5G connectivity

GSMA Forecasts $331 Billion 5G Investment in APAC Region

GSMA Forecasts $331 Billion 5G Investment in APAC Region

The GSMA has released a new report on the mobile economy of the Asia Pacific region, which predicts that mobile operators will invest more than $400 billion in their networks in the five-year period between 2020 and 2025. The majority of that money ($331 billion) is earmarked for the deployment of 5G infrastructure.   According…

Ericsson and O2 to Expand UK 5G Network

Ericsson and O2 to Expand UK 5G Network

Ericsson will continue to work with O2 to extend the reach of its 5G radio access network (RAN) in the UK. O2 launched its initial 5G network in October, and will now be moving to the western part of the country to update its existing 2G, 3G, and 4G infrastructure. As it did with O2’s…

Bell Canada Partners with Ericsson to Build Nationwide 5G Network

Bell Canada Partners with Ericsson to Build Nationwide 5G Network

Ericsson will be providing the Radio Access Network (RAN) technology for Bell Canada’s commercial 5G network. The two companies previously collaborated on a 4G LTE network. Bell Canada will eventually offer nationwide 5G coverage, and is hoping to increase its footprint when the Canadian government auctions off the 3.5 GHz spectrum later in the year.…

US National 5G Security Strategy Open for Public Comment

US National 5G Security Strategy Open for Public Comment

The American public has been given 21 days to comment on the way security will be handled for the US 5G network, following a request posted by The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). As NextGov reports, the request concerns how 5G networks can work with the security strategy — the Secure 5G and Beyond…

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

The GSMA is trying to counter one of the more destructive pieces of misinformation to emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the organization has condemned several incidences of arson against mobile phone masts in the United Kingdom. According to the GSMA, the arson can likely be attributed to a disinformation campaign that…

Ericsson CEO Stresses 5G Success in AGM Statement

Ericsson CEO Stresses 5G Success in AGM Statement

Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm emphasized his firm’s success in making 5G technology a reality in remarks opening the company’s Annual General Meeting this week. In his opening speech, Ekholm noted that Ericsson technology was used in the world’s first 5G network, launched last year, and that this was also true of Europe’s first 5G network.…

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Research is predicting that global smartphone production could drop as much as 30 percent in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn largely reflects the considerable disruption to production lines and supply chains in China, which was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus. China also…

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Corporation has unveiled a new 5G smartphone that was built with an eye towards video production. To that end, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is able to record 4K videos at 60fps, and comes with an AI quad shooting setup that combines a 64MP main camera with a 120-degree 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera,…

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

The GSMA has published a series of reports on the development of mobile technology in China, which collectively suggest that the country is likely to remain at the forefront of the 5G movement for the foreseeable future. The reports were published as part of the ‘GSMA China Week’ program, which is taking place online due…

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson has teamed up with Telenor to bring 5G coverage to Norway. The two companies have launched a 5G network in the city of Trondheim in the first phase of a broader 5G rollout. The Trondheim network is the first commercial 5G network in the country. Telenor first partnered with Ericsson back in December, and…

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

The GSMA and GTI have published a new white paper that argues that governments need to craft more supportive policies to foster the development of large-scale 5G networks. To that end, the paper specifically asks legislators to work with mobile operators to overcome the infrastructural and investment challenges they are likely to face.  “Governments are…

New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

VIAVI has published a new report on the current state of 5G. The report indicates that 5G networks have now been deployed in 378 cities spread across 34 different countries around the globe. According to VIAVI, South Korea has been the most enthusiastic adopter of 5G, with networks now active in 85 cities across the…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu will soon begin implementing Japan’s first private 5G network. The company has been granted a provisional license for a private 5G radio station by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications, becoming the first company in the country to receive such a license. With the license, Fujitsu will be able to set up a radio station…

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials say they have evidence that Chinese telecom and 5G network systems giant Huawei has secret back doors into mobile networks that it maintains across the globe. The accusations from the U.S. arrive after years of tensions between the U.S. and China that have been…

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

French telecommunications company Orange France — formerly France Telecom — announced it has selected Ericsson to help deploy its 5G radio access network (RAN) in three major French regions, including Paris. “For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one of the main priorities of our Engage 2025 strategic plan,” said…

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Chinese tech giant Huawei will be granted a limited role in Britain’s 5G cellular network, despite the fact that the United States has been calling on its allies to exclude the company. Huawei, who Britain referred to as a “high-risk vendor”, will be allowed into non-sensitive parts of…

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

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