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Payments, Biometrics, and Connectivity are Key in This Week’s Mobile ID Top News

Payments, Biometrics, and Connectivity are Key in This Week’s Mobile ID Top News

It’s been another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World news, with payments, biometrics, and connectivity being the hot topics in the latest roundup of our most popular stories. On the FinTech side of things, Mobile ID World visitors were understandably interested in learning more about Samsung’s new debit account platform, about which the…

Verizon and Ericsson Complete Test of Pop-Up 5G Towers

Verizon and Ericsson Complete Test of Pop-Up 5G Towers

Ericsson and Verizon have completed a successful test of a battery-powered wave cell site built with Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) technology. The result is essentially a pop-up 5G tower that can be deployed in a pinch to augment or expand an existing 5G network. As it stands, 5G cell towers use the millimeter wave spectrum…

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…

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…

5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another widely varied week in Mobile ID World news, with the most popular stories concerning mobile and smart city infrastructure, FinTech, and some controversy from a major global identity project. Starting with infrastructure, this week brought the announcement that the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has called for public comment on 5G…

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.…

Zebra Predicts Mobile Transformation in Public Safety Sector

Zebra Predicts Mobile Transformation in Public Safety Sector

Zebra Technologies has released a new report that suggests that public safety organizations are hoping to accelerate their technological transformation. The company’s report on the Future of Field Operations found that public safety organizations are particularly interested in mobile technology, with 86 percent of those organizations prioritizing field workers (and their mobile devices) when designing workflows.…

Ericsson President Continues to Push 5G in Digital Keynote

Ericsson President Continues to Push 5G in Digital Keynote

Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm kicked off the company’s UnBoxed Office series of online events with a keynote speech delivered from his home. In the keynote, Ekholm addressed some of the most pressing challenges facing the mobile industry during the COVID-19 crisis. “Our highest priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees,…

Ericsson Details its Response to COVID-19 in New FAQ

Ericsson Details its Response to COVID-19 in New FAQ

Ericsson has taken the time to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about its response to the coronavirus. The tech giant confirmed that it is continuing to monitor the situation, and that it is following the public health recommendations of local and international authorities in its various areas of operation. In the meantime,…

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung has expanded its Galaxy A line of smartphones with two new 5G products. The Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G offer in-display fingerprint recognition and rely on the Samsung Knox platform for device security. The specs for the two phones are nearly identical. They both boast 128GB of internal storage, a 4,500mAh…

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…

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies. First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely…

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…

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