The executive missives come as some European operators have expressed concern that their 5G plans could be delayed if Huawei is not part of the infrastructure puzzle.
Huawei and ZTE's list of woes continue as Germany, Canada, Poland, and the U.S. all appear to be working to impose new bans.
The German telecom giant expressed fears that Europe could fall behind China and the U.S. by at least two years if governments ban Huawei over security concerns.
1&1 Drillisch confirms its intention to take part in Germany’s upcoming 5G spectrum auction in March.
The German carrier signed an agreement with the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises to drive 5G deployment in the capital.
The test produced round-trip latency of less than 100 microseconds (0.1 milliseconds) and a data transmission speed of 40 Gb/s.
The South Korean carrier is to partner with MobiledgeX, building on the deal signed with DT in October 2018.
Things aren’t all bad news for Huawei. T-Mobile Poland confirmed that Huawei is the sole vendor supporting its 5G network.
The telecom giants will invest a like amount in DT's MobiledgeX edge computing subsidiary and SK's partner ID Quantique, which uses quantum physics to secure communication transmissions.
The group will produce vendor-neutral APIs and software tools focused on mobile functions running on edge infrastructure.
DT will use its fiber infrastructure to connect 5,000 Telefónica cell sites in Germany to support 3G, 4G LTE, and planned 5G services.
Ericsson and Telstra extended the 3GPP standards-based limit for a long-range narrowband IoT data connections from 40 km to 100 km through software upgrades.
“To expect just one project to oversee all of the edge use cases is not practical,” said Aricent's Shamik Mishra.
Comarch recently won a contract with South Korean 5G operator LG U+ to replace its OSS stack.
Deutsche Telekom joins The Linux Foundation.