5G Top Stories

Innovation in the logistics industry has focused historically on the forward supply of goods, to get them through manufacturing and distribution, and into the hands of customers. The discipline has been geared towards fast fulfillment and rapid returns; the reverse side, around the flow of products back into retail, has hardly had a look in. 
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Here’s a timely reminder from your friendly neighborhood FCC: Don’t use ham or CB radios to communicate while you’re planning or committing a crime. Crimes like, say, violent insurrection. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued the unusual warning on Sunday, 11 days after a mob of Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol building to
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The Lenovo AR glasses are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snadragon XR1 platform While we might not have gathered in Los Vegas for this year’s CES, companies didn’t miss a beat when it came to announcing and showcasing their latest products and solutions. Lenovo used CES 2021 as the backdrop for revealing a number of new products,
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Qualcomm Technologies has agreed to buy high-performance silicon start-up Nuvia for about $1.4 billion, in a move that Qualcomm says will deliver “step-function improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency to meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing.” Qualcomm has big plans for Nuvia’s CPUs, saying that they will be integrated across its portfolio to
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Carriers won’t get more time to meet vertical location, or z-axis, accuracy requirements for cellular devices that are set to take effect in April. The Federal Communications has rejected requests from CTIA and the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) to delay the implementation of new requirements on improved accuracy for reporting the indoor
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Cloud portfolio expansion focused on providing end-to-end network software for CSPs Mavenir spent a good deal of 2020 pushing its Open RAN software as part of larger movements in the telecoms industry toward disaggregation of the radio access network. But a Monday portfolio expansion announced served as a good reminder of the U.S. firm’s end-to-end
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When school officials in Harris County, Texas sought to purchase wireless air cards to enable thousands of students to do remote learning, they made their purchase decisions in part based on network performance data from benchmarking and analysis company RootMetrics. Harris County covers 1,700 square miles and includes the city of Houston, and it has
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Hong Kong’s smallest mobile operator, SmarTone, said that its 5G network already provides coverage throughout Hong Kong, currently covering over 95% of the population. SmarTone’s 5G network coverage has been extended to 65 rural areas, including country parks, cycle tracks, hiking trails, nature trails and campsites. SmarTone’s 5G network coverage now includes 17 major tunnels
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Middle East telecom group Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a global framework agreement for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The agreement includes Ooredoo Group’s operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives. The 5G
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Spectrum auction covers low- and mid-band frequencies for 5G The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that six companies have applied to participate in the upcoming multi-band spectrum auction. The carriers that have submitted applications are all existing operators on the market: Cell C, Rain Networks, Vodacom, Telkom, Liquid Telecom and MTN. ICASA
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5G network launches follow spectrum allocation in October France was one of the latest countries in Western Europe to launch 5G. Mobile operators in the country announced their initial 5G deployments in November and December after telecommunications regulator Arcep made available suitable spectrum for 5G in October. Here, we briefly describe the initial availability of
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Spanish operators have been accelerating 5G deployment plans over the last months and all carriers already offer 5G in the country’s main urban areas as well as in medium-sized cities. In this article, we briefly describe the current state of 5G deployments by Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone and Masmovil. Telefónica Spain’s largest operator Telefónica recently announced
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