5G connectivity

Biggest UK MNO Prepares to Flip the 5G Switch

Biggest UK MNO Prepares to Flip the 5G Switch

The UK’s largest Mobile Network Operator is about the launch the country’s first commercial 5G network. A joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange (formerly France Télécom), EE is the largest operator of 4G services in Europe. Now, it’s poised to become a pioneer in the realm of 5G, announcing that it plans to initiate…

Palace Museum and Huawei Plan Smart Museum Powered by 5G and AI

Palace Museum and Huawei Plan Smart Museum Powered by 5G and AI

Beijing’s Palace Museum is partnering with Huawei to update its technological capabilities. The two organizations will work together to develop a new 5G application and build a “smart museum” that will make the collection more accessible and more engaging for on-site visitors and remote guests dropping in for virtual tours. “With the help of technology,…

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

“…the report predicts that by 2025, there will be about 1.4 billion 5G connections around the world, accounting for 15 percent of the global mobile market.” Just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the GSMA has issued a new report predicting the spread of 5G networks and the transformative impact it will deliver together…

Microsoft and IDEMIA Discuss the Benefits of eSIM Functionality

Microsoft and IDEMIA have shed some light on the partnership between the two companies and the future of eSIM technology. According to a recent interview with Microsoft’s Shai Guday and IDEMIA’s Emir Aboulhosn, eSIM tech is already poised to transform the smartphone market, with Aboulhosn forecasting that every major phone manufacturer will deploy eSIM technology…

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC and Japan-based telecom NTT DOCOMO have made further progress in their efforts to trial experimental 5G connectivity technology. Together with Tobu Railway Co., the companies successfully transmitted high-definition video to a fast-moving train. It’s the culmination of a long-term effort. Last spring the companies transmitted 3G data to a car moving at over 300km…

Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

“These technological advancements further serve to illustrate Ericsson’s aggressive positioning in the emerging 5G industry…” Ericsson is showing that it already has one foot in the IoT future with the announcement of new technological advancements for the expanding world of connected Things. One such enhancement, aptly dubbed “NB-IoT Extended Cell Range 100km”, is an extension…

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

Japan’s biggest telecom has officially announced its plans to attend this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it’s going to put artificial intelligence and 5G technologies in the spotlight. Biometric technology will play an important role in NTT’s AI showcase. The company says one of its exhibits will be of “Smart Airport” solutions including…

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

The 5G future is on the way. We just don’t know what it will look like, or how much consumers will be willing to pay for a high speed premium. That’s the takeaway from two new Consumer Survey reports published by GSMA Intelligence during CES 2019. Together, The Future of Devices and 5G’s Great Expectations…

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

NTT Docomo Lays More Track in Race to 5G

NTT Docomo Lays More Track in Race to 5G

NTT Docomo has paved more runway in the race toward 5G connectivity with a recent test of high-speed communications. Working with glass specialist AGC, the Japanese telecom developed a glass-mounted antenna system that could be equipped onto a vehicle. It worked with Ericsson to test this technology in a real-world trial, in which data was…