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US Cellular selects Nokia for 5G SA core network

Finnish vendor Nokia has been selected by US Cellular for the deployment of the latter’s Standalone 5G core network. The European vendor said that the 5G SA deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The new 5G SA network infrastructure will enable...

What is 5G Voice over New Radio?

Rohde & Schwarz: Voice over New Radio (VoNR) should be 'considered a prerequisite for successful 5G deployment in Standalone operation' In cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) networks, operators can deliver high-quality voice services without having to rely on LTE as an anchor. Instead, operators can offer...

Epic preps for 5G in Malta, selects Ericsson as RAN provider

Epic, recently rebranded from Vodafone Malta, will use Ericsson equipment and support as it modernizes its existing network, setting the stage to bring 5G to Malta. Ericsson will provide the operator with its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solution, including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing and...

du selects Ericsson 5G RAN, promises new business opportunities, use cases

The du, Ericsson 5G RAN partnership will enable use cases like FWA and massive IoT United Arab Emirates’ du has selected Ericsson’s 5G radio access network (RAN) products and solutions as the operator carries out its plans to modernize its network. Once deployed, Ericsson’s AI-powered...

Intel claims 40% share in 5G infrastructure silicon

Incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger sees major new revenues from combination of 5G and distributed computing During what would've been Mobile World Congress 2020, which was ultimately scrapped due to the then-still-emerging COVID-19 pandemic, Intel laid out its thinking around 5G--a $25 billion silicon opportunity by...

dtac selects Ericsson for 5G deployment in Thailand

dtac will deploy its 5G network on the 700 MHz band Thai communications service provider dtac has selected Ericsson’s 5G RAN products and solutions for a coverage area in which nearly half of Thailand’s 70 million population resides. Specifically, Ericsson’s solutions will support dtac 5G...

Vidéotron launches 5G in Montreal, using Samsung’s RAN gear

Vidéotron's network uses 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 2.6 GHz and AWS spectrum Vidéotron has launched 5G service to its users in Canada with support from Samsung. The initial roll out took place in Montreal, the country’s second largest city, with expansion planned across the province...

BT selects Ericsson as its 5G RAN provider

  BT has selected Ericsson as its 5G RAN provider in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and other major cities across the UK. Earlier this year, BT had selected the Swedish vendor to provide the company’s next-generation cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core. Once the deployment is completed, Ericsson...

Nokia secures 5G RAN contract with Telia Company in Finland

  Nokia has been selected by Nordic telecommunications group Telia Company as the exclusive provider of its 5G Radio Access Network in Finland, the vendor said in a statement. Telia Company also selected Nokia as the supplier of 5G standalone (SA) core in Denmark, Estonia, Finland,...

Ericsson, Nokia ink new 5G deals with Finnish telco Elisa

  Finnish telecommunications service provider Elisa has announced new 5G agreements with Nordic vendors Ericsson and Nokia. Ericsson has been selected for a comprehensive 5G technology deployment spanning 5G Core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). The new agreement includes both 5G Non-standalone (5G NSA) and...

Nokia secures 5G RAN contract from UK carrier BT

  Nokia announced it has been selected by U.K. telco BT as its 5G RAN vendor, the Finnish company said in a release. As part of the agreement, which will make Nokia BT’s largest equipment provider, Nokia will provide equipment and services at BT radio sites...

Samsung, KDDI demo 5G end-to-end network slicing

5G end-to-end network slicing will allow for the creation of new services and business models Samsung Electronics and KDDI completed a 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing demonstration with a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. The demo, which tied together Samsung’s virtualized core,...

True Move selects ZTE’s RAN portfolio for 5G launch

True buying 5G massive MIMO macro stations for tri-band network ZTE Corporation announced an agreement with True Move to build a commercial 5G network in Thailand, the former said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, the Thai mobile operator will adopt ZTE's 5G...

Far EasTone selects Ericsson for Taiwan 5G deployments

The 5G services in Taiwan will be in the 3.5 GHz band are expected to be launched this summer Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone (FET) has selected Ericsson to be its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) vendor in a deal that will span all of...

Telenor, Ericsson launch 5G services in Norway

Telenor 5G services in Trondheim are being delivered on the 3.6 GHz band Ericsson and Telenor switched on Norway’s first commercial 5G services at the end of last week in the city of Trondheim as part of an ongoing partnership to develop and update Telenor’s...

Orange Slovensko selects Nokia for 5G RAN

Slovakia's largest operators, including Orange Slovensko, had previously revealed plans to postpone the launch of 5G networks In July 2019, 4ka became the first and only provider to introduce 5G to Slovakia, even as the country’s most prominent operators—including the largest, Orange Slovensko—all revealed plans...

3GPP approves 24 projects for Release 17

Release 17 will introduce "NR-Light" for IoT The Third Generation Partnership Project has put together its list of approved work for 5G New Radio features in Release 17, which is slated for completion in the second half of 2021. What's in the cards for 5G NR?...

Ericsson secures third 5G contract in South Korea

LG U+ taps Ericsson as RAN vendor for NSA 5G network Ericsson has been selected by Korean communication service provider LG U+ as a 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its 3.5 GHz Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G network, the Swedish vendor said in a statement. Ericsson...

Ericsson to be sole 5G RAN provider for Telia Norway

Ericsson will also help Telia Norway modernize its entire radio network Ericsson will be the sole 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for Nordic communications service provider Telia’s next-generation nationwide network in Norway. Ericsson will not only be supplying hardware and software products and solutions...

Altran opens 5G networking center for enterprises

The 5G networking center will help CSPs and NEPs build next-gen communications solutions Global R&D service provider Altran announced plans to launch a communications and advanced networking center in the company’s new Manhattan office, as well as hire additional experts in 5G and related technologies....

RAN disaggregation focus of AT&T, Nokia partnership

RAN Intelligent Controller development early focus of partnership 5G is often described as the first generation of cellular "born in the cloud," which describes a dynamic, flexible network that's increasingly automated through the use of NFV and SDN tools. This gives operators more flexibility while...

For 5G, timing is everything (Reader Forum)

When we hear 5G, we automatically tend to think of incredibly fast connections with extraordinarily low latency for our mobile broadband experience. However, the 5G experience is more than just mobile broadband. 5G is a transformation that enables a multitude of services with diverse...

Network Slicing 101: The role of end-to-end networks

In this installment of Network Slicing 101, we’ll examine the basics of what is meant by end-to-end as applied to network slicing. When we hear about network slicing, one of the most common attributes associated with the concept is the notion that the slices will...

Analyst Angle: 4 key takeaways of a T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

  There are four preliminary key takeaways with the T-Mobile and Sprint merger including 1) improved 5G momentum 2) capex synergies 3) three healthy players could be a positive 4) the deal will likely happen The new company would increase the 5G momentum in the US...

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