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LIVE FROM MWL UNWRAPPED: Singtel consumer CEO Anna Yip (pictured) predicted a leading role for the metaverse in advancing operator efforts to deliver smart manufacturing, though offered an honest assessment of the current state of play in terms of network capabilities and staff skill levels. Yip highlighted a freshly-signed pact with South Korean operator SK
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Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), an entity set up by Malaysia’s government to run a single wholesale 5G network, went on the defensive a day after reports of political scrutiny, insisting there is no state funding or guarantees anticipated or expected other than an initial start-up investment of MYR500 million ($110.9 million). In a statement, DNB
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Verizon targeted nationwide coverage for its ultra-wideband 5G network in Q1 2023 after hitting a goal of covering 175 million people by the year-end. The operator stated the rollout was boosted by its C-Band spectrum, noting this deployment is 13 months ahead of schedule due to early clearance by satellite providers in 30 cities. Verizon
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Nokia ha explicado sus actividades más recientes en I+D, que comportarán la puesta en marcha de unas instalaciones en Portugal donde se estudiarán tecnologías consideradas vitales para el avance de las redes 5G y 6G. En una breve declaración, el fabricante finés se refiere a la apertura de su nuevo centro de I+D en Amadora,
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Vietnam-based Viettel High Tech, the R&D arm of Viettel Group, predicted an acceleration in the operator’s 5G network rollout after it selected AMD’s latest RF system-on-a-chip platform for compatible base stations developed in house following field trials. In a release, Viettel High Tech said it will use AMD’s Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RF chips to produce
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Qualcomm Technologies teamed with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to employ private 5G networks for automation in buildings to connect heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) elements as part of an effort to improve energy efficiency. The collaboration is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System to develop compatible private network services which also reduce the cost
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Ericsson predicted 5G subscriptions would reach 1 billion by end-2022, but the vendor emphasised the need to reduce the environmental impact of the increasing amount of data traffic. In Q3 of 2022, 5G subscriptions grew by 98 million compared to Q3 of this year in which the number increased by 110 million. There were around
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One way all operators in a country/region/geographic area differentiate amongst themselves is by the reach of their network. It’s not in their interest to allow national roaming. Occasionally a regulator may force them to allow this, especially in rural or remote areas. Another reason why operators may choose to allow roaming is to reduce their
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Nokia detailed its latest R&D push with the launch of a facility in Portugal which will explore technologies deemed vital to the progression of 5G and 6G networks. In a brief statement, the Finnish vendor cited the opening of its new R&D hub in Amadora as part of a strategic agreement with the Portuguese government
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Metaverse means different things for different people. If you explain Metaverse with an example, many people understand but they are generally looking at things from a different point of view. A bit like blind men and an elephant. Similarly when we talk about Metaverse-ready networks, it can mean different things to different people, depending on
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The European Commission (EC) detailed progress in delivering 5G coverage for in-flight connectivity and road transport, plans it stated would bolster the opportunities to provide innovative services across both sectors. Rules covering the availability of previous generations of mobile technologies have been updated to cover 5G, enabling airlines to provide messaging, phone calls and data
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A consortium of Japanese organisations including Fujitsu and the University of Tokyo developed open source software for private 5G networks, claiming to domestically produce a low-cost core which brings down the cost of private infrastructure. The initiative is part of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation’s (NEDO) post-5G project which ran for two years
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Major South Korean mobile operators were penalised for failing to reach a mandated base station deployment target in the 28MHz band, with KT and LG Uplus having their licences revoked, the government revealed. The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) explained in a statement it cancelled the five-year spectrum licences of KT and LG Uplus
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Major airline industry players in the US warned it was critical to extend operator 5G C-Band mitigations in place to avoid possible interference with cockpit safety systems until the end of 2023, due to delays in fitting new equipment. In a letter to US authorities, players including the Aerospace Industries Association, Helicopter International, Airbus, Boeing
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Orange switched-on 5G in Botswana, its first market for the technology in Africa, and revealed an ambition to bring the service to six further countries in the MEA region in 2023, with Jordan, Senegal and the Ivory Coast its next likely launches. As of today (11 November) the Botswana 5G network covers 30 per cent
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LIVE FROM ZTE 5G SUMMIT, STRESA, ITALY: ZTE SVP Xiao Ming (pictured) highlighted the need for joint effort to push further syergies between the real and digital worlds, with vendors, operators, industrial players and governments all required to play a role. Speaking in the opening keynote, the executive noted future innovations could help “fine tune
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InterDigital racked up another win around 6G research, securing European Union (EU) funding covering five of 35 projects as part of a €250 million initiative to advance the region’s role in the evolution beyond 5G. The US mobile R&D company won backing to explore AI-enabled radio access; Digital Twins; short-range communications protocols; validation tools for
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Maxis, the only major mobile operator in Malaysia yet to close an access deal with state-run 5G wholesale management company Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), revealed its board is assessing the governance requirements for an agreement. The operator stated it is committed to closing a deal as soon as possible and aims to to play an
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Canada-based testing and monitoring equipment maker EXFO received CAD15.9 million ($11.7 million) from the government to accelerate development of 5G in the country by constructing a dedicated research facility. The company stated it would use the capital to build a 5G Centre of Excellence in Montreal, creating 50 jobs alongside the research boost. Canada’s Ministry
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Ralf Kreher explained EPS Fallback mechanism in his post earlier, which is still quite popular. This post contains couple of videos that also explain this procedure.  The first is a very short and simple tutorial from Mpirical, embedded below: The second is a slightly technical presentation explaining how 5G system can redirect the 5G VoNR
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China Telecom ha registrado crecimiento en la adopción de la 5G durante el tercer trimestre, a pesar de las restricciones impuestas en muchas ciudades a raíz de la pandemia de Covid-19. Más del 64% de sus usuarios ya se ha abonado a los servicios de la nueva generación tecnológica. La operadora ha captado 95,5 millones
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Juniper Research predicted operator-billed 5G service revenue would hit $315 billion by 2023, up 60 per cent year-on-year, but warned additional revenue outside of subscriptions remained a work in progress. The company forecast the revenue increase would be driven by the migration of mobile subscriptions to 5G networks, propelled by operator strategies which minimise or
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LIVE FROM HUAWEI MBB FORUM, BANGKOK: Thai operators AIS and True Corp predicted uptake of 5G services to gain momentum after the prices of compatible handsets recently dropped to below $200. Lower-priced models from Samsung and Xiaomi were launched last month. Saran Phaloprakarn, head of Mobile and Consumer Products at AIS (pictured) explained 5G devices
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LIVE FROM HUAWEI MBB FORUM, BANGKOK: Thomas Hundt, chief strategy and technology officer at Axiata Group (pictured), outlined the company’s efforts to reduce operating costs, as it grapples with the challenge of managing rising capex. Hundt insisted operators can better handle the “capex tsunami” by collaborating and sharing infrastructure and offloading tower assets. He highlighted
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Nokia partnered with various government entities in Canada to construct what it claimed would be a world-leading R&D facility to advance AI, 5G, cybersecurity and environmental initiatives. The vendor plans to commence construction of the facility on an existing 26-acre campus in 2023 with the goal of opening it in 2026. Nokia stated the hub will
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