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BT unveils new 5G XR sports offerings

Telecoms giant BT has unveiled the first prototypes from its 5G Edge-XR project which it claims will “re-imagine how we watch and perform sports through virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and extended mixed reality (XR) applications”.

The project, which combines the brand’s EE 5G network and ...

Dominican Republic completes TETRA network

The Dominican Ministry of the Interior has announced it has achieved nationwide radio coverage for its Public Safety TETRA network.

The completed TETRA network comprises more than 200 base stations and is used by all police and rescue forces in the country as well as all the 911 ...

Australian company deploys space-age comms

D2N has provided radio communications to Southern Launch, a ‘rocket launch service’ company based in Australia.

According to a statement, the rollout included a two-way radio network provided by Hytera, alongside Kiloview IP video encoders. Key requirements for the overall system ...

Amdocs expands digital services platform

Israeli-American communications giant Amdocs has announced the expansion of its digital services capabilities at Mobile World Congress 2022.

In a move the St Louis-based company claimed would "accelerate the industry’s journey to the cloud, improve business operations, and drive ...

Nokia deploys world first 5G Edge Slicing solution at MWC

Nokia has unveiled plans to complete the world’s first deployment of 5G Edge Slicing alongside mobile operators Cellcom and Telia on a live commercial network at Mobile World Congress 2022.

According to Nokia, the Edge Slicing solution will allow operators to offer enterprise customers ...

Cisco teams with Rakuten to accelerate O-RAN cloud

Global technology giant Cisco has announced a new strategic partnership with Rakuten Mobile to create cloud-native 5G mobile networks based on Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) technology.

The companies announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at Mobile World Congress 2022 ...

HTC ‘Reigns’ with new 5G solution

HTC VIVE has announced the launch of a new portable private 5G solution, the Reign Core, at Mobile World Congress 2022.

Designed in collaboration with recently acquired HTC subsidiary, G Reign, and Californian server specialist Supermicro, the Reign Core is complaint with 3GPP and Open ...

Huawei updates broadband network offering

Huawei has launched several new 5G infrastructure solutions at Mobile World Congress 2022, taking place this week in Barcelona.

Products included third generation TDD M-MIMO, as well as FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna solutions. The company also introduced new IntelligentRAN ...

Singtel creates 5G+Edge combined platform

Singaporean telecoms conglomerate Singtel has launched what it describes as an “all-in-one platform” that uses its 5G network to combine with Edge Computing functionality as part of Mobile World Congress 2022.

The platform called Paragon can be used for on-demand 5G network slicing, ...

Leading UK MNOs credit calls to Ukraine & waive roaming charges

Major British telecoms companies have united to make it free for their networks' users to call Ukraine and cover the roaming charges of any customers in the country.

Vodafone UK was the first major mobile network operator (MNO) to announce the move as chief executive Ahmed Essam Shelbaya ...

MK Dons make 5G broadcast history

Government-backed consortium 5G VISTA has announced the successful trial of what it claims is the first-ever 5G broadcast of at a live sporting event in the UK.

Fans at Stadium MK for the EFL League One match between MK Dons and Ipswich Town earlier this month were able to try out a ...

South Pacific gets Smart Islands upgrade

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider ICTnexus has announced plans to deploy a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) on the Cook Islands as part of its ‘Smart Islands’ project.

The network on the islands, which sit some 2,000 miles north of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean, ...

Nokia makes 450connect to enhance German critical infrastructure network

Telecoms giant Nokia has teamed up with German energy and water supply joint venture 450connect to build an LTE450 radio network for the country’s critical infrastructure.

The deal will reportedly cover the supply of radio system technology for the 450 MHz network, including the central ...

Sutton secures open access 5G deals

Network service providers Freshwave and Ontix have both announced open access mobile infrastructure agreements with Sutton Council.

Businesses in the South London Borough of Sutton are expected to see an improvement in the area’s 4G and 5G mobile coverage as a result of the two ...

BAPCO 2022 conference programme announced

The speaker programme has been announced for BAPCO 2022, which takes place between the 8–9 March at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Run across the course of the event’s two days, the BAPCO 2022 conference sessions will offer - in the words of its organisers - a "wide range of ...

Government reveals plans to cut red tape from 5G rollout

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a new £4m scheme which it claims will “help local authorities cut red tape” and support telecom operators to install more 4G and 5G kit.

The Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA) scheme forms part ...

UAE completes groundbreaking autonomous taxi trial

Artificial intelligence (AI) geospatial specialist Bayanat has completed a successful trial of its autonomous taxi service, TXAI, in the United Arab Emirates.

The public trials took place on Yas Island, the site of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, and saw a total of 2,733 passengers ...

Nokia achieves new 5G SA speed record

A new 5G Standalone speed record of almost 3Gbps in downlink throughput has reportedly been set using Nokia’s commercial 5G Airscale baseband, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 mobile platform, and China Mobile Communications’ network in Shanghai.

In what the trio claim is the world's first ...

Trinseo completes emergency warning system upgrade

Global plastics manufacturing giant Trinseo has announced the complete installation of Motorola Solution’s two-way radio Mototbro system across the plants of its recently acquired Arkema polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) business.

By deploying the Motorobro system, the Italian plastic and ...

Freshwave expands Workspace partnership and covers 22 Bishopsgate

Multi-operator mobile service provider Freshwave has announced new deals with flexible office specialist Workspace and 22 Bishopsgate owner AXA Investment Manager to expand network coverage across several London locations.

Freshwave said it will provide carrier-grade voice and 4G data ...

‘Smart Sunderland’ to deploy data platform & O-RAN architecture

Sunderland City Council has announced new deals with Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) provider Mavenir and Internet of Things platform Connexin as part of its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

Mavenir’s MAVedge solution that runs on a cloud will support BAI ...

Vodafone switches on first UK 5G O-RAN site

Mobile operator Vodafone has switched on what it claims is the first 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) site at scale in Europe.

As part of the company’s plan to rollout O-RAN across 2.500 sites in rural parts of Wales and south west England by 2027, Vodafone has deployed the first ...

Overton to lead BT’s focus on 5G and IoT

Telecoms giant BT has appointed Marc Overton to head up its newly created ‘Division X’, which will focus on developing 5G private network, Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge computing solutions for businesses.

Overton will join the business on 14 February and said Division X will support ...

Nokia deploys Europe’s first AI railway safety solution

Nokia has teamed up with Schweizer Electronics to deploy what the duo claim is the first artificial intelligence (AI) railroad crossing safety solution in Europe.

The AI-based Nokia Scene Analytics solution being deployed by Swiss public transport operator Baselland Transport (BLT) in ...

Axione to begin £300m FTTP rollout in Fife

Newly launched fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) wholesaler Axione UK has applied for planning permission to begin its £300m full-fibre rollout in Scotland.

The UK subsidiary of French firm Axione Fibre has made an application to Fife Council for permission to install four new street ...
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