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Rogers Communications to deploy thousands of small cells for 5G: CEO

The Canadian telco is working with Ericsson to trial 5G technology Canadian telecom operator Rogers Communications confirmed plans to deploy thousands of small cells as part of its 5G efforts, the company’s President and CEO Joe Natale said during a conference call with investors. “With respect...

T-Mobile, Huawei test massive MIMO in Amsterdam

The Dutch telco said massive MIMO delivered 600% capacity increase  Dutch operator T-Mobile Netherlands has activated massive MIMO technology, a key path to delivering increased bandwidth and setting the stage for 5G, in the city of Amsterdam. The first antenna was installed at Leidseplein Square,...

Telecom Italia to roll out “4.5G” in 11 cities

Telecom Italia boosts fiber, mobile speeds Telecom Italia is on the verge of turning up mobile network speeds of up to 700 Mbps -- or what the carrier is calling "4.5G." The carrier said that as of July, customers will be able to achieve those...

TIM hits 700 Mbps in LTE network tests

TIM partnered with Qualcomm and Ericsson for the trial. Italian mobile operator TIM said it achieved download speeds of up to 700 megabits per second and upload speeds of 75 Mbps on a live mobile network in a test carried out with Qualcomm...

Nokia reaches 110 global deals for 4.5G network deployments

Nokia said it plans to launch so-called 4.9G technology in late 2017. Nokia said it has signed contracts for the rollout of "4.5G" networks with 110 service providers, according to international press reports. "If you want to create a fully autonomous environment then...

Huawei, Deutsche Telekom complete demo of 5G E2E autonomous network slicing

5G demo carried out at DT's lab in Bonn, Germany. Huawei and Deutsche Telekom said they completed a demonstration of what is claimed to be the world’s first "5G" end-to-end autonomous network slicing. The two companies had previously demonstrated an end-to-end system to validate...

TIM completes field trial of 4.5G technology in Turin

In partnership with Ericsson, the 4.5G test reached access speeds of more than 500 Mbps Italian mobile operator TIM completed a field trial of "4.5G" technology in Turin, with download speeds of more than 500 megabits per second on a single data connection on a live LTE...

Ahead of 5G, Nokia pushes 4.5G Pro and unveils 4.9G

Nokia says 4.5G Pro solutions support five-channel carrier aggregation; future 4.9G meant to complement 5G services Nokia on Thursday continued to push toward "5G" with new and future platforms designed to help operators maximize LTE investments as the research, development and standardization of 5G progresses. "4G...

Finnish operator Elisa claims gigabit LTE milestone with Huawei

While "5G" promises to bring multigigabit speeds to mobile, there's still a long runway for the development of innovative new LTE-based services like gigabit LTE. Claiming a world first, Finnish operator Elisa, in conjunction with equipment vendor Huawei, said it achieved a 1.9 gigabits per...

Vodafone, Huawei trial 4.5G with LTE TDD

The new technology combines MIMO with multiuser beamforming U.K. telecommunications operator Vodafone and Chinese vendor Huawei are conducting technical trials of "4.5G" (TDD+) with LTE TDD, to increase the capacity and efficiency of its 4G network in urban areas. In Manchester, the companies are currently testing...

Sri Lanka mobile operators test LTE-Advanced Pro

Huawei and ZTE provided vendor support for LTE-Advanced Pro trials Sri Lankan mobile operators Dialog Axiata and Mobitel recently carried out trials of LTE-Advanced Pro technology. The test was carried out on its LTE network in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei, Dialog Axiata said. “The demonstration...

Reader Forum: Fronthaul evolution toward 5G – standards and PoCs

Xilinx and Comcores look at fronthaul challenges as the mobile telecom market transitions to 5G technologies In a connected world, mobile networks will have to evolve to support a larger, increased number of devices and services that overall contribute to the exponential traffic growth toward...

Belgium to offer spectrum for 5G trials

Telecom regulator BIPT works with Ericsson to study suitable bands for 5G trials The Belgian government has instructed the country's telecom authority to open up spectrum to mobile operators seeking to conduct "5G" trials, local press reported. Alexander De Croo, Belgium’s telecommunications minister, confirmed the government has...

Cloud adoption important for enterprise and carriers

Flexibility of cloud gets carriers 5G ready, eases enterprise digitalization The complexity of ultimate 5G networks, often described as a network of network, will acquire a new approach on the radio access side, according to Huawei officials presenting during the firm's annual Huawei Global Analyst...

Vodafone Qatar launches HD voice technology

Vodafone upgrades sites in Qatar to improve 3G, LTE coverage Vodafone Qatar launched high-definition voice technology across its 3G network, designed to improve voice call quality for subscribers. The telco, a Vodafone Group subsidiary, said the technology offers clearer conversations, filters out background noise and allows for...

Zain Group CEO: LTE-A Pro trials planned for regional footprint

Arab telco has finalized LTE-A Pro tests in Kuwait BARCELONA, Spain – Kuwait-based telecom operator Zain expects to carry out tests of LTE-Advanced Pro technology, also referred to as "4.5G" technology by some vendors, across its regional footprint, the group’s CEO Scott Gegenheimer told RCR...

Huawei Day 0 highlights NB-IoT, 4.5G, small cells

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, industry convenes to look to the 5G future BARCELONA, Spain – The data explosion driven by video-hungry consumers and the burgeoning "Internet of Things" brings into focus the need for advancements to LTE networks in the run up to "5G"...

Evolving LTE toward ultrareliable networks

Huawei '4.5G' technology supports advanced services, opens up new verticals BARCELONA, Spain – As mobile operators continue to look for new revenue streams, attendees at Huawei's 4.G Summit agreed ultrareliable LTE networks could create exciting opportunities in diverse vertical markets. Huawei is pushing its "4.5G" technology...

Huawei’s ‘4.5G’ technology looks to extend LTE networks, builds bridge to 5G

Huawei hosts first ever 4.5G Summit ahead of Mobile World Congress BARCELONA, Spain – While much of the discourse in the telecom industry is currently focused on "5G," Chinese vendor Huawei is pushing for deployment of its so-called "4.5G" solutions as a way to extend...

Huawei targets 60 commercial LTE-A Pro contracts in 2016

LTE-A Pro technology will ‘explode’ this year, Huawei says Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei expects to reach 60 commercial networks with its LTE-Advanced Pro-based "4.5G" technology by the end of this year, according to the company's president of wireless network marketing operation Qiu Heng. At of...

Huawei, Saudi Telecom demonstrate ‘4.5G’ technology

Huawei '4.5G' tests with STC, Zain both clear 1 Gbps Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei together with Saudi Telecom Company claimed to have successfully demonstrated its so-called "4.5G" technology achieving network throughput speeds in excess of 1.59 gigabits per second. “This exceptional milestone will have...

3 Hong Kong, Huawei demonstrate ‘4.5G’ network

Demo achieved download speeds of 1 Gbps HONG KONG – Mobile operator 3 Hong Kong, the mobile communications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, and Chinese ICT company Huawei said they had successfully demonstrated a FDD+TDD and "4.5G" (TDD+) network at the Global Mobile...

HKT, Huawei demonstrate 1 Gbps mobile network

HKT, Huawei claim demo reached peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps HONG KONG – Hong Kong Telecom and Chinese vendor Huawei said they successfully demonstrated the world’s first 1 gigabit-per-second mobile network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong. The demo is said...

Editorial Webinar: The path to 5G: Smooth sailing or speed bumps along the way – VoLTE, 4.5G

This webinar will look at the current global state of the union on LTE as a baseline for discussion of VoLTE deployments. The topics that are helping and hindering VoLTE from becoming more widespread will be covered, along with interim generations of LTE on...

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