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Chinese carriers add 55.5 million new 5G customers in March

Local telcos aim to build 600,000 new 5G base stations this year across China, including 134,000 already built in the first quarter Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 55.5 million 5G subscribers in March, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s...

China ends Q1 with over 400 million 5G users

China added a total of 48.1 million 5G users during the first quarter of 2022 China ended the first quarter of the year with over 400 million 5G users, Chinese press reported, citing data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The ministry noted...

Chinese carriers deploy 81,000 5G base stations in Jan-Feb: report

Chinese operators have deployed a total of 654,000 base stations nationwide during last year China ended February with nearly 1.5 million 5G base stations after local carriers deployed 81,000 new base stations in the first two months of the year, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported,...

China to reach 892 million 5G subscribers in 2025: GSMA

Operators in mainland China have already deployed over 1.4 million 5G base stations China is expected to reach 892 million connections in the 5G segment in 2025, according to a report published by the GSMA. According to the ‘The Mobile Economy China” report, GSMA expects 5G...

5G to represent 25% of global mobile connections by end-2025: GSMA

A new GSMA report forecasts that the number of 5G subscribers is expected to reach 1 billion this year. 5G is expected to account for around a quarter of total mobile connections by the end of 2025, and more than two in five people worldwide...

MobiledgeX promises ‘write once, deploy anywhere’ telco edge computing

MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud 3.1 is aiming for a "write once, deploy everywhere" model of edge computing between GSMA-compliant edge clouds.

Mexican regulator confirms 5G spectrum auction for 2022

Mexican telecommunications regulator IFT has confirmed that the 5G spectrum auction for mobile services will take place during 2022. The 5G auction was included in the watchdog's 2022 work plan, which outlines the bidding process for spectrum blocks in the 600MHz, 3.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands,...

Reducing network energy consumption with AI-based solutions is low-hanging fruit

With 5G upgrades continuing to accelerate, communication service providers (CSPs) around the world are facing increased energy consumption driven by accelerating capacity demand due to the increase in traffic, especially in 5G networks. 5G is 90% more energy efficient than LTE, but this gain...

AT&T kicks off 5G rollout in Mexico

AT&T Mexico announced that it has started the deployment of its 5G network in the country. In a release, the carrier said it has already connected the first 50 mobile devices to its 5G network. "With the deployment of our 5G network, we continue to innovate...

5G to represent 12% of mobile lines in Latin America by end-2025: GSMA

5G connections are forecasted to represent 12% of total mobile connections in Latin America by 2025, according to a recent report by industry body GSMA. The report showed that overall 5G connections in the region are expected to reach 86 million by that time. The report...

Qualcomm is on a mmWave mission; ‘This is how you get the full potential of 5G,’ CEO says

Fourth-generation Qualcomm X65 Modem-RF System features mmWave/sub-6 GHz aggregation, supports 3.5 Gbps uplink speed Editor's note: Qualcomm provided travel, lodging and other accommodations associated with the Snapdragon Tech Summit. KONA, HAWAII--Qualcomm was an early proponent of millimeter wave (mmWave), doing the engineering work that has...

Global 5G connections to reach 1.8 billion by 2025: GSMA

5G connections globally are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2025, according to a new study by the GSMA. The study, "The Mobile Economy 2021", revealed that 5G technology will account for 21% of total mobile connections globally by that year. Developed Asian countries and the...

Capgemini Engineering Report: Operating and Governing the Telco Cloud

In this report we have carried out an in-depth study, based on our main CSPs clients' experience, in which we share with you a set of best practice lessons learned from these players, to realize the benefits from telco cloudification. Over a decade, network vendors...

GSMA says 6 GHz is ‘perfect’ for 5G, urges governments to take more balanced approach

The GSMA believes that if governments fail to open larger amounts of spectrum in the 6 GHz range (5925-7125 MHz), the global future of 5G is at risk. In a recent statement issued with Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE, the association asserted that “5G...

GSMA: Spanish government will make ‘highly qualified worker’ travel exception for MWC registrants

The GSMA announced this morning that registered attendees coming to Spain for MWC Barcelona 2021 will be considered part of the "highly qualified worker" exceptions to the international travel ban that is in place. That ban -- and in particular, the fact that travelers...

AdaptiveMobile Security finds ‘fundamental vulnerability’ in 5G network slicing architecture

Network slicing is not widely deployed; AdaptiveMobile Security working with GSMA on a fix Network slicing is among the North Stars of current 5G efforts as the ability to virtually partition a network out from the core to the radio access network is seen as...

China to reach 822 million 5G subscribers by 2025: GSMA

China is expected to have 822 million 5G subscribers by 2025, up from 202 million subscribers at the end of last year, according to a recent report by the GSMA. The report, called “The Mobile Economy China,” also estimates that 5G connections by 2025 will...

Altran White Paper: OpenRAN’s 2nd Mile – Considerations For An Efficient 5G Fronthaul

According to GSMA, 4G accounted for 52% of mobile connections in 2019 and will increase to 56% by 2025; meanwhile, 5G will roughly take 20% share.Unlike the moderate pace in the access side, RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture migration is accelerating and driven by...

Qualcomm provides status of global 5G services at CTIA Summit

Qualcomm President: 'In 2023, 5G connections will surpass one billion' Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon delivered one of the keynote addresses at this year’s CTIA 5G Summit, where he provided an update on the state of global 5G services and highlighted the importance of millimeter wave...

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city with full 5G coverage

More than 46,000 base stations supply 5G in Shenzhen The municipal government of China’s Shenzhen announced that the city’s  5G deployment is fully completed. This makes it the first city in China to to achieve full-scale 5G deployment. The city had deployed 46,480 5G base stations, Mayor...

Chinese telcos deploy 257,000 5G base stations in H1 2020: Report

  Chinese operators built a  total of 257,000 new 5G base stations in the first half of the year, local news agency Xinhua reported, citing data from  the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The total number of 5G base stations in China had reached...

China Mobile adds 14.4 million 5G subscribers in June

  China Mobile, the world’s largest operators in terms of subscribers, added 14.4 million 5G subscribers in June, the telco said in its website. The carrier said it ended the first half of 2020 with a total of 70.2 million 5G subscribers, compared to 6.7 million...

Asia Pacific telcos to invest $331 billion in 5G in 2020-25: GSMA

  Mobile operators in Asia Pacific are expected to invest over $400 billion on their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which $331 billion will be spent on 5G deployments, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series. The report shows...

China’s Beijing reaches almost 21,100 5G base stations: Report

  China’s capital Beijing has already deployed a total of 21,086 5G base stations, Chinese news service Xinhua reported. The number of 5G users in the city has exceeded 3.1 million since Beijing officially kicked off commercial 5G services in 2019, according to the Beijing Municipal...

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