Telstra Launches Limited 5G Service in Australia Telstra has started building out 5G coverage in 10 cities and plans to expand the network almost five-fold in total coverage area to at least 35 cities during the next 12 months.
Vodafone and Ericsson Showcase Virtualized 5G Core in Roaming Demo Vodafone OpCos in Portugal and Spain made use of two gamers to demonstrate 5G roaming capabilities.
BT’s EE Sets May 30 as 5G Launch Date in Six UK Cities
France Sticks to 2020 5G Rollout Plan, Still on the Fence With Huawei The French president and finance minister stopped short of suggesting that Huawei should be banned as the telecoms regulator Arcep confirms that 5G rollouts will go ahead as planned.
Marvell Pays $650M for Avera, Moves Into ASIC Biz The acquisition puts Marvell in a better position to increase its marketshare wired and wireless infrastructure, “starting immediately in the fast-growing 5G base station market,” said CEO Matt Murphy.
Nokia CEO Claims Vendor Is Leading in 5G Rajeev Suri said Nokia now has 37 5G commercial contracts, of which 20 are with named customers.
Affirmed Networks Claims First 5G Standalone Mobile Core Affirmed Networks today announced UnityCloud, a cloud-native mobile core that the company claims to be the industry’s first 5G standalone (SA) mobile core.
FCC Chief Backs T-Mobile-Sprint Merger With Concessions FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says he backs the $26.5 billion transaction and is encouraging his fellow commissioners to approve the merger after the companies agreed to a series of concessions.
Ericsson Head Criticizes Europe For Slow 5G Rollouts Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm blames European government officials and regulators for letting Europe fall behind Asia and the United States on 5G.
Cisco Rides High on Rising Network Complexities Cisco's expanded push into 5G and WiFi 6 is leading the vendor into wider opportunities outside of its traditional domain.
5G Is a Big Deal – But Revolutionary? I Think Not The telecom industry is more exciting than it’s been for years, and 5G is a big reason for that. But the collective aspirations of executives driving this leap in technology have taken things way too far.
Vodafone UK Pins 5G Launch Plans on July 3 The first cities to get 5G service include Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, and London.
TM Forum Open Digital Framework Targets 5G Migration The framework includes TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture, open APIs, data and artificial intelligence (AI) standards, reference implementations, and reference materials tied to business processes.
Not All SD-WANs Are Created Equal Though SD-WAN is young, it’s approaching maturity “and people ought to be more discerning in what they want and what they expect from their SD-WAN,” says Martello’s John Proctor.
Verizon Launches NB-IoT Network for Fixed Use Cases Verizon’s narrowband IoT network runs on its LTE network and is suited for fixed applications requiring data rates below 100 Kb/s.
UK Carriers Step Up 5G Rollout Plans, Seek Better Licensing Conditions The countries four large carriers are reported to have come up with a plan that might help them avoid coverage obligations tied to future 5G licenses.
Microsoft Inks Wide-Ranging Partnership With SK Telecom on 5G, IoT Partnerships between large tech companies and telecom operators are growing as 5G efforts gain momentum.
How Dell Technologies Aims to Unlock New Revenue for Telcos Will new networking services and capabilities delivered by 5G lead to greater revenue for network operators? Dell and its telco customers sure hope so.
Sprint Makes Big, Bold 5G Promises “We hype it up, everybody is talking about it, but how is [5G] going to really transform the future," said Sprint’s Mishka Dehghan, during her keynote at the Big 5G Event.
Verizon Virtualizes Baseband Functions Using Intel, Nokia vRAN Gear This trial decoupled hardware and software, which provides more flexibility in where computing operations can take place within the network and enables multi-access edge compute (MEC) and network slicing.