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EE switches on 4G on the London Underground

EE is now offering 4G mobile coverage in tube stations and tunnels on the eastern half of the Jubilee Line as part of a Transport for London (TfL) pilot.

The service went live yesterday and, as previously announced, the pilot covers the platforms and tunnels between ...

Huawei installs 5G network in Wuhan’s Huoshenshan hospital

Huawei deployed a 5G network in the new hospital in Wuhan that was built to manage the coronavirus.

Huoshenshan hospital was built in the city in ten days to accommodate a rapid rise in infections, and Huawei installed its 5G network. That included the completion of ...

Ofcom finalises rules for mobile airwaves auction

Ofcom has confirmed how airwaves to support the rollout of 5G will be released.

The regulator held a consultation on its proposal at the end of last year, and has today confirmed the rules for how the auction will work. This will increase the total amount of airwaves ...

O2 makes new environmental commitments

O2 has shared details on how it will remove carbon emissions, wherever possible, across its business by 2025. It says this will give customers “a mobile network where calls, texts and data are powered by cleaner, greener energy”.

The company says it already uses ...

Nokia launches end-to-end 4G and 5G New Radio slicing

Nokia has announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). It says it is the first vendor to offer this capability.

The slicing capability can be deployed via a software upgrade into existing LTE and 5G non-standalone ...




Ofcom launches electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions consultation

To ensure electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions are kept below the guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Ofcom has launched a new consultation on licence conditions for spectrum licensees. This covers equipment used to ...

Huawei showcases new 5G products

With MWC 2020 cancelled, Huawei instead launched its new 5G products and solutions at an event in London yesterday.

The company said it is “committed to developing the best end-to-end 5G solutions”, which include 5G base stations that support all scenarios and its ...

Record downlink speed achieved for 5G mmWave

Ericsson has said its engineers have achieved the fastest 5G speed to date at its research lab in Kista, Stockholm.

Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air using a 5G smartphone form factor test device ...

Motorola awarded $764.6m in court ruling against Hytera

Motorola Solutions was awarded $764.6 million in damages by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on 14 February 2020 after it found in favour of the US company in its trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against China’s Hytera ...

EXFO launches intelligent network automation platform

EXFO has launched an intelligent automation platform designed to enable mobile network operators to deliver ultra-reliable, high-quality 5G service.

The Nova Adaptive Service Assurance (Nova A|SA) platform automatically provides the right data at the right time to ...

Nokia & SoftBank complete ‘world-first’ 5G connected car test

?Nokia and SoftBank have completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to operate connected cars.

Non-standalone 5G uses existing LTE radio and packet core infrastructure as a basis, with 5G-NR radio layers on top. This allows for ...

Rail connectivity progress stalls

The National Infrastructure Commission has warned that progress on mobile connectivity on rail has stalled since the government accepted the findings of its 2016 Connected Future report.

In its new report on the progress of its recommendations – Connected Future: ...

Economic viability of UK 5G networks questioned

Stephen Lerner, general counsel & regulatory affairs director at Three, has outlined the “various forces are limiting the economic viability of 5G at an industry level”.

In a LinkedIn blog post, Lerner explained that adequately addressing four areas – concerning ...

Network operator AI spend to reach $15bn by 2024

Total operator spend on AI solutions will exceed $15 billion by 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is up from from $3 billion in 2020.

Network optimisation and fraud mitigation solutions were identified as the most highly sought-after AI-based ...

Research reveals mobile network performance ‘sweet spot’

Global Wireless Solutions has completed a nationwide assessment to understand the UK customer experience of mobile network performance.

GWS combined controlled scientific network testing with a deep analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance. Its ...


Ericsson and Capgemini join forces on private 4G and 5G networks

Ericsson and Capgemini have announced they are teaming up to deliver end-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific private 4G and 5G networks.

Ericsson will supply private network products and services, whereas Capgemini will provide digitalisation and system integration ...

Anritsu introduces 43.5 GHz 1-port VNA

Anritsu Corporation has introduced what it says is the industry’s first modular 1-port vector network analyser (VNA) that supports measurement frequencies up to 43.5 GHz.

The ShockLine MS46131A USB VNA can be used to measure antennas and other 1-port 5G devices at ...

Nokia reaches 63 commercial 5G contracts

Nokia has today announced that it has reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, with customers including AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi.

Tommi Uitto, ...

O2 and Ericsson partner with Northumbrian Water in 5G trials

O2, Ericsson and Northumbrian Water are conducting a series of initial 5G trials at the Washington Water Treatment Plant in Tyne and Wear.

The trials will use O2’s 5G network, with Ericsson providing the 5G infrastructure. This will include installing a Private ...

O2 to trial 4G on the London Underground

O2 has signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to join other providers in piloting 4G on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Canning Town.

This follows a similar announcement from Vodafone back in October. The pilot is scheduled to go live in March ...

PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...
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