Longstanding partners Ericsson and Nokia sign “multi-billion-dollar agreements”. Operator makes concerted 5G push at 2.5GHz to complement 600MHz rollout. Nordic duo also tasked with providing “advanced technical capabilities”, including voice over NR, NR carrier aggregation, network slicing, and multi-user massive MIMO.
DT CSO Thomas Tschersich is a leading proponent of GSMA and 3GPP scheme. NESAS aims for more secure mobile networks and efficient security testing. Geopolitical climate heightens awareness about the security assurance scheme, and DT exec insists it could be an apolitical solution to concerns.
New 5G Diversification Strategy and Telecommunications (Security) Bill expected to introduce tough new network security expectations on operators, while attempting to reduce the risks associated with over‑reliance on Ericsson and Nokia. Government backing open standards, and particularly open RAN, to create a diverse supply chain, but relative lack of ...
Once-dissenting operators now planning to use licence-based campus networks for service and technology development. Steady growth in 5G local frequency allocations maintained, reaching 88 organisations in the first year. Verizon also enters scene.
VPC dished out eight awards in its first digital edition. Accenture the standout: ‘Supplier of the Year’ and outstanding technology performance recognised. Nokia picks up two trophies, too. Sitetracker win nods to Tomorrow Street value. Ericsson and Huawei absent.
A joint initiative between the EC and European industry. In its third wave of projects after launching in June 2018. Telefónica present via its R&D entity Telefónica I&D. Deutsche Telekom also involved in several projects via Group and Greek subsidiary; BT present in UK‑focused projects.
An improved earnings forecast at BT is not expected to generate more cash as the operator buys up Huawei gear ahead of the 5G ban. Ericsson highlights its own efforts to ensure it can meet BT’s needs in uncertain times ahead.
Long‑running network ally Ericsson Nikolas Tesla renews deal for three more years.
After keeping its powder dry, Telefónica is aiming for a rapid 5G rollout to support its ‘digital compact’ commitments to ultrafast connectivity. Ericsson and Nokia are providing the RAN for the NSA iteration of 5G, with a glidepath apparently ready for future standalone services. 3G expected to be shut ...
5G local frequency allocations almost doubled in five months, to 74 organisations. Vodafone first rebuffed, now riding bandwagon with RedBox. Over 47% of identified allocations have gone to IT/network service and technology providers, including Huawei.
Virtualised network core based on AWS public cloud infrastructure; Ericsson’s cloud-native 5G functions. OpCo aims to delivering “new industry solutions” securely and quickly, with Mercedes already deploying a 5G campus network. PoCs with selected partners underway; commercial availability slated for 2021. Group gears up for RAN virtualisation in Germany, ...