5G networks

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…

GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

The GMSA has released new guidelines to assist mobile operators that are looking to launch 5G Stand Alone networks. The document contains advice about technological, spectrum and regulatory best practices, and was developed in collaboration with many of the current leaders of the 5G industry. “The deployment of networks using 5G Stand Alone Cores will enable…

NEC Forms R&D Partnership with NTT

NEC Forms R&D Partnership with NTT

NEC and NTT Corporation are joining forces to accelerate digital transformation. To that end, the two companies have formed a capital and business partnership that will support ICT research and development, with a particular emphasis on products that leverage optical and wireless technologies. The two companies believe that strong communications infrastructure will be particularly important…

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…

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.…

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…

Senior U.S. Commerce Official at Center of 5G, Huawei Battles Resigns

Senior U.S. Commerce Official at Center of 5G, Huawei Battles Resigns

Earl Comstock, a senior U.S. Commerce Department official who has been a vocal proponent of export restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei is resigning, effective Friday, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In a statement on Comstock’s resignation, Ross said that he valued his “wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership,”…

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…

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…

NTT DOCOMO Looks Ahead to 2030 with New 6G White Paper

NTT DOCOMO Looks Ahead to 2030 with New 6G White Paper

Commercial 5G networks are still in their nascent stages, but NTT DOCOMO is already looking ahead to the next evolution of mobile technology. The company has released a new white paper that details the concepts and use cases for commercial 6G networks, which it expects to introduce ahead of 2030. According to the white paper,…

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

The GSMA is taking a look at the future prospects for smartphones and other 5G devices with a new report that was released during CES. The report seeks to give tech providers a better sense of the global landscape ahead of the impending launch of commercial 5G networks. In the report – appropriately titled The…

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia are toasting a successful demo of their 5G infrastructure in Finland. The demonstration took place at the downtown Maria 01 startup campus during the annual Slush start-up event, which takes place every November in Helsinki. The test was set up as part of a broader effort to show startups what they can…

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,…

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will direct his agency to auction off the nation’s long-awaited 5G spectrum. Details of the auction have yet to be released, however in letters sent to lawmakers on Monday Pai noted he wishes to auction 280 megahertz of C-band spectrum for the service.…

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