Vodafone has opened the company’s first OpenRAN Test and Integration Lab at its Newbury technology campus, in the UK.
It has installed 5G equipment more than 4,300 sites to bring coverage to 37 million people.
The operator group reports progress in Austria, Slovenia and Bulgaria.
The lab is a hub where researchers, startups and companies can innovate and test their solutions based on 5G.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) mulls rewriting rules concerning size and sites of masts, while promising not to up the ugly factor.
It will also reduce in CO2, water usage and e-waste, according to a joint new study.
The paper seeks to look at the vision for 6G and its “drivers” – which arguably the communications industry creates rather than fulfils.
Staffan Åkesson joined Telia Sweden, which describes itself as the leading provider in all areas of the Swedish telecom market, in 2015. Its services are marketed under the brands Telia, Halebop, Fello, TV4, C More and Cygate.
Their demo showed mmWave can be used in 5G SA architecture alongside mid-band spectrum.
Konecranes’ Finnish factory will trial standalone 5G (5G SA) in operations, R&D and crane testing.
The bill should pass into law in the first half of the year, paving the way to 5G procurement.
European operators have varied approaches to the use of 2G and its longevity.
The Financial Times says a new report tells mobile operators from whom to buy network equipment having kicked Huawei out of the UK market.
Our annual Mobile Europe & European Communications reader survey shines the spotlight on digital transformation in the pandemic era.
The operator says it has converted 1,000 antennas to “full 5G”, to offer lower latency and network slicing.
The manufacturer, Hyperbat, is working on a proof of concept with BT, Ericsson, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and others to embrace Industry 4.0 practices.
Germany’s Federal Research Minister, Anja Karliczek, is launching a 6G research initiative that will run until 2025.
Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote worked with Ericsson on a trial and test using higher frequency W-band as 5G backhaul for first time.
Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Deputy CEO Europe at Orange, talks to Annie Turner about her local and group priorities, converged networks, cloud strategy, AI and more.
SNCB has signed up the operator for a further eight years, with an eye on imminent 5G deployment.
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