The city of San Diego said it purchased Nokia's Internet Protocol/Multi-protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and packet microwave radio technology to backhaul the P25 digital trunked radio system for its public-safety communications.
True to form, Verizon announced today the completion of its 5G radio specification, saying it's the first U.S. carrier to do so.
One might say Nokia has been in the thick of it, devoting substantial engineering resources to study coexistence between terrestrial operations and satellite operations in the 28 GHz band, but it's sounding more than a little exacerbated.
The global centralized RAN (C-RAN) market remains mainly driven by Asia Pacific, with China now in the driver's seat thanks to China Mobile's and China Unicom's C-RAN deployments, according to IHS Technology. Global C-RAN architecture equipment revenue reached $5 billion in 2015, a gain of 18 percent from $4.3 billion in 2014.
Amid a bevy of 5G announcements from the GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2016 and Informa's 5G World in London, Samsung Electronics is touting a breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna and power amplifier technologies to enable smaller, more energy efficient 5G equipment and devices at 28 GHz.
Ovum said operators will start to launch 5G networks in 2020 and predicted that there will be services in more than 20 markets with 24 million 5G subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2021.
Just a week after Nokia announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab.
The pressure is on at operators big and small to direct the focus of the media et al towards what they are doing right rather than on back-office snafus. Making headlines as the most complained about operator is not the best way forward, for certain.
Nokia will showcase its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which takes place June 29 through July 1.
Telekom Austria carried out what it claimed to be the first demonstration of narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology in Austria and said the cellular-based low-power wide area (LPWA) network is the next logical step in its machine-to-machine (M2M) strategy.