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BT trials 5G private network at 2022 Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event among athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, was held in Birmingham, England. This year’s event featured more than 5,000 athletes from 72 nations, 19 different sports and a private network provided by BT. Partnering with the...

BT tests 4CC aggregation in a live 5G Standalone network

It's the first time 4CCA has been tested outside a lab in Europe, the companies claim BT announced Monday that it has successfully tested four component-carrier (4CC) carrier aggregation on a 5G Standalone (SA) network in commercial frequencies. Using EE’s live network, BT said it and...

BT asks for more time to remove Huawei equipment from its core network

The ban originally stipulated that telecoms operators in the UK had until January 28, 2023 to remove all Huawei equipment from the most sensitive core networks U.K. carrier BT has requested an extension to the U.K. government’s deadline for removing Huawei equipment from its core...

Ericsson, BT ink deal to provide private 5G networks in the UK

Private networks enable new applications and IoT capabilities such as asset tracking, predictive maintenance and connected sensors BT and Ericsson announced a new partnership to provide commercial 5G private networks for the UK market, the latter said in a release. The two companies have signed a...

BT trials a new quantum radio to boost next-generation 5G, IoT networks

BT highlighted that this new type of receiver may reduce mobile network energy consumption U.K. carrier BT announced a trial of a new hyper-sensitive quantum antenna technology using "excited atomic states", which could boost the capability of next-generation 5G and IoT networks. The operator noted that...

EE reaches half of UK population with its 5G service

EE initially launched 5G technology in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester U.K. carrier EE announced its 5G network has already passed 50% population coverage in the country. EE, which had launched its 5G network in May 2019, claimed to be the only mobile operator...

BT picks AWS for cloudification

BT has picked AWS to help its ambitious digital transformation, with a particular attention to containers and serverless technology.

BT and Toshiba launch quantum secured network trial

EY will be the quantum secured network’s first commercial customer and will use it to connect two of its sites in London Yesterday, BT and Toshiba announced the launch trial of what they claimed to be the world’s first commercial quantum secured metro network. Connecting...

EE, Qualcomm test seven-carrier aggregation to boost 5G

EE expects to reach half of the U.K. population with its 5G service by early 2023 U.K. carrier EE claimed to be the first European network to successfully aggregate a 5G signal using seven different spectrum carriers, the telco said in a release. The experiment was...

BT picks Google Cloud for digital transformation

BT and Google have announced a five-year partnership that will see BT leaning on Google Cloud technology to help its digital transformation.

EE deploys small cells with Nokia to boost network capacity in the UK

EE and Nokia have already installed small cells in Leeds, London and Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool, among other cities UK carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, said it has successfully deployed 200 new small cells across its network to boost capacity in high...

BT opens dedicated telecoms civil engineering robotics lab in the UK

The BT robotics lab emulates three different types of environments in which testing can be carried out: Underground, in-duct and overhead environments BT has opened a dedicated, 5,000+ square-foot telecoms civil engineering robotics test facility at its BT Labs in the U.K. The lab, located in Suffolk,...

BT selects Oracle to accelerate delivery of 5G services

U.K. telco BT Group has selected Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market. In a release, Oracle noted that the solution will enable BT to test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming...

EE’s 5G network to reach 50% of the UK population by early 2023

U.K. carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, expects to reach half of the U.K. population with its 5G service by early 2023, BT said in a release. The telco said that its 5G network will reach 90% of the country’s territory by 2028. To reach...

EE doubles 5G footprint in recent fiscal year: BT

U.K. carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, has doubled its 5G footprint in the recent fiscal year, with its next-generation offering currently available in 160 towns and cities across the country, BT said in its earnings statement. BT also said that EE’s “5G-ready customer...

EE expands 5G services to 35 new cities across the U.K

U.K. carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, announced that it has switched on 5G technology in 35 additional cities and towns across the country. Some of the new cities covered by EE’s 5G network are Blackburn, Bolton, Brighton, Chester, Dundee, Exeter, Harrogate, Milton Keynes,...

O2, EE expand 5G coverage in the UK

U.K. mobile operators O2 and EE expanded the footprint of their 5G networks in the country, both firms said in separate statements. O2, owned by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, said that its nationwide 5G network now reaches 150 towns and cities across the UK. The telco...

UK regulator confirms bidders for upcoming 5G spectrum auction

The U.K. telecommunications regulator Ofcom officially announced the confirmed operators due to take part in the upcoming 5G spectrum auction. Ofcom said in December that BT Group's EE unit, Hutchison 3G UK, Telefonica UK and Vodafone had qualified to take part in the spectrum auction. Following...

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...

EE expands 5G to 12 new cities in the UK

  U.K. carrier EE, part of telecom group BT, announced it has switched on 5G technology in 12 new cities and towns across the country. The new areas covered by EE’s 5G network are Aberdeen, Aldershot, Barrhead, Blackpool, Castleford, Crawley, Mirfield, Oxford, Porthcawl, Shipley, Stafford 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...

Former BT boss to lead UK telco-equipment vendor task force

  The U.K. government announced that ex-BT CEO and former trade minister Ian Livingston is to chair a new task force to drive forward ongoing work to diversify the country's telecoms supply chain and reduce reliance on high-risk vendors. Later this year, the government will publish...

UK regulator to award additional 5G spectrum in January 2021

  U.K. regulator Ofcom announced plans to hold a 5G spectrum auction in January 2021, rejecting calls from some carriers which had suggested a direct allocation process rather than a traditional sale. In a statement, Ofcom stated the auction would cover the sale of 80 megahertz...

Polarization in 5G technology supply (Analyst Angle)

The U.K. government has banished Huawei’s 5G network kit. Supply must cease before 2021 and operators must rip out and replace all installed equipment by 2027. This is tightening of its previous policy —instigated as recently as January 2020—to exclude “high-risk vendors” from an...

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