News of Note—Optus signs 5G deal with Ericsson; BSNL contracts with Ciena and more

news of note
Australian carrier Optus has signed a partnership with Ericsson to deploy 50 5G sites across the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Australian carrier Optus has signed a partnership with Ericsson to deploy 50 5G sites across the cities of Sydney and Melbourne over the coming months as part of Optus’ multivendor rollout. RCR News article

> Indian state-owned operator BSNL has contracted Ciena to prepare its network for the introduction of 5G. Telecomasia.net article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is partnering with IBM Research and SweetSense to pilot IoT and blockchain technologies that can accurately monitor and track groundwater use in California's Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta. Release

> Wireless Logic Group announced the acquisition of M2MBlue, an M2M and IoT connectivity specialist with a focus on high-bandwidth applications. Release

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