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Deutsche Telekom, Cisco redesign network in Europe to improve internet reach, speed

Cisco exec: 'We have seen the world transform over the last year and a half, and the internet had to transform with it' Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Cisco have been working together on what they refer to as a shared vision “to connect more people...

Deutsche Telekom, ONF launch SD-RAN trial in Berlin

German operator Deutsche Telekom and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced the launch of a software-defined RAN trial in Berlin. The partners noted that the Berlin trial is the first field trial implementing fully disaggregated open RAN solutions using ONF's RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) software...

#TBT: 3G’s not dead yet; Would Deutsche Telekom buy Sprint Nextel?; Motorola unveils its first Android device … this week in 2009

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! 3G's not quite...

Deutsche Telekom has deployed 55,000 5G base stations across Germany

German telco Deutsche Telekom’s 5G network already reached 55,000 base stations across Germany, the operator said in a release. According to the carrier, its 5G network infrastructure currently covers 85% of the German population. Deutsche Telekom also said it aims to exceed the 90% mark by...

Deutsche Telekom to launch 5G SA in 2021 or 2022: CTO

German operator Deutsche Telekom expects to launch its 5G Standalone (SA) network in the country depending on the use cases for the technology as well as the availability of devices, the company’s CTO Walter Goldenits said in a blog post. “If the first use cases...

Mavenir deploys Open vRAN at Deutsche Telekom’s O-RAN Town

Deutsche Telekom launched O-RAN Town in the city of Neubrandenburg this past June Mavenir has deployed Open vRAN, integrated with massive MIMO (mMIMO) Active Antenna Units (AAU), as part of Deutsche Telekom’s, “O-RAN Town” in Germany to deliver a 5G Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) service. The...

Deutsche Telekom launches first O-RAN network in Germany

German operator Deutsche Telekom has switched on its first Open-RAN (O-RAN) network in the country, the telco said in a release. The so-called "O-RAN Town", which has been deployed in the city of Neubrandenburg, Germany, is a multi-vendor open RAN network that will deliver O-RAN-based...

Deutsche Telekom reaches 50 cities with 5G via 3.6GHz spectrum

German operator Deutsche Telekom said that its 5G service based on 3.6GHz frequency is already available in around 50 cities across the country, where the telco already deployed over 1,800 antennas. Some of the cities where the telco offers 5G via 3.6GHz spectrum are Aachen,...

TIM launches O-RAN lab in Turin

Telecom Italia (TIM) launched an Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC), a lab dedicated to testing Open RAN solutions, the telco said in a release. The new "TIM European OTIC Lab", approved by the O-RAN Alliance, will be based at the TIM Group's Innovation laboratories...

Deutsche Telekom tests 5G VoNR call with partners

German carrier Deutsche Telekom said it has completed the first 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call in partnership with Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Xiaomi. The call was made over a 5G Standalone (SA) network set up at Deutsche Telekom's lab in Warsaw, Poland. This...

American Tower completes acquisition of Telxius Towers in Latin America

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has closed the Latin American tranche of its Telxius Towers acquisition, comprised of over 7,000 communications sites in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina, the company said in a release. ATC said that the total value of the transaction amounted to approximately...

#TBT: MMS takes off in Europe; DT ponders T-Mobile division sale; NII files for Chapter 11 … this week in 2002

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! International image data...

The Sunday Brief: Cash comes a-calling

Greetings from Davidson/ Lake Norman, NC, where the wildlife is plentiful.  Pictured is a red-tailed hawk that was on our dock this week.  Herons, ducks, geese (and goslings), hawks, buzzards, loons, osprey… we have it all on the Lake.   This week was originally going to...

Deutsche Telekom upgrades 75 telecom sites to 5G

German operator Deutsche Telekom has built up 5G capacities at 75 locations across Germany in the past eight weeks, the carrier said in a release. Deutsche Telekom said it had implemented Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) to upgrade these LTE sites. In addition, the German operator...

The shift to software-based networks means a workforce shift as well

Back in 2017, an EY telecom survey asked telecommunications CIOs and CTOs what they thought were the biggest opportunities and obstacles facing them in the next three years. Virtualization was already seen as one of the most important enablers of innovation. The two biggest...

Ericsson and partners trial W-band for increased 5G backhaul capacity

5G will require more advanced backhaul solutions Ericsson announced that its W-band (92 GHz -114 GHz) trials, conducted in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote, proved the viability of the frequency bands for multi-gigabit wireless backhaul capacities for 5G and 6G. Currently, wireless backhaul uses frequency...

Deutsche Telekom builds up 5G capacities at 892 sites in two months

German operator Deutsche Telekom said it has built up 5G capacities at 892 mobile sites across Germany in the past two months. The European carrier also said that the mobile sites also provide LTE connectivity through Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. In addition, Deutsche Telekom has...

Deutsche Telekom conducts first video call over 5G SA network

German operator Deutsche Telekom has carried out a video call at its first 5G Standalone site, the company said in a statement. The company installed a 5G Standalone site in Garching to make the call to Bonn. The call latency was 13 milliseconds. The primary 5G...

Deutsche Telekom to start trials of 5G SA technology

German telco Deutsche Telekom installed the first 5G Standalone antenna in the town of Garching, near Munich, to carry out trials of this technology, the company said in a release. Deutsche Telecom said that the antenna will be soon connected to a 5G Standalone core...

Telecom Italia joins alliance to promote O-RAN technology

Italian operator TIM joined an initiative recently announced by European carriers Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone Group to promote Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) technology for the implementation of next-generation mobile networks, the telco said in a release. In January, the four carriers...

Samsung, Deutsche Telekom complete 5G SA trial in Czech Republic

5G SA is the next phase of next-gen network rollouts Samsung and Deutsche Telekom completed the Czech Republic’s first 5G Standalone (SA) trial in Pilsen. During the trial, the two companies verified the performance of 5G SA Multi-User, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technologies using Samsung’s massive...

Magenta Telekom to cover half of Austrian households with 5G this year

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom, which is owned by German telecom group Deutsche Telekom, expects to cover 50% of the country’s households with 5G technology by the end of 2021, a company spokesperson told RCR Wireless News. The telco ended last year with 1,200 5G sites...

Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, DT sign Open RAN MoU

Will operator commitment to Open RAN catalyze vendor R&D? European operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) in future mobile networks across Europe. The four carriers signed a memorandum of understanding...

Magenta Telekom’s 5G network reaches 1,200 sites across Austria

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom, which is owned by German telecom group Deutsche Telekom, said its 5G service reached 1,200 locations across the country as of the end of 2020. Magenta Telekom said it had reached around 40% of households and businesses in Austria with the...

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