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UK government sets O-RAN traffic ambition for 2030

The U.K. government announced a new initiative with the main aim of accelerating the deployment of Open RAN (O-RAN) in the country. In a statement, the U.K. Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) explained that it, along with local carriers Vodafone, EE, Virgin Media...

Quectel White Paper: A technology for all – Why LTE Cat-1 is transforming cellular connectivity

We are living in a hyper-connected world in which interconnected devices are ubiquitous. At the same time, existing technologies such as 2G and 3G are being retired to be replaced by new choices of network technology that can provide excellent fits for individual solutions....

Deutsche Telekom to launch 5G SA in 2021 or 2022: CTO

German operator Deutsche Telekom expects to launch its 5G Standalone (SA) network in the country depending on the use cases for the technology as well as the availability of devices, the company’s CTO Walter Goldenits said in a blog post. “If the first use cases...

Vodacom migrates VSAT-based 2G network to 3G in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Vodacom is working with ST Engineering iDirect and Gilat Telecom to upgrade its VSAT network Vodacom Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is migrating its very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT)-based 2G network to 3G with the help of ST Engineering iDirect and Gilat Telecom. Together, the companies...

Kagan: Your car may lose wireless navigation system in 2022

Here we go again. A decade ago, luxury cars like Lexus and Cadillac which uses OnStar really screwed up. When the wireless 2G signal was turned off, they and customers lost their navigation and emergency services. You would think OnStar, carmakers and the wireless...

The essential role of technology standards

  Driving interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation Today, we take it for granted that our wireless devices and applications just work out of the box —smartphones can connect, make calls, and receive and send data anywhere in the world; laptops can seamlessly connect to any...

Sierra Wireless Webinar: Preparing for 3G Sunset: Considerations for Upgrading your Operations to LTE

  With the sunset of 3G technology imminent, now is the time to consider upgrading your devices. With only months until sunset, there are some decisions to be made and moving to LTE isn’t quite as plug and play as the move from 2G to...

Meeting the challenges of 5G device testing

  The 5G device ecosystem is ramping up, with more than 100 announced 5G devices identified as of August of this year. That means the need for 5G testing of chipsets and user equipment is also on the rise, even as the use of millimeter-wave...

#TBT: Presto change-o Moto; Sprint preps for 3G; what would people do with mobile data? … this week in 2001

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 the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! 'Unmatched' speeds of...

Common Core facilitates rapid deployment of 5G

  Problems to 5G Network Deployment As the demand for high-speed bandwidth of services such as AR/VR/HD video/3D video, the demand for mass terminal accesses of services such as smart city and smart meter reading, as well as the demand for low latency and high reliability...

ZTE Convergent Common Core pushes the 5G network evolution

  Operators dilemma in the 5G era After the introduction of 5G networks, legacy 2G/3G/4G networks will exist for a long time. When operators deploy new networks, they have to face many operation pain points of the 5G era caused by the long-term multi-network coexistence...

Verizon stops activating 3G devices, report says

3G network shutdown planned for end of 2019 As the carrier gears up to launch 5G commercial services later this year, Verizon is also working toward a long-planned shutdown of its 3G network, which is slated to happen by the end of 2019. Now, according...

Connecting the Unconnected with Parallel Wireless Open RAN 2G/3G/4G solution

https://youtu.be/BiZ-2J0cuYA In this video, Rajesh Mishra, president, founder, and CTO of Parallel Wireless shared how the company is reimagining the network with its Open RAN 2G/3G/4G cellular solution. The company has been deployed and in production trials on 6 continents, solving TCO, backhaul, install and...

Analyst Angle: Another next-gen mobile technology revolution – in voice with VoLTE and digital assistants

Voice communication may not have the hype of high-speed data services, but VoLTE and digital assistants show the market has next-generation potential. Editor’s Note: Welcome to Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on...

Indian telco BSNL to replace 2G with 3G and 4G infrastructure

Vast majority of BSNL’s current customer base are connected to the carrier’s 2G network. Indian state-owned mobile network operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited announced plans to replace approximately 28,000 legacy 2G base stations with new 3G/4G-compatible equipment, Indian press reported. According to BSNL...

AT&T software plans ahead of schedule, light on 5G details

AT&T Q4 call dominated by policy questions, but carrier said to be ahead of schedule on software integration, light on new 5G details. AT&T’s latest chat with the financial analyst community concerning its fourth quarter operations performance was dominated by talk of...

Worst of the Week: AT&T kills off an old friend for the sake of a 5G future

AT&T might have killed off its 2G network for the benefit of 4G and 5G, but let’s not forget just how awesome that GSM/GPRS/EDGE network was. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty...

Use of open source software growing across telecom

Open source software may still be a new model for the telecommunications industry, but it’s rapidly gaining traction as operators look to mimic computing world. While the open source community has quickly gained ground in the computing space, the traditional telecommunications industry has...

AT&T reiterates 5G, LTE benefits from 2G shutdown

AT&T said the shut down of its 2G network on Jan. 1 will allow it to refarm spectrum in the coming months towards its LTE and 5G network plans. AT&T said its recent move to turn down its legacy GSM-based 2G network...

AT&T stung by T-Mobile and Sprint, 2G decommission plans

Similar to Q3 results from Verizon, AT&T posted slowing wireless growth and impact from planned 2G decommission, while T-Mobile and Sprint surge Goosed by its proposed $80 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T bumped up the release of its third-quarter financial and operating results, showing...

T-Mobile LTE network beats AT&T and Verizon with AWS-3 spectrum support

In connection with the presale of the LG V20 smartphone, the T-Mobile LTE network is getting a capacity infusion from its AWS-3 spectrum licenses As part of kicking off the presale of the LG V20 smartphone, T-Mobile US is touting itself as the first domestic...

What is 5G, really?

Everyone is talking about it, but what will 5G be really like in a commercial environment? Getting beyond the technical specifications, what “5G” will be in practice is nearly as confusing as digging into its planned technical specifications. In fact, some note the real purpose...

#TBT: Sprint does not need more spectrum; AT&T to buy Vanguard Cellular … this week in 1998

Sprint broke with the wireless industry in stating it did not need more spectrum for 3G services, while AT&T moved to acquire Vanguard Cellular … 18 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives...

Verizon prepaid customers gain HD Voice, VoLTE, video calling

After leaking the capability last month, Verizon prepaid customers officially have access to HD Voice, VoLTE and video calling features Verizon Wireless continues to upgrade prepaid customers with access to new features, with the latest move the inclusion of high-definition voice and video calling capabilities. The...

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