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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 ...

Hanwha backs OneWeb with antennas & $330m funding

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications specialist OneWeb has announced a major investment by South Korean global technology and manufacturing giant Hanwha.

As part of a new funding round, Hanwha made a $330m equity investment and pledged to provide OneWeb with “further defence ...

Vodafone widens NB-IoT coverage

Leading UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced it has doubled the number of sites in its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network.

The infrastructure expansion will see Vodafone achieve what it claims will be 98% UK coverage, “to support the growing number of businesses ...

NTT claims major 5G advance

Technology provider NTT has launched the PG5, whIch it describes as a “the first globally available private LTE/5G Network-as-a-Service platform.”

Giving an overview of the product, a spokesperson for the company said: “NTT Private 5G is purpose-built to solve enterprise business ...

Bird takes flight with geo-fenced speed zones

US scooter rental firm Bird has announced plans to trial a ‘digital geo-fencing system’ to slow traffic in pedestrian-heavy areas including around schools.

The company, which operates shared electric scooters in more than 250 cities across Europe, the Middle East and North America, said ...

Three expands collaboration with Amdocs

Leading mobile provider Three has announced a multi-year partnership with Amdocs which will see the US firm supply it with a new, cloud-based omnichannel digital business system.

Amdocs, a St Louis-based communications software and services specialist, will work with the CK Hutchison ...

Openreach conducts ‘first-ever’ 25G PON tests

BT-owned Openreach has announced it has teamed up with Nokia to conduct what it claims will be the UK's first-ever tests of 25G passive optical network (PON) full-fibre.

According to the broadband giant, the new full-fibre technology “could deliver ultra-reliable broadband services that ...

Nokia launches eSIM and iSIM platform

Nokia has launched a new embedded SIM (eSIM) and integrated SIM (iSIM) platform to help businesses deliver new 5G mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) services.

The Finnish telecoms giant claims that iSIM Secure Connect will also support securely managed machine-to-machine (M2M) and ...

Virgin Media 02 to use Ericsson 5G SA core

Ericsson has announced it will deploy its cloud native, container-based dual-mode 5G Standalone (SA) core across Virgin Media O2’s new SA network in the UK.

According to the two companies, the deployment will “pave the way for Virgin Media O2 to deliver ultra-fast connectivity to ...
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