Private LTE network for leading mining group Minera Las Bambas, with path to 5G services.
Acquirer of Nokia assets targets expansion beyond DT-backed EAN footprint.
OpenRAN time appears to be coming, with supplier choice constraints evidently dominating Group thinking. Vodafone steps up rhetoric regarding potential of tech; “fast tracking” referenced. Group still in trial mode with technology, however. Firm strategy for bearers and configurations yet to emerge.
TMUS completes multi-vendor 5G SA NR data session at Bellevue lab. Cisco, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia take part. New device lab opened.
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.
Now five 5G Technological Cities, including Barcelona. Underpinned by ZTE-supplied 5G NR SA “most advanced 5G trial network to date”. Santander, Hitachi Vantara and Idronia partnered for financial services and edge computing 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.
Ericsson steals the show, after years in Huawei and Nokia’s shadows. Ninian Wilson emphasises NPS as awards-driver.
Further information emerged on the 5G trials to be undertaken by Telefónica España and its partners in the Galicia region of the country.
BT was the second operator to be identified as a major customer for Nokia’s 100G service router. Nokia kit said to have been designed with the BT detailed specifications in mind. McRae’s fulsome praise sees Nokia in a gaggle with other publicly-praised partners.
Telefónica España added SDDC’s to its SD-WAN partnership with Nokia and its Nuage Networks unit The aim is to simplify customer access to cloud-based applications
Telefónica unveiled its 5G Technological Cities project, which will see initial deployments of pre-5G technology and services in two Spanish cities that the telco is describing as “living laboratories”. Ericsson and Nokia have each been appointed as a technology partner in one city, and will undertake parallel testing ...