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Vodafone UK, Virgin Media O2 enable 4G coverage in London Underground

In 2021, BAI Communications won a contract to deploy a 4G network in the London Underground by the end of 2024 Vodafone UK and Virgin Media O2 will use a neutral host mobile network on the London Underground rail system to provide 4G coverage to...

China’s telecom sector revenues reach almost $100bn in Jan-May

China ended May with a total of 899.3 million subscribers in the 5G segment China's telecommunication industry recorded revenues of CNY 665 billion ($99.46 billion) in the first five months of the year, up 8.5% compared to the same period the previous year, local news...

Vodafone trials ‘self-powering’ mobile phone mast in the UK

The mast will provide 4G coverage and was developed in partnership with Crossflow Energy and Cornerstone As part of its broader goal of reaching net zero UK operations by 2027, Vodafone is trialing the UK’s first live wind- and solar-powered mobile phone mast in Pembrokeshire,...

5G subscribers to reach 1.3 billion globally by end-2022: Report

According to Omdia, 5G subscribers are forecast to reach 4.8 billion by the end of 2026 The number of 5G subscribers at a global level is expected to reach 1.3 billion by the end of 2022, up from over 500 million at the end of...

Evolved Packet Core vs. 5G cloud-native core

The Evolved Packet Core converges voice and data, but silos network functions (NFs). 5G's cloud-native core makes NFs addressable services.

Private LTE networks offer enterprises a ‘tremendous opportunity,’ says CTS

According to Rob Cerbone, VP of product management and marketing at Communication Technology Services (CTS), the company have been trending towards selling connectivity services directly to enterprise customers, and as a result, has expanded its portfolio so it can provide full signal sources without...

Unlocking the data path from 4G to 5G is easier said than done (Reader Forum)

If there’s one thing operators need to rapidly roll out 5G services, it’s the ability to see and manage data seamlessly across data silos Mobile operators have found themselves in a tough spot with 5G. For many, their legacy subscriber data management systems can’t provide...

Houston, can you hear me now? Nokia to deliver 4G to the Moon

NASA said that it eventually will upgrade the 4G network on the Moon to 5G NASA intends to return to the Moon in 2024, and when it does, it wants reliable cellular coverage. To make this a reality, the space agency has provided Nokia with...

Celcom invests in 5G, even as Malaysia refocuses efforts on LTE improvement

Celcom CEO: Malaysia needs to 'improve its 4G foundation' Malaysian mobile operator Celcom Axiata is working with Italian network provider SIAE Microelettronica to implement integrated IP/MPLS services across its wireless backhaul network. The L3 microwave radio AGS20, provided by the Italian company, will be used...

Samsung demos drone solution for 4G, 5G network optimization

The drone solution will simplify cell site management, says Samsung Samsung Electronics demonstrated its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks. Performed on the company’s campus, the demonstration involved the use of a smartphone with a remote control application that connected...

US Cellular constantly activating 5G, advanced LTE sites, says CTO

US Cellular CTO: ‘For 5G, you really need all the spectrum bands available’ US Cellular began its 5G journey in two of its most vital markets, Iowa and Wisconsin, launching its first networks early this year. While the operator has already delivered next-gen services to...

Global 5G connections reach 17.7M, LTE connections exceed 5.3B: Report

Omdia: From Q3 2019 to Q4 2019, 5G's global connections experienced a 329% growth Fueled by the rollout of 3GPP-standard commercial networks, 5G is officially considered the fastest growing generation of cellular technology as it is now roughly 5 million subscribers ahead of pace, according...

Coverage first, everything else second, for in-building cellular investment

Transition an in-building cellular system from off-air to connected to a signal source With businesses and consumers being bombarded by advertisements touting the advanced features enabled by 5G, and building owners trying to make sense of the diverse technologies that fit under the "smart building...

Verizon plans to invest $17 billion this year in 5G, LTE and fiber

2019 was a big year for Verizon in terms of launching its millimeter wave-based mobile 5G service in more than 30 markets and numerous stadiums and arenas. And 2020 will see a further expansion of that 5G footprint as well as extension of 5G...

Qualcomm’s new mobile platforms offer solutions for Indian consumers

4G to remain a focus area for regions like India Qualcomm's three new mobile platforms, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460, will, according to the company, enable enhanced user experiences, support Dual-Frequency (L1 and L5) GNSS to improve location positioning accuracy and robustness, and...

Venturing into 5G or maximizing LTE today? That is the question (Reader Forum)

As we enter a new year, we find ourselves on the verge of a connectivity paradigm shift with 5G trials and networks seemingly lighting up every day. Indeed, 5G will be one of the most revolutionary technologies of the new decade, and there is...

Telenor performs ‘extensive’ security evaluation, picks Ericsson over Huawei for 5G

Huawei was the sole 4G RAN supplier for Norway Telenor Following what Telenor Chief Executive Sigve Brekke is calling an “extensive” security evaluation, the Norwegian operator selected Ericsson to deploy its 5G RAN in Norway, scaling back on previous collaboration with Huawei on LTE infrastructure....

FCC unveils $9 billion 5G Fund for rural America

The 5G Fund for rural America to replace the Mobility Fund Phase II In the latest show of support for rural America, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the launch of a $9 billion fund to accelerate the deployment of advanced 5G wireless in rural locations...

Private LTE and 5G network market to reach $8 billion by 2023

Report: The private LTE and 5G network market "will only continue to grow" In the era of constant connectivity, private LTE and 5G networks have the potential to become the preferred approach to deliver wireless connectivity for a host of environments and use cases. Some...

Huawei lands role in Malaysia 5G rollout

Huawei will provide 4G and 5G services to Maxis as it prepares for 5G rollout Yesterday, Huawei Technologies entered a formal agreement with Maxis, one of Malaysia's major telecommunications companies, to provide 5G radio equipment, services and knowledge to help build the country’s 5G network. After...

In the race to 5G, don’t overlook the continued importance of 4G (Reader Forum)

5G is the hot ticket item for mobile operators at the moment – we hear about its legendary fast speeds, its ultra-low latency and its ability to handle network congestion in a way we simply haven’t experienced with 4G. However, despite all the hype,...

7 questions separating 5G truth from fake news (Reality Check)

With America’s vast geography and unique competitor landscape, it is arguably one of the most intriguing battlegrounds for 5G rollouts globally. Therefore, as we enter the first inning of 5G in the U.S., it’s not shocking that it has become the most fiercely competitive...

Deutsche Telekom kicks off rollout of 5G network in Germany

  German telco Deutsche Telekom (DT) has kicked off the rollout of its 5G network in six cities across the country, the company said in a release. The initial rollouts are taking place in Berlin and Bonn, which will be followed by Darmstadt, Hamburg, Leipzig, and...

The 7 IT requirements of organizations facing 5G (Reader Forum)

In the coming months, communication services providers (CSPs) across the globe will be busy rolling out their 5G networks, promising data rates 100x those of 4G, network latency of under 1 millisecond, support for 1 million devices/sq. km., and 99.999% availability of the network....

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