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Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung secure 5G contracts with Airtel

Bharti Airtel spent a total of $5.4 billion to secure 19,800 megahertz of spectrum in several bands to launch 5G Indian carrier Bharti Airtel has signed 5G network agreements with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung to start 5G deployments in the country. In a release announcing the...

DoD launches new projects for its Innovate Beyond 5G Program

The DoD said it has a vital interest in advancing 5G-to-NextG wireless technologies and concept demonstrations The Department of Defense’s Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) Program recently launched three new projects focused on 5G and future 6G systems. “The DoD has a vital interest in advancing 5G-to-NextG...

Mobile is ‘critical’, but security breaches are on the rise: Verizon report

Remote work/remote access means a larger attack surface -- and the inability to "disconnect" from work may be a factor With the rise of remote and hybrid work, companies are more reliant than ever on mobile devices, and those devices are, increasingly, the main route...

Germany, France and Italy want to charge Big Tech for broadband

The three governments want content providers to subsidize EU 5G and broadband buildouts. The European Commission is under increasing pressure to make tech giants pay for the buildout of telecom infrastructure in the EU, Reuters reports. A new paper signed by representatives of France, Germany, and Italy...

How is in-building cellular being deployed?

Nextivity demystifies in-building cellular networks and explains how Cel-Fi solutions shorten time-to-value from months to weeks Having ubiquitous, reliable, and performant in-building cellular service isn’t a courtesy. These days, it’s how business gets done. Businesses continue to ratchet up cellular data use as new use...

Well, technically… carriers need to plan, plan again and then plan some more: Clearfield’s Cheri Beranek (Ep. 79)

Clearfield's CEO Cheri Beranek discusses how ongoing supply-chain constraints are impacting the fiber industry and explores to what extent federal funding will help address this and other challenges related to building out fiber assets and closing the digital divide.

American Tower ends Q2 with 30,000 telecom sites in Europe: CEO

In June last year, American Tower had closed the first tranche of the acquisition of Telxius Towers, comprised of nearly 20,000 communications sites in Germany and Spain American Tower Corporation (ATC) ended June with nearly 30,000 telecommunications sites across its European footprint, the company’s President...

China Broadnet expands 5G services in nine Chinese regions

China Broadnet had officially launched 5G services on June 27 China Broadnet, the country's new telecom carrier, recently rolled out its commercial 5G services in nine provincial-level regions across China as part of a trial program, local state-news service Xinhua reported. According to the report, these...

For 5G vRAN, Samsung combines innovation with proven large-scale deployments

Major Tier 1 operators are using Samsung’s cloud-native vRAN, including Open RAN, in greenfield and brownfield networks From distributed, to centralized and now to virtualized RAN, operators are re-architecting radio networks to set the stage for dynamic, software-centric operations. And based on commercial deployments from...

Rohde & Schwarz to take part in Germany’s 6G project

Rohde & Schwarz noted that the first global specification of 6G is expected within the next six to eight years Rohde & Schwarz announced it will take part in 6G-ANNA, a so-called "lighthouse" project to advance 6G technology in Germany. The three-year 6G-ANNA project was launched...

Chinese telcos end June with over 927 million 5G subscribers

Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 28.2 million 5G subscribers in June China ended June with a total of 927.44 million subscribers in the 5G segment, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 28.2 million 5G subscribers in...

Bell expands midband 5G, announces imminent launch of 5G SA

Earlier this month, Bell started to offer its 5G+ offering following the deployment of frequencies in the 3.5 GHz band Canadian operator Bell announced the commercial availability of its "5G+" service in southern Ontario, the carrier said in a release. Earlier this month, Bell started to...

Orange Spain’s 5G infrastructure continues to expand

Orange Spain is currently offering 5G services through frequencies in the 3.5 GHz and 700 MHz bands Spanish operator Orange is already offering 5G services in 1,222 towns and cities in 51 provinces across the country, the carrier said in a statement. According to the European...

5G subscribers in MEA region to reach 263m by 2026: Nokia

At the end of March 2022, all countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council region had launched 5G services commercially, according to Nokia 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region are expected to reach 263 million by 2026, according to a new research...

Editorial Report: The business case for 5G mmWave: Charting a path to ROI

While there are clear challenges associated with the propagation characteristics and cost of densely deploying 5G using millimeter wave frequencies, the high-band spectrum offers unique advantageous. In addition to providing multi-Gbps user experiences, 5G mmWave allows operators to add huge amounts of capacity in...

Rogers pledges $10 billion in network improvements

Separate cores for wireless and internet and AI-enhanced reliability are coming, said the CEO Rogers Communications said it will spend to spend CA$10 billion (US$7.78 billion) over the next three years to avoid another outage like the one that took out services across Canada in...

Windtre selects Ericsson for 5G SA deployment in Italy

The agreement also includes end to end support services with Ericsson network orchestration and automation Swedish vendor Ericsson has been selected by Italian telecom operator Windtre to deploy a container-based, dual-mode 5G core for Standalone on cloud infrastructure, the former said in a release. Ericsson said...

BAI Communications to acquire ZenFi Networks

Communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications will acquire ZenFi Networks, a digital infrastructure solutions provider based on the North American east coast. Financial terms were not disclosed. Once the deal is approved by regulators, the ZenFi Networks team will join BAI’s Transit Wireless and Mobilitie...

Telefónica Germany’s 5G network reaches 14,000 antennas

Telefónica said it has already deployed nearly 6,000 5G antennas in the 3.6 GHz frequency German telecom operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, said its 5G network is operating around 14,000 antennas in the country. The telco said that this network infrastructure is enabling...

AT&T Mexico expands 5G coverage to five new cities

AT&T expects its 5G network infrastructure to reach 25 new cities across Mexico before the end of 2022 AT&T Mexico launched 5G services in five new cities across the country, the telco said in a release. The carrier now offers its 5G technology in parts of...

Vodafone Germany deploys 13,000 5G antennas so far this year

Vodafone said that its 5G network is expected to be available to 60 million people by 2023 Vodafone Germany has deployed 13,000 antennas for the provision of 5G services since the beginning of the year, the telco said in a release. Including this recent deployment, more...

Mediacom inks FWA RAN deal with Samsung

CBRS is key to “helping to close the digital divide” – Samsung Samsung announced Friday that Mediacom Communications will deploy Samsung’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum wireless networking solutions for its 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service. The deal includes Samsung’s 4G and 5G-ready...

Crown Castle aims to double small cell deployments in 2023: CEO

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber Crown Castle expects to double the rate of small cell deployments next year compared to the 5,000 nodes the firm expect to put on air this...

Singtel reaches 95% 5G standalone nationwide coverage

Singtel had announced the launch of its 5G SA network in the country in May of 2021 Singaporean carrier Singtel's 5G Standalone network currently covers over 95% of the country’s territory, the telco said in a release. Singtel noted that the milestone comes more than three...

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