Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Samsung have all recently conducted tests of 5G networks based on the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio (NSA 5G NR) standard.
Swedish carrier Telia Company is the latest carrier to announce it has switched on a 5G network, with the help of Ericsson of course.
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The vendor also says that IoT subscriptions are set to surge to 4.1 billion devices in 2024. Network operators have said they plan to build 85 NB-IoT and LTE-M networks.
Government officials are fearful that telecom providers using Huawei gear in other countries will be vulnerable to spying.
The Chinese vendor managed to shrug off procurement challenges during the first half of the year tied to a U.S. government ban on ZTE acquiring components from U.S. manufacturers.
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The software-based platform is focused on mobility network functions needed to interconnect any edge application without any upgrades to the underlying network or origin cloud.
CEO Borje Ekholm said that the company’s turnaround strategy is working. Ericsson increased its sales goals by $2 billion for 2020.
The company will use Ericsson NB-IoT equipment and SBA Communications’ towers for the first phase of its 5G network, which it says will be done in March 2020.
Mobile broadband is expected to be the first use case for 5G in Russia. Specifically, operators are looking at ways to ease network congestion in urban areas.
The work is part of a wider drive to develop 5G in India, boosted by the Centre of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G at the Indian Institute of Technology, which Ericsson established in Delhi in July.
One expert thinks these deals are being made at the behest of Japanese operators and won't resonate much outside of Japan.
Separating the control plane and the user plane in wireless networks will allow network operators more flexibility with different types of traffic.
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