ABI Research B2B Survey Finds 62% of Technology Implementers Not Ready to Deploy 5G

Report Uncovers Severe Disconnect between Market Hype and Industry Readiness In a recent B2B technology survey that studies 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, ABI Research finds that 62% of respondents do not plan to deploy 5G technology in the coming years. The report uncovers a severe discord between 5G market hype and the commercial industry’s readiness to deploy the…

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China set to build the planet’s largest 5G mobile network with US$180b invest by 2023

Total spending on 5G infrastructure by China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom is forecast to reach up to US$180 billion over a seven-year period, dwarfing their estimated US$117 billion investment in 4G from 2013 to 2020 which represent about a 48 per cent increase in total capital expenditure of the operators, said Jefferies equity analyst Edison Lee. READ MORE: Pre-standards 5G network investments to account for $250…

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GSMA and ETNO warn Europe over 5G delays

The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe. Last year, the European Commission set out…

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Nokia studies outline business return-on-investment from 5G services

Findings show solid business case including payback periods for new, high-value services services supported by 5G, their business models and network impact Nokia is leveraging its business modeling and 5G Acceleration Services capabilities to remove the guesswork from operators’ 5G network evolution plans. New Nokia studies have revealed the benefits of deploying 5G and identify those services with the potential…

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First international live 5G hologram chat held by Verizon and Korean Telecom

South Korea’s KT Corp. said on Monday it and U.S. partner Verizon successfully demonstrated an international video call using 3-D holograms over the next generation of wireless network or 5G. The demonstration was made over a 28GHz 5G network connected to each company headquartered in Seoul and New Jersey. The two has worked on standards for 5G wireless connection since…

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Pre-standards 5G network investments to account for $250 Million

 SNS Research‘s latest report indicates that mobile operators will spend more than $250 Million on pre-standards 5G network rollouts by the end of 2017. Despite the lack of sufficient LTE coverage in parts of the world, mobile operators and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop 5G, the next evolution in mobile networks. 5G is expected to provide a…

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Telenor holds Norway’s first 5G demonstration on 20 March

Telenor Norway is holding what it claims is the first Norwegian demonstration of 5G technology on 20 March, starting at 08:45 hrs on the dot. READ MORE: Norway Telecom Market Anyone wanting to attend should register by 14:00 hrs on 17 March. It will take place at Telenor’s Fornebu Joint Innovation Centre.

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Cost reduction is the real story behind 5G?

500 Million 5G Client Devices to be Shipped in 2024 Mobile Experts released a 77-page report with detailed forecasts, cost estimates, and technical details related to the 5G market.  This new study, titled 5G Architectures 2017, was built up over three years of intense analysis related to 5G networks and client devices. “The millimeter-wave fixed-broadband case only fits a highly…

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China Mobile targets steady build-out of 5G infrastructure from 2018

The operator’s 5G field tests this year will cover Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing China Mobile plans to begin development of trial 5G networks in major mainland Chinese cities from next year, expand these deployments in 2019 and launch commercial services in 2020, according to its chief executive Li Yue. The world’s largest mobile network operator officially presented its…

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5G Can Make Remote Driving A Reality, Telefónica And Ericsson Demostrate At MWC

World’s first 5G remote driving concept showcases 5G’s reliability, high data transmission capacity and low latency – key elements for remotely driven cars. Driver in remote location gets “in car” experience thanks to 4K video streams and sensors transmitting from the car to the seat, and haptic control/feedback on the steering Wheel. Revolutionary real time demo developed by Telefonica, Ericsson,…

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