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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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Deutsche Telekom Demonstrates First 5G Antennas in Berlin

Deutsche Telekom debuted its first ultra high-speed next generation mobile antennas on Thursday, which Europe’s biggest telecoms provider said showed it was ready for a global launch of the technology by 2020. Four radio cells in the Deutsche Telekom network are demonstrating the future of communication right now. Telekom said it was the first use of the technology in a real world setting…

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Ericsson says 28% of operators expect to deploy 5G in 2018

Ericsson has released its annual 5G Readiness Survey, and the results are starting to look very positive  Operators around the globe have accelerated preparations for 5G where 78% respondents are involved in 5G trials, according to a survey conducted by Ericsson. Last year, only 32% of the respondents were involved in 5G-related activities which has increased significantly this year. Also, according to this year’s survey, 28%…

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Singtel and Ericsson to launch Singapore’s first 5G Centre of Excellence

Singtel and Ericsson will jointly establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) to faciliate 5G development and deployment in Singapore. 5G, the next-generation mobile network technology, is expected to roll out globally from 2020 and will deliver massive connectivity, ultra-low latency, gigabit speeds, and enable advanced applications such as smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and autonomous vehicles. Co-funded…

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Smartphone users spend nearly 80 percent of their daily device use time on non-voice activities

A tremendous increase in global mobile data traffic due to the use of video and other applications on smartphones is causing network overloads. Wireless network testing is witnessing a resurgence due to high demand for positive customer experiences. Traditional drive test solutions are no longer sufficient to provide a true picture of the quality a customer is experiencing. Thus, there is…

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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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Top 15 telecom technology innovators

Mobile networks are evolving in an end-to-end way to address the challenges and opportunities facing the mobile network operators (MNOs). The next 3 to 4 years will witness mobile networks evolve in a way that is more transformational than was the shift to IP in mobile networks. ABI Research has released its Radio Access Network and Core Network Innovators report that…

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SMB Telecom Voice and Data Services Market in the US

Technavio analysts forecast the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US for 2017-2021. Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study,…

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Huawei to Launch 5G Services in Oman Soon

Chinese technology firm Huawei is in the process of launching 5G in Oman, according to an official at Huawei Oman 5G stands for fifth generation telecommunications standard that will succeed 4G services for faster mobile communications. Speaking to the Times of Oman, Huawei’s chief executive officer for the Sultanate Leo Hong said although the technology will take time to be…

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