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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…

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,…

NXP Unveils New Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio

NXP Unveils New Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio

NXP has launched a new Wi-Fi 6 portfolio that will allow equipment manufacturers to support the latest Wi-Fi standards with a wider range of products. The portfolio will deliver a slew of performance improvements, including faster download and upload speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connections. In the past, only a select handful of premium…

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…

China Launches Massive 5G Network Rollout

China Launches Massive 5G Network Rollout

China has launched 5G capabilities in 50 cities across the country in what is being called one of the biggest single rollouts of the super-fast mobile network technology. Experts warn that the massive switch to 5G threatens to vault China past the U.S not only with regards to the consumer benefits the technology can afford…

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

A group of industry leaders has formed a coalition to promote and set standards for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The founding members of the FiRa Consortium are NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and the ASSA ABLOY Group that includes HID Global. The first companies to sign on with the new organization are Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.,…

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC and Japan-based telecom NTT DOCOMO have made further progress in their efforts to trial experimental 5G connectivity technology. Together with Tobu Railway Co., the companies successfully transmitted high-definition video to a fast-moving train. It’s the culmination of a long-term effort. Last spring the companies transmitted 3G data to a car moving at over 300km…

4G to Overtake 3G in LATAM/Caribbean This Year: GSMA Report

4G to Overtake 3G in LATAM/Caribbean This Year: GSMA Report

2018 will have been the year in which 4G connectivity surpassed 3G in Latin America, suggests a new report from the GSMA. Entitled “The Mobile Economy: Latin America and the Caribbean 2018”, the report forecasts that by the end of the year, 4G networks will account for 38 percent of the region’s connections. That points…