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Optus detailed plans to work with a Sydney-based start-up to trial use of AI, drone technology and ultra-HD cameras running on its 5G network to monitor the power grid of a major electricity provider, with the aim of improving reliability and worker safety. It stated it is collaborating with Unleash Live and Amazon Web Services
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Cross posting from LinkedIn, please post any comments there! One of the advantages of having been in the industry for a very long time is one knows (and in my case, remembers) the hacks of each generation of mobile technology. In case of UMTS (3G), the initial version had very poor data rates. Even though
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Vodafone Idea claimed it delivered a peak data rate of 3.7Gb/s using 26GHz spectrum during a non-standalone 5G trial in Pune city, the last of the three major operators in India to trial the technology. The operator stated it also achieved peak download speeds of 1.5Gb/s using the 3.5GHz band with its equipment partners in
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Vodafone UK urged the government to prioritise a speedy adoption of digital technology, with a specific focus on 5G and IoT to meet an ambitious target of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In a report commissioned in association with consultancy WPI Economics, the operator stated digitalisation in manufacturing, transport and agriculture would
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Telefónica ha llegado a un acuerdo con NEC para efectuar pruebas de RAN abierta en los cuatro principales mercados mundiales de la operadora, dentro de su estrategia para conseguir que la mitad de sus despliegues de 5G utilicen dicha tecnología en 2025. En una declaración conjunta, ambas firmas explican que Telefónica llevará a cabo pruebas
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Australia-based Telstra introduced a strategic plan aimed at speeding growth, continuing cost reductions and extending 5G coverage to 95 per cent of the population by mid-2025. During a company investor event, CEO Andrew Penn (pictured) outlined a new growth initiative dubbed T25, targeting mid-single digit underlying EBITDA to end-June 2025 and increasing underlying return on
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Telefonica struck a deal with NEC on conducting open RAN trials in the operator’s four core global markets, a step towards achieving a goal for half of its 5G deployments to use the approach by 2025. In a joint statement, the pair explained Telefonica will conduct open RAN pilots in Spain, Germany, the UK and
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Someone reached out recently asking for a summary of Release 16 features. For people who are involved in standards, they already know of a few ways you can get this quickly.  The first is to go to the Releases page here: https://www.3gpp.org/specifications/releases  Here you can see the status of current releases as well as at the
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LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EURASIA, MOSCOW: Beeline Russia CEO Alexander Torbakhov (pictured) reminded delegates spectrum and deployment of new mobile technologies are vital to delivering services, but asserted improving customer experience is the only way to find breakthrough growth. During a panel discussion, Torbakhov insisted the key challenge operators face is maintaining and enhancing
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China Mobile and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) worked out terms of a 700MHz 5G deployment plan, with the operator to cover base station costs and initially own 100 per cent of the shared network, Chinese telecoms news site CCIDCOM reported. The operator aims to deploy 200,000 700MHz base stations this year and 280,000 in 2022.
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TPG Telecom selected Ericsson to supply a standalone (SA) 5G core network after the vendor completed a multi-year virtualisation programme allowing the operator to migrate its entire 4G and 5G customer base to a single platform. In a joint statement, TPG Telecom explained Ericsson will deploy its cloud-native, dual-mode 5G core, with the goal of
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IBM selected security start-up Exium to help customers run AI or IoT applications across hybrid cloud environments, laying the groundwork for 5G-enabled IoT and private networking. The company will sell Exium’s services in tandem with its open source Edge Application Manager, with customers paying the start-up a monthly fee per device. Industrial automation, healthcare and
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I have been meaning to write on this topic for a very long time. The discussion started back in 2016 when the limitations of GSM-R were obvious and it was recognised that a successor will be needed sooner or later. The International Railway Union (UIC) published a user requirement specification in their paper “Future Railway Mobile
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The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) welcomed Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendations to waive right-of-way fees for five years and release additional spectrum, predicting the moves will significantly reduce overall network rollout costs and accelerate 5G service launches. In addition to calling for a five-year waiver, TRAI last week recommended the creation
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BIG 5G EVENT, DENVER, US: A panel of technical experts outlined reasons non-traditional vendors are expected to gain a foothold in 5G core networks, naming security, adaptability and pricing models as key reasons for the shift. Gabriel Sidhom, COO at Orange Silicon Valley, explained operators want the ability to scale networks up and down by
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LIVE FROM BIG 5G EVENT, DENVER, US: Mo Katibeh, AT&T SVP network infrastructure and build, asserted the operator is deploying more fibre than any company in the US, but warned it is concerned about a tight labour market as it builds the fixed and 5G networks. Katibeh explained fibre and 5G were closely linked, with
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AT&T agreed to sell its Vyatta routing and switching unit to US equipment vendor Ciena for an undisclosed sum, preparing to exit the business barely four years after acquiring it from Brocade. Ciena stated the acquisition will help it address 5G and edge compute market opportunities by expanding its Adaptive IP range, which it claims
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The GSMA called on the Malaysian government to follow a set of specific recommendations to ensure the success of a proposed Single Wholesale Network (SWN) for 5G, as the industry association highlighted the pitfalls of the model, including potential risk to the nation’s thriving mobile economy. Citing a report it commissioned from DT Economics, which
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Vodafone UK plans to deploy 1,500 low-power 5G units by April 2022 after a trial of new radio equipment with Ericsson resulted in a near 50 per cent reduction in energy use across its next-generation networks. The company explained in a statement it used an Ericsson antenna-integrated radio offering for the test conducted at a
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Qualcomm and Ericsson completed an OTA 5G New Radio (NR) call on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum, claiming this is the first such 5G transmission in the band. The call was made at Ericsson’s North America headquarters in Texas, where the company has installed a 5G network. The vendor used its 4408 and AIR
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South Korea’s government outlined plans to nurture the country’s 5G ecosystem, with the goal to boost the number of companies developing new services nearly 20-times over the next five years, Yonhap News Agency reported. The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) aims for 1,800 companies to specialise in 5G services by 2026, up from the
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Analysts at Juniper Research warned legislation designed to ease the device repair process could blunt shipment revenue for 5G devices in the long-term, but backed devices supporting the technology to record strong sales in the meantime. In its latest forecast, the company estimated 5G compatible smartphones to generate annual revenue of $337 billion by 2025,
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China Tower chairman Tong Jilu highlighted the impact of 5G on its top-line in H1, with the technology becoming a key growth driver for its traditional tower business as network deployments expanded rapidly across the country. In a statement, Tong explained it completed about 256,000 5G projects in H1, with 97 per cent deployed using
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China Telecom added 93 million 5G package subscribers in the year to end-June, accounting for 36.2 per cent of its total user base and helping drive ARPU gains. Ke Ruiwen, chairman and CEO, stated ARPU had reversed a downward trend during H1. The sum grew 2.9 per cent year-on-year to CNY45.70 ($7.05). China Telecom ended
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