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GSMA, O-RAN Team Up On Intelligent 5G Development

The GSMA has teamed up with the O-RAN Alliance in an effort to promote the adoption of 5G and facilitate the development of products that take advantage of the new infrastructure. Both the GSMA and the O-RAN Alliance believe that Open Radio Access Networks (RAN) will be an integral part of the 5G future, with…

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,…

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.…

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…

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

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,…

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto has forged a new eSIM partnership with VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecom provider in the Kingdom. Specifically, the digital security company will be providing VIVA Bahrain with a subscription management platform that allows for the remote activation of eSIM devices. “We adopt innovative trends in technology to enhance our customers’ experiences,” said VIVA Bahrain…

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…