Keyword: Telefónica Deutschland
Norway’s Telenor ditched Huawei in favor of Ericsson for 5G RAN, but Telefónica tapped the Chinese vendor for 5G RAN in Germany and 5G core in Spain.
The operators signed a letter of intent to team up on the construction and operation of up to 6,000 new cell sites in Germany.
Operators out-spent initial bidding forecasts, but some of them were not too pleased with the results.
Germany's BNetzA has announced 5G frequencies for industrial use cases ahead of a 5G national license auction later this year.
Mavenir has emerged as one of the more disruptive vendors in the wireless space, namely in taking on big players in the RAN market while continuing to play in a number of areas.
Telefónica Deutschland added 426,000 postpaid mobile subscribers in the third quarter of 2016.
Telefónica Deutschland's CEO highlighted that greater cooperation among mobile network operators will be necessary in future.
Telefónica Deutschland clarified that it does not plan to sell individual subscriber data as part of a renewed effort to open a fresh revenue stream.
Telefónica Deutschland is launching a new tariff portfolio called O2 Free with an unlimited data message.