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Australia unveils national strategy for 5G deployment

Government announced the creation of a 5G working group which will include officials and industry players The government of Australia has developed a paper outlining a 5G policy for the country, including the establishment of a working group to drive the deployment of 5G mobile...

Following boss’s imprisonment, Samsung Electronics CEO resigns

In letter to employees, Samsung Electronics CEO cites 'unprecedented crisis' Kwon Oh-hyun, the CEO of Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics, yesterday informed employees that he would resign from the company, according to published reports. This move comes in the aftermath of his boss, Jay Y....

Huawei hits 32 Gbps in phase two of 5G testing

Latest test is part of the IMT-2020 5G Promotion Group Huawei announced it has completed the second phase of 5G technology R&D testing organized by the IMT-2020 5G Promotion Group in Beijing. Using a massive 200 megahertz channel of spectrum in the C-band, Huawei said it...

ZTE, SoftBank hit 1 Gbps peak data rate in massive MIMO test

Massive MIMO trial was carried out on a commercial network in Nagasaki Chinese vendor ZTE Corporation, together with Japanese telco SoftBank and Wireless City Planning, successfully verified the 24-stream space division multiplexing technology by using pre-standard 5G TDD massive MIMO technology on a commercial network...

India looks to be a leader in 5G

New 5G research committee has initial budget of $76 million for research  The government of India has announced plans to establish a dedicated 5G committee to develop a roadmap for the rollout of the technology by 2020, according to Indian press reports. The group, dubbed...

Hong Kong’s HKT implements internal digital transformation

HKT is partnering Huawei on a customer-centric approach to digital transformation HONG KONG--Hong Kong telecom operator HKT is currently undergoing a process to implement an integral digital transformation process in a move to capture growth opportunities in the digital era, the telco’s general manager Alex...

Ericsson, KDDI announce deal to test 5G PoC in Japan

The two firms will carry out tests on the 4.5GHz band across a number of cities in Japan Ericsson and Japanese telco KDDI have inked an agreement to test a 5G proof of concept in the 4.5GHz frequency band in a number of cities across...

Mobilizing millimeter wave for 5G

Millimeter wave spectrum provides the kind of capacity that 5G promises, but it comes with tricky propagation characteristics. Right now, particularly in the U.S., operators are tapping millimeter wave spectrum for 5G fixed wireless access deployments with the two-fold aim of providing pre-standard 5G...

SoftBank, Ericsson to test 5G in Tokyo

New SoftBank test builds on trial focused on 28 GHz Japanese mobile telephony operator SoftBank plans to work with Ericsson to conduct a joint trial of 5G in the 4.5 GHz band in dense, urban areas of Tokyo. The two companies said this 5G trial will...

India’s top operators launch 5G India Forum

The new body will cooperate with the Indian government to pave the way for the future deployment of 5G technologies The cellular operators association of India (COAI) has officially launched the 5G India Forum to boost the local ecosystem towards the implementation of 5G technology. The...

Japan to upgrade fiber optic networks for future 5G deployments

Government providing funds to operators to install new fiber optic infrastructure nationwide The Japanese government is already working to develop better fiber optic and other technologies to meet the future data transmission demands of 5G networks, local press reported. According to the report, these new fiber...

China Telecom to trial 5G in six cities

The telco said it will cooperate with a number of partners from various industries in the 5G space China Telecom said it expects to trial 5G networks in six cities across the Asian nation."We are deeply devoted to engaging in 5G standard formulation and technology...

Ericsson continues gigabit LTE push

China Unicom is the latest operator to launch gigabit LTE Ericsson and its rival Nokia have been leading gigabit LTE trials and launches around the world with the latest activation with operator China Unicom. Highlighting potential use cases, China Unicom is using Ericsson's LTE broadcast...

China Mobile to wait for maturity of 5G to determine capex plans

The telco expects to carry out 5G field trials in China over the next two years China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile telephony operator in terms of subscribers, will wait until 5G technologies and business models are more mature to determine the capex of its...

SK Telecom develops 5G repeater to improve signal

The new 5G solution is being tested in Seoul, SK Telecom says Korean  operator SK Telecom has developed a 5G repeater and applied it to its 5G trial network deployed near Gangnam Station in Seoul, Korea. Reps for the telco said that the 5G repeater is...

ZTE tests sub-6 GHz 5G NR with China Unicom

Test of 5G NR in 3.5 GHz band included massive MIMO; achieved 2 Gbps throughput As the 3GPP continues its work to create a 5G NR (New Radio) specification, vendors and operators around the world continue to test pre-standard technologies in a push to rapidly...

China Unicom doesn’t have a definite timeline for 5G

The Chinese carrier is conducting 5G field trials with ZTE and Huawei in Guangzhou and Shanghai SHANGHAI--China Unicom has not yet defined a timeline for the commercial launch of 5G technology, Deputy General Manager of the Network Construction Department Ma Hongbing told reporters during Mobile...

China Mobile targets 620 million 4G subscribers by year end

China Mobile expects to carry out 5G interoperability tests in 20 cities across China next year SHANGHAI--China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world by subscriber numbers, expects to end this year with 620 million subs in the LTE segment, company Chairman Shang Bing...

GSMA predicts major growth in APAC mobile market

The GSMA further expects APAC will have 670 million 5G connections by 2025 SHANGHAI- China and India will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the decade, Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA,...

Report: China will spend $411 billion on 5G from 2020 to 2030

5G also projected to have a major impact on the Chinese economy A new report from China's Acadaemy of Information and Communications Technology, as detailed by Chinese media outlets including the South China Morning Post, predicts China's three carriers--China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom--will...

NTT Communications launches global SD-WAN Service Portfolio

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) launched its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) Service Portfolio with coverage spanning more than 190 countries. The debut marks a milestone for NTT Com, making it the first provider to deploy a worldwide SD-WAN services. SD-WAN is a way to...

Despite the hype, 5G skepticism abounds

Ericsson projects 500 million 5G subscriptions by 2022, but European leaders express skepticism about the pace of innovation In a new report, Ericsson projects that North America and the Asia Pacific region will lead in 5G adoption as the technology becomes standardized and commercially deployed....

Japan launches 5G trial system in Tokyo and rural areas

The Asian nation aims to launch commercial 5G services in 2020 TOKYO--Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has recently started a trial of a 5G system in Japan, Yukihiko Okumura, the leader of the 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum Japan’s 5G Trial Promotion...

ZTE expects 5G boost starting from 2019

The vendor said that it expects 5G compatible handsets to be commercially available in two years TOKYO--Chinese vendor ZTE expects to see revenues from the sale of standardized 5G equipment in 2019, the company’s managing director for 5G solutions, Alex Wang, told reporters during a...

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