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Optus claims first four component CA 5G SA data call in Australia

The 4CC data trial combined Optus’ low-band spectrum and 2,100MHz FDD bands with 2,300MHz and 3,500MHz TDD bands Australian operator Optus has completed what it claims to be the first four component carrier aggregation 5G standalone data call in the country. To achieve this milestone, Optus...

Fujitsu, NTT Docomo and NEC announce joint 6G trials

NTT DoCoMo: '6G will greatly exceed the performance of 5G' Despite 5G being in its early stages of deployment, many in the telecom industry believe that now is the right time to prepare for future 6G systems. NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu and NEC are among those ready...

BT trials a new quantum radio to boost next-generation 5G, IoT networks

BT highlighted that this new type of receiver may reduce mobile network energy consumption U.K. carrier BT announced a trial of a new hyper-sensitive quantum antenna technology using "excited atomic states", which could boost the capability of next-generation 5G and IoT networks. The operator noted that...

Parallel Wireless partners with Brazilian carriers for O-RAN trial

Mobile operators Brisanet, Claro, TIM and Vivo are partners in the O-RAN program U.S.-based Open RAN company Parallel Wireless said it is partnering with Inatel, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Brisanet, Claro, TIM, and Vivo to conduct a field trial enabling leading-edge 4G and 5G broadband...

AIS, Qualcomm, ZTE claim world’s first 5G NR-DC field test

The 5G NR-DC test was conducted at the AIS commercial 5G site in Korat, Thailand Thai operator Advanced Info Service (AIS), Qualcomm Technologies and ZTE announced what is said to be the world’s first 5G NR-DC (New Radio Dual Connectivity) showcase in the field using ...

Nokia and Rakuten demo 1 Terabit per channel transmission

'The 1 Terabit per channel trial demonstrated the capability to dramatically increase fiber capacity,' said Nokia exec Nokia and Rakuten Mobile announced the results of a January demonstration in which the pair successfully trialed a live 1 Terabit per channel (1 Tb/s) transmission over the carrier’s commercial...

NTT to pilot 6G network at 2025 Osaka World Expo: Report

6G pilot comes ahead of planned commercialization in 2030 timeframe Japanese operator Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) aims to build a pilot 6G network to serve the venue for the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Nikkei Asia reported. According to the report, the company also has...

Samsung and Viettel to trial 5G in Da Nang, Vietnam

Samsung and Viettel will demonstrate the vendor's latest 5G solutions including 64T64R Massive MIMO radio Samsung Electronics and Viettel have initiated 5G commercial trials in Da Nang, central Vietnam’s largest city. The pair are testing Samsung’s advanced 5G solutions, including baseband units and the...

BT opens dedicated telecoms civil engineering robotics lab in the UK

The BT robotics lab emulates three different types of environments in which testing can be carried out: Underground, in-duct and overhead environments BT has opened a dedicated, 5,000+ square-foot telecoms civil engineering robotics test facility at its BT Labs in the U.K. The lab, located in Suffolk,...

Nokia, Vodafone Idea claim ‘fiber-like’ 5G speeds using E-band

The pair used E-band spectrum to connect small cells and macro cells in areas where fiber is challenging to deploy Earlier this week, Nokia claimed to have achieved a record breaking 9.85 backhaul capacity on Indian operator Vodafone Idea’s 5G network using E-band (60GHz to...

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...

Ericsson, Qualcomm offer ‘nearly unlimited potential’ with successful 5G NR call on CBRS spectrum

The 5G NR call on CBRS used the Ericsson 5G Distributed Innovation Network and a device equipped with the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform Ericsson and Qualcomm are claiming the first successful over-the-air 5G New Radio (NR) call on CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum,...

Verizon, Newlab reveal results of 2020 5G Studio testbed

The 5G Studio allows innovators to leverage Verizon’s 5G mmWave network and MEC to develop tech across various industries Verizon first established a 5G Studio with Newlab in 2020 in New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard. The two companies then selected seven startups from a...

Oppo conducts 5G Standalone trial for Reno6 Series at Reliance Jio’s 5G Lab

Oppo India conducted a 5G Standalone (SA) network trial with its Reno6 series of devices with Reliance Jio at the mobile carrier’s 5G Lab, yielding, according to the company's “highly positive results.” The Reno6 Pro smartphone supports 11 5G bands, and the Reno6 supports...

Four European 5G Standalone trials

In most of the world, current 5G New Radio infrastructure is connected to an Evolved Packet Core that also supports LTE data transmissions. This network architecture, called 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) has an emphasis on delivering enhanced mobile broadband to consumers, but the 5G...

Telecom Egypt announces Open RAN trial with Altiostar, Cisco

The results of the Open RAN trial will be shared with the TIP community Telecom Egypt is working on a proof-of-concept trial for Open RAN solutions in Egypt. With support from Altiostar, Cisco, the Evenstar program and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), the operator is...

Trial conducted on US Cellular’s network achieves 5G mmWave distance record

The 5G mmWave trial utilized Nokia’s baseband and radios and Qualcomm’s FWA platform Just weeks after pushing the limits of 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) by demonstrating sustained average downlink speeds of about 1 Gbps and peak speeds of more than 2 Gbps in its live...

Movandi demos 5G mmWave connectivity for C-V2X communications

Movandi installed a 5G mmWave repeater inside a car that drove around high-density service areas in San Jose Earlier this week, Movandi announced a successful demonstration of 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) repeaters inside a moving vehicle, advancing vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications for the next generation of...

Saving lives with 5G: Vodafone UK supports Proximie’s remotely assisted surgery trial

Vodafone UK exec: 'This is a direct example of how can revolutionize the healthcare industry' Clinicians and surgeons at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and University Hospital Llandough are testing the use of Proximie, a global technology platform that allows healthcare workers to...

Samsung, Play to begin 4G, 5G interoperability trials in Poland

The trials will test the interoperability between Play’s 2G/3G legacy networks and Samsung’s latest solutions Samsung Electronics is beginning work with Polish mobile operator Play on 4G and 5G trials in Warsaw, Poland. The trials will take place in Play’s labs and commercial networks and...

Telenor runs 5G SA trial using vendor-neutral platform

Nordic operator Telenor said that it has established a 5G Standalone core environment using a vendor-neutral platform. “The main component of 5G SA is the 5G mobile core, the ‘brain’ of the 5G system. Unfortunately, most 5G core deployments are still single vendor dependent, with...

Ceragon Networks to take part in TIM Brazil’s O-RAN trials

Wireless backhaul provider Ceragon Networks says it has been selected by Brazilian carrier TIM to participate in the joint work being carried out with the Telecom Infra-Project (TIP) and the National Telecommunication Institute (INATEL) to test providers for 5G Open RAN (O-RAN). The open field...

Ericsson, China Broadcasting Network test 700MHz capability for 5G

Ericsson, China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) and Unisoc say they have have successfully completed a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink speed test showing the enhanced network capability of the 700 MHz frequency band for 5G. The demo used Ericsson wireless equipment and downlink four-stream technology to...

TeraGo expands 5G fixed wireless tech trials in Toronto area

Canadian operator TeraGo announced it's expanding technical trials of its 5G fixed wireless service in the Toronto area. The initial trials, started last year at its headquarters, achieved speeds of 1.5 Gbps. The company hopes to increase this to 10 Gbps in the coming year...

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