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America Movil launches 5G in 18 cities across Mexico

Mexican telecom group America Movil launched 5G services in 18 of Mexico's largest cities, reaching more than 48 million people. The company, which operates in the mobile telephony segment through the Telcel brand, initially launched 5G in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Puebla. America Movil’s...

Tier 1 carriers expand 5G infrastructure in Los Angeles in preparation for Super Bowl

In preparation for Super Bowl LVI, which takes place at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium this Sunday, the Tier 1 carriers have all invested heavily to bolster their 5G networks throughout the city, as well as in surrounding Inglewood. Below is a breakdown of those...

Mexican telecoms regulator paves way for America Movil’s 5G launch

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator IFT paved the way for the country’s largest mobile operator Telcel, owned by America Movil, to launch 5G services in the country. In a release, the watchdog said that its plenary approved the request for modification of 18 concession titles of Telcel...

Boingo Wireless to deploy DAS network at Omni PGA Frisco Resort

U.S. distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless has been selected by Omni PGA Frisco Resort to design, build, and manage a neutral-host cellular DAS network for the golf resort, scheduled to open in 2023, the company said in a release. Boingo Wireless...

America Movil aims to launch 5G in 90% of its markets this year: CEO

Mexican telecoms group America Movil expects to launch 5G services in 90% of the countries where it operates during 2020, America Movil’s CEO Daniel Hajj said during a conference call with investors. "I don't have a specific date, but all over the year we're working...

Keysight helps LG Electronics to demo 6G RF front-end module

Keysight Technologies said it helped Korean company LG Electronics to demonstrate a 6G radio frequency (RF) front-end (RFFE) module at the 2021 Korea Science and Technology Exhibition held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan, Korea in December 2021. 6G standards have not...

Mexican regulator confirms 5G spectrum auction for 2022

Mexican telecommunications regulator IFT has confirmed that the 5G spectrum auction for mobile services will take place during 2022. The 5G auction was included in the watchdog's 2022 work plan, which outlines the bidding process for spectrum blocks in the 600MHz, 3.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands,...

AT&T completes demo of 5G network testbed for DoD’s ‘Smart Warehouse’

AT&T said it had successfully completed its first milestone toward proving the capabilities of its 5G network solution to enable "smart warehouse" applications for the Department of Defense's Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. In a statement, the carrier said its 5G network solution demonstrated...

SureCall announces record speed with 5G booster on Verizon’s network

5G signal booster vendor SureCall has announced the results of a field-based study of its Horizon booster on Verizon’s 5G mmWave Ultra Wideband (UWB) network. In a release, SureCall stated that the field study consistently produced near 3 Gbps of data speed. The team tested download...

5G could help US reach 20% of carbon reduction targets by 2025: CTIA

5G connectivity will play a significant role in enabling the U.S. to meet the Biden administration’s climate change goals, with 5G-enabled use cases projected to make up to a 20% contribution toward the country’s carbon emission reduction targets by 2025, according to a new...

Crown Castle secured commitments for 50,000 new small cells in 2021: CEO

Crown Castle secured commitments for over 50,000 new small cell nodes during the last twelve months, which equates to approximately 70% of the total small cells the booked in its history prior to 2021, the company’s CEO Jay Brown said in a release. “As a...

Telus’ 5G network reaches 70% of Canadian population

Canadian telco Telus' 5G network already reaches 70% of the Canadian population, the company said in a release. In a statement, the carrier said that the acceleration in 5G investments is part of its CAD54 billion ($43 billion) investment in infrastructure and operations through 2024. Telus...

Crown Castle aims to put on air 5,000 small cells this year: CFO

Crown Castle International expects to put 5,000 small cells on air in 2022, a similar level compared to the previous year, the company’s CFO Daniel Schlanger recently said at Citi's AppsEconomy Virtual Conference. The executive noted that the company expects the firm will be able...

GSA reports 200 mobile carriers have already deployed 5G in 78 countries

A total of 200 operators in 78 countries have already launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services as of the end of December, according to the latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Also, 487 operators in 145 countries were investing in 5G,...

T-Mobile US inks deal with Crown Castle to expand 5G infrastructure

T-Mobile US and Crown Castle International have signed a new 12-year agreement to support the continued build-out of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network with increased access to Crown Castle's towers and small cell locations. Under the terms of the agreement, T-Mobile US will further expand the...

ATIS’ Next G Alliance shows the path to sustainable 6G

ATIS’ Next G Alliance published a white paper with the aim of showing how the ICT industry can contribute to reducing overall energy consumption and achieving environmental sustainability objectives while accelerating progress toward future 6G technology. The white paper, called "Green G: The Path Towards...

5G supply chain challenges to continue during 2022: ABI Research

Global challenges in the 5G supply chain will continue during 2022, according to a new white paper published by research firm ABI Research. The white paper, dubbed "70 Technology Trends That Will—and Will Not—Shape 2022", noted that the U.S. government's Entity List has created a...

America Movil launches limited 5G services in Brasilia

Brazilian operator Claro, owned by Mexican telecoms giant America Movil, launched limited 5G services in capital Brasilia. The telco also launched a very limited 5G service in the city of Sao Paulo. The telco said that it is using spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band while...

Chile kicks off 5G era with initial deployments

Entel, Movistar and Wow activating 5G networks Chilean mobile operators Entel, Movistar and Wow have started to activate 5G networks in the country, the government said in a release. According to the Chilean government's plans, the deployment of 5G will require 9,000 new base stations, of...

Algar Telecom activates first 5G network in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications operator Algar Telecom announced that it launched what it claims to be the first commercial 5G network in the country. In a release, the carrier said that the initial 5G service is being offered in parts of Uberlandia, Uberaba and Sao Paulo, with...

Lockheed Martin, Radisys partner to further develop 5G military capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Radisys, a specialist in open telecom solutions, have established an enterprise agreement for use of Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) software in Lockheed Martin's 5G products for the military, dubbed 5G.MIL. According to a Lockheed Martin release, the agreement includes development of...

Airspan, Padtec, Tropico ink MoU for 5G solutions in Brazil

Airspan Networks, Padtec and Trópico have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer 5G network solutions in the Brazilian market. The agreement is part of Padtec’s and Trópico's strategy, which focuses on entering the 5G market. The partnership will provide solutions in several...

TIM Brasil kicks off 5G network rollout with Ericsson and Huawei: Report

Brazilian carrier TIM confirmed that Ericsson and Huawei will be the suppliers of equipment for its 5G network, according to Brazilian press reports. The operator’s CTIO, Leonardo Capdeville, confirmed that the intention of the company is to launch the 5G service before the deadline defined...

AT&T kicks off 5G rollout in Mexico

AT&T Mexico announced that it has started the deployment of its 5G network in the country. In a release, the carrier said it has already connected the first 50 mobile devices to its 5G network. "With the deployment of our 5G network, we continue to innovate...

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