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Continuous Innovation advances 5G Value Growing

Recently, at ZTE 5G Summit, Dr. Bai Gang, VP of ZTE, presented the topic of "Continuous Innovation advances 5G Value Growing". In his speech, he mentioned several ZTE innovative solutions which can bring significant values to 5G advancement and industrial partners. Based on key points of...

Private LTE networks offer enterprises a ‘tremendous opportunity,’ says CTS

According to Rob Cerbone, VP of product management and marketing at Communication Technology Services (CTS), the company have been trending towards selling connectivity services directly to enterprise customers, and as a result, has expanded its portfolio so it can provide full signal sources without...

NTT Docomo, JTower announce 5G sharing alliance in Japan

JTower and NTT Docomo announced that they have formed a capital and business alliance with the aim of strengthening collaboration in the field of infrastructure sharing. As part of the alliance, Docomo plans to acquire part of JTower shares held by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone...

Huawei negotiating with most Brazilian telcos for 5G equipment: Report

Chinese vendor Huawei is in talks with almost all Brazilian operators that secured 5G spectrum in a recent spectrum auction, with the aim of selling 5G equipment, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported. According to the report, Huawei could potentially find advantages in serving the Brazilian...

Ericsson inks partnership to boost 5G, 6G research in Saudi Arabia

Ericsson and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have announced an initial three-year research and development (R&D) partnership focused on three research projects aimed at advancing telecommunication networks with innovative technologies. In a release, the Swedish vendor said that the partnership aims to...

5G FWA could serve nearly half of rural households, CTIA report finds

Amid anticipation for the freshly passed $65 billion in funding for broadband expansion, a new report from CTIA estimates that 5G Fixed Wireless Access broadband could serve nearly half of rural households in the U.S. According to the report, Accenture reckons that 43% of rural...

Most 5G sites in emerging markets will be sub-6 GHz by 2026: Study

ABI Research forecasts that approximately 90% of 5G cell sites in emerging markets will be operating with support for a combination of sub-6 GHz bands by 2026. In a release, the consultancy noted that sub-6 GHz bands will provide optimum coverage while catering for sufficient...

European carriers urge EU to further support O-RAN

A new report, published by European carriers Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone, and based on findings from research firm Analysys Mason, called upon policymakers, EU member states, and industry stakeholders to collaborate and urgently prioritize Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN). “Open, intelligent,...

Nokia and Orange trial fifth-gen optics for 400 Gbps services

The Orange and Nokia trial was performed over a 914 km network between Paris and Biarritz In a recent trial, Nokia and Orange used the Nokia PSE-Vs, the vendor’s fifth generation super coherent optics, to support end-to-end 400 Gbps services across the carrier's network. The trial...

Rogers expands partnership with UBC to boost 5G research in Canada

Canadian operator Rogers and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a new partnership for 5G research. Under the extended partnership, researchers at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and Rogers will seek to develop, explore and test new 5G capabilities in areas such as wildfire...

Dish selects Equinix as connectivity infrastructure provider for 5G network

Equinix will provide digital infrastructure services to support Dish’s cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As a result, Dish will have access to the infrastructure company’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the U.S. “Dish is taking the lead in delivering on the promise of...

Survey: Reliability more important to broadband customers than speed

Reliability of broadband service is the single most important characteristic to consumers and definitely more important than speed, according to a new survey from the Fiber Broadband Assocation. A full 78% of respondents said that the most important aspect of broadband was that it...

Geoverse launches CBRS neutral host trial at Orlando’s Caribe Royale Resort

A CBRS-based neutral host offers substantial benefits compared to legacy Distributed Antenna System (DAS)-based approaches, says Geoverse The Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando is getting a pilot, private Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-based neutral-host network provided by Geoverse to enhance connectivity across the expansive hotel,...

Nextivity Covers Public Safety In-Building, Large or Small

As public safety communications needs evolve, Nextivity continues to round out its product portfolio to meet them. Nextivity veteran Michiel Lotter has recently taken over the role of CEO, after serving as CTO and VP of engineering and leading the development of the company’s Cel-Fi...

China aims to triple the number of 5G base stations by end-2025: Report

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) unveiled plans to more than triple the number of 5G base stations over the next four years, targeting a total of 3.64 million by end-2025, local newspaper China Daily reported. Under this plan, China aims to have...

Nokia to conduct 5G SA trial with Chubu Telecommunications in Japan

Nokia announced that it is conducting a 5G Standalone (SA) network trial with Chubu Telecommunications (ctc), a subsidiary of KDDI in Japan. For the trial, Nokia is supplying its latest AirScale product portfolio and Compact Mobility Unit (CMU) to support both 5G indoor and outdoor...

WBA, TIP collaborate on open automated frequency coordination for Wi-Fi 6E

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have expanded their parthersnip to further TIP’s Open AFC Software Group and help drive global adoption of Wi-Fi in the new 6 GHz unlicensed band — known today as Wi-Fi 6E, but in...

What’s the role of artificial intelligence in the future of 5G and beyond?

We envision a world where virtually all devices are much more intelligent, simplifying and enriching our daily lives. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering enhanced experiences and new capabilities to our society in more ways than ever. AI not only provides the ability for...

Editorial Webinar: Creative destruction: How network disaggregation changes everything

There's a big change hitting the telecom industry right now. Hardware and software are being decoupled with cost coming out of the former and strategic investments shifting to the latter. This sea change could serve to threaten the long-standing business models of large, incumbent...

Dish syncs up with Cisco for 5G enterprise services, network tech

Dish, Cisco strike partnership for 5G enterprise services and a deep transport network relationship Dish Wireless will both use Cisco equipment and software as a key part of its 5G network infrastructure and also plans to offer Cisco solutions to enterprise in a joint go-to-market...

‘The Wi-Fi portfolio is unmatched’: Wi-Fi Alliance on Wi-Fi Certified HaLow

Operating in the sub-1 GHz band, Wi-Fi HaLow sports long range and low power connectivity, and can provide reliable connectivity in challenging environments The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced the arrival of Wi-Fi Certified HaLow, designed for the certification of products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology, expanding...

SK Telecom works with Ericsson on 5G Standalone network

Swedish vendor Ericsson announced a partnership with Korean communications firm SK Telecom, with the aim of supporting 5G Standalone networks through the deployment of a cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core. Ericsson and SK Telecom had initially unveiled next-generation cloud-native 5G Core networks technology, architecture, implementation and...

Truly national 5G? It’ll take an extra $36 billion and another 37k sites, CCA report estimates

A new estimate from CCA and CostQuest pegs the cost of deploying 5G in places that carriers are unlikely to build out commercially What would it take to cover the entire geographic United States with 5G, beyond the commercial coverage that is already planned? About...

Indian government approves extension for 5G trials

Indian operators Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have received a six-month extension from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct 5G trials, according to local press reports. With this extension, the carriers will be able to carry out 5G trials until May...

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