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China Mobile partnered with Nokia to conduct two trials using AI-powered RANs to forecast bandwidth requirements and detect anomalies, with the operator planning to automate its networks to reduce operating costs. In a trial in Shanghai, a RAN intelligent controller (RIC) was deployed in the edge cloud using Nokia’s AirFrame Open Edge server platform, which
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Honor secured access to critical device components from US manufacturers including Qualcomm, Intel and Micron Technology which had been disrupted by trade sanctions imposed on the vendor’s former parent Huawei, China Daily reported. CEO Zhao Ming told the state-owned news outlet nearly all of its suppliers had resumed shipments and there were now almost no
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China Mobile and China Telecom closed 2020 with a combined 251.5 million 5G subscribers, taking their respective penetration rates to 17.5 per cent and 24.6 per cent. The market leader added 17.6 million 5G package customers in December 2020, taking its annual total to 165 million. China Telecom added 7 million, ending the year with
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PARTNER INTERVIEW: Xiao Ming, SVP and President of Overseas at ZTE (pictured), highlights the company’s key achievements in 2020 and talks about its R&D priorities in the build-up to 6G. Mobile World Live: What were the highlights for ZTE in 2020 and what’s your outlook for the year ahead?Xiao Ming: Last year was unique for
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Verizon and video game developer Unity Technologies targeted creation of next-generation entertainment and enterprise applications through a partnership combining the operator’s 5G and mobile edge compute (MEC) capabilities with the software company’s 3D content rendering expertise. In a statement, Verizon explained the combination will enable new “high-performance 3D applications without the need for expensive hardware”.
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Qualcomm renewed its focus on the mobile gaming market, unveiling the Snapdragon 870 platform which it stated will power flagship devices from Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo sub-brand IQOO. The chipset is a follow-on to the Snapdragon 865 Plus released in July 2020, with which it shares features including an Adreno 650
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Telstra hailed continued breakthroughs in 5G data rates after trials conducted in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm in late 2020 using mmWave and LTE spectrum delivered a rate of 5Gb/s. In a blog, group executive for networks and IT Nikos Katinakis explained the operator achieved the rate on its commercial network in a trial conducted
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CES 2021: Executives from Samsung Electronics America (SEA) and logistics company Ice Mobility urged consumers to be patient with 5G, explaining more advanced capabilities and use cases will become available as the technology evolves. Drew Blackard, VP of product management at SEA, told a panel many current services including video streaming are merely “better on
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The US government began consulting on potential approaches to spur development of an open 5G ecosystem, as it moves to offset potential interoperability issues which could hinder the technology. In a notice of inquiry, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) sought recommendations from the industry on the goals and focus areas for a programme
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Lenovo-owned Motorola bolstered its Motorola One line with the launch of a cheaper 5G option and refreshed its mid-tier range with revamped Moto G Play, Power and Stylus handsets. The Motorola One 5G Ace (pictured) includes a 6.7-inch HD+ display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G processor; 5000mAh battery offering more than two days of use; 2MP
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T-Mobile US proclaimed 2020 its best ever year for post-paid net additions, issuing preliminary results showing substantial gains despite Covid-19 (coronavirus) headwinds. Net additions in 2020 stood at 5.6 million, with post-paid accounting for 5.5 million. Of this, 2.2 million were phone customers, with the remainder comprising other fields including tablet and IoT connections. The
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LG Uplus joined rivals in unveiling lower-cost 5G data plans, offering discounts for customers signing up for optional contracts and expanding allocations. From 11 January the operator will offer 6GB of data for KRW47,000 ($43.19) a month, with a 25 per cent discount for users signing contracts. Its 5G Lite+ plans also will offer 12GB
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Qualcomm followed through on a promise to offer 5G capabilities in its lower-tier silicon, detailing a Snapdragon 480 chipset meant to extend the technology to cheaper handsets. Platform highlights include a Snapdragon X51 5G modem compatible with both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum in standalone and non-standalone modes, offering a peak download speed of 2.5Gb/s; Kryo
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Ooredoo and Ericsson joined forces in modernising the operator’s networks across its portfolio. In a statement, Ericsson said the five-year-long partnership will let Ooredoo use its 5G radio, core and transport products and services, a move it said would open the door for end-to-end 5G support “to digitally transform and modernise” Ooredoo’s mobile networks. The
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Japan-headquartered NEC set up an open RAN laboratory in India to strengthen its capabilities and accelerate global deployment of 5G. In a statement, the vendor said the facility will speed development of its “5G open ecosystem by pre-integrating partners’ open RAN components to form end-to-end commercial products according to customer-specific needs”. “The lab also will
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Verizon expanded a collaboration with SAP to cover how mmWave 5G and edge computing could be used to improve supply chain operations across a range of vertical industries. Using a network installed at a SAP R&D laboratory in the US, the companies plan to conduct trials covering improving operations on factory floors, distribution warehouses and
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Fresh research by GSMA Intelligence suggested the mobile industry suffered less financial impact due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) than the broader economy, despite inevitable hits to revenue from roaming, handset upgrades and the enterprise sector. In its latest Global Mobile Trends 2021 report, Navigating Covid-19 and Beyond, the analyst company found the hit on mobile revenue
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Samsung and IBM forged a collaboration to develop new 5G cloud, mobile edge computing and private network products for the enterprise sector. The partnership will combine 5G Samsung Galaxy models and the vendor’s enterprise network portfolio with IBM’s network management, hybrid cloud and edge computing expertise, along with subsidiary Red Hat’s open architecture. Goals include
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Regional Canadian operator Videotron began a 5G march, launching service in the country’s second-largest city, Montreal and outlining plans to expand coverage to other urban centres across the province of Quebec. CEO Jean-Francois Pruneau in a statement hailed the rollout as a “big day” for the operator, adding it was “very enthusiastic about embarking on
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Taiwanese operators reportedly racked up more than 1 million 5G subscribers since introducing the next-generation service in early July, accounting for just more than 3 per cent of total mobile subscribers. Chunghwa Telecom surpassed the 300,000 mark and aims for 500,000 by end-December, Taipei Times reported. Far EasTone and Taiwan Mobile each also signed 300,000
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PARTNER FEATURE: Michael Clegg discusses the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Supermicro in the 5G era. 5G is here, and it’s growing fast. Although networks are still in the early stages of deployment, especially standalone 5G core networks, rollouts are gathering pace. Spectrum auctions have also now resumed following delays caused by the
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