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.
Vivo into loans; Juniper picked for 5G backhaul security; Nokia wins UK SDM.
Nokia to become 5G infrastructure top dog as Huawei fades. Virtualisation opportunities abound as BT and Nokia commit to expanding open RAN ecosystem, and imminent developments on the network edge are anticipated.
Vodacom South Africa tests used Edgecore‑based DCSG product running Infinera software. Vodafone’s Rossi highlights move to create a “diverse supply chain”.
Likening the launch to German reunification, O2 is delivering 5G in five cities from October on €40‑per‑month tariffs. NSA launch paving way for more ambitious plans. Media reports suggest Chancellor Angela Merkel will not ban O2 5G partner Huawei, although political resistance remains, and O2 is readying a back‑up ...
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.
Airwave unlikely to be switched off until 2024, possibly 2025. EE on track with 4G network.
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.