Telia and Ericsson have completed a 5G trial on a live network in Europe, achieving top-line peak rates of 15Gbps and latency of less than three milliseconds.
Huawei has claimed a breakthrough on channel coding for 5G networks during a field trial in China, achieving download speeds of 27Gbps.
Orange is the latest operator to be swept up by Ericsson's seemingly all-encompassing 5G research strategy, working with the Swedish vendor on selected use cases.
SK Telecom and Qualcomm have held what they claim is the first over the air demonstration of license assisted access (LAA) technology and its enhanced counterpart.
Cellular standards are often criticised from the moment they are released, with LTE attacked for its lack of reliability and 3G for its speeds, but BT is among a growing number of telcos confident that 5G will get it right.
Telcos and car makers have launched the latest 5G consortium, this time looking at how next generation technology can be brought onto the roads.
MTS has brought Samsung into its 5G network strategy by signing a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of a range of technologies.
More than 20 telcos, including Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Ericsson, Nokia and NEC, have partnered to trial an integrated fronthaul and backhaul technology demonstration.
T-Mobile USA has carried out preliminary 5G testing using 28GHz, as part of network and application trials with Nokia.
Spectrum allocation will be vital for the development of 5G, Qualcomm has warned, urging governments to ensure operators can buy chunks of more than 100MHz of contiguous frequency.
Ericsson has continued its 5G research by opening a "Garage" in France for start-ups and employees to explore the potential of the technology.
Finland's Sonera has become the latest telco to trial a 5G-ready network, hitting data throughput speeds of 4.5GBps in a demonstration with Nokia.
The European Union has vowed to equip the centre of every European village and city with free wireless internet by 2020 and have 5G across the continent by 2025.
Operators are struggling with dedicated use cases for 5G despite the race to launch the first networks before 2020, a new report has claimed.
5G will disrupt industries including manufacturing, automotive, public safety and healthcare, as companies look to put connectivity at the heart of their business, a new report from Ericsson has found.
Nokia has launched a range to services to help operators shift to 5G, with the vendor's CEO identifying healthcare as a key opportunity for the company.
Deutsche Telekom has launched a new smartphone protection product and showcased how 5G can deliver new kinds of mobile experiences in stadiums.
The battle for 5G has taken another twist with Ericsson vowing to deliver the first networks next year, albeit with several caveats.
TIM has opened the first lab dedicated to millimetre wave technology, as it looks to test high telco frequencies and new antenna systems.
Ultra-low latency is telcos' biggest challenge and chief 5G upgrade driver, a new survey has found, which also claims the majority of companies see the technology as an evolutionary step from LTE.
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