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Viavi launches Nitro Wireless

Viavi Solutions has announced the availability of Nitro Wireless, a portfolio of solutions enabling all participants in the ecosystem – equipment manufacturers, service providers, semiconductor companies, software developers and system integrators – to accelerate technology development by validating performance at each stage in intelligent, intuitive and automated ways. “While 5G offers new opportunities with an […]

October 4, 2023

NEC launches North American innovation hub for Open RAN

NEC Corporation has created a North American 5G innovation unit in New Providence, New Jersey, to expand product development and cater to the growing global demand for Open RAN solutions. The new entity, NEC Advanced Networks, was born out of the company’s recent acquisition of Blue Danube Systems, Inc., and provides a critical base of […]

September 27, 2022

Innovation boost for future UK networks

Universities and telecoms firms have been invited to apply for up to £25 million (€29.5m) to research and develop the next generation of 5G and 6G network equipment as part of new UK government plans to unleash innovation in the sector. The Future Open Networks Research Challenge will enable academics and the industry to conduct […]

July 26, 2022By Colin Mann

UK to phase out 2G, 3G networks by 2033

The UK Government, together with UK mobile network operators, has announced a joint ambition for 35 per cent of the UK’s mobile network traffic to be carried over open and interoperable Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures by 2030. “Open network architectures will play a key role in enhancing the security and resilience of the networks […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann

UK high-tech lab to speed 5G development

Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading agency for the early adoption of advanced digital technologies, is joining forces with comms regulator Ofcom to launch a new high-tech lab to speed up the development of 5G communication kit and help Britain diversify its supply chains. The government-backed £1 million (€0.84m) SONIC Labs will help accelerate the adoption […]

June 25, 2021

DISH, Qualcomm 5G O-RAN collaboration

DISH Network Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a collaboration to test open and virtualised RAN 5G solutions containing the new Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to help fast track DISH’s rollout of what is intended to be the US’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-compliant 5G network. DISH will utilise the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms through DISH’s […]

November 11, 2020