• 25 July 2017, Shenzhen, China – ZXCTN 609, the new high-speed transmission network solution recently released by ZTE Corporation, was recognized for its  network slicing innovations and support for 100G links in a report by industry research firm GlobalData.

  • Ericsson, Qualcomm and Russian mobile network operator MTS have conducted a successful live trial with a commercial small cell product of Rel-13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Russia. LAA leverages the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum band together with licensed spectrum to deliver enhanced performance for mobile device users

  • ZTE has announced the completion of tests in seven major scenarios that are part of the second phase of China’s National 5G tests. Phase 2 of China’s National 5G tests, organized by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, were conducted in Huairou in Beijing. 

  • SCF’s fifth LTE Plugfest event focused on private evolved packet cores – a key enabling technology for enterprise small cell use cases

    London, 3rd July 2017 Small Cell Forum (SCF) has successfully completed its fifth LTE Plugfest, hosted by ITRI, Taiwan’s world-leading technology institute.

  • SK Telecom has successfully demonstrated 5G communications using the 3.5GHz band through collaborations with Samsung Electronics and Nokia in Korea. Operator joined hands with Samsung Electronics to develop a 3.5GHz 5G end-to-end network

  • USA carrier T-Mobile has completed live field testing of mobile broadband data session using License Assisted Access (LAA) on its commercial network. The field testing, which began in Los Angeles yesterday, showed 741 Mbps download speeds using 80 MHz of aggregated spectrum, according to the operator.

  • According to latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, nearly 2.6 billion new subscribers will be added to mobile broadband networks in the next six years. Report shows the highest year-on-year mobile data growth globally since 2013, led by massive growth in India, and highlights the underlying need for mobile data.

  • Sri Lanka’s national network operator, Sri Lanka Telecom, together with Huawei Technologies, has successfully carried out a comprehensive field trial of Pre-5G LTE Advanced Pro technology, laying the groundwork for the next generation of broadband technologies.

  • Bell Canada today announced it will launch a LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network to support the rapidly increasing use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) in Canada.

  • SK Telecom has launched commercial five-band Carrier Aggregation (CA) and 4X4 MIMO, which are key technologies of LTE-A Pro. Five-band CA is a core LTE-A Pro technology that enhances data transmission speed and performance by aggregating five component carriers. 

  • Ericsson has recently published a ConsumerLab report, From Healthcare to Homecare, which uncovers customer insights about impact of 5G on healthcare. The report findings indicate that patients believe online consultation will reduce the pain of waiting times.

  • Qualcomm has announced that ASUS, HP and Lenovo are the first OEMs to develop mobile PCs powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile PC Platform featuring the X16 LTE modem. 

  • US carrier AT&T has completed deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule to enable a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications. The LTE-M network is now live across the U.S. on operator's nationwide 4G LTE network, following software upgrades. 

  • Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI have conducted a trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28GHz band.

  • 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.