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Orange sets out innovation strategy at Show Hello event

Orange set out its ‘inclusive innovation’ strategy at its Show Hello event in Paris yesterday, highlighting connected home innovations like its forthcoming Djingo smart speaker and detailing its 5G rollout plans. Orange said that 5G is gradually being deployed on existing 4G sites and will be installed in 17 European cities in 2019 and ready […]

Deloitte: 25 mobile operators to launch 5G next year

Some 25 wireless operators will launch 5G services in 2019, a figure that will likely double by 2020, according to Deloitte. The 18th edition of Deloitte’s ‘Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions’ report claims that 72 operators are currently testing 5G. Deloitte also estimates that more than one million 5G handsets will be sold next year, with […]

Ericsson: video will be 74% of mobile traffic in 2024 as 5G takes hold

Video’s share of the global mobile traffic is due to climb from 60% today to 74% in 2024 as 5G establishes itself as the fastest generation of cellular technology to be rolled out around the world. This is according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which predicts that 5G will account for 1.5 […]

Ericsson: 5G has the speed and latency to support 3D holographs

Only 5G has the speed and low enough latency to support 3D-holographs on a mobile network, according to Ericsson. The company has staged a number of trials using this volumetric display technology in recent months and claims that 3D holographic communication requires about four times as much data as a streamed 4K video. Ericsson says […]

EE tests live 5G broadcast with BT Sport

BT-owned mobile operator EE has staged its first live trial of remote production broadcast over 5G in partnership with BT Sport, ahead of a full test at the weekend.   EE claims that the EE Wembley Cup 2018 – an event featuring YouTube stars and sports teams like Hashtag United and Rebel FC – will be […]

China mobile and Huawei partner for 8K VR over 5G demo

China Mobile and Huawei have partnered on what they claim is the first 8K live virtual-reality broadcast using a 5G network. China Mobile 5G Innovation Center and Huawei unveiled the demo at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, using Zhejiang Mobile’s 5G network. The test showed scenes of a lake captured by an 8K […]

Verizon to roll out new operating structure in 5G push

Verizon in the US has announced a new operating structure as it looks to “optimise growth opportunities” around 5G connectivity. From January 1, 2019 the company’s structure will focus on three customer-facing areas: Consumer, Business and Verizon Media Group / Oath.  These groups will be supported by a network and IT organisation and corporate-wide staff functions. […]

Turkcell and Samsung claim first live 5G trial in Turkey

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell claims to have carried out the country’s first live 5G trial in partnership with Samsung. Turkcell ran an event to demonstrate UHD live streaming, cloud gaming, 360-degree camera and VR streaming all over 5G using Turkcell infrastructure and Samsung’s 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions. Turkcell CEO, Kaan Terzioglu said that […]

Mobile video ‘could account for 90% of 5G traffic’

Mobile video traffic has grown more than 50% year-on-year – a trajectory that could see it account up to 90% of 5G traffic. This was one of the predictions put forward at Openwave Mobility’s inaugural Mobile Video Industry Council meeting in London this month, which was attended by operators like Deutsche Telekom, EE, KPN, MTS, […]

C-Band Alliance offers 80% more spectrum for US 5G deployment

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) has announced that up to 200 MHz of mid-band spectrum could be cleared to support 5G wireless deployment in the US. In an updated proposal to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the CBA increased the amount of spectrum that could be made available for 5G terrestrial use by 80% compared […]

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