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    1. Nokia Bell Labs aims to pioneer next-gen 5G platform as a service

      Nokia Bell Labs aims to pioneer next-gen 5G platform as a service

      Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of the Finnish technology giant, has said it is collaborating with a variety of stakeholders for the next generation of 5G platform as a service (NGPaaS).

      The collaboration includes industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium sized enterprises, as well as European academic institutions, to dedicate 24 months towards the advance of 5G.

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    2. Qualcomm teams up with ITRI to develop 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies in Taiwan

      Qualcomm teams up with ITRI to develop 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies in Taiwan

      Qualcomm is partnering with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), to work on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies.

      The collaboration is said to speed up the delivery and global commercialisation of 5G NR small cell products and infrastructure by Taiwanese OEMs and ODMs.

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    3. Nokia and Ericsson results show road ahead for telecom equipment market

      Nokia and Ericsson results show road ahead for telecom equipment market

      Nokia said it expects to face further ‘challenges’ on the networking side despite posting a profit of €574 million (£511.2m), up 73% from this time last year.

      The Finnish giant published its Q217 financial results today, seeing overwhelming gains year over year on its global services and Nokia Technologies arms, the latter focusing on patent licensing, but a 4% downturn in IP networks and applications. Non-IFRS net sales went down slightly to €5.63 billion, from €5.67bn in Q216.

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    4. Samsung and Arqiva launch Europe’s first 5G FWA trial in central London

      Samsung and Arqiva launch Europe’s first 5G FWA trial in central London

      Following a statement of intent back in February, Samsung and Arqiva have kicked off the first European trial of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in central London.

      The partners chose the UK for its low broadband penetration and promising spectrum conditions. With 5G FWA being pitched as offering an alternative to fibre broadband, the UK offers a great opportunity for Samsung and Arqiva to demonstrate its possibilities.

      Three main components make up the 5G FWA system:

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    5. British government pumps £16m into 5G research

      British government pumps £16m into 5G research

      The UK government has pumped £16 million into 5G research to help ensure Britain is at the forefront of mobile technology.

      By 2030, 5G is expected to inject up to £173 billion into the economy. In comparison, the £16 million investment announced today sounds like a bargain for the potential return.

      Andrew Jones MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, added: “Ensuring Britain remains at the forefront of digital innovation is a priority for this government.

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    6. Outdoor small cells will be ‘integral’ for operator networks – especially with transition to 5G

      Outdoor small cells will be ‘integral’ for operator networks – especially with transition to 5G

      The outdoor smart cell market will become an integral part of mobile networks, according to new analysis from iGR.

      The report argues that the main barriers to growing the outdoor small cell market have little to do with the technology itself and more to do with actual installation issues - power, backhaul, regulations, timelines, and overall cost.

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    7. Arqiva acquires 28GHz spectrum license ahead of 5G FWA trial

      Arqiva acquires 28GHz spectrum license ahead of 5G FWA trial

      Communications infrastructure provider Arqiva has announced the acquisition of an additional 28GHz spectrum license ahead of the UK’s first 5G FWA field trial.

      Global trials in countries leading 5G research including the USA, Japan, and South Korea have been utilising the 28GHz spectrum band for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The acquired Region A licence for 2x 112MHz covers Central and Greater London and bolsters Arqiva’s existing nationwide spectrum band ownership.

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    8. ESA partners with space industry on ‘Satellite for 5G’

      ESA partners with space industry on ‘Satellite for 5G’

      The ESA (European Space Agency) has joined forces with 16 space companies on a new ‘Satellite for 5G’ initiative.

      Satellite for 5G aims to offer truly global high-speed coverage even in areas difficult to reach by cell towers such as up mountains and remote islands. To preserve bandwidth, cell towers will remain the first point of access for most but satellites could be used to reach the emergency services wherever you are on Earth.

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    9. GSMA urges EU telecom ministers to consider its suggestions ahead of reform plan

      GSMA urges EU telecom ministers to consider its suggestions ahead of reform plan

      The GSMA has urged European telecoms ministers to seek for greater ambitions on telecoms framework reforms, as the discussion for amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code in an EU Council meeting looms.

      The group has enlisted considerations that they believe are important in advancing Europe’s goals for 5G and a Gigabit Society. Bringing reforms to the spectrum policy is the most vital step in leading Europe to its 5G goals, the GSMA says.

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    10. AT&T looks to invest in Minnesota for small cell networks, praises new law

      AT&T looks to invest in Minnesota for small cell networks, praises new law

      AT&T has praised Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for signing into law a new measure to streamline and standardise rules that will accelerate the deployment of small cell technology. The measure will help pave the way for the next generation of high-speed wireless services in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, especially as the company enhances its network in preparation for the 2018 SuperBowl.

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    11. Japan prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games with 5G trial system

      Japan prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games with 5G trial system

      Japan will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2020 and the nation plans to ensure attendees can keep up with the athletes, at least on their mobile.

      The country has begun a trial of a 5G system in Tokyo and rural areas as it prepares for the games and the expected launch of the fifth-generation mobile technology in 2020.

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    12. T-Mobile sets out its plan for ‘truly’ nationwide 5G

      T-Mobile sets out its plan for ‘truly’ nationwide 5G

      Fresh off winning plenty of desirable 600 MHz spectrum in the FCC’s recent auction, T-Mobile has set out its plan for nationwide 5G.

      T-Mobile spent $8 billion on low-band 600 MHz spectrum and has a plan to put it to use efficiently. Some of it will be used to expand and strengthen the operator’s existing LTE network, but a portion will be used to deliver ‘truly’ nationwide 5G coverage from coast-to-coast.

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    13. Lycamobile launches 4G data services across Spain

      Lycamobile launches 4G data services across Spain

      International mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Lycamobile has expanded its operating network agreement with Telefonica to launch 4G data services across its Spanish network, providing improved service to its 1.9 million existing customers.

      Allirajah Subaskaran, chairman at Lyca Group, said: “The introduction of 4G services in Spain demonstrates our commitment to Lycamobile customers in the country, who will benefit from the availability of fast, high-quality data.

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    14. Ericsson and SoftBank to conduct 5G trials on 28GHz spectrum

      Ericsson and SoftBank to conduct 5G trials on 28GHz spectrum

      Ericsson and SoftBank have announced the next step of their 5G trial to 28GHz, after successfully completing the 4.5GHz and 15GHz spectrum on basic 5G trials in Tokyo.

      Started in August 2016, the comprehensive 5G run included base stations and user equipment with control signal feedback using mid-band spectrum at 4.5 GHz, which is now one of the future candidate bands for 5G services in Japan.

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    15. GSMA report forecasts 5G connections to reach 1.1 billion by 2025

      GSMA report forecasts 5G connections to reach 1.1 billion by 2025

      Commercial 5G networks will be ‘widely deployed’ by the beginning of the next decade, according to a new report from the GSMA.

      The report, titled ‘The 5G Era: Age of Boundless Connectivity and Intelligent Automation’, was based on an extensive survey of 750 operator CEOs and other industry stakeholders and released at the time of Mobile World Congress last week.

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    16. Samsung and Arqiva will trial 5G in the UK this year

      Samsung and Arqiva will trial 5G in the UK this year

      Samsung and Arqiva have announced plans to launch 5G trials focused on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in the UK during the second half of this year.

      The companies decided on the UK as their starting point in Europe due to the country’s low broadband penetration and promising spectrum conditions. Samsung and Arqiva are hoping to demonstrate the potential for 5G to offer a compelling alternative to fibre.

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    17. 5G edges closer as China Mobile announces large-scale testing

      5G edges closer as China Mobile announces large-scale testing

      China Mobile, alongside partners Qualcomm and ZTE, has announced plans to conduct large-scale 5G tests based on specs being developed by 3GPP.

      Before a new generation of mobile technology is rolled out, interoperability tests and over-the-air field tests need to be conducted. With today’s announcement, China Mobile is looking to get an early start in this process while the 5G standard is still being finalised.

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    18. It’s true: telecom providers are adapting well to new enterprise IT demands

      It’s true: telecom providers are adapting well to new enterprise IT demands

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      Enterprise networking vendors and telecommunication service providers encountered a series of challenges in 2016, as more customers shifted their focus from managing business technology investment to the strategic procurement of products and services related to digital transformation projects.

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    19. Why mobile operators need to take advantage of the next Internet of Things opportunity

      Why mobile operators need to take advantage of the next Internet of Things opportunity

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      As the array of mobile services and delivery devices continues to evolve, mobile network operator competition has intensified. With many over-the-top players now providing popular alternatives to texting and voice calls, telecom service provider core revenues are eroding.

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    20. Three acquires UK Broadband ahead of 5G roll-out

      Three acquires UK Broadband ahead of 5G roll-out

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      With 5G on the horizon, Three UK is making preparations with its acquisition of UK Broadband for £250 million.

      UK Broadband, the parent company of London-based broadband provider Relish, was a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based communications firm PCCW. Back in 2012, UK Broadband led the market by switching on the country’s first commercial 4G network.

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    21. With £1bn for digital infrastructure to come – it needs to be spent wisely

      With £1bn for digital infrastructure to come – it needs to be spent wisely

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      The telecoms landscape in the UK is undergoing its most radical shake-up for years. In the recent Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a boost to the UK’s digital connectivity with the promise of a £1 billion windfall. £400 million of this will be dedicated to further development of superfast fibre broadband connections through a Digital Investment Fund. £740 million will be dedicated to the development of 5G.

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