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Between the Devil and the Deep Red Sea

Tired of the Covid Crisis? The good news is that a distraction is heading our way. Not long after covering TV in ads telling us to stay home and do nothing, the UK government is about a launch the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign imploring the nation to be ready to grasp the opportunity. That […]

July 14, 2020

UK MNOs: ‘We need 5 years to strip out Huawei’

BT and Vodafone have told an MPs committee they want at least five years to remove Huawei from 4G and 5G nets, or there will be blackouts. The government is expected to announce new curbs on the use of the Chinese firm’s kit within the next two weeks. Huawei is urging them to take their […]

July 9, 2020

Samsung ‘we can do Europe’s 5G’

South Korea’s Samsung has said it could provide Europe’s 5G infrastructure. EVP Woojune Kim said the company was in active commercial discussions with European operators to supply network equipment, and was investing its resources in 4G, 5G and 6G. “The one thing that is a challenge for Samsung entering the UK or European market is […]

July 9, 2020

Report: Mobile industry continues APAC investment

Asia Pacific mobile operators are to invest over $400 billion on their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which $331 billion will be spent on 5G deployments, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series. The report shows that the region is one of the fastest-growing in the world and […]

July 7, 2020

Milestones for Native IP and DVB-I over 5G

Two recently initiated DVB work items reached important milestones at the most recent Steering Board meeting. The commercial requirements for native IP video delivery over broadcast satellite were approved; and work will proceed on the creation of commercial requirements for the use of DVB-I as a service layer on top of 5G technologies. The 95th […]

July 6, 2020

Study: Lower 3 GHz band key to US 5G

The US needs to expand its 5G spectrum pipeline and license the lower 3 GHz band for commercial use in order to keep pace with other countries that are moving aggressively to make mid-band spectrum available for next-generation 5G networks, according to a new study from advisory firm Analysys Mason. The study finds that the […]

July 3, 2020

DISH closes Boost Mobile deal

US pay-TV operator and wireless carrier DISH has completed its $1.4 billion (€1.24bn) acquisition of cellco Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile, officially entering the retail wireless market, serving more than nine million customers and advancing the build of what it says will be the nation’s first standalone 5G network. “Today, we are proud to welcome […]

July 2, 2020

Huawei: 5G’s ‘five opportunities’

At the New Infrastructure and Business Digitalization Forum held during the first GSMA Thrive event, Gan Bin, Chief Marketing Officer for Huawei’s Wireless Network Solutions, delivered a keynote speech entitled ‘5G Brings Five Opportunities with New Value’, elaborating on why ‘5G is the digital foundation of new infrastructure to upgrade connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and […]

July 1, 2020By Colin Mann

S&T acquires Iskratel

Describing the €37.5 million deal as the foundation for the long-term development and implementation of its business strategy, Austrian technology group S&T is to acquire the Iskratel Group, one of the leading European ICT providers for the digital transformation of the telecommunications, transport, public safety and energy industries. Both companies recognise synergies for their future […]

July 1, 2020By Colin Mann

Report: 5G worth £158bn to UK

A report commissioned by multiplay telco Vodafone UK has found that upgrading to 5G could add as much as £158 billion (€173bn) to the UK economy over the next decade, and could transform the way the public accesses vital services. Investment in 5G could lead to the creation of new jobs and business opportunities, as […]

June 30, 2020