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Vodafone Idea trials street furniture 5G small cells

Vodafone and Aditya Birla’s Indian joint venture Vodafone Idea (VI) has begun conducting a trial on the use of street furniture for 5G small cells and aerial fibre ahead of deployment in global smart cities.


Mitsubishi makes 50W silicon RF MOSFET for two-way radios

Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new 50W silicon radio-frequency (RF) high-power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) module for use in high-frequency power amplifiers of commercial two-way radios.

Report shows strong 5G growth in UK

Mobile network performance measurement firm RootMetrics has revealed that UK mobile network operators are delivering “outstanding 5G reliability with low latency”.



New chair for ISPA

Voneus Broadband chief executive Steve Leighton has been elected the new head of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).



New owners for Sepura

Radio manufacturer Sepura has been acquired by London-based private equity group Epiris. The group purchased the company from Hytera Communications.

Thales to test space-based 5G network

Aerospace giant Thales has partnered with telecoms duo Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson to test and validate low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite-based 5G network technologies for mobile phones.

Nokia creates Robotics Centre of Excellence

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to create a first-ever Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Networked Robotics.

VM02 connects UK's first 5G hospital

Virgin Media O2 Business has switched on the UK’s first 5G-connected hospital having announced it has built a private network at Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London.




Telesat taking to UK skies with Lightspeed satellites

Communications regulator Ofcom has received an application from Canadian satellite communications company Telesat for an Earth Station Network Licence to deploy their Lightspeed satellite constellation over the UK.

Three joins 3G switch-off

Leading mobile network operator Three UK has announced plans to switch off its 3G mobile network services by the end of 2024.




Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has made a new appointment to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

Nokia teams with NTT on 6G trials

Japanese telecoms giant NTT has announced a series of new trials exploring 6G technology with a range of partners including NEC, Fujitsu and Nokia.

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