Telecommunications

5G Auction Postponed in Sweden After Huawei Appeal

5G Auction Postponed in Sweden After Huawei Appeal

12 Nov 2020 comment

Sweden’s telecoms regulator PTS had to postpone its 5G auction following a court ruling to suspend the decision to exclude Huawei.

Nokia Partners with A1 for LTE and 5G Campus Networks in Austria

Nokia Partners with A1 for LTE and 5G Campus Networks in Austria

11 Nov 2020 comment

Nokia announced a new services deal with A1 Austria.

Telia and Ericsson Switch On Estonia’s First Commercial 5G Network

Telia and Ericsson Switch On Estonia’s First Commercial 5G Network

11 Nov 2020 comment

5G is switched on in the center of the three largest cities in Estonia: Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu and before the end of the year a total of 20 sites will be up and running.

BT Selects Ericsson as a 5G Partner for London and Major UK Cities

BT Selects Ericsson as a 5G Partner for London and Major UK Cities

10 Nov 2020 comment

BT and EE customers are set to benefit from Ericsson 5G RAN connectivity following the company’s selection as BT’s 5G RAN provider in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff and other major cities.

Large Application of 5G Networks

Large Application of 5G Networks

9 Nov 2020 comment

The commercial use of 5G networks is starting in the world, and this was the opportunity to talk to Zhang Heng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Croatia, who points out that many applications are expected in various segments of the economy of smart manufacturing, remote health care, smart agriculture. He points out that 5G will have a big impact on fixed wireless access.

TIM Joins Voucher Scheme to Boost Ultra-Broadband in Italy

TIM Joins Voucher Scheme to Boost Ultra-Broadband in Italy

7 Nov 2020 comment

TIM is joining the Italian government’s Voucher scheme, managed by Infratel Italia, to boost the use of ultra-broadband across the country.

TIM and INWIT Join Forces To Develop 5G Thanks To Small Cells

TIM and INWIT Join Forces To Develop 5G Thanks To Small Cells

6 Nov 2020 comment

TIM and INWIT started a collaboration to deploy small cells in Italy’s major cities in order to make the mobile phone signal more performing and support the development of 5G.

HT Implements Free WiFi in Donja Stubica, Bistra and Dugopolje

HT Implements Free WiFi in Donja Stubica, Bistra and Dugopolje

6 Nov 2020 comment

The Town of Donja Stubica and the municipalities of Bistra and Dugopolje are part of the cities and municipalities which, as part of the WiFi4EU initiative, were awarded a voucher in the amount of €15,000.

Vodafone UK Will Replace Huawei Kit with Open RAN

Vodafone UK Will Replace Huawei Kit with Open RAN

5 Nov 2020 comment

Vodafone UK plans to deploy open RAN in 2,600 network sites by 2027.

Intel Scores 5G Contract with Dish

Intel Scores 5G Contract with Dish

4 Nov 2020 comment

Intel secured a contract to supply virtualised RAN (vRAN) equipment for a standalone 5G deployment by US operator Dish Network.

Hrvatski Telekom's Mobile Network Among the Ten Fastest in the World

Hrvatski Telekom's Mobile Network Among the Ten Fastest in the World

3 Nov 2020 comment

Ookla has recognized Hrvatski Telekom as one of the world's ten fastest mobile networks in 2020.

Qualcomm Unveils Home Platform for Next-Generation Mesh Wi-Fi

Qualcomm Unveils Home Platform for Next-Generation Mesh Wi-Fi

30 Oct 2020 comment

Qualcomm unveiled the Immersive Home Platforms, a successor to the company’s mesh networking platforms.

Hrvatski Telekom Stable in Nine Months 2020, Increase of CAPEX by 13 Percent

Hrvatski Telekom Stable in Nine Months 2020, Increase of CAPEX by 13 Percent

29 Oct 2020 comment

As a direct result of crises, Hrvatski Telekom total consolidated net revenue decreased by HRK 221 million or 3.9% in 9M 2020 compared to 9M 2019. The revenue decrease was caused by lower realization in mobile revenue (HRK 175 million or 6.7%), fixed revenue (HRK 138 million or 5.5%), and miscellaneous revenue (HRK 11 million or 93.5%) but was partially offset by higher System Solutions (HRK 103 million or 18.3%).

Hrvatski Telekom First in Croatia to Launch Commercial 5G Network

Hrvatski Telekom First in Croatia to Launch Commercial 5G Network

29 Oct 2020 comment

Hrvatski Telekom is the first to launch a commercial 5G network, which is the foundation of the future technological development of the economy and society. At the moment, the 5G network is available in areas of Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Osijek, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja. With 5G, Hrvatski Telekom is building a network of the future that will enable the connection and automation of numerous sensors, industrial devices, autonomous vehicles, drones, as well as the advances in telemedicine. In selected tariffs Hrvatski Telekom, without additional charges until June 10, 2021, offers all of its customers the possibility to use the 5G network, in by 5G covered areas and with use of a compatible 5G device.

Telefonica CEO Calls for Regulation Overhaul in Europe

Telefonica CEO Calls for Regulation Overhaul in Europe

28 Oct 2020 comment

Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, Telefonica CEO, said it is critical that Europe introduced competition rules to strengthen the beleaguered telecoms sector.

Sweden Bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G Networks

Sweden Bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G Networks

25 Oct 2020 comment

Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) banned operators taking part in a forthcoming 5G auction from using products made by Huawei and ZTE.

DT Runs First Demonstration of 4G Over a Flying Platform

DT Runs First Demonstration of 4G Over a Flying Platform

25 Oct 2020 comment

Deutsche Telekom and Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL) conducted the first successful demonstration of LTE/4G voice and data connectivity over a platform flying at the edge of the stratosphere and fully integrated into a commercial mobile network.

HT Invests HRK 12,5 Million to Connect Mali Lošinj To Fiber-Optics

HT Invests HRK 12,5 Million to Connect Mali Lošinj To Fiber-Optics

23 Oct 2020 comment

Hrvatski Telekom has started implementing the most modern fiber-optic infrastructure in Mali Lošinj.

Telefonica Explores German Network Push

Telefonica Explores German Network Push

22 Oct 2020 comment

Telefonica might team with the private equity arm of German insurance company Allianz, with the aim of creating a joint venture to invest in network expansion across the country.

Infinet Wireless Makes Furthest Wireless Link in Millimeter Band

Infinet Wireless Makes Furthest Wireless Link in Millimeter Band

22 Oct 2020 comment

Infinet Wireless, together with its partner Flex, has successfully tested its Quanta 70 platform, pushing it to the limits in the most challenging conditions possible.

Verizon Teams with Microsoft to Offer Private 5G Mobile Edge Computing

Verizon Teams with Microsoft to Offer Private 5G Mobile Edge Computing

21 Oct 2020 comment

Verizon joined forces with Microsoft to create new ways for enterprises to accelerate the delivery of fast and secure 5G applications, benefiting from reliable and low latency connections.

Nokia Selected by NASA to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon

Nokia Selected by NASA to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon

20 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia was named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications.

Vodafone Plans to Boycott Portugal 5G Auction

Vodafone Plans to Boycott Portugal 5G Auction

19 Oct 2020 comment

Serpil Timuray, Vodafone Group European cluster CEO, accused Portugal’s communications regulator of trying to impose illegal conditions to its delayed 5G spectrum auction.

Nokia Helps Vivacom Bulgaria Deploy Next Generation Fiber Network

Nokia Helps Vivacom Bulgaria Deploy Next Generation Fiber Network

17 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia and Vivacom have signed a deal to extend the GPON network in Bulgaria and introduce XGS-PON in strategic locations.

Nokia Utilizes Qualcomm 5G RAN to Enhance 5G Smart Node Portfolio

Nokia Utilizes Qualcomm 5G RAN to Enhance 5G Smart Node Portfolio

16 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia announced its Smart Node portfolio of All-in-One base stations for 5G indoor use will be powered by Qualcomm’s unique chipsets.

Ericsson and China Telecom Achieve 5G SA Data Call with Spectrum Sharing

Ericsson and China Telecom Achieve 5G SA Data Call with Spectrum Sharing

14 Oct 2020 comment

Ericsson and China Telecom have successfully completed China’s first 5G Standalone Ericsson Spectrum Sharing data call on a commercial network.

Cellnex and Everynet Will Roll Out IoT Networks in Italy, the UK and Ireland

Cellnex and Everynet Will Roll Out IoT Networks in Italy, the UK and Ireland

9 Oct 2020 comment

Cellnex Telecom and Everynet have reached an agreement to jointly promote the roll-out of new Internet of Things networks in Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Orange Announces 5G Network in France

Orange Announces 5G Network in France

9 Oct 2020 comment

Merely a week after France completed its spectrum auction, Orange revealed a December launch date, early adopter deals and tariff options.

Ericsson Gets Airtel Contracts in India and Kenya

Ericsson Gets Airtel Contracts in India and Kenya

8 Oct 2020 comment

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest communications service provider, and Ericsson have strengthened their long-standing partnership.

TIM and Ardian Completed the Investment in INWIT

TIM and Ardian Completed the Investment in INWIT

7 Oct 2020 comment

Telecom Italia and their investor Ardian have finalised the agreement for a partial sharing of the investment in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT).