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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. 

Demystifying 5G - 5G NR network measurements at 3.5 GHz

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The video demonstrates how to perform 5G NR network measurements at 3.5 GHz. In the example shown, the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator generates a 5G NR signal. The captured RF measurements are visualized with the R&S®ROMES4 drive test software that supports real-time network analysis, optimization and troubleshooting.

Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO Achieve 27Gbps Throughput in 5G Outdoor Trials

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NTT DOCOMO 5G Outdoor trial

Mitsubishi Electric and NTT DOCOMO have demonstrated 5G 27Gbps and 25Gbps maximum throughputs via one mobile terminal over communication distances of 10m and 100m, respectively, using the 28GHz radio frequency. 

T-Mobile and Ericsson Sign $3.5 Billion 5G Deal

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T-Mobile and Ericsson 5G Deal

T-Mobile and Ericsson have signed a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

AT&T Adds More cities to 5G Rollout Plan in 2018

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AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T plans to offer 5G services to customers in a dozen cities this year and is adding Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. and Oklahoma City as the next three identified cities for its 5G plan. These cities join previously announced cities of Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco. 

Nokia and dtac Deploy Commercial 4G TDD Network in Thailand

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Nokia

Nokia and dtac are deploying the commercial 4G TDD network in Thailand. Once completed, dtac TURBO users on the 2300 MHz spectrum operated in cooperation with TOT will get superior mobile broadband speeds. The network is being deployed in the Northeast, North and South of Thailand, including major provinces such as Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

Elisa Launches Commercial 5G Network in Finland

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Finnish operator Elisa has announced the launch of commercial 5G network and has started selling 5G subscriptions. The company has started 5G services in Tampere and Tallinn. The operator is claiming to be the first operator to launch 5G services across the globe.

Verizon Announces 5G Plan for Los Angeles, Tests LTE over CBRS Spectrum

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Verizon 5G

Verizon plans to deploy 5G technology in Los Angeles starting in the fourth quarter of 2018. Los Angeles is the second city Verizon has identified as part of its 3-5 market 5G deployment plans, first announced in November 2017. Verizon previously announced Sacramento would be a 5G city.

AT&T Preps for 5G, Doubles LTE Speed in More Than 100 New Markets

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AT&T 5G Evolution

As part of 5G Evolution strategy, AT&T continues to evolve it's LTE network and has announced  117 new markets which will have theoretical peak speeds of up to 400 megabits per second for capable devices using  LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation. 

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

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AT&T

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.