Project tests 5G for agile media production in broadcasting. BT’s Adastral Park is a main test facility for EU-funded 5G-VINNI project.
Kenyan operator to expand Vodafone’s Africa test-ground for open solutions. Project gearing is more towards core and backhaul than RAN. Scale and efficiency gains highlighted.
Vodafone Ireland to provide retail services to 300 Broadband Connection Points.
Group’s interest in chasing Green Bonds shows opportunities for suppliers and partners that can link their products and services to energy and emissions goals. Vodafone’s healthy pipeline of projects boosted by inclusion of older network upgrades, including single RAN deployment. Ongoing efficiency focus likely to ensure the Green Bond ...
Sole reliance on low-band 600MHz purportedly boosts 5G coverage by 30%. Cisco Systems, Nokia are core network suppliers. Market research firms find NatCo leader on 5G availability, but not so good on average downlink speeds. TMUS expands rollout of Sprint’s mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum to support 5G.
Eight new projects will explore 5G use-cases in 13 different sectors. Spain claims leadership for most 5G pilots in EU.
Vivo forms partnership with Nokia to implement previously agreed LTE network at Vale mine. Nokia said the plan is to migrate the network to 5G in future.
Telefónica’s NatCo to launch 5G network on refarmed spectrum this week, as COVID-19 holds up frequency auctions.
Tenorio says industry “not scratched the surface” on systems integration. Achieving lower TCO, compared with large-scale traditional vendors, an enormous task. O-RAN Alliance doing “great job”, but smaller vendors disadvantaged. Ambition of sub-$1000 RRH pushed back until 2021. Tech still not ready for prime time in urban ...
BT signs TM Forum’s Open API and Open Digital Architecture Manifesto.
Deals and updates from across the Vodafone Group include the latest CNTT release, Vodafone Business partnership with Energy Web, and a coordinated Track and Trace effort from European telcos. Vodafone Idea flagged collaborations with Nokia, Red Hat, and Mavenir. Vodafone Greece launched ToBi; Ireland expanded its relationship with Exclusive ...
ADTRAN set to take a substantial share of work building BT’s new fibre infrastructure as a third partner alongside Huawei and Nokia. Vendor’s involvement appears to have sparked a small jump in BT’s March 2021 rollout targets.
Ways to solve small-cell cost conundrum still being pondered. DT among European operators pondering the prospect of emulating the approach adopted in Hong Kong to deliver efficiently built and cost‑effective small cell coverage for 5G. Secondary node RAN sharing among operators could provide a sweet spot where low‑cost build ...
Apparent pragmatic row-back on opposition to private spectrum allocation.