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.
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.
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.
Indian plant closures and unavailability of field engineers blamed for failure to meet revised 4G rollout targets.
NatCos count on Ericsson to dynamically reallocate low-band 4G spectrum for wider 5G coverage. VfD CTO gives DSS strong vote of confidence; calls the tech a “sensation”. VfZ uses DSS as 5G first-to-market launchpad ahead of Dutch spectrum auction.
Ways to solve small-cell cost conundrum still being mulled. Vodafone‑authored research sees European operators pondering emulating the ‘Hong Kong approach’ to delivering small cell coverage for 5G. Secondary node RAN sharing could provide a sweet spot where low‑cost build and operation still facilitates differentiation. Regulatory buy‑in deemed essential for ...