Telecommunications

Nokia Reaches 100 5G Deals and 160 Commercial 5G Engagements

Nokia Reaches 100 5G Deals and 160 Commercial 5G Engagements

6 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia announced that it has signed 17 new 5G commercial deals since Q2 earnings announcement.

Nokia Offers First Automated 4G/5G Network Slicing within All Domains

Nokia Offers First Automated 4G/5G Network Slicing within All Domains

5 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia announced it is the first vendor to offer extreme automation of 4G and 5G network slicing across all network domains, including RAN, transport and core.

Czech Republic 5G Auction Will Soon Move Ahead

Czech Republic 5G Auction Will Soon Move Ahead

5 Oct 2020 comment

Seven companies applied to participate in the 5G spectrum auction in the Czech Republic, the country's communications regulator announced.

Collaboration is Key to Closing Coverage and Connectivity Gaps

Collaboration is Key to Closing Coverage and Connectivity Gaps

4 Oct 2020 comment

Over the last decade, mobile has connected more than 2.5 billion people to the internet, with mobile broadband coverage reaching in excess of 90% of the world’s population.

France Gets €2.8 Billion from Spectrum Sale

France Gets €2.8 Billion from Spectrum Sale

3 Oct 2020 comment

France closed spectrum auction after three days of bidding.

Nokia Signs 5G Deal to Become BT’s Largest Infrastructure Partner

Nokia Signs 5G Deal to Become BT’s Largest Infrastructure Partner

2 Oct 2020 comment

Nokia announced that it has extended its long-term strategic relationship with BT into the 5G arena, following its selection as a 5G RAN vendor for the UK operator.

France Launches First 5G Auction

France Launches First 5G Auction

1 Oct 2020 comment

Arcep, French telecommunication regulator, launched the first 5G spectrum auction in the country.

Microsoft Enters 5G Cloud Business

Microsoft Enters 5G Cloud Business

29 Sep 2020 comment

Microsoft announced they're building a carrier-grade cloud, thus entering 5G cloud arena.

A1 Hrvatska Achieved Longest Commercial Hop, Nearly 27 km

A1 Hrvatska Achieved Longest Commercial Hop, Nearly 27 km

23 Sep 2020 comment

Croatian mobile network operator, A1 Hrvatska, has achieved a record long commercial hop at nearly 27km, using Ericsson MIMO and MINI-LINK technologies.

Ericsson Demonstrated Live C Band Network with 5.4 Gbps Throughput

Ericsson Demonstrated Live C Band Network with 5.4 Gbps Throughput

21 Sep 2020 comment

Ericsson demonstrated a live C Band network in the US with 16-layer downlink Multi-user MIMO technology, delivering enhanced spectral efficiency.

HT Brings Fiber-Optics to Five Areas in Slavonski Brod

HT Brings Fiber-Optics to Five Areas in Slavonski Brod

18 Sep 2020 comment

With an HRK 19 million investment, Hrvatski Telekom has started the implementation of the fiber-optic infrastructure in the area of Slavonski Brod.

T-Mobile Signs Deal with American Tower

T-Mobile Signs Deal with American Tower

17 Sep 2020 comment

T-Mobile US signed a deal which is expected to deliver up to $17 billion in incremental revenue for American Tower.

A1 Telekom Austria Group Acquires Spectrum at Auction for €65.6 Million

A1 Telekom Austria Group Acquires Spectrum at Auction for €65.6 Million

15 Sep 2020 comment

Austria finalised its second 5G spectrum auction, bringing in proceeds of almost €202 million for the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 2100MHz bands.

Nokia and Open Fiber Accelerate Italian FTTH Ultra-Broadband Adoption

Nokia and Open Fiber Accelerate Italian FTTH Ultra-Broadband Adoption

13 Sep 2020 comment

Nokia signed a contract with Open Fiber, Italy’s wholesale infrastructure operator, to supply optical transport technology for the expansion of the FTTH network nationwide.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Pioneer New Carrier Aggregation Capabilities for 5G

Ericsson and Qualcomm Pioneer New Carrier Aggregation Capabilities for 5G

11 Sep 2020 comment

Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed pioneering interoperability tests for 5G standalone carrier aggregation.

Ericsson Powers Orange's 5G Network in Spain and TDC's in Denmark

Ericsson Powers Orange's 5G Network in Spain and TDC's in Denmark

8 Sep 2020 comment

Starting September 7th, Orange Spain and TDC Denmark started their 5G network offerings powered by Ericsson's network components.

Telecom Italia Sets European 5G Speed Record

Telecom Italia Sets European 5G Speed Record

8 Sep 2020 comment

Telecom Italia achieved the first connection in Europe capable of permanently exceeding a downlink speed of 4 Gbps on a 5G live network.

HT Will Connect 4,400 Jastrebarsko Households to Fiber Optics

HT Will Connect 4,400 Jastrebarsko Households to Fiber Optics

7 Sep 2020 comment

In cooperation with the Town of Jastrebarsko, Hrvatski Telekom has started deploying the optical infrastructure in the area.

TIM’S 5G Exceeds 4 Gbps Achieving a New European Record

TIM’S 5G Exceeds 4 Gbps Achieving a New European Record

6 Sep 2020 comment

TIM confirmed its leadership in 5G by successfully achieving the first connection in Europe capable of permanently exceeding a downlink speed of 4 Gbps on a 5G live network.

Telefónica Launches 5G in Spain

Telefónica Launches 5G in Spain

5 Sep 2020 comment

Telefónica announced it has switched on its 5G network in Spain.

Telecom Italia, KKR and Fastweb Reach Agreement to Create Fibercop

Telecom Italia, KKR and Fastweb Reach Agreement to Create Fibercop

4 Sep 2020 comment

Telecom Italia’s Board of Directors approved the agreement with KKR Infrastructure and Fastweb for the establishment of FiberCop.

US Has Slowest 5G Data Rates

US Has Slowest 5G Data Rates

1 Sep 2020 comment

According to an Opensignal analysis of typical data rates in 12 countries, focus on low-band 5G deployments resulted in the US ranking in last place.

Ericsson Joins 450 MHz Alliance

Ericsson Joins 450 MHz Alliance

31 Aug 2020 comment

Ericsson has joined the 450 MHz Alliance to support critical mobile communications networks for industries such as public safety and utilities that require secure and resilient wide-area coverage.

Major Vendors Pass GSMA Security Test

Major Vendors Pass GSMA Security Test

25 Aug 2020 comment

The GSMA announced that the world’s leading mobile network equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE, have passed an independent security audit of product development and lifecycle management processes.

Germany Starts 4G Spectrum Usage Consultation

Germany Starts 4G Spectrum Usage Consultation

24 Aug 2020 comment

Bundesnetzagentur, German communications regulator, launched a consultation on the future use of spectrum allocated at its 4G auction in 2010.

Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom Avoids 4G Miss Fine in Germany

Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom Avoids 4G Miss Fine in Germany

17 Aug 2020 comment

Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom had met interim coverage targets set after all operators in the country failed to meet mandated requirements by the start of 2020, according to German network regulator.

Telekom Slovenije and Ericsson Roll out First 5G Network in Slovenia

Telekom Slovenije and Ericsson Roll out First 5G Network in Slovenia

15 Aug 2020 comment

Ericsson and leading Slovenian communications service provider, Telekom Slovenije, launched the first commercial 5G network in Slovenia on July 23, 2020.

Intel and VMware Extend Virtualization to Radio Access Network for 5G

Intel and VMware Extend Virtualization to Radio Access Network for 5G

10 Aug 2020 comment

Intel and VMware announced a collaboration on an integrated software platform for virtualized radio access networks to accelerate the rollout of both existing LTE and future 5G networks.

Lockdown Disrupts Telecom Italia Performance

Lockdown Disrupts Telecom Italia Performance

9 Aug 2020 comment

COVID-19 pandemic struck Telecom Italia's performance in the secon quarter of 2020.

UK Will Hold 5G Auction in January

UK Will Hold 5G Auction in January

7 Aug 2020 comment

UK regulator Ofcom announced plans to hold a 5G auction in January 2021.