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  • Testing mmWave 5G networks: A Q&A with GWS
    by Kelly Hill on October 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Dr. Paul Carter is CEO of network benchmarking and analysis company GWS. RCR Wireless News recently reached out to GWS to discuss testing millimeter-wave 5G networks. The following Q&A was conducted via email and has been lightly edited.  How is benchmark testing different in mmWave, and how is GWS preparing for benchmarking mmWave 5G networks?  [...] The post Testing mmWave 5G networks: A Q&A with GWS appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Italian government shuts down Fastweb’s 5G deal with Huawei
    by Catherine Sbeglia on October 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Italy’s government reportedly asked Fastweb to diversify its 5G suppliers Italy has blocked a 5G equipment deal between Fastweb — the Italian unit of Swisscom — and China’s Huawei, reported Reuters. The decision was made last Thursday night and is being tied to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Italy last month, in [...] The post Italian government shuts down Fastweb’s 5G deal with Huawei appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Japan’s NEC to take part in UK’s 5G deployments: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on October 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Japanese vendor NEC will play a role in the development of next-generation 5G wireless networks in the U.K., according to reports published by Japanese newspapers. In a Twitter post last week, Britain’s Department for International Trade said NEC is expected “to support roll out of 5G in the U.K.” The announcement was made as [...] The post Japan’s NEC to take part in UK’s 5G deployments: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Akamai acquires Asavie, boosting security and performance monitoring
    by Kelly Hill on October 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Content delivery network provider Akamai is acquiring Asavie, which focuses on security, performance monitoring and access policies for mobile and IoT devices. Terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed. Asavie is based in Dublin, Ireland, and employs about 130 people; its customers include telecom and tech heavyweights such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and [...] The post Akamai acquires Asavie, boosting security and performance monitoring appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Ericsson secures new 5G contract in Luxembourg
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on October 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Ericsson and POST Luxembourg have expanded an existing partnership with a multi-year deal to deploy a 5G core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) in Luxembourg. Ericsson said that POST’s 5G network went live in this European country on October 16. The Swedish vendor noted that this 5G deployment will support both Standalone 5G [...] The post Ericsson secures new 5G contract in Luxembourg appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Ericsson Cloud RAN solution puts customers on the path to open, flexible 5G
    by Catherine Sbeglia on October 27, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    The Cloud RAN solution supports Ericsson Spectrum Sharing and 5G SA and NSA Ericsson has announced Cloud RAN (Radio Access Network), a new solution to be released in 2021, that the company said will add greater flexibility and versatility to operator’s network buildouts, as well as deliver an advanced level of openness and innovation. Per [...] The post Ericsson Cloud RAN solution puts customers on the path to open, flexible 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • AMD expanding TAM with $35 billion Xilinx acquisition
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on October 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Xilinx looking to grow its role in mass 5G network deployments Santa Clara, Calif.-based AMD, which specializes in high-performance CPUs and GPUs for data centers and PCS as well as gaming SoCs, today announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock deal worth $35 billion. Xilinx specializes in silicon for “adaptive” compute for [...] The post AMD expanding TAM with $35 billion Xilinx acquisition appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • FutureNet World 2020 most innovative AI application winner announced
    by Dell Technologies + Intel on October 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Last month, Dell Technologies was the recipient of the FutureNet award for Most Innovative Application of AI to enhance Customer Experience, in recognition of a solution deployed by Dell Technologies and ISV partner Cardinality at O2 (Telefonica U.K.). Network Customer Experience Solution The solution, which O2 calls Network Customer Experience (NCX), uses machine learning to evaluate [...] The post FutureNet World 2020 most innovative AI application winner announced appeared first on RCR Wireless News.



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