Sprint to trial 4K over 5G at Copa America

US mobile operator Sprint will trial 4K streamed coverage of the Copa America football tournament this summer using 5G technology. On the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, president and CEO Marcelo Claure said that Sprint would deliver 4K soccer coverage at two Copa America stadiums in June, in partnership with Nokia and Ericsson. […]

Cisco, Ericsson, Intel collaborate on 5G router

Cisco has announced plans to collaborate with Ericsson and Intel to develop what they say is likely to be the industry’s first 5G router. Announcing the move at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the companies said that the next generation router is designed to handle high definition video streaming and an expected explosion in Internet […]

EU and China sign 5G partnership

The European Union and China have signed a “milestone” agreement on 5G – the next generation of communication networks. Both parties have committed to “reciprocity and openness” in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as in membership of Chinese and EU 5G associations. China and the EU have agreed […]

BT claims EE deal will create a ‘UK digital champion’

BT has said that its planned buyout of UK mobile operator EE will create a “true UK digital champion” willing to invest in ultrafast broadband and 5G. BT CEO Gavin Patterson said that consumers and businesses will both benefit from further innovation and integrated services in what is a highly competitive market. He added that […]

UK government aims to double spectrum revenues

The UK government has said that aims for spectrum to double its contribution to the economy to more than £100 billion by 2025.  In a paper on UK spectrum strategy, published yesterday, Ed Vaizey, minister for culture, communications and creative industries, said that the government’s “vision” for the use of spectrum was to foster contribution […]

European wireless falling behind, warns Kroes

European digital commissioner Neelie Kroes has warned that Europe needs to work together to stop its wireless industry from falling behind the rest of the world.  In a speech made at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, Kroes called for a “more coherent, more integrated, more efficient” European telecoms market in order to foster mobile broadband […]

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