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France Télévisions teams with Nokia for first 8K streaming over 5G

France Télévisions has teamed up with Nokia to pilot what the pair claim to be the world’s first 8K UHD TV streaming on a 5G mobile network. According to Nokia, the trial positions 5G as a viable platform to broadcast unicast content on all screens, up to and including 8K TVs. Nokia and France Télévisions […]

CCS Insight: 5G connections to reach 1bn in 2023

The number of 5G connections worldwide will surpass 1 billion in the first half of 2023 and reach 2.7 billion by 2025 – the equivalent to one in five mobile connections. This is according to research firm CCS Insight, which raised its near-term expectations for 5G connections following a number of operator moves. It predicts […]

UK’s first large-scale 5G trial planned for West Midlands

The UK has selected the West Midlands as home to the country’s first multi-city 5G testbed, as part of a multi million pound high-speed connectivity trial. According to the government, the trial will pave the way for the future rollout of 5G across the UK, with the West Midlands to be the first region to […]

Telefonica highlights real-time VR over 5G in Vuelta a Espana demo

Telefonica has demonstrated a new immersive real-time video experience around the 9th stage of the Vuelta a Espana cycling race as part of its 5G Technology Cities initiative. For the demonstration, former Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana winner Pedro Delgado has completed a circuit of the race viewing only images captured by a […]

EBU highlights 5G and UHD trials around European Championships

German broadcast and media technology research institute the IRT and Italian public broadcaster Rai are separately to showcase their work in the application of 5G mobile technology for broadcast at test sites in Munich and the Aosta Valley during the multi-sport European Championships taking place in Glasgow and Berlin from tomorrow until August 12. Rai […]

T-Mobile and Nokia agree US$3.5bn 5G network deal

T-Mobile and Nokia have agreed a US$3.5 billion deal to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network in the US. The pact, which was hailed by the companies as a “landmark agreement”, will see Nokia provide T-Mobile with its end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio. Nokia will help build T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network […]

UK unveils plans for full fibre and 5G internet

The UK government has unveiled plans to promote the quicker rollout of fibre broadband ahead of an eventual full switch from copper to fibre. Among the recommendations laid out in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) was new legislation that will guarantee full fibre connections to new build developments. The review also called for an […]

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 […]

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