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5G to reach a penetration of 90% in North America in 2027: Ericsson

Ericsson noted that only around 20 carriers globally had already launched SA 5G networks by the end of 2021 5G subscription penetration in North America is forecasted to reach 90% in 2027, according to the latest edition of Ericsson Mobility Report. The report also predicts that...

Deutsche Telekom starts using 700 MHz frequencies for 5G

Deutsche Telekom said that over 67,000 antennas are already transmitting 5G across the country German telco Deutsche Telekom said it is using spectrum in the 700 MHz range for the provision of 5G for the first time. The European operator said that the use of the...

Vodafone Germany kicks off 5G SA deployment in former capital Bonn

Vodafone's 5G SA network currently operates 4,000 antennas across Germany German carrier Vodafone announced the start of the deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) technology in the country’s former capital city Bonn, and the target is to connect the entire population to the 5G SA network...

SoftBank kicks off deployment of 5G MEC in Japan

In October 2021, SoftBank announced that it had started to offer 5G Standalone services Japanese operator SoftBank announced that it opened a 5G Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) site in the Kanto region and started the nationwide deployment of MEC servers in Japan this month. SoftBank noted...

Nokia secures deal to expand Taiwan Mobile’s 5G infra

Taiwan Mobile currently has nearly 1 million subscribers in the 5G segment Nokia announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile in an expansion deal to enhance the latter’s 5G coverage across the country. Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will provide its energy-efficient...

Qualcomm, ZTE and Three Austria achieve 5G SA milestone in Europe

ZTE said the 5G demonstration used a SA coverage layer based on 700MHz (n28) and 1400MHz (n75) bands Qualcomm Technologies, Three Austria and ZTE said they have successfully executed a 5G network demonstration using a standalone (SA) coverage layer based on 700MHz (n28) and 1400MHz...

5G by the numbers: 72 countries, nearly 2,000 cities, 24 Standalone networks

5G networks were activated at a rate of almost two cities per day during 2021, according to Viavi Solutions 5G continues its deployment momentum around the world, while the shift toward Standalone is picking up, according to newly released figures from Viavi Solutions. As of...

What does the current and future 5G Standalone market look like? A Q&A with Oracle Communications

Oracle exec: 'The 5G standalone core network was always the main act in this show' Andrew De La Torre, group vice president of technology at Oracle Communications, expressed some disappointment that the industry hasn’t moved faster on 5G Standalone (SA), mostly because doing so is...

GSA: Planned 5G devices reach 1,334 globally at end-Q1

GSA said that nearly 1,000 of these 5G devices are commercially available The global number of 5G devices that have been announced rose by 3.2% in March 2022 to 1,334 devices, according to a recent report by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). “Of these,...

Vodafone Portugal picks Mavenir for 5G Converged Packet Core

'Ready to deliver a cloud-native Packet Core platform' Vodafone Portugal will use Mavenir’s 5G Converged Packet Core in its 5G Standalone (SA) service buildout, the companies said in a statement on Monday. Mavenir’s 5G Converged Packet Core is part of its MAVcore platform. Mavenir emphasizes MAVcore’s...

Telefónica Germany’s 5G network reaches over 10,000 antennas

Telefónica said it has already deployed over 5,000 5G antennas in the 3.6 GHz frequency German operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, said its 5G network already operates around 10,000 antennas in the country. The telco said that this network infrastructure is enabling the...

Deutsche Telekom expands 3.6GHz 5G network in Germany

More than 90% of households in Germany can already access Deutsche Telekom’s 5G network German carrier Deutsche Telekom reported that over 5,000 antennas are now compatible with Standalone (SA) 5G in the 3.6 GHz band. In a statement, Deutsche Telekom noted it added 350 new sites...

TIM paves the way for 5G Standalone network launch in Brazil

TIM said that the 5G Standalone network will be activated once the 3.5 GHz spectrum becomes available for local carriers Brazilian carrier TIM said it has completed the implementation of its 5G Core Standalone (SA) network in the country. The South American operator noted that its...

Editorial Report: From cloud-native to zero-touch: The future of 5G

The cloud is already everywhere in telecom. CSPs and hyperscalers are finding more ways to work together and grow the future of 5G. Whether it’s the public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, the telco cloud convergence is happening.From cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) Core...

India’s state-run telco BSNL to launch 4G, 5G NSA in August: Report

BSNL aims to launch its 5G SA network in India in the third quarter of 2023 India’s state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) expects to launch commercial 4G services as well as its 5G network in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in August, local newspaper The...

Vodafone’s 5G SA network already reaches 10 million people in Germany

Vodafone Germany launched its 5G SA network in partnership with Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and OPPO Vodafone Germany’s 5G Standalone (5G SA) network is currently available to nearly 10 million people across the country, the telco said in a release. The German carrier said that 4,000 antennas...

NTT Docomo aims to accelerate 5G rollout in Japan: Report

NTT Docomo initially launched 5G services in Japan in 2020 Japanese carrier NTT Docomo aims to accelerate the pace of its 5G expansion in the country, as rival operators are also quickly rolling out 5G across Japan, local press reported. According to the report, NTT Docomo...

Deutsche Telekom continues to expand 5G, LTE coverage in Germany

More than 90% of households in Germany can already access Deutsche Telekom’s 5G network German carrier Deutsche Telekom said it has built up 5G capacity at 834 sites nationwide over the past six weeks, the telco said in a statement. The operator said that LTE technology...

Orange selects suppliers for European 5G SA network deployments

Orange selected Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle Communications for the group's 5G SA deployments in Europe French telecommunications group Orange has selected its suppliers for the deployment of 5G Standalone (5G SA) networks in its European footprint. The telco has selected Ericsson’s 5G SA core network...

KDDI claims world’s first 5G Standalone Open RAN site supported by vRAN

KDDI worked with partners Samsung and Fujitsu to turn on the Open RAN site in Japan KDDI is claiming to have turned on the world's first commercial 5G Standalone (SA) Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) site in partnership with Samsung and Fujitsu. Powered by...

Slow 5G SA adoption hits mobile core network growth: Study

Research company Dell’Oro Group noted in a new forecast report that growth in the global mobile core network markeT (MCN) was being impacted by slow deployments of 5G Standalone (SA) by mobile carriers. According to the report, worldwide MCN 5-year growth is forecasted to grow...

Telefonica Deutschland activates O-RAN mini-radio cells in Munich

German operator O2/Telefónica Deutschland has activated the first mini-radio cells with Open RAN technology (O-RAN) in the city of Munich, the telco said in a statement. The telco said that these mini-radio cells will provide O2 customers with even more capacity and higher bandwidth at...

Will 5G standalone core deployments make 2022 the inflection point for enterprise 5G applications? (Reader Forum)

No sooner was the first 5G network launched in late 2018 than industry experts started setting the expectation that this “G” was different. While previous generations quickly brought tangible benefits to consumers, along with the much-hyped “killer apps” like Uber and Angry Birds, there...

Smart Communications selects Samsung for 5G SA deployment

Philippine mobile services provider Smart Communications has partnered with South Korean vendor Samsung for the deployment of the former’s 5G Standalone (5G SA) technology in the Philippines. This development follows Smart's recent activation of initial commercial 5G SA sites in Makati. Earlier, Samsung was able...

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