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TDC unveils 5G plan and promises DKK1bn digital entertainment investment

Danish telco TDC has unveiled plans to roll out a 5G mobile network throughout the country by the end of next year following the unveiling of plans last week to create two separate companies focused on fibre and 5G infrastructure, and digital services respectively.   TDC will launch the 5G rollout in October. The company […]

Operators ‘looking to live sports’ as major 5G opportunity

Over 90% of European network operators intend to deliver new 5G enterprise services to major live sports and eSports event organisers to help improve the fan experience and drive efficiencies inside the stadium, according to research carried out by Ovum for OSS and BSS software provider Amdocs. According to the research, 94% of network operators […]

Telefónica and Orange highlight 5G TV initiatives in Spain

Telefónica and Orange España have separately teamed up with Ericsson to highlight the TV broadcast and production capabilities of 5G mobile technology. Telefónica used this week’s Mobile World Congress to demonstrate the use of 5G connections to deliver signals from 5G-connected cameras over a 5G network, with production software installed at the edge, very close […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: 5G could be ‘bad dream’ for operators

Bearing the cost of investing in 5G could turn out to be a ‘bad dream’ for operators, with the business case still uncertain, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. “For many operators, 5G could be a bad dream,” said Fries, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with the incredible cost of building […]

Cisco: 5G must be wed to WiFi 6 to ensure success

Marrying 5G to the deployment of sixth-generation WiFi will be crucial to the success of the global deployment of the technology, according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Robbins said that growth in connectivity will unleash “incredible applications” across industry and commerce, with 5G also opening up “a world […]

GSMA: 5G to account for 15% of mobile connections by 2025

As the number of 5G network launches and devices increases this year, 5G is on track to account for 15% of global mobile connections by 2025, according to a new GSMA report. The 2019 global edition of the GSMA’ Mobile Economy research estimates that the number of 5G connections will reach 1.4 billion by 2025 […]

Sunrise to launch 5G in Switzerland this March

Swiss mobile operator Sunrise has announced plans to roll out 5G connectivity to 150 cities and villages by the end of March. The move will make Sunrise the first operator to introduce 5G in Switzerland and will establish the country as one of the first in the world to adopt the new technology, alongside the […]

Cisco: 79% of world’s mobile traffic to be video by 2022

Roughly 79% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2022, up from 59% in 2017, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index.   The stat was included in an update to the firm’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2017 – 2022, which predicted that mobile video traffic will increase nine-fold over the forecast period. […]

Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial

Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

NTT Docomo develops 8K VR system for live video over 5G

NTT Docomo has developed what it claims to be the world’s first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G. The Japanese mobile operator said that viewers will be able to use head-mounted displays to experience music and sporting events in realistic 3D […]

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