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French telcos had 31,650 authorized 5G sites at end-2021

France had a total of 31,650 authorized 5G sites as of January 1, of which 22,180 were declared technically operational by the local mobile carriers, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

South Korea ends November with 20.19 million 5G users

SK Telecom has the largest 5G subscriber base in South Korea The total number of 5G subscribers in South Korea reached 20.19 million in November 2021, accounting for around 28% of the total 72.57 million mobile subscriptions in the Asian nation, Korean press reported, citing...

What will be the key features of 6G?

The sixth generation of cellular technology has yet to be formally defined, and the official 3GPP release that is designated as “6G” is probably still several years away. But we already have a sense of what the major features of 6G will be. How?...

5G to represent 12% of mobile lines in Latin America by end-2025: GSMA

5G connections are forecasted to represent 12% of total mobile connections in Latin America by 2025, according to a recent report by industry body GSMA. The report showed that overall 5G connections in the region are expected to reach 86 million by that time. The report...

4G, 5G or both? The future of rural networks is multi-generational

Mobile customer experience comes down to two driving factors: Faster speeds and better coverage. Both national and rural operators face similar customer expectations, but the challenge of meeting them, and doing so profitably, is a far different calculation for the smaller operators. As rural...

ZTE Addresses Green ICT Infrastructure for 5G networks: Q&A

Below, Summer Chen, VP and General Manager of ZTE Branding and Communications department weighs in on green ICT infrastructure and the steps they are taking to make a global impact when it comes to more efficient 5G deployments. 1. How can the industry address concerns that 5G...

Samsung to launch 4G/5G trials with Virgin Media O2 in the UK

Samsung Electronics announced that the company will carry out 4G and 5G trials with Virgin Media O2 in the U.K. During the trials, the two companies will verify the capability and performance of Samsung’s 4G and 5G network solutions in Virgin Media O2’s commercial network. The...

Rakuten acquires JTower stake to reduce network rollout costs

Japanese mobile operator Rakuten Mobile and compatriot firm JTower have entered a capital alliance with the aim of sharing infrastructure in indoors and outdoors environments, the latter said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will share equipment and towers...

France ends September with 29,327 authorized cell sites for 5G

France had a total of 29,327 5G authorized sites as of October 1, of which 18,689 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

Huawei, ZTE secure new contracts with China Mobile

Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE have secured contracts to deploy the converged 5G and 4G core network for China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier by subscribers, according to Chinese press reports. Both Huawei and ZTE will each get about 50% of a contract...

5G base stations account for 11% of total base stations in Korea: Report

The number of 5G base stations in South Korea accounted for 11% of the total base stations in the country at the end of the second quarter, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Korea Communications Agency. At the end of June, there...

BT selects Oracle to accelerate delivery of 5G services

U.K. telco BT Group has selected Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market. In a release, Oracle noted that the solution will enable BT to test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming...

Telstra announces strategic plan to boost 5G coverage

Australian telecommunications operator Telstra has unveiled a strategy it is calling T25, with the main aim of extending 5G coverage across Australia, as well as enhancing its customer service. Telstra said that the T25 strategy is likely to come into effect by July 2022. The...

France reaches over 28,000 authorized 5G sites nationwide

France had a total of 28,018 5G authorized sites as of August 1, of which 16,517 were declared technically operational by the local mobile carriers, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

Keysight Technologies partners with Cisco, Xilinx for 5G O-RAN migration

Keysight Technologies joined forces with Xilinx and Cisco to showcase fronthaul solutions that support a smooth migration from traditional 4G LTE networks to 5G open radio access networks (O-RAN). Keysight Technologies noted that multi-vendor Radio Access Network (RAN) deployments based on open standard interfaces defined...

Nokia Design: Bringing 5G Home (Sponsored)

How do you bring a new technology to realization? How do you make it work in the ways that all its stakeholders need it to work: The communications service providers who deploy and manage it, the technicians who install it, and most importantly, for...

MFA Webinar: Uni5G Private Networks: A Simplified Path to Deployment

Industry verticals are seeking to deploy 5G and 4G private networks to increase control, reliability and security of their networks. This webinar will highlight the private network opportunity in unlicensed, shared and locally licensed spectrum. Attendees will learn how MFA is enabling a simpler path...

Intel partners with Airtel to accelerate 5G development in India

Intel and Indian telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel announced a collaboration to drive network development of 4G and 5G virtualized radio access network (vRAN) and open radio access network (RAN) technology. Work by Intel and Airtel will evolve communications networks from fixed-function equipment to virtualized cloud-native...

EE’s 5G network to reach 50% of the UK population by early 2023

U.K. carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, expects to reach half of the U.K. population with its 5G service by early 2023, BT said in a release. The telco said that its 5G network will reach 90% of the country’s territory by 2028. To reach...

Global 5G connections to reach 1.8 billion by 2025: GSMA

5G connections globally are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2025, according to a new study by the GSMA. The study, "The Mobile Economy 2021", revealed that 5G technology will account for 21% of total mobile connections globally by that year. Developed Asian countries and the...

Rakuten Mobile inks O-RAN agreements with Fujitsu, NEC

Japanese carrier Rakuten Mobile signed two different agreements with compatriot companies Fujitsu and NEC to carry out joint efforts to develop and promote Open RAN solutions for the global market. Rakuten Mobile and Fujitsu said they will collaborate to jointly develop 4G and 5G Open...

Movistar selects Nokia for 5G deployment in Chile

Chilean mobile operator Movistar, owned by Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, has selected Nokia to provide its AirScale portfolio to launch the operator’s 5G network in Chile. In addition, Nokia will upgrade Movistar’s 4G and "4G+" networks to strengthen the critical network backbone across Chile’s key...

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...

Deutsche Telekom builds up 5G capacities at 892 sites in two months

German operator Deutsche Telekom said it has built up 5G capacities at 892 mobile sites across Germany in the past two months. The European carrier also said that the mobile sites also provide LTE connectivity through Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. In addition, Deutsche Telekom has...

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