SK Telecom has launched its latest 5G project, teaming up with Ericsson and Qualcomm to hold over the air field trials of 5G New Radio technology.
Reality has bitten for operators and their 5G strategies, the GSMA has claimed, as it urged governments to work on preparing for next generation networks immediately.
The UK should consider spectrum sharing, relaxing rules on bandwidths and opening up frequencies to niche players in order to improve "languishing" rates of connectivity, a new UK government report has claimed.
BT and Huawei are to conduct UK-based research and development work into new 5G technologies, and jointly push standards through industry specifications body 3GPP, the industry specifications body.
Telefónica has completed its first trial of massive MIMO in Europe, working with ZTE on its pre-5G research.
Development of 5G is reaching a "critical phase", Deutsche Telekom's Group CTO has said, as the operator said the initial results from its 5G Lab are bearing fruit in its products and services.
Swedish telecoms group Telia has appointed Ericsson as its sole supplier of microwave radio equipment for its operating company in Norway and demonstrated throughputs of 2.2GBps on via microwave links.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have completed a trial to show for the first time how 5G network slices can be created automatically and in an optimised way, on shared radio access, core and transport networks.
Telecoms players from across the UK have welcomed a reported £740 million funding boost to help the rollout of 5G and increase fibre broadband coverage across the country.
Telefónica and Huawei have developed a new proof-of-concept for a 5G radio access network (RAN) that transfers the logistics of cellular handover from the mobile device to the network.
The UK's Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has tasked Ordnance Survey (OS) with devising a map of the country that determines the best location for 5G radio antennae.
The IoT will not work without the convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies, according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).
Ericsson and BMW have joined with all three operators in Germany to establish a cross-industry consortium to build a 30-kilometre long test track to research and develop 5G infrastructure and applications for cars and trains.
Ericsson will explore what role 5G can play in the utilities sector after being chosen by the European Commission for two research projects.
Qualcomm has introduced a 5G spectrum sharing prototype system and trial platform, which allows service providers to operate 5G technologies in licensed, unlicensed and shared spectrum.
Belgian operator Proximus claims to have achieved data speeds of 70Gbps in trials with Huawei, the first test of 5G technology in a live network in the country.
5G subscriptions across Western Europe will only account for 3.4 percent of the total by 2022, Ericsson has predicted, with North America and Asia set to dominate roll out of the technology.
5G will fail if operators are not given access to affordable, harmonised spectrum and a generous government approach to support telco investment, the GSMA has claimed.
Asia continues to be one of the busiest areas of pre-5G deployment with new projects underway from DOCOMO in Japan and China Mobile.
Singapore's StarHub has hit speeds of 4.3GBps in a demonstration with Nokia on how cmwave can be an enabler of 5G.
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