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.

Verizon and Ericsson to Deploy Massive MIMO in Irvine

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Verizon and Ericsson have announced the completion of their first deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, CA.  

AT&T Offering a Netgear Mobile Hotspot with 2x LTE Speed of LTE

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AT&T has launched a 5G Evolution capable mobile hotspot NETGEAR router in U.S. this Friday. For a limited time, the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router will be available exclusively from AT&T.

ZTE and Orange Announce 5G Partnership

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Orange and ZTE have signed a partnership to cooperate in 5G. Companies will work together on 5G and related use cases, in order to foster 5G innovation.   

U.S. Cellular Trials 28GHz 5G Radio with Ericsson

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U.S. Cellular and Ericsson have announced the completion of joint testing of various 5G use cases at 28GHz. The tests, a significant step toward the launch of a 5G network, were conducted in rural and suburban environments in Madison, Wisconsin.

Huawei Launches 5G-Oriented FDD/TDD Converged Antenna Platforms

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At recently held Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum in Munich, Huawei released its new FDD antenna and FDD/TDD converged antenna platforms. These antennas apply to full-band 4T4R and FDD/TDD convergent networking to support a 5G-oriented evolution. These new antennas will be commercially available by the second half of 2018.

Ericsson Finds 5G Readiness on the Rise Among Operators

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5G Readiness is on the rise according to a recently released the 5G Readiness Survey 2017 from Ericsson. The report shows that many operators have accelerated preparations for the new technology and trials are being carried out by 78 percent of the respondents compared to 32 percent last year.