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Ericsson ‘revolutionises’ 5G Massive MIMO sector

Ericsson has announced the launch of an “ultra-light” 12 kg radio to its ‘Massive MIMO’ portfolio which it claims will “revolutionise” the sector offering easier 5G mid-band deployment.

The AIR3268 antenna-integrated radio has been designed for easier mid-band rollout in partnership ...

Liverpool 5G Create installs AI-assisted tech for preventing falls

Liverpool 5G Create has installed the first artificial intelligence-led (AI) technology to reduce falls among residents in two of the region’s care homes.

The health, social care and education project, which runs until March 2022, has begun two care home use cases for the Vitalerter ...

UK 5G download speeds accelerate in Q2

A new report has highlighted a “noticeable” increase in median download speeds and access to 5G networks across the UK following two years of “stagnant speeds”.

Ookla’s Q2 2021 Speedtest Intelligence report revealed that across the four leading mobile networks - EE, 02, Three and ...

TES Communications takes on Total UK Bitumen’s ‘chemical challenge’

Chemicals manufacturing specialist Total UK Bitumin has deployed a new two-way radio package from TES Communications featuring atmosphere explosive (ATEX) radio solutions.

TES designed a two-way call box which could allow for loading and unloading instructions to take place at a fixed ...

Virgin Media 02 takes flight with 5G rescue drones

Swiss drone company Fotokite has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2 to test 5G-enabled, tethered drones for use with emergency services.

The simulated rescue trials, which VMO2 claimed are the first ever in the UK, saw the tethered Fotokite Sigma system successfully tested ...

EE begins 5G deployment on 700MHz band

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced it will begin rolling out 5G mobile broadband coverage across the newly released 700MHz band.

From October, EE users in Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington will be able to access ultrafast 5G-based broadband on the spectrum released as part of ...

UScellular selects Nokia to roll-out 5G SA core network

Telecoms giant Nokia has announced that UScellular will deploy its hardware, software and services to enable the launch of a new 5G standalone (SA) core network.

The American mobile operator will deploy the 5G SA network across its five million customer network to deliver high speeds ...

Vodafone & Ericsson trial energy-efficient 5G radio

Ericsson and Vodafone have completed the first deployment of a new energy-efficient 5G radio in London as part of a collaboration to halve network energy performance.

The controlled deployment of Ericsson’s antenna-integrated radio solution, the AIR 3227, at Vodafone’s Speechmark ...

Government funds ‘enhanced curbside connectivity’ trials

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the launch of a £4m fund to encourage mobile companies to find more efficient ways to use publicly-owned buildings and curbside infrastructure such as CCTV poles to host 5G radio equipment.

As part of the two-year project, ...

Hytera continues Shenzhen public transport work

Hytera is has been contracted to deploy TETRA and PDT onboard solutions to Line 12 of the Shenzhen Metro in China.

According to the company, the deal - which is worth $30 million - will see Hytera provide “the entire [range of] integrated communication solutions, [including] systems, ...

Ericsson & Qualcomm complete first-ever CBRS OTA 5G call

Ericsson has teamed up with US giant Qualcomm Technologies to complete what the duo claim is the first over-the-air (OTA) 5G New Radio (NR) call on the CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum.

CBRS covers the shared spectrum from 3.55 MHz to 3.7 MHz in the United States and ...

Ogi teams with Nokia to expand Welsh broadband

Telecoms giant Nokia has announced that it has become a ‘key technology partner’ for Welsh broadband company Ogi.

As part of Ogi’s plan to provide full fibre connectivity to more than 150,000 homes in south Wales, the company will now use the Nokia ISAM 7360 OLT. The unit will be ...

Fujitsu and NEC to accelerate base station interoperability

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has teamed up with NEC Corporation to develop technologies to improve interoperability testing between 5G base station equipment across different countries.

This initiative will be implemented as part of the 'Post 5G Infrastructure Enhancement R&D ...

Telekom turns to AI to complete Beethoven’s 10th Symphony

Deutsche Telekom has announced that the world premiere performance of the complete artificial intelligence-created ‘Beethoven’s Unfinished Symphony’, will take place in October.

Legendary music composer Ludwig van Beethoven composed nine symphonies and began working on his 10th Symphony ...

Cegeka scores Belgium’s first 5G stadium

Mobile operator Cegeka has announced an agreement with football club Racing Genk to create the first 5G stadium in Belgium.

As part of the 10-year deal the four-time Belgian Pro League champions will rebrand their home ground, the Luminus stadium in Genk, into the Cegeka Arena. ...

Longest autonomous shuttle hits road in Ontario

Smartcone Technology has announced plans to begin on-road testing for the longest-ever autonomous shuttle with integrated smart safety infrastructure in Ontario, Canada.

According to the company, which is working in partnership with the Durham Region Transit (DRT), Metrolinx and Nokia ...

Viavi teams with Picocom to validate O-RAN base stations

Viavi Solutions has teamed up with technology supplier Picocom to provide what it claims will be the sector’s first “complete test solutions to validate Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) base station components”.

The 5G TM500 network tester from Viavi will be combined with Picocom's ...

Vodafone expands 5G locations as global use grows

Mobile network operator Vodafone has added 24 new towns and cities, including Blackburn, Poole and Swindon to its 5G network in the UK, making a total of 124 locations.

A location is defined as '5G connected' if it “has a minimum population of 10,000 and [at least] a third of that total ...

Bury Grammar buys in Motorola radios

SFL Radio has agreed a deal to supply Bury Grammar School in Greater Manchester with a new fleet of two-way radios.

The school which was originally established in 1570 has a campus comprising five main buildings and sports facilities across a forty-five acre estate and has acquired a ...

Qualcomm launches first-ever 5G AI drone

Qualcomm has announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first autonomous drone platform with both 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform is a reference drone that contains computing at low power with AI, 5G and long-range Wi-Fi 6 ...

Telekom to build 5G campus network

Deutsche Telekom has announced plans to build a 5G campus network at the Future Factory Hub in Berlin.

The German telecoms giant is working with Osram Licht to wirelessly connect machines in a real production environment at the research campus being built in the Werner-von-Siemens ...

Hytera launches PMR virtual showroom

Professional mobile radio (PMR) provider Hytera has created a new virtual showroom with critical voice, video and data communication solutions highlighted.

According to the company, the Hytera Virtual Showroom and website will provide “a more user-friendly digital experience” and ...

First 5G satellite network for IoT launching

US communications group Ligado Networks has announced plans to deploy what it claims will be the world’s first 5G mobile satellite network for the Internet of Things (IoT).

As part of the deployment, Ligado will partner with US network software provider Mavenir to develop advanced ...

Former FA chief Crozier scores top job at BT

Telecoms giant BT Group has announced the appointment of former Football Association chief executive Adam Crozier as its new chairman.

Crozier, who has also held top positions at ITV and Royal Mail, will take over from outgoing chairman Jan du Plessis in December and lead on BT’s plan to ...

Government and UK5G launches ‘Verticals Campaign’

The government-backed UK5G Innovation Network has launched a campaign to increase awareness of the role of 5G in four vertical sectors: creative industries, manufacturing, transport & logistics, and health & social care.

UK5G claims that the campaign will feature events, a supplier ...
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