in UK 5G Auction

Operators Spend £1.4 Billion in UK 5G Auction

19 Mar 2021 comment

Four operators in the UK auctioned a combined £1.36 billion for fresh allocations of 5G suitable frequencies.

HT Continues to Spread its 5G Network in Croatia

HT Continues to Spread its 5G Network in Croatia

18 Mar 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom continues to introduce a commercial 5G network throughout Croatia.

HT’s 5G Network Now Available in 24 Cities and Towns in Croatia

HT’s 5G Network Now Available in 24 Cities and Towns in Croatia

10 Mar 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom continued with the introduction of a commercial 5G network throughout Croatia.

DT Plans Global NB-IoT Push

DT Plans Global NB-IoT Push

8 Mar 2021 comment

Deutsche Telekom continues to spread their NB-IoT roaming agreements.

Number of Mobile Broadband Users Rises in the US

Number of Mobile Broadband Users Rises in the US

7 Mar 2021 comment

The number of US households relying solely on mobile for their broadband connectivity grew by approximately 600,000 in 2020 to 15 million.

Samsung Breaks 5G Speed Record, Reaching 5.23 Gbps

Samsung Breaks 5G Speed Record, Reaching 5.23 Gbps

5 Mar 2021 comment

Samsung achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC).

HT Started Testing 5G Network on the 3.5 GHz Frequency Band

HT Started Testing 5G Network on the 3.5 GHz Frequency Band

4 Mar 2021 comment

Hrvatski Telekom is the first to start involving commercial users in Croatia in testing on the 3.5 GHz frequency band.