Even so, Nokia’s 2020 Threat Intelligence Report mostly found falling infection rates in mobile networks but expects a rise next year as 5G is more widely deployed.
This week the Swedish equipment vendor’s Q3 numbers were boosted by sales in China – but Sweden banned Huawei and ZTE from its networks.
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) board has launched a 6G project, while continuing its 5G efforts.
The Swedish regulator cited spying from Beijing and technology theft, having taken advice from the country's security services and armed forces.
The operator has signed “an exclusive 5G alliance” for Nordics and Baltics with Nokia – except Ericsson is supplying 5G infra in Sweden and Estonia, as well as Norway.
As Europe's operators scramble after enterprise network business beyond connecitivty, Verizon Business launches its international private 5G platform in partnership with Nokia.
Working with Altiostar, the two say they made the first Open RAN voice call on Vodafone’s network in the Netherlands.
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ecta) condemns any ban of Chinese 5G suppliers for geopolitical reasons.
Billed income expected to hit $357 billion (€304.6 billion) by then as Juniper Research finds that 5G “highly resilient” to the pandemic.
As Telefónica rolls out 5G across Spain, the provider chose Juniper’s Security Gateway to safeguard traffic and protect infrastructure.
The new industry group is far from the first country to launch a 6G programme and not all the vendor members are American either.
The growth is driven by many verticals’ new urgency to digitalise in the pandemic era, after a slowdown in spending on tech this year.
Vivacom was already found to provide Europe’s fastest network in Q1/Q2 2020 by Ookla.
Nokia kit will replace existing RANs and deploy 5G; Ericsson will evolve to non-standalone in the core for Proximus and Orange Belgium.
The Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) announces “significant update” to its OpenRAN Project Group.
It's a sweet moment for one of three largest network equipment vendors which has had a rough ride for “being late” to the 5G party.
The auction concluded in three days with the country’s biggest mobile operator, Orange, picking up four of the 11 spectrum blocks.
The Amdocs SmartRAN optimization solution will be integrated into Intel’s FlexRAN software reference architecture and take part in O-RAN MIMO test use case.
NTT DOCOMO, Fujitsu Limited and NEC Corporation said the interoperability complied with the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) Alliance’s specs.
Price is the big selling point, but coverage is limited, roll-out information and handsets thin on the ground, and its plans for global domination are still just plans.
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