The UK city of Sunderland is setting up a commercial consortium to become a neutral host for 5G connectivity and open-access fibre.
People will be able to connect directly to 4G – and in the future 5G – with ordinary smartphones.
Nokia has deployed a 5G private wireless network for technical aircraft services provider Lufthansa Technik to enable remote engine parts inspection.
SK Telecom will provide 5G repeaters to support Deutsche Telekom’s customer trial for 5G indoor coverage in Germany.
Working with Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm, Deutsche Telekom says it has accomplished the world’s first end-to-end data transmission in two network slices on a multi-vendor platform.
French operator Bouygues Telecom and wireless infrastructure operator Cellnex are to deploy a national fibre-optic network in France to accelerate the roll-out of 5G.
The spectrum sharing software can run on any of the 5 million ‘5G-ready’ radios shipped by Ericsson since 2015 and is live on networks including those of Swisscom and Play.
Over half (57%) of business and technology decision-makers surveyed by Accenture said they believe 5G will be “revolutionary”, while 79% expect the technology will have a significant impact on their business.
Mavenir's launch is in collaboration with AceAxis, Facebook Connectivity, Parallel Wireless, MTI, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and other partners.
The company claims it is the first to offer this functionality, developed with partners A1 Telekom Austria and Telia Finland.
Running on both TIM’s 4.5G and 5G infrastructure, the operator says the tech provides extremely fast optimisation processes to boost customer experience.
Nokia agreement is designed to ensure OpEx in Japan is predictable, while Singapore operator taps Rakuten’s expertise for 4G trials.
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has approved the use of the 5G frequencies in the 3.5GHz range which were auctioned in Düsseldorf in late summer 2019.
The Small Cell Forum (SCF) has published a whitepaper on the commercialisation of end-to-end small cell automation for 5G.
Nokia claimed this move brings the Japanese operator closer to being able to offer new, 5G-enabled services based on network slicing and ultra-reliable low latency.
Telefonica's UK unit, O2, reckons 5G could boost the entertainment sector in the UK by as much as £2.3 billion over the next decade, according to research by O2 and Ovum.
UK-based firm to offer connectivity-as-a-service (CaaS) to streamline delivery of multi-tenanted, high-capacity coverage.
Three UK has selected alternative infrastructure provider CityFibre as a preferred supplier to provide backhaul connectivity to support its 5G roll-out
French mobile operator IIiad Group is expanding its partnership with Nokia to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy.
Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica and Orange are jointly testing a “production-ready” blockchain solution for the automated management of inter-operator roaming discount agreements.
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