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EE delivers 5G on London Underground

EE customers are now able to access 5G connectivity on the London Underground, with the network’s high-speed coverage live at three stations – Archway and Tufnell Park on the Northern line, and Notting Hill Gate on the Central line. In addition to continuous 5G coverage from ticket hall to platform at all three stations, 5G […]

February 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BT, Stratospheric Platforms trial antenna tech

BT Group and Stratospheric Platforms (SPL) have announced they will test delivering mobile coverage using new antenna technology, designed to be mounted on a High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) aircraft. The trials, being conducted at BT’s global R&D headquarters at Adastral Park, aim to provide coverage to the hardest to reach areas. BT says the project, […]

January 30, 2023

AWS joins TM Forum

TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, has welcomed cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its newest member. As a full corporate member, AWS will collaborate with the Forum’s global membership to accelerate further the roadmap for Open Digital Architecture (ODA), the reusable cloud-native software architecture helping telcos unlock new growth […]

January 27, 2023

Nokia, Samsung sign 5G patent licence agreement

Nokia has signed a new cross-licence patent agreement with Samsung following the expiry of the previous agreement at the end of 2022. Under the agreement, which covers Nokia’s fundamental inventions in 5G and other technologies, Samsung will make payments to Nokia for a multi-year period which started on January 1st 2023. The terms of the […]

January 23, 2023

Forecast: Over 367m connected vehicles by 2027

A Juniper Research study predicts that the number of connected vehicles in service will reach 367 million globally in 2027, from 192 million in 2023. This growth of 91 per cent will be driven by the advancement of both ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and increasing the capabilities of in-vehicle infotainment systems. The research identified […]

January 9, 2023

Report: European FMC takes root

A report from wireless market analyst firm Mobile Experts breaking down the details of Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) in Europe has found that telcos are forging ahead with converging their wireline and wireless network services, with more than 37 per cent of broadband households subscribing through a converged service currently in Europe. This new forecast […]

January 5, 2023By Colin Mann

NextGen in-vehicle demo success

Media company Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed the successful completion of a live, in-vehicle, demonstration of the practical application of NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) automotive services. The demonstration was a shared effort between Sinclair/ONE Media 3.0, automotive parts and services company Hyundai Mobis and CAST.ERA, a joint venture between Sinclair and Korean mobile operator SK […]

January 4, 2023By Colin Mann

ACCC blocks Telstra, TPG network deal

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to authorise proposed regional mobile network arrangements between Telstra Corporation and TPG Telecom. Under the statutory test, the ACCC must not grant authorisation unless it is satisfied the proposed arrangements would not be likely to substantially lessen competition, or that the likely public benefits from […]

December 21, 2022By Colin Mann

EE mobile infrastructure pilot with Freshwave

EE mobile users in London can now access enhanced 4G and 5G coverage along Queen Victoria Street through a connectivity pilot led by Freshwave. Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) has also signed up to the pilot and is expected to go live early in 2023. In busy areas such as city centres, the number of people […]

December 20, 2022

Spain: 5G licences half price

Spain is preparing to hold its latest 5G public auction in the 26GHz band for a starting price of €56 million – a 50 per cent reduction on the initial price of €127 million. The public auction has attracted little interest amongst operators as their investment capacity has been hit by the low-cost wars and […]

December 19, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid