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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, ...

Ofcom appoints Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive. It has also said Lord Burns, its chairman, will step down by the end of the year.

Dawes was rumoured to have been selected by Ofcom back in November, but her appointment could not ...

EXFO launches intelligent network automation platform

EXFO has launched an intelligent automation platform designed to enable mobile network operators to deliver ultra-reliable, high-quality 5G service.

The Nova Adaptive Service Assurance (Nova A|SA) platform automatically provides the right data at the right time to ...

Nokia & SoftBank complete ‘world-first’ 5G connected car test

?Nokia and SoftBank have completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to operate connected cars.

Non-standalone 5G uses existing LTE radio and packet core infrastructure as a basis, with 5G-NR radio layers on top. This allows for ...

Rail connectivity progress stalls

The National Infrastructure Commission has warned that progress on mobile connectivity on rail has stalled since the government accepted the findings of its 2016 Connected Future report.

In its new report on the progress of its recommendations – Connected Future: ...

Economic viability of UK 5G networks questioned

Stephen Lerner, general counsel & regulatory affairs director at Three, has outlined the “various forces are limiting the economic viability of 5G at an industry level”.

In a LinkedIn blog post, Lerner explained that adequately addressing four areas – concerning ...

Network operator AI spend to reach $15bn by 2024

Total operator spend on AI solutions will exceed $15 billion by 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is up from from $3 billion in 2020.

Network optimisation and fraud mitigation solutions were identified as the most highly sought-after AI-based ...

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 ...

Huawei given UK 5G go-ahead

The UK government has announced the conclusion of its Telecoms Supply Chain Review, with Huawei given the go-ahead to build “non-sensitive” parts of the UK’s 5G networks.

This follows a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Boris ...

Anritsu introduces 43.5 GHz 1-port VNA

Anritsu Corporation has introduced what it says is the industry’s first modular 1-port vector network analyser (VNA) that supports measurement frequencies up to 43.5 GHz.

The ShockLine MS46131A USB VNA can be used to measure antennas and other 1-port 5G devices at ...

UK to allow Huawei a limited role in 5G networks

The British government gave a strong hint today (23 January 2020) that it will allow Huawei a limited role in the roll-out of future UK 5G mobile networks, a Reuters report said. Huawei will be banned from supplying core network equipment, but it may be allowed to contribute to ...

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 ...

Home Office seeks direct mode solution for ESN devices

The Home Office has signalled its intention to “enter into a market engagement exercise” for a direct mode, device-to-device (D2D) solution for devices using the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The solution will take the form of a TETRA-based remote speaker ...

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 – ...

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 ...

Mobile tech facilitating a massive reduction in carbon emissions

Mobile technology reduced greenhouse gas emissions by around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e in 2018 – approximately equivalent to Russia’s yearly CO2e emissions, according to a study performed by the Carbon Trust and commissioned by the GSMA. These savings were nearly ten times the ...

AWS to offer edge computing in partnership with Vodafone in Europe

?Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced AWS Wavelength which will embed AWS’s compute and storage services at the edge of mobile network operators’ networks.

The company claims that this will allow developers’ applications to serve end-users with ...
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