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Singapore’s telecom regulator unveils new 5G projects

For one of the projects, IMDA partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine, M1, Hiverlab and Suga to develop and commercialize 5G-enabled solutions for the maritime sector Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it is currently working with industry to expand the country’s 5G ecosystem...

Ericsson to deploy 5G SA core network for Bouygues Telecom

Ericsson said the new 5G SA network will cover both Bouygues Telecom’s core and RAN networks French telecommunications services provider Bouygues Telecom has selected Ericsson to deploy end-to-end 5G Standalone (5G SA) connectivity, the latter said in a release. As part of the deal, the Swedish...

Qualcomm CEO at WEF: Everything needs connectivity, electricity

Cristiano Amon calls out Qualcomm belief that AR glasses “have the potential to be the next computing platform” Qualcomm is and has been on a mission to leverage its core expertise in technologies that power mobile handsets to grow market share in spaces like computing,...

Ericsson secures new 5G deal in the Middle East

Ericsson said the new agreement includes cloud-native 5G Core and 5G Standalone (SA) solutions Middle East carrier Batelco and Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on next-generation 5G technologies, the latter said in a release. The deal is part of Batelco’s efforts...

Verizon announces interactive AR game for 5G

Apparently unsatisfied with merely providing the data pipeline for 5G gaming, Verizon is taking a more hands-on approach to game development. The carrier announced that it’s working with digital entertainment company 30 Ninjas and an immersive studio called Novelab on an Augmented Reality (AR)...

Kagan: Qualcomm sees enormous metaverse growth opportunities

The metaverse has been getting lots of attention ever since Facebook changed their name to Meta several months ago. However, in the real world we have been talking about it in the industry for quite a long time using different names and terms. That...

Location, Location, Location: Why cloud-based cellular location will unlock the 5G IoT operator opportunity (Reader Forum)

We have begun a new year, but a common challenge still persists: How can operators differentiate their 5G services, especially with more cloud-based and digital native players joining the market? And, crucially, how can operators monetize 5G — and do so efficiently, with low...

The $700 billion opportunity—Qualcomm CEO lays out 10-year vision

Diversification and the market moving towards mobile make “the time of Qualcomm right now” Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon’s message to investors at an event in New York City today was crystal clear. “This is the time of Qualcomm right now. We’re truly diversifying. The market...

‘The new frontier of spatial computing’: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Spaces

T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom have signed up as official launch partners for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces platform Qualcomm has announced the launch of its new Augmented Reality developer platform, the Snapdragon Spaces XR (extended reality) Developer Platform, and T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom are...

Airtel launches initiative to demonstrate enterprise uses cases using 5G

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has rolled out a business initiative to demonstrate a wide range of enterprise grade use cases using 5G networks, the telco said in a release. As part of the #5GforBusiness initiative, Airtel is joining forces with Accenture, AWS, Cisco, Ericsson, Google...

Huawei’s boss urges industry to deliver more 5G use cases for enterprises

Huawei rotating chairman Ken Hu urged the telecommunications industry to increase efforts to deliver relevant 5G use cases for enterprises and continue to enhance telecoms networks with the main aim of meeting the high-performance requirements of new technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and...

T-Mobile US uses a 5G-based AR application to maintain its 5G network

Taqtile, Timberline Communications, T-Mobile US developed and use augmented reality for field technicians working on the carrier's 5G network infrastructure In a morning keynote presentation at the Wireless Infrastructure Associations Connect X event, T-Mobile US Vice President of Technology Neville Ray provided an overview of...

Verizon, Vuzix bring BlueJeans to smart glasses

The pair are using the Verizon 5G and Mobile Edge Computing network to run BlueJeans on Vuzix’s smart glasses product BlueJeans, acquired by Verizon in April 2020, has tapped Augmented Reality (AR) company Vuzix to help bring its cloud-based video conferencing services to the mobile edge....

Ericsson, Three Ireland launch indoor 5G network at Irish dairy processing plant

According to Ericsson, this is Ireland's first indoor 5G campus network in a live manufacturing environment Ericsson and Three Ireland have launched what they say is Ireland’s first indoor 5G campus network in a live manufacturing environment at Glanbia’s multi-purpose dairy processing plant in Ballyragget,...

Samsung and GBL deploy 5G testbeds for US DoD for AR, VR military training

The US DoD testbeds will use Samsung’s mmWave and mid-band 5G radios Samsung and GBL Systems Corporation (GBL), which provides advanced technology solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), have begun deployment of new 5G testbeds for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)...

Why network slicing is the key to unlocking extended reality digital experiences (Reader Forum)

Imagine you’re shopping for furniture and using an Augmented Reality (AR) app on your mobile device to experience the products in your living room. Or your child is using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset to tour ancient ruins as part of their summer school...

Ericsson inks 5G, IoT deal in Chile

Ericsson has inked a three-year deal with Chilean operator Entel Chile which will pave the way for the launch of 5G and IoT services, the companies said in a joint statement. According to the release, both services are expected to be launched before the end...

5G and augmented reality becoming a reality (Analyst Angle)

The confluence of 5G and augmented reality has been a cornerstone of digital disruption conversations for quite a while. However, only recently has both 5G and AR/VR been at a level of maturity to truly cooperate and enable new experiences not possible before. Huawei’s...

‘This is where the fun begins’: Verizon makes 5G, MEC deals with the NHL, NBA

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is available in parts of more than 70 U.S. cities and 60 stadiums and arenas This week, Verizon has made further headway in the sports world, partnering with the National Hockey League (NHL) and with more National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Verizon...

Saving lives with 5G: Vodafone UK supports Proximie’s remotely assisted surgery trial

Vodafone UK exec: 'This is a direct example of how can revolutionize the healthcare industry' Clinicians and surgeons at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and University Hospital Llandough are testing the use of Proximie, a global technology platform that allows healthcare workers to...

Verizon ‘leans into the future’ of music entertainment with 5G-powered VR performance

Director of Verizon 5G Labs: 'Music artists can build entire worlds with 5G and MEC' “I was able to create my own world,” music artist The Hxliday says in a video released by Verizon 5G Labs. “This is more of a creative thought process than...

AT&T AR gives sports stats a new spin

The Chicago Bulls' United Center was AT&T's first 5G-connected NBA venue, with the technology making its on-court debut during last year's All Stars Weekend. Now, the carrier is playing up its augmented reality chops with a new AR capability called StatsZone within the Chicago...

5G: What’s in it for the kids?

Oskar, nine: '1G is like the parents and 5G is like the kids, so kids are faster and smarter' Towards the end of 2019, Ericsson embarked on the silly and self-prescribed “crazy” task of explaining 5G to young children. Ultimately, the kids, all children of...

Lenovo takes enterprise AR mobile with new glasses

The Lenovo AR glasses are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snadragon XR1 platform While we might not have gathered in Los Vegas for this year’s CES, companies didn’t miss a beat when it came to announcing and showcasing their latest products and solutions. Lenovo used CES 2021...

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