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

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

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

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

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. 

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

Huawei

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

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

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

Nokia

‌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.

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

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

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

Qualcomm

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.

Nokia and Qualcomm Successfully Complete 5G New Radio Interoperability Tests

Nokia

Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard. Tests utilized the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm.

Optus Plans Commercial 5G Rollout by Early 2019

Optus

Optus plans to roll out 5G technology in Australia by early 2019 with a fixed wireless product in key metro areas. This announcement follows the launch of a successful outdoor trial for 5G New Radio, which showed 2Gbps download speeds using a potential device for a fixed wireless service in the home and business.

Nokia Announces ReefShark Chipsets, Future X Network Architecture for 5G

Nokia

Nokia has launched its new ReefShark chipsets, which leverage in-house silicon expertise to reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators' networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G.

Turkcell and Huawei Complete LTE Spectrum Coordination on a Commercial Network

Huawei

Turkcell and Huawei have completed LTE Spectrum coordination on Antalya's commercial LTE network with Huawei’s latest eRAN13.1 solution. This solution enables coordination between high and low LTE bands to realize channel selection based on a user’s experience and maximize user throughput.