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Verizon to provide private 5G, LTE network at Port of Virginia container terminal

The private network will be used to explore the use of autonomous, over-the-road trucks for shipping container drop-off and pick-up Verizon Business announced plans to build a 5G NonStandalone private network at one of the port of Virginia’s main container terminals that will combine 5G...

Chinese carriers deploy over 1.85 million 5G base stations

China ended May with a total of 899.3 million subscribers in the 5G segment Chinese operators have already deployed over 1.85 million 5G base stations across the country, local news agency Xinhua reported, citing data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The ministry reported...

Editorial Webinar: 6G: What problems will the next generation of cellular solve and how?

Although 5G is still very much a work-in-progress with a good deal of continued evolution ahead of it, a range of stakeholders are already discussing and testing components and systems that very well could be included in what comes next--6G. At a high-level, there's a...

Three UK’s 5G network reaches over 56% of UK population

Three initially launched 5G services in the UK in August 2019, with the initial offering of a high-speed 5G broadband service in parts of London Three UK has activated its 5G offering in 86 new locations, including tourist hotspots such as Dartmouth, Milford on Sea,...

Vodafone kicks off 5G SA deployment in Munich

Vodafone recently said that its 5G Standalone network is currently available to nearly 10 million people across Germany German carrier Vodafone announced the start of the deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) technology in the city of Munich, the company said in a release. Vodafone will initially...

Editorial Webinar: Open RAN in 2022: Enabling a Continuous Flow of Innovation

The why and how of Open RAN, capex/opex savings and through honest collaboration, have been pretty well sorted. Now it’s time to leverage the capabilities of virtualized, open, multi-vendor solutions to deliver innovation. For operators, hosting radio workloads in cloud environments can facilitate a host...

FCC: We need another $3.08 billion to fund rip and replace efforts

The final cost estimates are on track with earlier warnings the FCC made in February and June. The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reminded Congress again last week that the $1.9 billion Congress appropriated for the “rip and replace” program targeting the removal of...

Telefonica, Ericsson carry out 5G network slicing demo

The lab test was carried out at 5TONIC, a Madrid-based open research and innovation laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Spanish operator Telefónica and Ericsson have demonstrated end-to-end, automated network slicing in 5G Standalone, the telco said in a release. Telefonica said that the proof-of-concept...

Rosenworcel proposes a boost to broadband minimum speeds

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is asking FCC commissioners to consider opening a new inquiry into raising the minimum speed that the agency considers to be "broadband" from 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads, to 100 Mbps/20 Mbps. Rosenworcel has...

Deutsche Telekom continues to expand 5G, LTE networks

Deutsche Telekom highlighted that 92% of households can already access the carrier’s 5G network German carrier Deutsche Telekom said it has expanded its mobile services at 855 locations nationwide in the past seven weeks, while it added 5G capacity at 123 locations. In a release, the...

America Movil reaches 40 Mexican cities with 5G: CEO

America Movil aims to reach 100 Mexican cities with its 5G offering by the end of 2021 Mexican telecom group America Movil’s 5G network currently reaches 40 cities across the country, the company’s CEO Daniel Hajj said during a conference call with investors. The executive...

What are network slicing provisioning rules?

There are four phases of managing a network slice instance: preparation, commissioning, operation and decommissioning. They all require provisioning. When used broadly in IT, provisioning simply refers to the process of making something available. More specifically, network provisioning within the telecommunications industry is the...

Deutsche Telekom sells 51% of GD Towers

Deutsche Telekom said GD Towers operates more than 40,000 sites in Germany and Austria Germany carrier Deutsche Telekom announced the sale of 51% of GD Towers comprising its tower assets in Germany and Austria, to Digital Bridge and Brookfield for 17.5 billion euros ($17.58 billion),...

AT&T, McDonald’s usher in the ‘future of restaurants’ with fiber internet deal

AT&T will provide its fiber internet solution to more than 750 McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. In anticipation of a big change to the restaurant experience, McDonald’s USA has tapped AT&T to provide its fiber internet solution to more than 750 of its locations across...

Ericsson shares drop after company misses analyst targets

Supply chain woes and inflation are to blame for lower gross margins, said Ekholm Ericsson stocks tumbled as much as 10% on Thursday, following the company’s latest earnings report. The Swedish telecom equipment maker posted an increase in second-quarter earnings, but missed Wall Street analyst’s...

Beijing reaches 54,000 5G base stations at end-April

Chinese carriers already provides full 5G coverage in 52 key business areas and key scenic spots across Beijing China’s capital Beijing had completed the construction of nearly 54,000 5G base stations by the end of April, Chinese press reported. According to Gu Jinxu, deputy head...

SoftBank, Kyocera demo backhaul system using 5G mmWave

The test was conducted using SoftBank base stations located in Tokyo Japanese operator SoftBank and compatriot company Kyocera conducted a backhaul system verification test utilizing the millimeter-wave band allocated to SoftBank for 5G services. In a release, the telco said that the test was conducted using...

Canadian authorities probe Rogers’ weekend outage

Canada’s Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ordered the company to give answers in a week Canadian regulators ordered Rogers Communication to provide a more thorough accounting of what happened last weekend to cause a nationwide outage for Canada’s biggest mobile telco. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications...

Next G Alliance recommends technologies that will be key to 6G

In June, ATIS’ Next G Alliance released a report presenting the use cases and applications for the future 6G network ATIS’ Next G Alliance released a new report with recommendations forecasting the technologies that will be needed to advance the 6G future as well as...

Qualcomm Webinar: 5G mmWave today – Insights on monetization and global adoption

mmWave is poised to deliver the true promise of 5G – cost-efficient extreme capacity and new user experiences. With 110+ operators licensed to deploy ultra-high band spectrum above 24 GHz in over 27 countries, and a robust mmWave device ecosystem, strong 5G mmWave growth...

Pardon the PON: How passive optical networks may solve the last mile conundrum (Reader Forum)

The term “last mile” typically evokes images of exhausted marathon runners somehow finding their second wind to stumble across the finish line. It’s the last expulsion of energy required to finish the race, and while the elite can do it, others slow to a...

Editorial Webinar: 5G Standalone: What does the move to cloud-native mean for operators?

Standalone (SA) 5G gives operators new agility and scale, unlocking the full range of 5G services. Challenges abound ranging from technical to operational. But operators globally have been slow to deploy 5G SA networks - they remain very much the exception, not the rule. Going...

Nokia to lead German 6G lighthouse project

The European vendor noted that the funding for 6G-ANNA will come from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Nokia announced it will lead 6G-ANNA, a German national-funded 6G lighthouse project, the company said in a release, adding that it will collaborate with the...

France ends Q1 with 4.13 million 5G lines

France had a total of 34,539 authorized 5G sites as of July 1 France had a total of 4.13 million 5G lines as of the end of the first quarter, according to a recent report by the country’s telecom regulator Arcep. During the first quarter,...

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