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.
German operating business continues network and IT integration efforts. Plans to create 60 ‘future‑oriented’ positions in fields such as cloud and cybersecurity.
Eight new projects will explore 5G use-cases in 13 different sectors. Spain claims leadership for most 5G pilots in EU.
Another social pact unveiled as COVID‑19 and currency falls combine to wipe €1.5bn off reported revenue, and shred profitability. Cash generation a priority as strict — and seemingly permanent — spending and investment restrictions are put in place. Telefónica Infra ambition emerging as plans for new wholesale fibre networks ...
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.
Former BT executive is relishing new challenge of bringing together a distinct and inclusive 5G strategy for Scotland. 5G continues to be a disruptive and highly politicised step-change in the telecoms industry’s development, with devolved government seeking policy differentiation from Westminster.
O2 UK flagged its intention to keep free roaming, and committed to conscious advertising. Device recycling partner beyond redemption, to be replaced by peer Ingram Micro.
Telefónica’s NatCo to launch 5G network on refarmed spectrum this week, as COVID-19 holds up frequency auctions.
Trump admin tactics force hand of NCSC on restricting Huawei in networks. Ability of UK security to assess and monitor Huawei deployments undermined when simultaneously trying to secure a threadbare alt supply chain. At least that’s the mainstream story.
Czech regulator has yet another go at tackling three-player limitations in mobile. Greek and Hungarian state schemes targeted for opportunities.
Threat from Orange and Vodafone palling up on rural network sharing could be exacerbated if the pair are allowed to align mid‑band 5G spectrum allocations.
Vendor licensing costs and proprietary hardware acting as a brake on widespread SD‑WAN uptake, but more compelling IoT economics bringing DyNS to factory floors. BT partnership with Dell spotlighted as an enabler of BT progress in expanding its portfolio. IoT expected to help drive 5G investment through reliable, low‑latency ...
Reports that tightened US sanctions may be a game changer on Huawei security pave the way for a UK government U‑turn on its approach to the vendor. In Germany, leaked DT contract details underline willingness of Huawei to hedge operator risks with stockpiled supplies and financial guarantees.