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Qualcomm, NEC to develop 5G open and virtualized solutions

Qualcomm and NEC want to 'drive the transition towards modern networks' by simplifying deployments and lowering the total cost of ownership Qualcomm Technologies and NEC last week announced that they are jointly developing a 5G open and virtualized distributed unit (DU). Powered by the Qualcomm...

NEC, AWS expand collaboration to include 5G, digital government

Japanese tech giant NEC Corporation has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in areas that include global 5G and digital government, in support of accelerating digital transformation for customers. In November 2020, NEC and AWS concluded a corporate-level strategic collaboration agreement, and have...

NTT DoCoMo aims for a 5G O-RAN ecosystem with 12 partners

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo agreed to cooperate with 12 companies to move toward a “5G Open RAN Ecosystem,” with the objective to globally accelerate open radio access networks (O-RAN). The firms that will cooperate with the Japanese telco are Dell Technologies Japan, Fujitsu Limited, Intel...

O2 trials Open RAN with NEC and Altiostar

As O2 continues to shake out the role of Open RAN in both sparsely populated and dense urban areas, it's latest trial tapped Japan's NEC as system integrator and, according to COO Derek McManus, is the latest step in "transform our network through collaboration...

Telefonica Deutschland to accelerate O-RAN deployment: Report

Telefonica Deutschland expects to accelerate the deployment of O-RAN technology, with the aim of installing the technology at 1,000 mobile sites across Germany, Reuters reported. Mattias Sauder, director access and transport networks at Telefonica, said the company planned to advance the conversion of its radio...

Telefónica Deutschland tests O-RAN tech in Bavaria

German operator Telefónica Deutschland expects to carry out a test of O-RAN technology with the aim of deploying the new technology on a larger scale in its network next year, the telco said in a release. In a pilot phase, Telefónica Deutschland is testing O-RAN...

NEC to establish O-RAN laboratory in India

NEC announced the establishment of an Open RAN laboratory in India as a complement to its Center of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. The Japanese company said that the new facility will accelerate development of NEC’s 5G open ecosystem by pre-integrating partner Open RAN components...

NEC sets up Global Open RAN Center of Excellence in the UK

Japanese company NEC announced the establishment of its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN. In a release, NEC also said that the new facility has the aim of further strengthening the company’s structure...

NTT DoCoMo selects NEC for SA 5G, reaches over 500,000 5G subs

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has selected compatriot company NEC Corporation to supply a 5G mobile core network (5GC) compatible with standalone (SA) 5G. NTT DoCoMo aims to launch 5G services through a SA 5G architecture next year. In addition to the 5GC, NEC will provide a...

Japan’s NEC to take part in UK’s 5G deployments: Report

  Japanese vendor NEC will play a role in the development of next-generation 5G wireless networks in the U.K., according to reports published by Japanese newspapers. In a Twitter post last week, Britain's Department for International Trade said NEC is expected "to support roll out of...

NEC, ADI to provide 5G O-RAN massive MIMO Radio for Rakuten Mobile

  Japan’s NEC Corporation and global high-performance analog technology company Analog Devices (ADI) announced a partnership to design a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Japanese telco Rakuten Mobile. The radio unit adopts ADI's fourth-generation wideband RF transceiver solution to achieve high-precision Massive MIMO...

DoCoMo, NEC, expand multi-vendor interop with new 5G base stations

  Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and compatriot firm NEC announced that they have expanded multi-vendor interoperability by interconnecting a new 5G base station baseband unit (5G-CU/DU), developed by NEC and Samsung Electronics and compliant with O-RAN Alliance specifications, with 5G base station remote radio units...

Rakuten Mobile launches 5G services in parts of Japan

  Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, a unit of e-commerce giant Rakuten, has announced the availability of its commercial 5G service in certain areas across six prefectures of the country. The service, initially offered via Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G architecture, is already available in parts of Tokyo,...

Qualcomm as the ‘engine’ of Open RAN base stations

Speaking during IFA, Qualcomm President discusses the company's role in the RAN Open RAN is having a big impact on the telecom space with major operators around the world embracing disaggregation of radio access network (RAN) hardware and software. The idea is to give operators...

Rakuten Mobile to reach full mobile coverage in Japan in 2021: CEO

  New Japanese market entrant Rakuten Mobile, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Rakuten, expects to cover all the country’s population with its mobile service in 2021. During an earnings call, Chairman and CEO Mickey Mikitani said that the company previously targeted full coverage in Japan by...

U.K asks Japan to collaborate on 5G network deployments

  The U.K. government has asked Japan to help in the deployment of 5G networks in the country, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review. The request came after the U.K. government last week decided to ban Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies from supplying 5G equipment to U.K telcos. Under the new...

NTT acquires 5% stake in NEC to boost 5G tech

  Japanese conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), will take a 5% stake in compatriot electronics company NEC as part of an agreement to foster the development of 5G technology in Japan. The agreement, estimated at 60 billion yen ($562 million), will make NTT the third-largest...

Rakuten Mobile, NEC to develop standalone 5G core network

Made in Japan--compatriot firms collaborate on standalone Japanese mobile network operator Rakuten Mobile, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, and NEC Corporation announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop the containerized standalone (SA) 5G core network (5GC) to be used...

Tokyo government to pilot 5G smart poles

Smart poles could support 5G, Wi-Fi, street lighting and other applications Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation has inked an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for the preliminary installation and verification of smart poles being carried out by the government. Together with NEC Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation intends...

Rakuten Mobile delays 5G launch due to COVID-19 pandemic

  New Japanese mobile network entrant Rakuten Mobile, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, announced it will delay the launch of commercial 5G services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a release, Rakuten Mobile said that the 5G service originally planned for...

Fujitsu receives first private 5G license in Japan

  Japanese tech giant Fujitsu announced that it has received Japan's first private 5G radio station provisional license from the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications. As a next step, Fujitsu said it will establish a radio station emitting private 5G radio waves in order to verify private...

Japan to award licenses for local 5G network soon: Report

  Japan's communications ministry confirmed it will start accepting applications for the deployment of local 5G networks next week, Japanese press reported. Spectrum designated for local 5G will be released in Japan at the end of 2019. Companies, local governments and universities are expected to apply to...

NTT DoCoMo to launch 5G service trial in Japan on September 20

Planning a full 5G launch in 2020 Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo announced it will begin a 5G service trial in a number of Japanese services on September 20, according to local press reports. The telco said that users in Tokyo and other major cities in...

NEC provides base station for 5G trial in Japan

The new 5G trial was performed in a high-speed train by NTT Communications and NTT DoCoMo Japanese company NEC Corporation has contributed to a high-definition video transmission test utilizing 5G connected to a high-speed train. The test was conducted by compatriot firms NTT Communications Corporation,...

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