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.
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.
Ericsson has joined forces with Vertiv and NorthStar to form the Ericsson Energy Alliance, a complementary site solution partnership to drive cost-effective and sustainable service provider network evolution towards 5G, within the Ericsson Radio Site System.
A Google-led plan to overhaul how valuable airwaves are used for calls and texts is gaining momentum across the wireless industry, giving the company the chance to play a central role in networks of the future, according to Bloomberg.
The testing of 5G is beginning at the Port of Hamburg. After six months of preparations, the project partners Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have commissioned a test area spanning around 8000 hectares of the port area.
Superior call quality and a faster call setup through VoLTE service by Hrvatski Telekom, which has been confirmed also by an independent research conducted by P3, enhances iPhone user experience, said largest Croatian operator.
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.