Vodafone Portugal (VfP) continued to collaborate with Ericsson on 5G tests, using 100MHz of temporary spectrum in the 3.6GHz band.
Strategic partnership in place to target industrial market with campus‑network solutions.
VfIr joins small clutch of Group OpCos that offer commercial 5G.
5G coverage target of ten million people by December 2020. “Several thousand” 5G customers in first three weeks. Head start on 5G rivals. Hatch partnership for cloud gaming.
Vodafone Portugal (VfP) worked with local public broadcaster TVI and Ericsson to transmit a 3D holographic broadcast over 5G.
VodafoneZiggo flagged the establishment of its first live 5G connection in the Netherlands.
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.
Nokia is muscling in on the Telefónica-research initiative that had previously been Ericsson’s playground, although the Swedish vendor continues to deliver technology including standalone 5G NR. Telefónica and partners maintain an influential role in EU efforts to explore new 5G industrial use cases.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) senior executives kept a low profile as the US-led political furore surrounding Huawei Technologies intensified. American President Donald Trump maintained a clear message to US allies that it will limit intelligence-sharing with them if they allow Huawei to supply 5G networks.
Arch Summit now established as a forum for Vodafone suppliers and partners. Wibergh teases-out Vodafone’s Technology 2025 strategy; fuelled by ‘radical simplification’ mantra, ‘Technology Communications Company’ goal. VPC’s Wilson walks-the-digital-walk with SCM Control Centre; outlines multi-dimensional supply chain (and partnering) vision. £50m-budget Group Foundation getting commercial with VBV investment ...
Tomorrow Street’s Arch Summit 2019 hosted the 2018/19 Vodafone Supplier Awards in Luxembourg last night, in what is becoming a customary part of the annual event aimed around bridging the gap between corporations and startups.
New round of tests conducted ahead of planned 2020 launch.
Group starts to look beyond non-standalone 5G.