Telecommunications

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NetGear Achieve 2Gbps Speeds in Live Demo

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NetGear Achieve 2Gbps Speeds in Live Demo

15 Feb 2018 comment

Telstra, Ericsson, NetGear and Qualcomm announced they have achieved record-breaking 4G speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in lab testing using a new commercially announced chipset.

VoLTE Now Available for iPhone users in Hrvatski Telekom Network

VoLTE Now Available for iPhone users in Hrvatski Telekom Network

2 Feb 2018 comment

Superior call quality and a faster call setup through VoLTE service by Hrvatski Telekom, which has been confirmed also by an independent research conducted by P3, enhances iPhone user experience, said largest Croatian operator.

DT, Intel and Huawei Achieve First 5G NR Interoperability

DT, Intel and Huawei Achieve First 5G NR Interoperability

29 Jan 2018 comment

Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei announced they have collaborated to achieve the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station.

Deutsche Telekom CEO Touts 5G Mobile Will Be Revolution for Services

Deutsche Telekom CEO Touts 5G Mobile Will Be Revolution for Services

24 Jan 2018 comment

Fifth generation of wireless technology will be a “revolution” for the telecom industry, spurring new services and revenue models, said Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges, according to Bloomberg.

Verizon Selects Samsung for 5G Commercial Launch

Verizon Selects Samsung for 5G Commercial Launch

12 Jan 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has been selected to supply Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018.

Ericsson Signs Funding Agreements for 5G Research

Ericsson Signs Funding Agreements for 5G Research

2 Jan 2018 comment

Ericsson has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for USD 220 million, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) for USD 150 million, maturing in 2025.

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieve a New Breakthrough in 5G

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieve a New Breakthrough in 5G

27 Dec 2017 comment

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan.

Mobile Industry Leaders Achieve Multi-band 5G NR Interoperability

Mobile Industry Leaders Achieve Multi-band 5G NR Interoperability

22 Dec 2017 comment

An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR standard has been achieved by a group of leading mobile communications companies.

Deutsche Telekom Selects Ericsson for 5G-ready Network

Deutsche Telekom Selects Ericsson for 5G-ready Network

18 Dec 2017 comment

Deutsche Telekom is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. For this important step towards 5G, DT has selected Ericsson as supplier for its current and future network in one out of two market areas of Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

Verizon Awards 5G Contract to Ericsson

Verizon Awards 5G Contract to Ericsson

15 Dec 2017 comment

Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.

Huawei Selected as an OpenStack Supplier for Vodafone Group

Huawei Selected as an OpenStack Supplier for Vodafone Group

11 Dec 2017 comment

Huawei announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Group as an approved vendor to supply its FusionSphere OpenStack platform, to support the operator’s global roll out of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).

T-Mobile and Ericsson Exceed 1 Gbps With LAA Demo

T-Mobile and Ericsson Exceed 1 Gbps With LAA Demo

10 Dec 2017 comment

T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, the first in the world to hit speeds beyond the 1 Gbps threshold on unlicensed spectrum.

Vodafone and Huawei in First European Test of a Tele-operated Vehicle

Vodafone and Huawei in First European Test of a Tele-operated Vehicle

8 Dec 2017 comment

At Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017, Huawei and Vodafone for the first time in Europe showed how pre-standard 5G can be used by an authorized operator to remotely control a vehicle.

First 5G Life Campus to Open in Belgium

First 5G Life Campus to Open in Belgium

4 Dec 2017 comment

Ericsson and Corda Campus are launching the first 5G Life Campus in Hasselt, Belgium. It will be located at Corda Campus, a technology park, and will be fully connected to Ericsson’s R&D center in Aachen, Germany, where 5G development and international pilot projects are executed.

Ericsson Predicts 1 Billion 5G Subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson Predicts 1 Billion 5G Subscriptions in 2023

30 Nov 2017 comment

Ericsson forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

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.