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Spanish telcos concentrate 5G services in large cities: Study

The study revealed that 5G coverage will only reach 3% of the country's territory next year 5G technology will cover 53% of the Spanish population in 2023, but only 3% of the country’s territory, according to a report published by Spain’s EAE Business School. The data...

How is Open RAN evolving? A Q&A with NEC

NEC's Patrick Lopez, global vice president of product management, lays out the four elements of Open RAN Editor’s note: This Q&A is adapted from an interview conducted at the Open RAN European Forum. It has been edited for length and clarity.  Q: Could we start with...

Who is buying Open RAN? Market sizing, outlook

Open RAN investment grows from less than 1 percent of total RAN spend in 2019 to 3-5 percent in 2022 While there are distinctions between Open RAN, open virtualized RAN, cloud RAN and further sub-combinations of those architectures, these new approaches to building the radio...

American Tower ends Q2 with 30,000 telecom sites in Europe: CEO

In June last year, American Tower had closed the first tranche of the acquisition of Telxius Towers, comprised of nearly 20,000 communications sites in Germany and Spain American Tower Corporation (ATC) ended June with nearly 30,000 telecommunications sites across its European footprint, the company’s President...

AT&T Mexico expands 5G coverage to five new cities

AT&T expects its 5G network infrastructure to reach 25 new cities across Mexico before the end of 2022 AT&T Mexico launched 5G services in five new cities across the country, the telco said in a release. The carrier now offers its 5G technology in parts of...

Telefonica, Ericsson carry out 5G network slicing demo

The lab test was carried out at 5TONIC, a Madrid-based open research and innovation laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Spanish operator Telefónica and Ericsson have demonstrated end-to-end, automated network slicing in 5G Standalone, the telco said in a release. Telefonica said that the proof-of-concept...

Telefonica’s 5G network reaches 82% of Spanish population

Telefonica provides 5G coverage to 38 million people in 1,431 towns and cities across Spain Spanish telecom operator Telefonica’s 5G network currently covers 82% of the Spanish population, the telco said in a release. The operator said its 5G network provides coverage to 38 million people...

Masmovil’s 5G network reaches almost 900 towns and cities across Spain

Masmovil currently has 80 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for the provision of 5G Spanish telecom operator Masmovil is currently offering 5G service in almost 900 towns and cities in 40 provinces across Spain for the customers of its Yoigo brand, the...

Telefónica Hispam picks Mavenir’s IMS Core

Telefónica Hispam has picked Mavenir to provide core voice, messaging and multimedia capabilities for its Latin America telco networks.

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...

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