China Unicom and Huawei to Work Together on 5G Network Slicing

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China Unicom and Huawei to partner on 5G Network Slicing

China Unicom and Huawei have signed an agreement on 5G network slicing to jointly carry out research, demonstration, and application of 5G network slicing. Network slicing is a key native capability of 5G, which can maximize the efficiency of communications networks and reduce network construction and O&M costs. 

AT&T Shares 5G Trial Progress, Reports Gigabit Speeds and 9ms Latency

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AT&T has released some ongoing 5G trial details earlier this week. The company had started enterprise 5G trial in Austin, Texas more than a year ago to explore mmWave and testing 5G equipment and later expanded 5G trials to more places in Waco, Texas, Kalamazoo, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.

EE, Telefónica, Vodafone Win Big in Ofcom's 4G, 5G Spectrum Auction

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Ofcom

UK's telecom regulator Ofcom has released the outcome of the principal stage of its 4G, 5G spectrum auction. EE, Telefónica, Vodafone came out as big winners. Ofcom has been running an auction of spectrum in two frequency bands: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current 4G mobile and 3.4 GHz, which is one of the spectrum bands earmarked for 5G.

3GPP Road to 5G Massive Internet of Things

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5G IoT

In last few years, Internet of Things (IoT) standards have evolved considerably to provide seamless convergence of the digital and the physical world. IoT allows applications, machines connected to the network to communicate among them or with servers without human intervention.

Cisco and Partners to Start 5G Trial in Rural Areas of the UK

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Cisco

Cisco and it's partners aim to create a UK government funded complete end-to-end rural 5G testbed system for trials of new wireless and networking technologies, spectrum sharing, new applications and services with a focus on testing and demonstrating approaches for ensuring that 5G connectivity is accessible and affordable in hard-to-reach rural areas. 

Ofcom Begins 5G Spectrum Auction to Improve Mobile Broadband

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Ofcom

Ofcom has begun 5G auction for mobile broadband and future 5G services, earlier this week. Five companies are taking part in the auction to bid for available spectrum in two frequency bands.

AutoAir to Deliver a Small Cell 5G Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)

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Airspan

Airspan Networks has announced AutoAir, a 5G testbed for connected and autonomous vehicles as part UK’s £25M 5G digital strategy. The company is part of “AutoAir” consortium, a neutral host based small cell solution for transportation networks in the UK.

Huawei, NTT DOCOMO and TOBU RAILWAY Conduct 5G Field Trial In Japan

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Huawei collaborated with NTT DOCOMO and TOBU RAILWAY in 5G system trial at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN as part of 5G Field Trials initiated by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (MIC).

Singtel and Ericsson Launch commercial NB-IoT Network in Singapore

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Ericsson NB-IoT

Singtel in partnership with Ericsson has rolled out a nationwide commercial cellular Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore. This advanced mobile network technology will help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices by offering the best coverage, power efficient and cost-effective solutions to enterprises.

Session and Service Continuity Evolution in 5G Networks

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5G

The explosive growth of data-driven service has been the main driver for 3GPP evolutions in recent years.  5G is expected to provide considerably more flexibility for customization compared to earlier generations. New deployments are expected to serve huge amounts of mobile data traffic, thus requiring very efficient user plane path management.

Nokia, Intel and Verizon Demonstrate New Virtualized RAN Architectures

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‌Nokia, Intel and Verizon are collaborating on new Cloud RAN architectures to provide the flexibility needed for the operator's future services and requirements for 4G, 5G and IoT in the cloud.

Huawei Announces 5G Chipset, Customer-premises Equipment

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Huawei

Huawei has launched its 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE) at Mobile World Congress. Huawei uses its self-developed Balong 5G01 chipset – a commercial chipset supporting the 3GPP standard for 5G, with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 2.3Gbps. 

SK Telecom to Showcase 5G Hologram AI, Self-driving car, 3D HD Map at MWC

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SK Telecom at MWC

Under the theme of “Perfect 5G,” SK Telecom plans to lay out the company’s 5G technologies and announce the soon-to-be arriving 5G era.

Huawei Starts 5G “Wireless to the Home” CPE Trial in Canada

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Huawei

Huawei has launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit. The trial is taking place in downtown Vancouver’s “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture with TELUS. 

Qualcomm Demonstrates the Next Phase of 5G NR Technology Roadmap

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Qualcomm has demonstrated next phase of the global 5G New Radio (NR) standard at an event in San Diego on February 7th. Following the recent completion of the first 5G NR standard, 3GPP has approved various technology studies that are expected to define the next phase of 5G NR in Release 16 and beyond.