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Research: Nearly 750m global 5G connections

After three full years of growth, global wireless 5G adoption has reached a rapid acceleration phase, touching a noteworthy milestone of 701 million connections by the end of the first quarter of 2022. Omdia data forecast global connections will reach 1.2 billion by the end of this year, said 5G Americas, the wireless industry trade […]

June 22, 2022

Forecast: 5G voice users at 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has predicted that the total number of Voice-over-5G users will reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026; rising from only 290 million in 2022. This remarkable growth of 780 per cent will be driven by the acceleration of 5G roll-outs following a slowing during the pandemic. Voice-over-5G leverages the software-based nature […]

May 4, 2022

ITV launches initiative to collaborate with young content creators

ITV is launching a call out for young creatives to turn their innovative ideas into reality, backing them with a £25000 budget. From graphic designers to animators, editors and social media wizards, ITV’s BluePrint Network will collaborate with creatives aged 16-34 to produce digital content that will live on their social media platforms. Anyone can […]

March 31, 2022

Forecast: 1.3bn 5G connections by YE22

After three full years of growth, global wireless 5G adoption has reached the rapid acceleration phase, having exceeded a half-billion connections by the end of 2021 and forecast to reach 1.3 billion by the end of this year according to data from Omdia, reports 5G Americas, the wireless industry trade association and voice of 5G […]

March 24, 2022

ICASA wraps spectrum auction

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has raised 14.4 billion Rand (€875m) in the South Africa spectrum auction. The cash raised, from 6 bidders, goes into the country’s treasury. ICASA said bidders Vodacom, MTN, Rain, Telkom, Cell C and Liquid Telecom had all bid for, and obtained, spectrum licenses. The auction took 58 […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

ICASA opens spectrum auction

South Africa’s ICASA telecommunications regulator has started its long-planned spectrum auction. The opening moves (the ‘opt-in’ process) started on March 8th with six players involved: Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Rain. The second round opens on March 10. Bidders have to attend the ICASA offices in Pretoria in person and at […]

March 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat links with Microsoft on 5G/LTE projects

Intelsat has successfully demonstrated a private cellular network with Microsoft Azure’s Private Multi-Access Edge Compute and FlexEnterprise, Intelsat’s satellite-based global connectivity service. Held at Intelsat’s office in McLean, VA, the demonstration successfully establishes a reference architecture for deploying secure, high-performance private LTE and 5G networks and other cloud services over satellite networks to enterprise locations […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nokia, Kyndryl network partnership

Kyndryl, an IBM spin-off, and Nokia have announced a global network and edge computing alliance aimed at helping enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations with secure LTE and 5G private wireless networking. The partnership builds on a successful private wireless connectivity project that yielded an innovative solution combining Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) application platform […]

February 17, 2022

Hughes pilots Community LTE service in Brazil

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies, has announced the successful three-month pilot of a new Community LTE service at five villages in Brazil. Designed to serve people who live outside the reach of cable, fibre and cellular networks, Community LTE creates a mobile hotspot across several kilometres that connects to the […]

February 16, 2022

Neutroon receives funding from Shared Access to boost 5G, LTE network

Neutroon, a Networks-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform that seeks to accelerate private LTE and 5G networks for industry, smart cities and rural areas, has closed a financing round of 530,000 euros. Shared Access, the wireless telecommunications infrastructure company, headed up the investment that will allow Neutroon to continue developing its product and accelerate growth. There are currently […]

October 12, 2021