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Amidst slowing RAN sales, Samsung and Fujitsu gain market share – report

2G-5G Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure sales slowed to their lowest point in two years while OpenRAN and vRAN sales set new records.

AT&T, Dish strike deal on internet service distribution

Dish Network customers will be able to buy AT&T internet services, including gig-speed fiber, under a new distribution agreement between the two companies. As of this week, new and existing Dish customers can order AT&T internet services by contacting Dish. Dish already provides...

Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

The Government of Canada said that local telcos will have time until June 2024 to remove 5G gear from these two vendors Canada has decided to ban the use of equipment by Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE due to security concerns.  “The Government of Canada is...

Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G

Ofcom said the proposed changes would allow these telcos to deploy new technologies, including 5G U.K. telecommunications services regulator Ofcom has proposed an update of some licenses held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica) with the aim of enabling the deployment of 5G using...

Test and Measurement: Viavi supports gigabit fiber deployment in Italy

Viavi Solutions is expanding its relationship with Italian wholesale fiber company Open Fiber, which has plans for a major fiber expansion and aims to provide "100 percent ultra-broadband coverage with gigabit speeds for the whole of Italy," according to a release. Open Fiber says that...

Motorola and GlobalFoundries agreement safeguards chip supply for public safety radios

GlobalFoundries manufactures silicon-germanium chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial radios To safeguard the supply of chip solutions needed for its radios, Motorola Solutions has entered a long-term agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF), which manufactures silicon-germanium (SiGe) chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial...

Vantage Towers to upgrade Telefonica’s 5G infrastructure in Spain

Telefonica currently offers 5G coverage to over 80% of the Spanish population German telecommunications infrastructure provider Vantage Towers has signed an agreement with Spanish operator Telefonica to upgrade its 5G infrastructure in the country, the former said in its earnings statement. Vantage Towers said that the...

Telecom vendors ready to start 5G deployments in India by October: Report

The government of India expects to kick off a much-awaited 5G spectrum auction next month Telecom equipment vendors have said that they will be ready to roll out the first phase of 5G in India by October. According to a report in Indian newspaper Business Standard,...

#TBT: AT&T, Sprint launch IoT networks; T-Mo wins ‘Tappy’ lawsuit; FCC rolls back net neutrality … this week in 2017

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Sprint to launch...

Simplifying Kubernetes for telcos and cloud app developers

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced new initiatives this week to make Kubernetes safer and easier for telcos to use.

Q&A: How will Verizon use C-Band to support its public sector customers?

SVP of Verizon Public Sector: 'For our public safety customers, it’s really continuing that evolution of digital transformations' Maggie Hallbach was recently appointed SVP of Verizon Public Sector and not long after both the carrier’s one-year anniversary of its frontline services and the announcement of a nearly...

BT trials a new quantum radio to boost next-generation 5G, IoT networks

BT highlighted that this new type of receiver may reduce mobile network energy consumption U.K. carrier BT announced a trial of a new hyper-sensitive quantum antenna technology using "excited atomic states", which could boost the capability of next-generation 5G and IoT networks. The operator noted that...

Rakuten Mobile aims to launch FWA services in Japan by end-2022: CEO

Rakuten Mobile’s FWA will run on both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum Japanese mobile operator Rakuten Mobile expects to launch fixed wireless access (FWA) services in Japan in December, the telco’s CEO Tareq Amin said during a call with journalists. “I’m just waiting for our CPE...

Keysight notches another record quarter

Keysight Technologies recorded another record period, beating its own guidance with all-time best revenues and record orders in its fiscal second quarter ending April 30. "Demand for our broad-based portfolio of differentiated solutions remains strong. We executed well and successfully navigated the geopolitical...

India expects first 6G networks by the end of the decade: Report

India's Prime Minister said that a 6G task force has already started work to achieve this goal The Indian government is expecting the initial rollouts of 6G networks by the end of the decade, local newspaper Business Standard reported, citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to...

Verizon boosts investment in Florida to address ‘skyrocketing demands’

Verizon is allocating an additional $149 million to Florida and will build more than 3,500 new network solutions According to The Palm Beach Post, more than 547,000 people have traded their out-of-state driver’s licenses during 2021 for one from Florida. This, the news outlet...

Chinese telcos have deployed 1.6 million 5G base stations: Report

The Chinese government previousy said that the country had reached a 5G penetration of 24.3% Chinese telcos have already deployed nearly 1.6 million 5G base stations nationwide, local press reported, citing Zhang Yunming, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). "Fixed broadband...

Ericsson, Intel take Cloud RAN efforts to new Tech Hub

Ericsson and Intel said they're prioritizing Radio Access Network (RAN) efficiency and network performance at their new Tech Hub.

T-Mobile US to test 3.45-3.55 GHz

Separately, T-Mobile US will also be doing Wi-Fi 6 testing T-Mobile US has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to test its recently won 3.45-3.55 GHz spectrum, to get a sense of operational characteristics in dense urban areas prior to deployment. According to filings...

Well, technically… more and more devices are adopting NFC technology: NFC Forum’s Preeti Ohri Khemani  (Ep. 71)

On this episode, Preeti delves into the possible use cases for NFC, or Near Field Communication, that go beyond the well-know tap-to-pay.

5G surpasses public Wi-Fi for mobile experiences: Opensignal

Opensignal users that connected with 5G scored 74.5 on a 100-point scale when gaming, compared to public Wi-Fi’s score of 72 According to Opensignal, mid-band 5G is making cellular much more competitive with Wi-Fi for mobile experiences like gaming and surfing the web. “Opensignal’s latest analysis...

Ericsson, Telia carry out 5G tests in Norway using mmWave spectrum

Ericsson said that the 26GHz mmWave tests took place in the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Trondheim and Lillestrøm Telia Norway and Ericsson have carried out 5G tests using mmWave spectrum, achieving download speeds of close to 4 Gbps, the vendor said in a release. The 26...

Mobilitie acquires Signal Point to boost 5G on US military bases

Mobilitie enables multi-carrier 5G connectivity for mobile network operators, large enterprises, and municipal and government customers U.S. wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie has reached an agreement to acquire Signal Point Systems, a telecommunications infrastructure provider focused on U.S. military bases, the former said in a release. The...

Rakuten Mobile’s 4G infra reaches 97% of Japanese population at end-Q1

Rakuten Mobile's CTO Tareq Amin said that the telco now aims to accelerate 5G deployments across Japan Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile said it 4G network reached 97% of the country’s population as of the end of the first quarter of the year. In its earnings statement,...

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