5G infrastructure

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…

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced that his department will be allocating $9 billion in funding, previously slated for a similar program to improve 4G LTE coverage in rural areas, to bolster the deployment of the next generation 5G spectrum in the same rural areas. The news comes after major telecommunications carriers Verizon,…

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Ltd. has released a Future Disrupted: 2020 report to highlight some of the latest trends that tech companies should be aware of entering the next year. In particular, NTT predicts that 2020 will be a banner year for smart cities and other connected environments, with data, IoT, and automation advances enabling the creation of…

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

“KDDI is aiming to launch its first commercial 5G services in March of 2020, having been allocated communications spectrum by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications…” Ericsson has been selected as the primary 5G vendor for KDDI, a major Japanese telecom. The agreement will see Ericsson supply KDDI with Radio Access Network equipment supporting…

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

Fortune Business Insights has released a new report that suggests that the 5G infrastructure market is primed to explode in the next few years. The report predicts that the market will grow at an astonishing CAGR of 76.29 percent between 2018 and 2026, climbing from $720.6 million to $50.64 billion during the forecast period. The…

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

“By utilizing base stations that support open interfaces, we will flexibly and efficiently deploy 5G networks that meet various use cases in the 5G era…” NEC is supplying NTT DOCOMO with radio units that will become part of the company’s growing 5G infrastructure. The new units are designed to serve as equipment for 5G base…

GSMA Asks Businesses and Governments to Work Together to Coordinate Transition to 5G

GSMA Asks Businesses and Governments to Work Together to Coordinate Transition to 5G

The GSMA has reiterated its call for intelligent leadership in the wake of its recent Digital Declaration. In a statement anticipating the launch of 5G networks, the organization is asking European mobile operators and policy experts to work together to ensure a secure 5G environment and a competitive digital marketplace. The GSMA is particularly alive…