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O2 and Ericsson Start Commercial 5G in UK

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Ericsson 5G RAN

UK Service Provider O2 has launched commercial 5G in several major cities enabled by Ericsson 5G Cloud Core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions. O2's 5G networks have been switched on in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Leeds, supporting commercially available O2 5G smartphones.

Nokia and Orange Polska Launch 5G Tests in Lublin

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5G

Nokia and Orange have started 5G testing in the city of Lublin, Poland, as part of the next stage of network trials in the country. Ten Nokia 5G base stations operate in the Ponikwoda, Tatary, Wieniawa and Śródmieście districts.     

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 Demonstrates Live 5G at Google I/O 2019

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Ericsson 5G at Google I/O 2019

Ericsson brought live 5G network coverage for developers from around the world at the annual Google I/O event in Mountain View, California this week. Google had selected Ericsson as 5G infrastructure provider for this year’s developer conference, I/O 2019.

Verizon Starts Offering Commercial 5G Service for 5G-enabled Smartphones in Select Areas

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Verizon 5G Ultra

Verizon has turned on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago last week. Verizon customers can access a commercial 5G network with the 5G-enabled smartphone, the moto z3 combined with 5G moto mod. 

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.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete Interoperability Testing of 5G NR Data Call on 2.6 GHz Band

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Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete Interoperability Testing of 5G NR Data

Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed a non-standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) data call on 2.6 GHz, adding a new frequency band to those successfully tested for commercial deployment. The bi-directional downlink and uplink data call was made at the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden last December 20.

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.

Ericsson, SK Telecom and Qualcomm Make 5G NR Data Call over SKT’s 5G Commercial Network

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SK Telecom's 5G NR Data Call

Ericsson, SK Telecom (SKT) and Qualcomm have successfully established a 5G NR data call on mid-band over SKT’s live, 5G commercial network in Busan, South Korea. SK Telecom plans to launch 5G commercial services with 5G smartphones, built on the collaborative work with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, in the first half of 2019.

Telstra, Optus, TPG-Vodafone Win in Australia's 5G Auction

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5G Auction

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced four winners in recently concluded 5G spectrum auction in the 3.6 GHz band. All 350 lots available in the auction were sold, realizing total revenue of approximately AU$853 million.

South Korean Operators Launch Commercial 5G Services

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5G

South Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus have launched the 5G network that supports 3GPP specifications in limited areas in Seoul and other major cities. 

Nokia and StarHub Demonstrate 3GPP Compliant 5G New Radio Pilot in Singapore

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Nokia

Nokia and Singapore's StarHub have completed the outdoor pilot of 5G New Radio on 3.5GHz frequency band in Singapore. The companies demonstrated industrial and consumer applications to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers over 'live' Nokia 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub's headquarters in Singapore.

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. 

Telstra Demonstrates Live 5G 3GPP R15 Data Connection

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Telstra

Australia’s Telstra has announced the demonstration of live 5G 3GPP R15 data call using a commercial 5G chipset in a form factor device on Telstra’s mobile network.