Verizon Awards Commercial 5G Network Contract to Ericsson

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5G Contract to Ericsson

Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.

Singtel, Ericsson Test Gigabit speeds with LAA

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SingTel

Singtel and Ericsson have achieved a peak speed of 1.1 Gbps in a joint trial of a new configuration of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology. Conducted in a Singtel laboratory, the trial delivered speeds that breached the 1 Gbps barrier by combining several key LTE technologies including 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO

T-Mobile and Ericsson Demonstrate 1.1 Gbps Speeds Using 12-Layer LAA

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T-Mobile LAA Demo

T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, companies announced today.

This LAA technology builds upon operator’s deployments of 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM and will give its customers even greater access to near gigabit speeds in 2018, said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile.

Huawei 3GPP 5G Pre-commercial System is awarded as one of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievement at the Fourth World Internet Conference

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Huawei 5G Award

[Wuzhen, China, December 3, 2017] Huawei 3GPP 5G Pre-commercial System was awarded as one of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements at the fourth World Internet Conference opening on December 3, 2017. This honor recognized the system's excellent end-to-end capabilities and technical innovation.

Network Functions Virtualisation to Drive 5G New Radio Architecture

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5G NR

With 5G, network functions virtualisation is making in-roads in Radio Access Networks as well as the Core Network. Telecom operators will have newer flexible deployment options with virtualised RAN offering additional ways to increase network capacity, coverage and user experience while reducing time to market for new services.

SK Telecom Announces New Relay Technologies for 5G Networks Using the Ultra-high Frequency Bands

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SK Telecom 5G

SK Telecom has developed and applied new relay technologies for 5G networks using the ultra-high frequency bands to the trial network after its six-month-long collaboration with local partners, operator announced today. 

ZTE to Develop 5G Services in Partnership with China Mobile

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ZTE

ZTE has unveiled its 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), smart home, smart education, big video, and terminal services at China Mobile Global Partners Conference 2017. ZTE, in collaboration with China Mobile, focused on six major 5G services at this event

Huawei Releases New 5G-oriented Base Station

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Huawei 5G Ready BTS

Huawei has announced a new generation of a 5G-oriented base station at the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London for network deployment in multi-band, multi-RAT, and multi-service scenarios in the future.

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

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AT&T 5G Evolution

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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EE 5G

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

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 Store

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 Italy

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

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

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