The operators plan to have the agreement in place by the end of the year and say the shared network will enable them to improve service quality and indoor coverage.
Mobile operators target consumers and enterprises with 5G, but return on investment and backhaul costs are big concerns.
The Lab is to enable external security verification of ZTE's products, services and processes; meanwhile politicians query using ZTE's 5G kit on Channel Island.
Monaco Telecom has rolled out 5G nationwide in the principality of Monaco, reportedly using Huawei kit throughout the network.
Telecom Italia (TIM) has launched 5G in Naples at The Universiade Village, after the launch in Rome and Turin in June.
Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, pushed Wi-Fi as the standard because it is readily available and to drastically reduce the 25,000 deaths a year on Europe's roads.
Operator says it will not charge a premium for 5G, but price it the same as the 4G equivalent service. It and BT are betting big on convergence.
At launch, there is limited coverage in Bonn and Berlin, with plans to extend this to the country’s 20 largest cities by the end of next year.
In its latest release, ETSI’s NFV Industry Specification Group has added 5G resource management and orchestration aspects to its NFV architecture framework.
According to ABI Research, operators need to address a number of issues before they can take full advantage of the edge, for which there is no single deployment or commercial model.
The shared 5G network will include Wind Tre’s and Fastweb’s macro and small cells, connected by Fastweb’s dark fibre.
e.GO Mobile’s new, private network goes live at its Aachen complex, enabled by Ericsson and Vodafone Deutschland.
O2 and the European Space Agency have teamed up to collaborate on a four-year trial programme to research new connectivity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
Hutchison Drei Austria has partnered ZTE to deploy what they say is Austria’s first operational 5G network, for businesses in the city of Linz.
MobiledgeX was founded three years ago by Deutsche Telekom to make edge computing widely available and easier to access.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), BT and WM5G showcased the UK’s first demo of a remote-controlled ultrasound over public 5G.
The country’s Innovation & Technology Minister says government will cooperate with service providers in 5G rollout.
The company’s founder said the US embargo would cost it $30 billion as its Wi-Fi 6 device won the Best of Show Award at Interop in Japan.
Trade body GSMA is the latest to speak out around “false claims” about 5G, calling many of them “ludicrous” and “fake news”.
The UK government will invest a further £40 million in 5G testbeds and trials as part of the overall £200 million programme.
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