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5G to support more than 10% of global mobile connections by 2023

66 per cent of the global population will have internet access by 2023, with 5G supporting more than 10 per cent of mobile connections, according to Cisco’s new Annual Internet Report.

The company also forecasts that the average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per ...

Ofcom signals commitment to emerging tech

Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join the regulator next month as director of emerging technology.

The creation of this new role comes at an interesting time for the regulator. It appointed Dame Melanie Dawes yesterday and announced its board is ...

MWC 2020 cancelled

GSMA has announced that this year’s MWC will not be held, due to fears around coronavirus.

The announcement follows a number of companies withdrawing from the event over the past week. In a statement to Bloomberg News GSMA’s CEO, John Hoffman, said, “The global ...

Industry sources say MWC is on the brink of being cancelled

Orange has joined a growing list of high-profile technology companies withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona amid concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19.

Over the course of the past week, companies including Nokia, Facebook, Intel, Sony, Amazon, LG, AT&T, ...

Good news for Wi-Fi as regulators free up more spectrum

Ofcom is the latest national communications regulator to propose opening up more spectrum for Wi-Fi – a move that will be welcomed by the industry.

The Wi-Fi industry has been lobbying national regulators for years to provide more spectrum as the two main existing ...

Research reveals mobile network performance ‘sweet spot’

Global Wireless Solutions has completed a nationwide assessment to understand the UK customer experience of mobile network performance.

GWS combined controlled scientific network testing with a deep analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance. Its ...

Nokia launches cloud-native network operations software

Nokia has launched new network management software for communication service providers (CSPs) building 5G networks.

The Nokia Network Operations Master will be part of the company’s network management portfolio, which delivers tools for troubleshooting, ...


Ericsson and Capgemini join forces on private 4G and 5G networks

Ericsson and Capgemini have announced they are teaming up to deliver end-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific private 4G and 5G networks.

Ericsson will supply private network products and services, whereas Capgemini will provide digitalisation and system integration ...

BT explains new charges stem from recycling efforts

BT has said new post-contract customer charges are part of the company’s plans to reduce its environmental impact.

Customers will be charged between £43 and £50 if they fail to return their Wi-Fi router at the end of their contract, whereas those who keep TV set-top ...

UK sensor network reaches 90% coverage

WND UK has said it has achieved 90% population coverage for its public IoT network.

The network uses Sigfox’s low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology, which operates in the ultra-narrow band and requires a low amount of power so devices can run for years on a ...

O2 looks to expand coverage with O-RAN project

O2 has announced a new Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) project.

The company is working with partners including Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to introduce O-RAN solutions, a type of network technology that is open and software-defined. This will open up O2’s Radio ...

Network sharing takes a step forward

Vodafone has said it is the first mobile network operator (MNO) to deploy a 5G multi-operator radio access network in the United Kingdom.

This follows the Shared Rural Network (SRN) proposal – set out by the government, Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three back in October – ...

what3words and Speechmatics launch Voice API

what3words and Speechmatics have launched a new end-to-end speech recognition and post-processing API for developing new location services.

The Voice API combines automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with in-built post processing. Launched this week at CES, ...

Nokia reaches 63 commercial 5G contracts

Nokia has today announced that it has reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, with customers including AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi.

Tommi Uitto, ...

O2 and Ericsson partner with Northumbrian Water in 5G trials

O2, Ericsson and Northumbrian Water are conducting a series of initial 5G trials at the Washington Water Treatment Plant in Tyne and Wear.

The trials will use O2’s 5G network, with Ericsson providing the 5G infrastructure. This will include installing a Private ...

O2 to trial 4G on the London Underground

O2 has signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to join other providers in piloting 4G on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Canning Town.

This follows a similar announcement from Vodafone back in October. The pilot is scheduled to go live in March ...


Ofcom welcomes applications for new spectrum sharing licenses

Small businesses can now submit applications to Ofcom for new shared spectrum licences.

Organisations can apply for a shared access licence to use spectrum in bands ranging from 1.8GHz to 26GHz. The regulator says these airwaves are ideal for setting up local wireless ...

Ontix goes live with fixed wireless access gigabit service in Soho

Ontix Limited, a wireless infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider has switched on a fixed wireless access (FWA) service (capable of up to 1Gbps speeds) in the market section of Berwick Street in London’s Soho.

According to Ontix, the area has previously been ...

Kenwood launches a new digital/analogue two-way radio series

?JVCKENWOOD Corporation (Kenwood) has launched a new series of professional two-way radios designed for everyday use.

The NX-1000 series includes an automatic digital/analogue mixed-mode operation so it can be integrated with legacy analogue radios and systems. This ...

Vodafone Strikes Deal with Openreach

Vodafone has announced a deal with Openreach to expand its Gigafast Broadband full fibre services.

From spring 2020, Vodafone will start making Vodafone Gigafast Broadband available to customers in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool on the Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ...

Ofcom announces new rules for mobile phone repeaters

Ofcom has made changes to the technical requirements for using mobile phone repeaters in vehicles.

Mobile repeaters help improve reception, and the new technical specifications allow for increases to the maximum system gain allowed and the use of a wider range of ...

Ofcom proposes regulation changes to support spectrum sharing

Ofcom has shared details on its proposed changes to the spectrum trading and register regulations.

This follows an earlier announcement of two new types of spectrum licences – the Local Access Licence and the Shared Access Licence – as part of its new spectrum sharing ...

‘First-ever’ commercial deployment of OpenRoaming

Canary Wharf Group and Cisco have announced what they claim is the world's first ever commercial trial deployment of OpenRoaming.

OpenRoaming is a Cisco-led federation that combines mobile roaming with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Users can seamlessly switch between any ...
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