AT&T Plans 5G Evolution with LTE-Advanced Features in Minneapolis

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AT&T has announced the launch of 5G Evolution in parts of Minneapolis in the coming months. As part of 5G Evolution, the operator will upgrade the network that includes LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation.

EE Demonstrates End-to-End 5G Network Architecture with 2.8Gbps Speeds

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UK's operator EE has showcased 2.8Gbps download speeds across an end-to-end 5G test network in its UK mobile lab. The test was carried out in partnership with Huawei and linked the fully virtualized 5G core to the 64x64 Massive MIMO active antenna unit broadcasting 5G New Radio.

SK Telecom Trials LTE Cat-M1 Technology for IoT Applications

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SK Telecom has completed the deployment of LTE Cat-M1 technology for IoT applications on commercial LTE base stations in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm. LTE Cat-M1 is expected to lower manufacturing costs of IoT devices as its communications modules are much cost-effective than their counterparts for LTE-M, bringing more companies into an ecosystem for IoT business.

T-Mobile More Than Doubles LTE Advanced Coverage

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T-Mobile more than doubles its LTE Advanced footprint to 920+ markets across USA. In addition, the operator announced Gigabit Class LTE readiness with a combination of three speed-boosting technologies carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM that is available in 430 of those markets.

Vodafone, Huawei Test 5G Data Connection in Italy

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Vodafone is trialing 5G  in partnership with Huawei and has achieved the first 5G data connection in Italy. The test utilized a radio base station using Massive MIMO technology. During the test, download speeds of more than 2.7 Gigabits per second were observed, with a latency of just over a millisecond.

Nokia and Vodacom to Conduct 5G Lab and Network Trial in South Africa

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Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.

SK Telecom Announces Ultra-fast Packet Processing Technology for 10x Handling in 5G Network

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SK Telecom has tested a new Ultra-fast packet processing technology, which will help 5G network equipment to process data traffic 10 times faster than LTE, company announced Operator aims to propose the new development to 3GPP and ETSI as global standard to speed up the global rollout of 5G

5G Boom for Network Functions Virtualisation

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ITU & 3GPP driven 5G has huge potential in utilising Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) to enhance radio access and core network elements. Many operators and equipment manufacturers have already invested heavily to reap the benefits of this technology.

Swisscom Deploys Gigabit LTE with Ericsson's Radio Dot System

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Swisscom is bringing gigabit connectivity to operator’s retail stores with the deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System. In Swisscom shops across Switzerland, gigabit speeds were achieved by the Ericsson Radio Dot System, with carrier aggregation over 3 LTE frequency bands, 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM, delivering up to 1.2Gbps in downlink capacity.

DOCOMO Conducts Successful Outdoor 5G Trial for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications

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Japan's mobile operator NTT DOCOMO has conducted a successful outdoor trial of 5G mobile technologies for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) using a 4.5 GHz system developed in collaboration with Huawei.

ZTE and Telefonica Complete 5G Phase I Transport Tests

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ZTE has successfully completed phase-1 5G transport test in cooperation with Telefonica at its Future Networks Lab in Madrid, Spain. In this test, ZTE provided the new 5G Flexhaul solution, a transport solution integrating fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul features.

Singapore Has Top 4G LTE Speed Among 77 Nations

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Singapore has best 4G LTE experience with a 46.64Mbps average download speed among 77 nations according to a recent OpenSignal report. South Korea is not far behind with an average of 45.85Mbps speed. European countries Norway & Hungary too have LTE average speed greater than 40Mbps. By contrast, the US has very low average 13.98Mbps.

Nokia and Zain Deploy FastMile LTE Solution Following Successful Trial

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Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia are deploying Nokia's FastMile technology to provide better broadband speeds to Zain's customers. The deployment, the first for Nokia FastMile in the Middle East and Africa region, follows a successful trial of the technology which recorded speeds of 20 Mbps

SmarTone, Ericsson Testing FDD Massive MIMO

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Hong Kong's mobile network operator SmarTone and Ericsson are trialing FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology as part of the operator’s network evolution plan towards 5G.

Entel to Deploy Massive MIMO, Extends Partnership Towards 5G with Ericsson

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Chile's telecom service provider Entel and Ericsson have extended their partnership to prepare Entel’s network in the evolution path towards 5G by deploying its latest LTE FDD network technologies and LTE TDD Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output). The operator plans to deploy Massive MIMO nationwide.