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Optus Plans Commercial 5G Rollout by Early 2019

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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

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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

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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. 

Nokia to Supply 5G Gears to NTT DOCOMO for Commercial 5G Service

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Nokia

Nokia has signed an agreement with Japan's mobile operator NTT DOCOMO to supply 5G baseband equipments for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020.

French Regulator Prepares for 5G Pilots

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Arcep

In France, the Government has launched a public consultation as part of the process of devising a national strategy for 5G. In this context French regulator, Arcep is opening up a window for conducting 5G pilots.

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm to Host Cellular C-V2X Trials in Japan

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Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI, and Qualcomm plan to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3GPP Release 14 specifications. 

T-Mobile Launches Narrowband IoT Plans

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T-Mobile NB IoT

T-Mobile USA has launched narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan for $6 per year. T-Mobile launched NB-IoT last October and plans to launch the technology nationwide by mid-year. T-Mobile also announced that the company has certified new NB-IoT modules from u-blox and Sierra Wireless for use on its network.

Huawei, China Mobile Test 5G Core Network Performance

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Huawei

Huawei has announced the completion of latest 3GPP specifications (Release 15) based 5G core network technical verification test at China Mobile’s Research Institute. This test covered service-based architecture (SBA), network slicing, edge computing, 5G standalone networking, and other basic service procedures. 

Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel Test Commercial Hardware Based 5G 28 GHz Cell On Air

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Nokia

Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have brought up a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state.

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in Late 2018

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AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T plans to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018. In addition, the company expects to trial 5G technology with businesses of all sizes across industries to help them to transform business operations and create more engaging experiences for their customers.

SK Telecom Deploys 5G Infrastructure in K-City

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SK Telecom 5G Infrastructure in K-City

SK Telecom along with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) has successfully deployed 5G infrastructure in K-City, the country’s pilot city for self-driving. K-City, located in Hwaseong, southwest of Seoul, has a total area of around 363,000㎡. 

Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson Trial Latest Massive MIMO Advancements

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Verizon

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed the successful FDD Massive MIMO trial with a fully compatible customer device. This achievement builds on the momentum from the deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, California. 

3GPP Achieves 5G Phase 1 System Architecture Milestone

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5G Phase 1 is achieved

3GPP has completed 3GPP 5G architecture stage 2 level specifications. With this Release 15 milestone, 3GPP has provided the set of features and functionality needed for deploying a commercially operational 5G system. The delivered specifications are TS 23.501, TS 23.502 and TS 23.503.

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Complete 5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Trial over 39 GHz Band

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5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Tria

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, Japan.  Long-distance mobility transmission over 5G mmWave is one of the enabling technologies to realize 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and ubiquitous connectivity of massive data rate

SK Telecom’s Fronthaul Technology for 5G Adopted as Korean National Standard

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SK Telecom

SK Telecom's newly developed fronthaul of 5G network technology was adopted as a Korean national standard by the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), the operator has announced today.