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Forecast: 5G to top 1bn subs in 2022

North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years with nine-of-every-ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G in 2027, according to forecasts contained in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also predicts that current global 5G subscriptions will pass the one billion […]

June 21, 2022

Agile Content appoints Fernández de Alarcón to board

Agile Content, a provider of digital TV and video distribution solutions, has reorganised its Board of Directors with the appointment of Carmen Fernández de Alarcón as independent director. de Alarcón, CEO of Havas and member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Prisa, has extensive experience in the sector. She will replace Aloysio Junqueira, who […]

May 31, 2022

Nokia and Ericsson quit Russia

Telco technology giants Nokia and Ericsson have said they will no longer operate in Russia. Pekka Lundmark, CEO of Nokia, stated: “We just simply do not see any possibilities to continue in the country under the current circumstances.” Nokia followed with a detailed statement on its decision, which read: “For humanitarian reasons, Western governments have […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Vodafone UK creates 5G network slice with Ericsson

Vodafone and Ericsson have successfully completed the UK’s first 5G standalone (SA) network slicing trial. Network slicing is a new service for business customers and application developers, enabled by the deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) networks. The service allows mobile operators to create multiple virtual network slices which operate across the same physical network. Each […]

March 15, 2022

Dubois joins Qvest as VP Sales Europe Media & Entertainment

Qvest has appointed Rafael Dubois as Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment Thus. Qvest will further strengthen its long-term growth strategy in Europe and support customers to master their digital transformation processes.As the new Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment at Qvest, Dubois will further develop the European growth strategy of Qvest, lead […]

March 8, 2022

Telesat partners with Encqor 5G

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat is partnering with 5G experts Encqor 5G. A joint statement says that Encqor 5G seeks to establish the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G wireless communication technologies and unlock the massive potential of commercial and industrial industries (i.e., smart cities, e-health, e-education, connected and autonomous vehicles, on-demand entertainment/media and IoT). Encqor […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Ericsson global insights reveal an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic since 2011 – the year in which the Ericsson Mobility Report was first published. The findings, based on current and historical network data, are included in the special ten-year edition of the report, which looks back at some of the key trends and […]

November 30, 2021

Ericsson acquires Vonage for $6.2bn

Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage for a total acquisition price of approximately $6.2 billion (€5.4bn). The merger agreement was approved unanimously by the Board of Vonage. The transaction builds upon Ericsson’s stated intent to expand globally in wireless enterprise, offering existing customers an increased share of a market valued at $700 […]

November 22, 2021

Ericsson, Ooredoo partner for World Cup 2022 5G

Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar are partnering to ensure that hundreds of thousands of football fans from around the world will have access to next-gen 5G connectivity experiences possible – inside several event stadiums and across the country – when Qatar hosts the football World Cup in November and December 2022. The partners will provide network […]

November 16, 2021

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021