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.
China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefónica and TIM have joined forces, in an attempt to make edge compute widely and easily available.
Turkish operator Turkcell will test and deploy open, virtualised radio access network (OpenRAN vRAN) technology with Mavenir, beginning in its home market.
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.