AT&T has announced 5G Evolution plans to pave the way to the next generation of faster speeds for its wireless customers with the latest devices in over 20 major metro areas by the end of this year. Operator plans to continue to lay the foundation for evolution to 5G while the 5G standards are being finalized.
Ericsson has completed a demonstration of 5G in Indonesia, including 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robotic arm and live 4K video streaming. The demonstration achieved a peak downlink speed of 5.74 Gbps and latency as low as 3 ms, said the company.
A Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies has been formed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKT Limited, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies.
Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualization partner and has gone live with the commercial virtual network function. Since October 2016, Ericsson's virtual Serving GPRS Support Node - Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network.
SK Telecom has successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) five-band carrier aggregation (CA) on its commercial network. SK Telecom’s bandwidth resources as of February 2017 are 10MHz bandwidth in the 800MHz band, 20MHz bandwidth in the 1.8GHz band, 10MHz bandwidth in the 2.1GHz band, 10MHz + 20 MHz bandwidths in the 2.6Ghz band.
ZTE plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 2017. Returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, the company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices.
Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.