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EU gives Telenor responsibility for key 5G project

The European Union has given Telenor Group coordination responsibility for its new European project to accelerate the uptake of 5G across Europe. The initiative, 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI), comprises 23 partners including major operators, academia and industry vendors. The project is designed to ease uptake of 5G mobile platforms in Europe by providing afacility […]

Ericsson: 12% of global mobile connections to be 5G in 2023

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report expects major 5G deployments globally from 2020, anticipating more than one billion connections for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2023. North America is expected to lead 5G uptake, with the major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019. “By end of 2023, close […]

EE to stage live 5G trials in East London later this year

UK mobile operator EE is due to launch what it claims will be the country’s first live 5G trial in East London in October. The service provider said it will switch on 5G at 10 sites  in areas including City Road, Old Street, Hoxton Square and St Paul’s, connecting EE customers and businesses to 5G […]

Fox Sports to broadcast US Open in 4K HDR over 5G

Fox Sports is to use 5G technology to stream 4K video for broadcast across the US at this year’s US Open golf championship in June. The broadcaster has tapped the services of its own Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T for the transmission. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images […]

Smartphone vendors facing tough times as sales flatten

Smartphone sales are set to fall in developed markets, leading to flat mobile phone sales growth overall this year as vendors await the arrival of 5G to reignite the market, according to research group CCS Insight. According to CCS Insight, global mobile phone sales will grow by just 0.2% this year to reach 1.95 billion […]

CCS Insight: 5G connections to reach 60m in 2020

CCS Insight has raised its forecast for 5G rollouts after strong industry momentum in the last six months – but says that Europe continues to trail the early adoption of the US and Asia. The research firm now forecasts that there will be almost 60 million global 5G connections in 2020, up more than 50% on its […]

Vodafone demos live VR in Spain

Vodafone España has said it can now deliver virtual reality experiences to 4G mobile users in close to real-time without a significant delay through the use of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology. Vodafone said it was using MEC technology in conjunction with Huawei’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), one of the technologies that will go towards […]

Liberty Global opens Telenet Innovation Centre

Liberty Global has opened a “knowledge and excellence hub” in Brussels to create and test new products. Liberty said it will use the Telenet Innovation Centre – which is its second innovation hub alongside its Tech Campus near Amsterdam – to test its new technology for “connectivity, entertainment, and value-added services”. It will initially focus […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

Telenet agrees 5G and IoT deal with ZTE

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator, Telenet, has agreed a strategic partnership with ZTE Corporation covering 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).  The deal deepens the two companies’ collaboration on next-generation technologies and comes after Telenet selected ZTE in August 2016 to upgrade its national mobile network. “We are convinced this partnership will allow us to […]

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