O2 has announced partnerships with Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to deploy Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) technologies in its network.
A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a bill to provide more than $1 billion to develop Western-based 5G equipment alternatives to those from Huawei and ZTE.
John Strand of Strand Consult argues that restricting the use of Huawei and ZTE’s equipment from networks would not harm Europe’s mobile operators, nor meaningfully reduce competition or delay rollout – but it could greatly improve security.
A1-supported start-ups Azoomee and Scarletred have won the City of Vienna’s 5G Use Case Challenge.
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said that security is paramount for the UK’s 5G networks but argued Huawei's critics must come up with an “alternative” provider.
Vodafone claims to be the first operator in the UK to activate 5G multi-operator radio access network (MORAN) technology, enabling providers to share base stations.
5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, up from 5 million in 2019, according to a Juniper Research – an annual average growth of 150% over the next six years.
This follows a request by the country's smallest operator, Telenet, for the authorities to explore the possible effects of the arrangement on competition in the market.
A report from Oxford Economics, commissioned by Huawei, reckons that barring vendors from the market, could cost countries 8% to 29% more for 5G over the next decade.
It is the first operator to deploy a ‘production-grade’, open-source evolved packet core (EPC), based on Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) Open Mobile Evolved Core (OMEC) platform.
A critical difference between 5G networks and preceding generations will be the diversity of organisations building, managing and monetising them.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told charity Electrosensitivity-UK it must not run the advert again in its current form as it contains unsubstantiated claims.
Benoit Hanssen has been the CTO of Wind Tre since 31st December 2016. Previously he was CTO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia and prior to that, he headed up the Global Managed Services operation at Ericsson. He speaks five languages fluently.
At CES, Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype futuristic city on a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.
The Italian telco has surpassed speeds of 2Gbps on its 5G network in what is understood to be a European-first.
The UK regulator says its proposed new framework will improve the business case for fibre investment and protect customers from high prices.
There will be around 400 million unlicensed low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT connections by 2025, according to new analysis from Strategy Analytics.
Over 20 countries globally have auctioned or allocated C-Band spectrum for mobile broadband, and Italian operators have paid the most per MHz per head of population.
Mobile voice revenue will drop to $208 billion (€186 billion) by 2024 from $381 billion (€340 billion) in 2019, as users continue to prefer more flexible, free over-the-top (OTT) services.
OMTEL is the country’s biggest telecoms infrastructure operator with 3,000 sites and plans for 400 more by 2024.
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