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2021-10-15

Airtel gearing up for 5G trials using mmWave band, says CTO Randeep Sekhon

2021-10-07
“Our next round of trials should be on the millimetre wave,” Sekhon said, adding that they are awaiting equipment from vendor partners. ETTelecom Updated: October 06, 2021, 16:55 IST Bharti Airtelis preparing to conduct5Gtrials using the millimeter band,Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer said. “Our next round of trials should be on the millimeter wave,” Sekhon said, adding that they are awaiting equipment from vendor partners. The mmWave band is considered...

5G FWA is hot: 72% of global service providers are offering FWA, says Ericsson

2021-06-18
byLinda Hardesty|Jun 16, 2021 Fixed wireless access (FWA) is hot among service providers worldwide, according toEricsson’s 2021 Mobility Report, which was published today. About 72% of all service providers are now offering FWA, as of April 2021. And connections are forecast to exceed 180 million by the end of 2026, accounting for more than 20% of total mobile network data traffic globally. Ericsson defines FWA as “a connection that provides primary broadband access through wir...

Global 5G future at risk if 6GHz spectrum is not licensed: GSMA

2021-05-19
TheGSM Association(GSMA) has called on governments to license the6GHz bandfor fifth-generation or 5G networks if they aspire to realize the full capabilities of the next-generation technology. “It is estimated that 5G networks need 2GHz of mid-band spectrum over the next decade to deliver on its full potential,” it said. It has further urged governments to make at least 6425-7125 MHz available for licensed 5G; to ensure backhaul services are protected; and added that the bottom half of the...

Ericsson signs standalone 5G deal with Swisscom

2021-05-05
byBevin Fletcher|May 3, 2021 5:02pm Ericsson on Monday inked an expanded 5G deal with Swisscom that includes transitioning the operator’s 5G network to standalone (SA) mode. Swisscom plans to use Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G core, with the inclusion of a container-based cloud packet core and cloud data management and policy. The Swedish vendor’s 5G radio gear is also part of the deal, with Swisscom tapping 5G NR carrier aggregation and 5G RAN slicing technologies. Netwo...

2021-04-08

AT&T signs 5-year deal with Nokia for C-band gear

2021-03-19
byMonica Alleven| Mar 18, 2021 10:24am Nokia announced today that it will be supporting AT&T’s C-band buildout, a development that is not the least bit surprising given their history together. Financial terms of the five-year deal were not disclosed. AT&T saidlast weekthat it will be spending on the order of $6 billion to $8 billion on its C-band rollout, which will begin when the first batch of spectrum becomes available at the end of this year, although a lot of planning an...

Advances in 5G Boosts Mobile Speeds in Taiwan

2021-02-09
ARÍA F. VALENZUELA GÓMEZ03 Feb 2021 Taiwan has seen considerable growth in its mobile performance since it issued its first 5G commercial license in July 2020. UsingSpeedtest Intelligence® data from Q4 2020, we explored how the emerging technology has affected overall mobile speeds, how much faster 5G was compared to 4G, which operator had the fastest 5G and what speeds look like in Taiwan’s largest metropolitan areas. Mobile internet speeds in Taiwan showed steady impr...

AT&T scores fastest 5G network, Verizon’s availability drags down speed

2021-01-22
byBevin Fletcher|Jan 19, 2021 5:24pm While Verizon and T-Mobile lately seem to be competing largely with each other over network prowess, new results from Ookla named AT&T as the fastest U.S. mobile operator in Q4 – for both 4G and 5G. Average mobile download speeds overall climbed quickly in the U.S. during the fourth quarter – jumping more than 20 Mbps from about 47.13 Mbps in September to 67.33 Mbps in December, according to the latestSpeedtest Global Index. That pushed the U.S...

Qualcomm powers FastWeb’s 5G fixed wireless CPE FWA in Italy

2021-01-05
Italian telecom operator FastWeb is geared up to commercially launch its 5G fixed wireless access service in 50 cities in Italy by year’s end, with customer premises equipment using Qualcomm’s X55 platform. The companies have been working together over the last two years to prep FastWeb’s mmWave 5G FWA service. An initial rollout in the first three localitieshappened earlier this week, and plans call for expansion into 500 cities in 2021. By 2024 FastWeb expects to deliver 5G mmWa...

South Korea's 5G network speed reaches 691Mbps per second

2021-01-04
The average download speed on the high-speed network from the country's three major mobile carriers -- SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG Uplus Corp -- stood at 690.47 megabits per second (Mbps) in the second half of the year, up 33.91 Mbps from the first half, according to data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. · December 30, 2020, 10:56 IST Seoul: South Korea's5Gdownload speed and overall quality improved in the second half of the year from the first half as the country races to ...

Ericsson picked by KDDI, Japan for 5G core with enhanced zero-touch operation

2020-12-11
Ericsson on Thursday said KDDI will use the vendor’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G core to launch standalone 5G services in its network in Japan. One of Japan’s four major mobile operators, KDDI launched commercial 5G services at the end of Marchacross parts of 15 prefectures, with plans to expand sites throughout Japan’s major cities. That comes two days after Nokia disclosed a deal to supply Japan’s SoftBank with cloud-native 5G Core software, joining Ericssonin supporting the ope...