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Nokia Achieves 4.7 Gbps Speed Using Commercial 5G Network Nodes

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Nokia AirScale base station

Earlier this week, Nokia announced that it has achieved the record 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air (OTA) network in Dallas, Texas. Utilizing 800 MHz of commercial millimeter wave 5G spectrum and Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) functionality, Nokia achieved 5G speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps in tests performed on base station equipment being deployed in major U.S.

Nokia Now Offering End-to-End 4G and 5G New Radio Slicing

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Nokia 4G 5G Slicing

Nokia has launched new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds and will be available this summer. 

Nokia Signs 5G Deal with Orange France, Orange Slovensko

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Nokia AirScale base station

Earlier this month, Nokia announced that the company has been selected by Orange France and Orange Slovensko to evolve the operator's Radio Access Network for 5G.

TIM, Ericsson Break 2 Gbps Speed Barrier on a 5G Commercial Network

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Ericsson 5G RAN

Ericsson has announced the successful completion of a connection overcoming the 2 Gbps speed barrier on a 5G live commercial network alongside TIM and Qualcomm. The connection was completed on a 26 Gigahertz (GHz) millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency that was acquired by TIM as part of the Italian government’s 5G bid.

Qualcomm and ZTE Make 5G Voice Over NR Call

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Qualcomm Snapdragon

Qualcomm and ZTE have established 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio call. The call was performed in compliance with 3GPP Release 15 specifications over the 2.5 GHz spectrum band (n41) by utilizing a ZTE’s 5G NR base station and a 5G smartphone form factor test device powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Modem-RF System.

3GPP Approves List of Release 17 5G New Radio Features and Functions

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3GPP Release 17 Timeline

Earlier this week 3GPP held RAN#86 to discuss and finalize further technology evolution of 5G NR radio. 3GPP has now approved a list of features and detailed functionality that will be part of Release-17.

AT&T Brings 5G Services in 10 USA Markets

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AT&T 5G Services Live in 10 Markets

AT&T 5G has now made 5G services available in 10 markets across USA. AT&T customers in Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. market areas can now access AT&T’s 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G.

Africa Mobile Networks and ip.access announce 4G/LTE deployment in Zambia

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Building on successful 3G multicountry rollouts across sub-Saharan Africa

Transformation of CSPs To Access And Service Agnostic Platformers

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Everyone who needed a connection is more or less having it

• The subscriber ownership would change as well with eSIM/vCPE

5G Front-Edge: Access Agnostic Front-Haul & Load Agnostic Edge

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Presentation from Day 2 of Layer123's SDN World Congress 2019 in The Hague, October 2019.

T-Mobile Makes Standalone 5G Data Session on a Multi-Vendor Radio and Core Network

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T-Mobile 5G

T-Mobile USA has announced that the operator has made successful standalone end-to-end 5G data session on a multi-vendor 5G next-generation radio and core network, an important step in realizing the true potential of 5G.

Ericsson and Intel to Demonstrate 4G + 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing at MWC 2019

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Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete Interoperability Testing of 5G NR Data

Ericsson will showcase activation of Ericsson Spectrum Sharing with an Intel 5G device at Mobile World Congress 2019. The demo will show that 4G and 5G traffic can run simultaneously on the same frequency carrier.  

5G Tests, Trials Gain Momentum Across Globe

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5G Status - Jan 2019

5G has gathered momentum globally as per latest GSA report. 201 operators, in 83 countries are currently investing in 5G mobile and 5G FWA networks, ~30% increase since mid-2018. Level of commitments include tests, trials, planned and pilot deployments, and launches.

T-Mobile, Ericsson Make 5G Call on 600 MHz

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T-Mobile - 5G

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has made a successful 5G data call and video call on 600 MHz both on a live commercial network in partnership with Ericsson and Intel. T-Mobile also accomplished a tri-band 5G video call with three users on different spectrum bands – 600 MHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz.

LTE Subscription Growth Remains Strong in 2018 as 5G Kicks In

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LTE Subscription Growth 2018

LTE subscriber base now accounts for 44% of all mobile subscriptions worldwide and is expected to keep growing until 2022. Based on the latest GSA data, there were 3.74B LTE connections globally at the end of September 2018 in comparison to 2.77B  connections a year earlier. LTE subscriptions are expected to reach 5.96B by 2022 end.