Telecommunications

Record Italy 5G Auction Dents Telecom Industry Finances

Record Italy 5G Auction Dents Telecom Industry Finances

7 Oct 2018 comment

Italy’s record $7.6 billion sale of high-speed airwaves gouges a chunk out of phone companies’ finances before they embark on costly network upgrades, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Helps Monaco Telecom Open 5G

Huawei Helps Monaco Telecom Open 5G

7 Oct 2018 comment

Only three weeks after the partnership with Huawei, Monaco Telecom unveiled its nationwide 5G mobile network.

Countries with the Fastest Internet in the World 2018

Countries with the Fastest Internet in the World 2018

6 Oct 2018 comment

A UK telecommunication services price comparison site Cable has ranked the countries with the fastest internet in the world based on over 163 million speed tests across 200 countries or territories.

Ericsson Will Expand and Upgrade Celcom's LTE Network in Malaysia

Ericsson Will Expand and Upgrade Celcom's LTE Network in Malaysia

3 Oct 2018 comment

Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia’s leading data network provider, has signed an agreement with Ericsson to expand and upgrade its LTE network.

Italy Fetches 6,55 Billion Euros in a Record 5G Auction

Italy Fetches 6,55 Billion Euros in a Record 5G Auction

3 Oct 2018 comment

Italy’s auction of 5G spectrum ended Tuesday, fetching 6.55 billion euros for the country’s government, more than twice the target, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Helps Italian Operators Launch the First 5G Commercial Base Station

Huawei Helps Italian Operators Launch the First 5G Commercial Base Station

2 Oct 2018 comment

TIM and Fastweb put the first 5G base station into commercial use, featuring Huawei's end-to-end 5G equipment.

Croatian Vipnet Officially a Member of the A1 Brand Family

Croatian Vipnet Officially a Member of the A1 Brand Family

2 Oct 2018 comment

In a step announced back in mid July, Vipnet, the Croatian subsidiary of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, is rebranded as A1 Croatia.

Ericsson Strengthens End-to-end Transport Solutions for 5G

Ericsson Strengthens End-to-end Transport Solutions for 5G

28 Sep 2018 comment

With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding best-in-class transport technologies.

Enhanced Ericsson Radio System Increases Speed of 5G Rollouts

Enhanced Ericsson Radio System Increases Speed of 5G Rollouts

24 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson is expanding its end-to-end 5G Platform by adding new products, enhancing the agility and speed with which communication service providers can roll out their 5G networks.

Telefónica and Samsung Test 5G Fixed Wireless Access in Germany

Telefónica and Samsung Test 5G Fixed Wireless Access in Germany

21 Sep 2018 comment

Telefónica Deutschland and Samsung have agreed to run 20 Fixed Wireless Access trials in Germany.

Samsung's 5G-Ready LTE Massive MIMO Solutions Available on Sprint

Samsung's 5G-Ready LTE Massive MIMO Solutions Available on Sprint

18 Sep 2018 comment

Samsung announced that their 5G-ready massive MIMO solutions on Sprint’s 2.5 GHz TDD-LTE network are now in commercial service.

Ericsson and Swisscom Get 5G Ready for Business

Ericsson and Swisscom Get 5G Ready for Business

17 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson and Swisscom have stepped up their 5G game by accomplishing Europe’s first end-to-end, multivendor 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) data call on 3.5 GHz band in the Swiss city of Burgdorf.

Huawei Takes Leading Role in China’s Third Phase 5G SA Tests

Huawei Takes Leading Role in China’s Third Phase 5G SA Tests

16 Sep 2018 comment

Huawei said it is the first company to complete a 5G standalone functional C-Band test of New Radio based on 3GPP standard.

Ericsson and Partners Advance 5G Commercial Readiness in North America

Ericsson and Partners Advance 5G Commercial Readiness in North America

14 Sep 2018 comment

As the commercial launch of 5G services rapidly approaches, Ericsson and Intel, together with AT&T and T-Mobile, showcased the power of the new ecosystem.

Telecom Italia Is Top Bidder in Italian 5G Airwaves Auction

Telecom Italia Is Top Bidder in Italian 5G Airwaves Auction

13 Sep 2018 comment

Telecom Italia was the highest bidder in an Italian auction of airwaves for fifth-generation mobile services that raised at least $2.9 billion, according to Bloomberg.

South Atlantic Inter Link Connecting Cameroon to Brazil Fully Connected

South Atlantic Inter Link Connecting Cameroon to Brazil Fully Connected

8 Sep 2018 comment

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium announced the completion of the close to 6000km marine installation of its 25-year life- span transatlantic fiber optic subsea cable.

Ericsson and Intel Score Another Feat with Multivendor Data Call on 39GHz

Ericsson and Intel Score Another Feat with Multivendor Data Call on 39GHz

8 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson and Intel have announced another milestone: the first 3GPP-based end-to-end, multivendor NR 5G live data call on 39GHz.

Hi3G Selects Ericsson to Develop Transport Network for 5G in Denmark

Hi3G Selects Ericsson to Develop Transport Network for 5G in Denmark

30 Aug 2018 comment

Ericsson has been selected by Hi3G, operating as 3 in Denmark, to modernize its transport network with 5G-ready routers over the next three years.

Samsung Announces First 5G Modem Fully Compliant with 3GPP Standards

Samsung Announces First 5G Modem Fully Compliant with 3GPP Standards

16 Aug 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has developed Exynos Modem 5100, the industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3GPP.

Huawei Helps Italy's Fastweb Deploy City Wi-Fi Hotspots

Huawei Helps Italy's Fastweb Deploy City Wi-Fi Hotspots

11 Aug 2018 comment

Recently, Italy's Fastweb chose Huawei as partner for its city Wi-Fi hotspot solution, using the CloudCampus solution to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Italy and ultimately improve user experience during Internet access.

Vivacom Launches 4G Voice Service and Wi-Fi Calling in Bulgaria

Vivacom Launches 4G Voice Service and Wi-Fi Calling in Bulgaria

9 Aug 2018 comment

Vivacom is extending its contract with Ericsson to deploy 4G Voice service and Wi-Fi calling in Bulgaria.

Qualcomm Says New Antenna Means 5G Phones Can Really Happen

Qualcomm Says New Antenna Means 5G Phones Can Really Happen

5 Aug 2018 comment

Qualcomm said it has produced a breakthrough in antennas for smartphones that means fifth generation, or 5G, services can be rolled out as planned, according to Bloomberg.

Singtel and Ericsson Will Launch Singapore’s First 5G Pilot Network

Singtel and Ericsson Will Launch Singapore’s First 5G Pilot Network

29 Jul 2018 comment

Singtel and Ericsson are strengthening their 5G Centre of Excellence Programme partnership with the announcement of a new initiative that will see Singapore’s first 5G pilot network go live by Q4 this year.

Play Selects Ericsson to Accelerate Mobile Network Expansion in Poland

Play Selects Ericsson to Accelerate Mobile Network Expansion in Poland

27 Jul 2018 comment

P4, subsidiary of Play Communications, has selected Ericsson as an additional partner to expand its radio access network in Poland, based on Ericsson Radio System.

Verizon and Ericsson Expand 4G LTE Partnership, Prepare for 5G Launch

Verizon and Ericsson Expand 4G LTE Partnership, Prepare for 5G Launch

24 Jul 2018 comment

Ericsson announced that the company has increased its U.S. footprint by expanding its 4G partnership with Verizon to include new markets.

Samsung, Cisco and Orange Demonstrate 5G solutions in Romania

Samsung, Cisco and Orange Demonstrate 5G solutions in Romania

5 Jul 2018 comment

Samsung and Cisco announced that they have successfully completed a friendly-user trial and series of 5G demonstrations with Orange in Floresti, Cluj, Romania.

Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver 5G Standard on Time

Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver 5G Standard on Time

18 Jun 2018 comment

3GPP TSG Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone Release 15 5G specifications.

5G on a Roll With Cellular IoT Deployments Ramping Up

5G on a Roll With Cellular IoT Deployments Ramping Up

13 Jun 2018 comment

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

Movistar Argentina Selects Ericsson Radio System

Movistar Argentina Selects Ericsson Radio System

12 Jun 2018 comment

Movistar Argentina has selected Ericsson to transform its Radio Access Network over a three-year period based on Ericsson Radio System.

Huawei and Orange Spain Finalize 200 Gbps Backbone Network

Huawei and Orange Spain Finalize 200 Gbps Backbone Network

7 Jun 2018 comment

Huawei and Orange Spain have finalized the construction of their national network, featuring long distance transmission with the largest capacity in the world up to 96x200 Gbps, which will cover distances of almost 1,000 km without regeneration.