As one of the biggest providers of highly integrated systems, the Swedish giant has been slow to support the move to divide software from dedicated hardware.
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.
Billed income expected to hit $357 billion (€304.6 billion) by then as Juniper Research finds that 5G “highly resilient” to the pandemic.
Deployment of the Swedish vendor’s standalone core technology will start underway later this year.
The new industry group is far from the first country to launch a 6G programme and not all the vendor members are American either.
Vivacom was already found to provide Europe’s fastest network in Q1/Q2 2020 by Ookla.
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 Amdocs SmartRAN optimization solution will be integrated into Intel’s FlexRAN software reference architecture and take part in O-RAN MIMO test use case.
In a blog, Jason S Boswell, Head of Security, Network Product Solutions at Ericsson outlines his concerns about security.
The operator (which trades as O2) says it is the first in Germany to build its 5G core to support new industiral solutions in the cloud.
Telefónica's Executive Chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete promises “outstanding hyperconnectivity in European terms from combining 5G and fibre".
The launch of Denmark's first 5G network will take place on 7 September and will reach up to 80% of the population by the end of the month.
The operator says it runs on edge compute to minimise the distance to the customer.
KPN rolled out 5G to about half the Netherlands at the end of last month; now the Dutch operator is focusing on enterprise customers.
Sunrise Communications, the Swiss operator, has deployed Nokia’s cloud-native converged charging software to price and promote consumer and business services.
Their ambitions span OpenRAN and core cloud network solutions for data and voice, initially in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
After five years’ contraction, the market grew slightly in 2019, offsetting reduced demand for managed services.
Will OpenRAN's mainstream adoption spell the end of an era for incumbent vendors or is the technology too immature to meet customers’ demands? Graeme Neill reports.
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