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AT&T launches 5G in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey

AT&T launched limited 5G services in Mexico in December last year AT&T Mexico announced its 5G network has been launched in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The telco said it expects its 5G network infrastructure to reach 25 new cities across Mexico before the end of...

Movistar aims to launch 5G in Mexico using AT&T’s infra: Report

Movistar Mexico is currently evaluating 5G plans and the technological infrastructure necessary Mexican operator Movistar, owned by Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica, is considering a launch of 5G in Mexico via a network sharing agreement with AT&T, according to recent press reports. “The infrastructure sharing model that...

Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G

Ofcom said the proposed changes would allow these telcos to deploy new technologies, including 5G U.K. telecommunications services regulator Ofcom has proposed an update of some licenses held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica) with the aim of enabling the deployment of 5G using...

Vantage Towers to upgrade Telefonica’s 5G infrastructure in Spain

Telefonica currently offers 5G coverage to over 80% of the Spanish population German telecommunications infrastructure provider Vantage Towers has signed an agreement with Spanish operator Telefonica to upgrade its 5G infrastructure in the country, the former said in its earnings statement. Vantage Towers said that the...

Spain to reach 8.6 million 5G subscribers by end-2022: report

According to Omdia, Vodafone Spain currently offers 5G in 190 municipalities across the country Spain is forecast to end 2022 with a total of 8.6 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local paper OK Diario reported, citing information from consulting firm Omdia. According to the report,...

Telefónica Germany’s 5G network reaches over 10,000 antennas

Telefónica said it has already deployed over 5,000 5G antennas in the 3.6 GHz frequency German operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, said its 5G network already operates around 10,000 antennas in the country. The telco said that this network infrastructure is enabling the...

European carriers update priority list for O-RAN development

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone has inked a MoU to boost O-RAN development across Europe A group comprising some of Europe’s largest telecommunications operators updated a list of priority technical requirements for the development of O-RAN systems. In a statement, the telcos noted that...

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.

Telefonica activates 5G network using 700 MHz spectrum in Spain

Telefonica said its new 5G offering will be initially offered in 700 towns and cities across Spain Spanish telco Telefonica has announced the activation of 5G services using spectrum in the 700MHz band. The telco said it expects to reach 1,400 localities in Spain with...

European telcos say big digital platforms should help fund network infra

Heads of some of the biggest European telecommunications operators have published an open letter in the Financial Times claiming Europe’s telecoms market risks falling behind rivals, and that big tech firms needs to help fund network infrastructure deployments. The letter is jointly signed by José...

Virgin Media O2 reaches 64% of London’s population with 5G

U.K. operator Virgin Media O2 announced that its 5G network infrastructure in the city of London has reached 64% of the population. In a release, the telco said that the expansion in its 5G footprint in London and other cities across the U.K. was chiefly...

Telefonica validates its new O-RAN 5G standalone small cell

Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica announced the successful validation of its new Open RAN 5G Standalone small cell. In a release, the European carrier said that the demonstration was carried out by Node-H and Askey in Telefonica’s Technology & Automation Lab. Telefonica noted that this demo is...

Telefonica, Oracle strike Platform as a Service partnership

Telefonica Tech will offer customers Oracle's managed platform and services, and Oracle's first Spanish cloud region comes to Spain.

Telefonica Deutschland activates O-RAN mini-radio cells in Munich

German operator O2/Telefónica Deutschland has activated the first mini-radio cells with Open RAN technology (O-RAN) in the city of Munich, the telco said in a statement. The telco said that these mini-radio cells will provide O2 customers with even more capacity and higher bandwidth at...

The current state of 5G in Spain

Spanish operators have been accelerating 5G deployments during 2021 and all carriers already offer 5G in the country’s main urban areas as well as in medium-sized cities. In this article, we briefly describe the current state of 5G deployments by Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone and...

Telefónica buys equipment from Ericsson to replace Huawei gear

Telefónica planning to deploy Standalone 5G beginning in 2022 Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica has acquired equipment from Swedish vendor Ericsson with the aim of replacing some gear previously deployed by Chinese vendor Huawei, local newspaper Expansion reported. A source at the Spanish telco had confirmed the...

Telefónica to begin deployment of 5G SA next year

Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica expects to begin the deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) services next year, the telco said in a release. The three initial use cases developed by Telefónica Tech and to be sold by the telco’s enterprise division Telefónica Empresas from January are:...

European carriers urge EU to further support O-RAN

A new report, published by European carriers Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone, and based on findings from research firm Analysys Mason, called upon policymakers, EU member states, and industry stakeholders to collaborate and urgently prioritize Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN). “Open, intelligent,...

Germany announces $344 million fund for O-RAN projects

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure said it will provide 300 million euros ($344 million) in funding to develop and test Open RAN (O-RAN) technology in the country. In a release, the ministry said its aim is to advance the development and testing...

Brazil raises a total of $8.5 billion in 5G spectrum auction

Brazil raised a total of 47.2 billion reais ($8.5 billion) in its recent 5G spectrum auction, making it the second largest auction of assets in the country’s history, according to the government. Through this auction, the government offered spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz,...

Telefonica to reach 50% of Germany’s population with 5G by end-2022

German operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, controlled by Spanish telco Telefonica, said it expects to reach 50% of the country’s population with its 5G service by the end of next year. By the end of this year, the carrier aims to reach 30% of Germany’s population with...

Telefonica taps Oracle for database cloud conversion

Telefonica and Oracle will convert database systems to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, to aid Telefonica's transition to 5G services.

Telefonica taps IBM for 5G core network build

Telefonica will lean on IBM's expertise to build the 5G core network technology for its UNICA Next platform.

Spain to award 26 GHz band at the beginning of 2022 at the latest: report

The Spanish government aims to award spectrum in the 26 GHz band for the provision of 5G between the end of 2021 and the beginning of next year, Europa Press reported, citing remarks from the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Intelligent Infrastructures, Roberto...

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