Free Mobile got permission for 5G technical trial in Paris

French regulator Arcep granted Free Mobile permission to carry out a 5G technical trial in Paris using the 3600 – 3700 MHz frequency band. The authorisation was issued for the period between 09 and 13 October and the location of the trial was the capital’s eighth arrondissement, where the operator is headquartered. READ MORE: What are the best selling smartphones…

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5G to account for a 30% of Europe’s mobile market by 2025, GSMA

More than 30 per cent of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Europe edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe event in Brussels, forecasts that there will be 214 million 5G connections in Europe by 2025, establishing…

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Etisalat records world’s fastest live trial of 5G

UAE’s leading telecom services operator Etisalat has announced its fastest 5G live trial reaching 71Gbps setting a global record in the industry and showcasing exclusive 5G demonstrations this year at Gitex Technology Week. In the lead up to the 5G deployment in the UAE by 2020, Etisalat’s latest technological milestone includes the live trial of a remarkable download speed of…

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81 Operators in 42 Countries done 5G testing

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has released  its latest report on the status of 5G. By the start of September 2017, GSA had identified 81 operators, in 42 countries, that have demonstrated or are testing, trialling or have been licensed to begin field trials of 5G enabling and candidate technologies. Joe Barrett, President of GSA said, “We have been able to identify…

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5G-based FWA will account $1 Billion in service revenue by the end of 2019, market will growe at a CAGR of approximately 84%

Fixed Wireless Access has emerged as one of the most predominant use cases for early 5G network rollouts. Multiple mobile operators and service providers are initially seeking to capitalize on 5G as a fixed wireless alternative to deliver last-mile connectivity – at multi-hundred Megabit and Gigabit speeds – in areas with insufficient fiber holdings.   The very first standardized deployments of 5G-based FWA are…

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Telcos move to sharing economy as fibre dream grips Europe

The sharing economy is spreading to European telecommunications providers, which are collaborating to speed the delivery of ultra-fast broadband over fibre-optic cables. Carriers like Orange SA and Vodafone Group Plc have long partnered on mobile-phone masts and equipment to save money. They’re starting to take a similar approach with fibre as they prepare for the data demands of next-generation applications like…

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Telcos willing to pay more for 5G, Gartner

The telecommunications industry is prepared to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities than they are willing to pay for 4G, according to a newly published global survey. According to the survey by analyst firm Gartner, 75% of end-user organisations would be willing to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities, while just 24% would be unwilling to pay more for 5G…

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San Marino set to become first country upgraded to 5G nationwide

Telecom Italia will use the micro-state as a test bed for the new technology The micro-state of San Marino is set to become the first country in the world to be upgraded to a nationwide 5G network after Telecom Italia said it would use the enclave as a test bed for the new technology. Telecom Italia Mobile has signed a…

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5G Opportunities for Operators, Highlighted by Arthur D. Little

In its latest report ‘5G Deployment Models Are Crystallizing’, Arthur D. Little (ADL) examines the opportunities that exist for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems enabled by the next generation of mobile networks. Promising huge increases in speed and bandwidth, 5G has the potential to deliver a vast array of realistic, interactive experiences to consumers, for example, in the…

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New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025

Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The new study ‘5G in China: Outlook and Regional Comparisons’, which was published today at GSMA…

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