Any way you dice or slice it, operators will be incorporating network slicing in their 5G networks, and Ericsson's deal this week with South Korean operator SK Telecom only solidifies their commitment to the technology.
Ericsson said Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the first Russian operator to deploy its Radio Dot indoor coverage system after the vendor installed a network for the operator in a shopping centre in the city of Astrakhan.
Now that the two largest wireless operators have reported their second-quarter earnings, it's a good time to start speculating how they might spend their budgets the rest of this year.
Nokia said on Friday it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its planned €15.6 billion ($17 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent, clearing an important hurdle in its pursuit of the rival telecoms equipment manufacturer.
Although realistically 5G will not make its commercial debut until at least 2020, we are already starting to see a lot of noise in the marketplace about 5G trials and collaborations.
Ericsson reported stronger sales and operating profit than analysts had expected in the second quarter, and the network vendor said that its business in the U.S. market had stabilized during the period.
Sweden-based Ericsson reported sales and operating profits that were ahead of analyst forecasts for the second quarter of 2015 as the vendor's Networks business improved.
How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
Just as Huawei touted its contributions to the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) initiative, it announced a string of 4.5G and 5G-related achievements, including one in which it will deploy new services based on 4.5G for the Shanghai Disney Resort and China Unicom Shanghai.
mmMAGIC, one of the newest consortia to be co-funded by the European Commission's 5G PPP programme, said it plans to develop new technologies that can operate in frequency bands between 6 GHz and 100 GHz and accelerate the standardisation of millimeter wave technologies for 5G as part of a two-year research programme.