DT and TMUS emphasise continuity and aggression with leadership change, 5G acceleration, and extension of Un-Carrier initiatives to New T‑Mobile era. Legere to step down in May 2020, with WeWork posting a possibility.
Chancellor under pressure to take harder line on Chinese supplier. TDE faces risk of shutting down “unsafe” network components. Hungary, UK indicate willingness to ignore US calls for Huawei clampdown.
O2 Czech Republic again came out in defence of its contentious mobile network‑sharing agreement with T‑Mobile Czech Republic (TMCZ), amid recent reports that regulators’ concerns over the deal were fuelling delays in the country’s 5G auction, now due to take place in 2020.
Juniper is taking a strategic partnership role in the UK, building on its work in Telefónica Group’s home market. Potential noted for Juniper to expand its influence on additional markets, and reinforce existing deployments across the Telefónica footprint.
Telefónica UK (O2 UK) provided connectivity for a smart ambulance at Millbrook Proving Ground in September 2019, as part of a trial which it claims “has the potential to revolutionise patient diagnosis, transport and treatment”.
European operating businesses are continuing to ratchet-up participation in connected vehicle projects as part of efforts to develop 5G industrial use cases. A testing centre in Spain appears to fit with smart city ambitions, while, in the UK, connectivity for ambulances as part of research into using 5G as ...
Considerable speculation and debate on the future of UK communications infrastructure and the sector was sparked by a new Labour Party policy. In its Manifesto for the upcoming UK General Election, Labour is committing to the nationalisation of major elements of BT Group that relate to the provision of ...
Political ructions after Chancellor appears to green-light Huawei involvement in 5G. Group hopes to count on Chinese supplier might still be dashed. TDE woos government at inaugural 5Germany event.
Spectrum-hungry TMUS still facing major resistance in mid-band liberalisation drive. FCC final order on issue may happen in November 2019. 5G Plus Plan seems TMUS’ best bet for C‑Band win.
NatCo gains temporary test permits to put 5G through its 700MHz paces. Den Haag positioned as 5G hub. Operators still in finger-drumming wait for auction of 5G‑friendly frequencies.
Further signal that NatCo is gearing up for long-awaited densification push.
Magenta Telekom could face rural rollout obligations if it secures 700MHz licences in Austria’s second 5G‑enabling spectrum auction.
BT Group, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and Facebook launched their third annual competition for startups in telecom infrastructure to join the UK’s TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC), based at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk and Tech City in London.
BT’s Andy Sutton provided a deeply technology‑focused update on the Group’s progress along the path to 5G.
Rain South Africa, a data‑only new entrant and Vodacom South Africa (VdSA) roaming partner, launched an “uncapped”, 5G‑based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service in parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane.