China Telecom ends February with 10.7 million 5G subscribersby Juan Pedro Tomás on March 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm
China Telecom ended February with a total of 10.73 million subscribers in the 5G segment, the carrier said in a presentation. The operator also confirmed plans to spend 45.3 billion yuan ($6.4 billion) on 5G in 2020, up compared to 9.3 billion yuan in 2019. In its 2019 full-year results presentation, China Telecom said [...] The post China Telecom ends February with 10.7 million 5G subscribers appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
Rakuten Mobile starts production of 5G radio units with NECby Juan Pedro Tomás on March 24, 2020 at 4:08 pm
Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Rakuten, and NEC announced that they have begun production of a jointly developed 5G mobile communications system radio unit (RU), and that the first unit has been shipped. Production started at NEC Platforms’ plant in Fukushima, Japan, both firms said in a release. “NEC’s 5G [...] The post Rakuten Mobile starts production of 5G radio units with NEC appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
DHS enables access to critical infrastructureby Kelly Hill on March 24, 2020 at 4:04 pm
As more states respond to the novel coronavirus by ordering citizens to shelter in place except for essential businesses, communications infrastructure is considered one area that is crucial to maintain. Network traffic, including voice calls, is on the rise, as companies shift to telework, healthcare providers try to ramp up telemedicine offerings and schools move [...] The post DHS enables access to critical infrastructure appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
The global state of 5G devicesby Catherine Sbeglia on March 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm
The number of 5G devices is projected to reach 160 million units in 2020 According to Kashif Hussain, director of marketing at VIAVI Solutions, 5G adoption won’t happen to the desired extent until the right devices are in place. Fortunately, there appears to be a great deal of global momentum behind 5G device development and [...] The post The global state of 5G devices appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
ZTE says end-to-end network slicing is crucial in the 5G eraby RCR Wireless News & ZTE on March 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm
End-to-end network slicing is key to enable net neutrality in the 5G era, according to Chinese telecom vendor ZTE. ZTE proposes that operators can use the technology of network slicing to work as virtual private network for different types of terminals. In one network slicing, net neutrality access policy can be adopted for the [...] The post ZTE says end-to-end network slicing is crucial in the 5G era appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
Wi-Fi is trading in its ‘must-have’ status for ‘business-critical’by Catherine Sbeglia on March 24, 2020 at 3:28 pm
Mist Co-Founder: “Wi-Fi is entering into the business-critical phase” In June of last year, Mist, a Juniper company, made major strides with their cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 access points, and now that more devices are Wi-Fi 6 are in-market, the company says that new use cases are emerging and early adopters of Wi-Fi 6 are finding that [...] The post Wi-Fi is trading in its ‘must-have’ status for ‘business-critical’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
Three ways that PALs differ from traditional spectrum licensesby Kelly Hill on March 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum will not only help U.S. mobile network operators to manage their own traffic better, but will enable many new market entrants, according to a new report from the Wireless Infrastructure Association. The WIA report outlines the basics of the three-tiered CBRS spectrum-sharing framework which covers the 150 megahertz of [...] The post Three ways that PALs differ from traditional spectrum licenses appeared first on RCR Wireless News.
Telefónica building partner ecosystem for 4G, 5G Open RAN solutionsby Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on March 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Altiostar, Intel, Xilinx among Telefónica Open RAN providers Ahead of planned Open RAN trials later this year in Brazil, Germany, Spain and the U.K., telecoms giant Telefónica is collaborating with several ecosystem vendors to develop disaggregated radio access network solutions. The group is working off a set of specifications developed by the O-RAN Alliance. The [...] The post Telefónica building partner ecosystem for 4G, 5G Open RAN solutions appeared first on RCR Wireless News.