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635 new 5G cities created

The annual State of 5G report has reported that 5G cities have come online at a rate of nearly two per day globally over the past year, with the addition of 635 new 5G cities in the past 12 months.

The latest data from Viavi Solutions revealed that the number of ...

Bharti Airtel aims for 5G-connected ambulances

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced it has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected ambulances to support patient care during transit to medical facilities.

The trio’s ‘5G Connected Ambulance’ ...

UK’s first full-size driverless buses hit roads

Operator Stagecoach has announced it will commence road testing of the first full-sized driverless buses to run in the UK in Scotland this week.

The two-week trial using buses designed by Fusion Processing, manufacturer Alexander Dennis and Transport Scotland along a ...

BWV to cover all England’s strategic roads

National Highways has announced plans to equip traffic officers across 4,300 miles of roads with VB400 body-worn video cameras (BWV) from Motorola Solutions.

Officers will wear the body-worn cameras while conducting patrols across England’s strategic road network ...

Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has hired former TPG Telecom group executive Dan Lloyd to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

Lloyd will bring more than two decades experience from across 10 countries when he takes up his new ...

Lebara makes a splash with British Swimming partnership

British Swimming has announced the expansion of its partnership with its first-ever telecommunications partner Lebara.

Lebara, which specialises in pay-as-you-go and contract-based mobile SIM cards, will support the national governing body of swimming, water polo and ...

T-Mobile hits US roads with BMW in first 5G-connected car

German automobile manufacturer BMW has teamed up with T-Mobile to launch the first 5G-connected cars available in the United States.

As part of the collaboration, all future BMW iX and i4 models will feature unlimited voice calling and unlimited 5G data on T-Mobile’s ...

Nokia mines wireless network for Antofagasta Minerals in Chile

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has deployed an industrial-grade private wireless network across the Minera Centinela copper mine for Chilean mining group Antofagasta Minerals.

Antofagasta’s Centinela open pit mine is located north of Santiago at an important mining ...

Huawei unveils full-stack data centre

International communications giant Huawei has announced a range of new solutions for data centre and intelligent campus scenarios.

According to Huawei, the full-stack data centre solution has been designed to “help enterprises embrace modern data centres” by ...

Bernabéu to host largest Wi-Fi 6 stadium network in Europe

Europe’s most successful football team, Real Madrid, has agreed a deal with Cisco which it claims will make the club’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium one of the most technologically-advanced sporting venues in the world.

The agreement will see the San Jose-based technology ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...
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