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Ericsson and China Telecom Make 5G Standalone Data Call with Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

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Ericsson and China Telecom (Sichuan) have successfully completed 5G Standalone (SA 5G) Ericsson Spectrum Sharing data call on a commercial network. The milestone was achieved recently on China Telecom’s 2.1GHz commercial 5G network in Deyang City, Sichuan Province.

Samsung and KDDI Demonstrate 5G End-to-End Network Slicing in Tokyo

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Samsung, KDDI 5G End-to-End Network Slicing

Samsung and KDDI have announced the successful completion a 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing demonstration with a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in Tokyo, Japan. 

Nokia and StarHub Conduct 5G Non-Standalone Network Trial in Singapore

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Nokia and Singapore-based operator StarHub are conducting live 5G non-standalone (NSA) network trial across Singapore, running until 16 February 2021. By leveraging existing 4G infrastructure, the trial 5G network will allow StarHub to provide higher data bandwidth and reliable connectivity to its subscribers without a major infrastructure overhaul. 

Ericsson Delivers First U.S. Manufactured 5G Base Station to Verizon

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First U.S. manufactured commercial 5G base station from Ericsson

Verizon has become the first U.S. communications service provider to receive a 5G base station manufactured at Ericsson’s new 5G production factory in Texas. Kyle Malady, CTO, Verizon, received the first U.S. manufactured commercial 5G base station from Ericsson’s new factory in Texas. 

Nokia Signs €400M 5G deal with Taiwan Mobile

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Nokia has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately 400 million euros. The initial phase of the deal, which includes 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS, begins this month

Rogers Communications and Ericsson Launch 5G Network in Canada

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Rogers has rolled-out 5G network in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It is also deploying 5G in major Canadian sporting, entertainment and events venues: Rogers Centre in Toronto; Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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.

Ericsson to Supply AI-based RAN Optimization to NTT DOCOMO

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Ericsson's AI-based RAN

Ericsson has been selected by Japanese communications service provider NTT DOCOMO as its AI-based optimization solution vendor for its nationwide radio access network (RAN).

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

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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. 

Verizon Demonstrates 4.2 Gbps on Live 5G Network Using Eight channel Carrier Aggregation with mmWave

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Verizon, along with Samsung Electronics, Motorola Mobility, and Qualcomm has achieved 5G peak speeds of 4.2 gigabits per second on its live 5G network. Using carrier aggregation, a technology that combines multiple channels of spectrum to provide greater efficiency for data sessions transmitting over the wireless network

Nokia Signs 5G Deal with Orange France, Orange Slovensko

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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.

Orange France Selects Ericsson for 5G Network Deployment

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Ericsson has been selected by Orange France to deploy its 5G radio access network (RAN) in three major French regions, including the capital Paris, and modernize its existing 2G/3G/4G radio access network. 

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 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.

Verizon Extends 5G Service Coverage to Additional Markets

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Verizon recently enabled 5G service in Cleveland and Columbus, OH, and Hampton Roads, VA. In addition, the operator made 5G service is available in the professional football stadium and hockey arena in Buffalo, New York. With these additions, operators 5G service is now available in 31 cities across USA.