Telecommunications

Huawei Releases New-Generation 5G-oriented Base Station

Huawei Releases New-Generation 5G-oriented Base Station

23 Nov 2017 comment

At the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, Huawei released a new generation of 5G-oriented base station featuring three highlights: "extreme simplicity", "extreme speed", and "extreme evolution".

Movistar and Ericsson Bring First 5G Trial to Argentina

Movistar and Ericsson Bring First 5G Trial to Argentina

15 Nov 2017 comment

Telefónica-owned operator Movistar and Ericsson have brought the first 5G test system to Argentina, allowing telecom operators and ecosystem partners such as academic institutions and industry representatives, to test 5G capabilities in a live network.

Huawei Releases SuperFTTB Solution for Gigabit Access Acceleration

Huawei Releases SuperFTTB Solution for Gigabit Access Acceleration

14 Nov 2017 comment

At the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2017, Huawei released its SuperFTTB solution. It uses 212 MHz G.fast technology to enable operators to support gigabit access through copper lines.

Swisscom Selects Ericsson as Strategic Supplier for Gigabit LTE and 5G

Swisscom Selects Ericsson as Strategic Supplier for Gigabit LTE and 5G

13 Nov 2017 comment

Swisscom has selected Ericsson for complete digital transformation and evolution of its entire network to deploy nationwide Gigabit LTE from 2018, and 5G from 2020.

Vodafone Achieves First 5G Data Connection in Italy

Vodafone Achieves First 5G Data Connection in Italy

10 Nov 2017 comment

Vodafone has achieved the first 5G data connection in Italy. The 5G trials were conducted in partnership with Huawei, which made available a radio base station using Massive MIMO technology.

Swisscom Offers Gigabit LTE With Radio Dot System

Swisscom Offers Gigabit LTE With Radio Dot System

6 Nov 2017 comment

Ericsson and Swisscom are bringing gigabit connectivity to Swiss consumers, starting with the deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in the operator’s retail stores.

Huawei Launches 5G Microwave Bearer Solution

Huawei Launches 5G Microwave Bearer Solution

6 Nov 2017 comment

At the Ultra-Broadband Forum in Hangzhou, Huawei launched its 5G microwave bearer solution. Featuring 10 Gbit/s-to-site, smooth evolution, and flexible O&M, it supports 5G application scenarios, helping operators manage future challenges in 5G bearer networks.

Verizon and Ericsson Team Up to Deploy Massive MIMO

Verizon and Ericsson Team Up to Deploy Massive MIMO

2 Nov 2017 comment

Verizon and Ericsson reached another milestone in 4G LTE Advanced Technologies that will also serve as a stepping stone to 5G technology by completing their first deployment of Frequency Division Duplexing Massive Multiple Input – Multiple Output on Verizon’s wireless network.

Entel Extends Network Partnership Towards 5G with Ericsson

Entel Extends Network Partnership Towards 5G with Ericsson

1 Nov 2017 comment

Ericsson has extended its 20-year strategic partnership with Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile. Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson will prepare Entel’s network in the evolution path towards 5G by deploying its latest LTE FDD network technologies and LTE TDD Massive MIMO.

U.S. Cellular expands 5G tests with Ericsson to 28GHz

U.S. Cellular expands 5G tests with Ericsson to 28GHz

26 Oct 2017 comment

U.S. Cellular and Ericsson have completed joint testing of various 5G use cases at 28GHz. The tests, a significant step toward the launch of a 5G network, were conducted in rural and suburban environments in Madison, Wisconsin.

MTS Selects Ericsson to Prepare Network for 5G and IoT

MTS Selects Ericsson to Prepare Network for 5G and IoT

24 Oct 2017 comment

Ericsson and MTS, the largest telecommunications operator in Russia, have agreed to upgrade the network of MTS. Ericsson will deliver the newest software features that will be continuously developed during the next three years.

Kežman: Integration of H1 Telecom Nearing the End, Followed by the Use of Synergic Effects

Kežman: Integration of H1 Telecom Nearing the End, Followed by the Use of Synergic Effects

24 Oct 2017 comment

Following the merger of H1 Telekom and Optima Telekom, that ended at the beginning of August, we talked with CEO of Optima Zoran Kežman.

ZTE Accelerates Pre5G Evolution to Build 5G-Ready Networks

ZTE Accelerates Pre5G Evolution to Build 5G-Ready Networks

23 Oct 2017 comment

ZTE officially launched a total solution designed to accelerate the Pre5G evolution for 5G-ready networks. It represents a comprehensive upgrade following ZTE’s proposal on its Pre5G innovation philosophy and development of a series of solutions.

5G Readiness on the Rise

5G Readiness on the Rise

17 Oct 2017 comment

Ericsson has released the 5G Readiness Survey 2017. The report shows that many operators have accelerated preparations for the new technology and trials are being carried out by 78 percent of the respondents.

5G New Radio Connection With 2 Gigabits per Second

5G New Radio Connection With 2 Gigabits per Second

14 Oct 2017 comment

Four radio cells in the Deutsche Telekom network are demonstrating the future of communication right now. The antennas in Berlin are the first in Europe with a live 5G connection in a real world setting.

Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo Prepare for 5G Readiness

Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo Prepare for 5G Readiness

9 Oct 2017 comment

Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo are working together to increase the capacity of the Vodafone mobile network in the Netherlands by maximizing the potential of Ericsson’s latest 5G-ready radio equipment and Vodafone’s spectrum assets.

Telia, Ericsson and Intel Will be the First to Make 5G Real in Europe

Telia, Ericsson and Intel Will be the First to Make 5G Real in Europe

2 Oct 2017 comment

Telia is deploying the first public 5G live network use cases in Europe in collaboration with Ericsson and Intel. This includes a high-speed 5G connection to a commercial passenger cruise ship delivering internet connectivity to the ship and its passengers while in port, and an industrial use case featuring a construction excavator remotely controlled with a live 5G network.

Transatlantic Encryption Success at 100Gbps

Transatlantic Encryption Success at 100Gbps

26 Sep 2017 comment

Ericsson,Telstra and Ciena have successfully trialled continuous data encryption while maintaining speed and reliability over 21,940 km across multiple cable systems. The engineering teams demonstrated the ability to encrypt data securely while in transit between Los Angeles and Melbourne at 100 Gbps, using Ciena’s ultra-low latency 100 Gigabit wire-speed encryption solution.

Telekom Austria Group turns A1 Into a Brand for All of its Operations

Telekom Austria Group turns A1 Into a Brand for All of its Operations

21 Sep 2017 comment

The Telekom Austria Group announced the decision to roll out A1, its successful brand in the Austrian market, across all of the Group's operations in a gradual manner depending on local circumstances. It will, according to sources also include Croatian market where Vipnet is the second largest telco operator.

IFA 2017: DT will continue to invest in fiber-optic network

IFA 2017: DT will continue to invest in fiber-optic network

3 Sep 2017 comment

At the opening of IFA 2017, Niek Jan van Damme, member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG responsible for Germany, made a clear commitment to expanding the broadband network in Germany and explained the measures that have been taken so far. “I am very proud that we currently run the largest fiber-optic network in Germany, with approximately 455,000 kilometers of cables,” said van Damme. “Through our investment, we have succeeded in more than doubling the overall size of the network since 2007.” As a result of this expansion, Deutsche Telekom has gained more fiber-optic customers than any other European network operator, with approximately 8.2 million lines.

Sky Is Said to Plan High-Speed Broadband Service for Italy

Sky Is Said to Plan High-Speed Broadband Service for Italy

3 Aug 2017 comment

Sky plans to add a high-speed broadband service in Italy to its premium content packages, seeking to shake up a market dominated by Telecom Italia, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

MTS trials live Licensed Assisted Access

MTS trials live Licensed Assisted Access

20 Jul 2017 comment

Together with MTS, the largest mobile network operator in Russia, and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Ericsson has conducted the first successful live trial with a commercial small cell product of Rel-13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Russia.

Ericsson builds end-to-end NB-IoT system for Chunghwa Telecom

Ericsson builds end-to-end NB-IoT system for Chunghwa Telecom

17 Jul 2017 comment

Ericsson will build a NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) system for Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company, enabling the island to take its first steps toward joining the Internet of Things. Chunghwa Telecom will use the system to trial a range of IoT devices and applications in its laboratory.

BT and Vodafone Face Bidding Restrictions in U.K. Wireless Sale

BT and Vodafone Face Bidding Restrictions in U.K. Wireless Sale

12 Jul 2017 comment

The U.K.’s communications regulator plans to limit the amount of wireless spectrum BT and Vodafone can buy at a coming auction, a long-awaited decision that risks being appealed, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson Modernizes Real-time Charging for VNPT in Vietnam

Ericsson Modernizes Real-time Charging for VNPT in Vietnam

11 Jul 2017 comment

VNPT, a leading telecom operator in Vietnam, has chosen Ericsson as a strategic partner to modernize its charging and business support system. The modernization will enable service convergence and advanced charging capabilities, and improve the user experience for VNPT’s 40 million pre-paid and post-paid subscribers.

China Telecom and Ericsson Launch Open IoT Platform

China Telecom and Ericsson Launch Open IoT Platform

6 Jul 2017 comment

China Telecom and Ericsson have launched the China Telecom IoT Open Platform, a global connection management platform that will support China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy and accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services.

Ericsson Unified Delivery Network Boosts NTT Docomo’s Media Offering

Ericsson Unified Delivery Network Boosts NTT Docomo’s Media Offering

4 Jul 2017 comment

Ericsson has been selected by one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, Japanese NTT Docomo, to deliver its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) solution.

Things Mobile Off to a Very Good Start

Things Mobile Off to a Very Good Start

13 Jun 2017 comment

Just a few days after its international launch, Things Mobile solution is marks a very good start. The world's first Mobile Operator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) is off to a rocketing start, according to the company press release.

London Said to Seek Mobile Network Deal for Underground Trains

London Said to Seek Mobile Network Deal for Underground Trains

12 Jun 2017 comment

London’s subway commuters are one step closer to being able to surf the internet on moving trains, as the city prepares to seek bids from telecommunications companies, according to Bloomberg.

New iPhones Said to Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links

New iPhones Said to Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links

10 Jun 2017 comment

Verizon, AT&T and the rest of the U.S. wireless industry have a big boast for this year’s crop of smartphones, according to Bloomberg.