Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei announced they have collaborated to achieve the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station.
Samsung announced that it has been selected to supply Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018.
Ericsson has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for USD 220 million, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) for USD 150 million, maturing in 2025.
Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan.
Deutsche Telekom is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. For this important step towards 5G, DT has selected Ericsson as supplier for its current and future network in one out of two market areas of Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.
Huawei announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Group as an approved vendor to supply its FusionSphere OpenStack platform, to support the operator’s global roll out of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).
T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, the first in the world to hit speeds beyond the 1 Gbps threshold on unlicensed spectrum.
Ericsson and Corda Campus are launching the first 5G Life Campus in Hasselt, Belgium. It will be located at Corda Campus, a technology park, and will be fully connected to Ericsson’s R&D center in Aachen, Germany, where 5G development and international pilot projects are executed.
Ericsson forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
At the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, Huawei released a new generation of 5G-oriented base station featuring three highlights: "extreme simplicity", "extreme speed", and "extreme evolution".
Telefónica-owned operator Movistar and Ericsson have brought the first 5G test system to Argentina, allowing telecom operators and ecosystem partners such as academic institutions and industry representatives, to test 5G capabilities in a live network.
At the Ultra-Broadband Forum in Hangzhou, Huawei launched its 5G microwave bearer solution. Featuring 10 Gbit/s-to-site, smooth evolution, and flexible O&M, it supports 5G application scenarios, helping operators manage future challenges in 5G bearer networks.
Verizon and Ericsson reached another milestone in 4G LTE Advanced Technologies that will also serve as a stepping stone to 5G technology by completing their first deployment of Frequency Division Duplexing Massive Multiple Input – Multiple Output on Verizon’s wireless network.
Ericsson has extended its 20-year strategic partnership with Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile. Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson will prepare Entel’s network in the evolution path towards 5G by deploying its latest LTE FDD network technologies and LTE TDD Massive MIMO.
U.S. Cellular and Ericsson have completed joint testing of various 5G use cases at 28GHz. The tests, a significant step toward the launch of a 5G network, were conducted in rural and suburban environments in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ericsson and MTS, the largest telecommunications operator in Russia, have agreed to upgrade the network of MTS. Ericsson will deliver the newest software features that will be continuously developed during the next three years.
ZTE officially launched a total solution designed to accelerate the Pre5G evolution for 5G-ready networks. It represents a comprehensive upgrade following ZTE’s proposal on its Pre5G innovation philosophy and development of a series of solutions.
Ericsson has released the 5G Readiness Survey 2017. The report shows that many operators have accelerated preparations for the new technology and trials are being carried out by 78 percent of the respondents.
Four radio cells in the Deutsche Telekom network are demonstrating the future of communication right now. The antennas in Berlin are the first in Europe with a live 5G connection in a real world setting.
Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo are working together to increase the capacity of the Vodafone mobile network in the Netherlands by maximizing the potential of Ericsson’s latest 5G-ready radio equipment and Vodafone’s spectrum assets.
Telia is deploying the first public 5G live network use cases in Europe in collaboration with Ericsson and Intel. This includes a high-speed 5G connection to a commercial passenger cruise ship delivering internet connectivity to the ship and its passengers while in port, and an industrial use case featuring a construction excavator remotely controlled with a live 5G network.