Tensions rise between US mobile operators and the airline industry over the deployment of 5G in the C-band, requiring the White House to step in and negotiate a path forward.
Vodafone has switched on the UK’s first 5G OpenRAN. The site in Bath is the first of 2,500 5G and 4G OpenRAN sites that Vodafone has committed to, and a major step in supporting the Government’s ambition to accelerate the development of the OpenRAN ecosystem.
Airbus, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, NTT Docomo, and Sky Perfect JSAT are studying the feasibility of high-altitude platform stations (HAPS)-based connectivity services as part of a future space-based wireless connectivity ecosystem.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian transport and logistics sector was tested in ways no one could have anticipated as the associated protection measures were introduced.
GUEST OPINION: While 2020 and 2021 were marked by COVID-19, 2022 is set to be a year of recovery with organisations settling into new ways of working.
From a new, COVID-test device that gives instant results just with your breath, to a colour-changing electric BMW to autonomous, electric farm robots that can hoe, weed, seed and more, through to ever-smarter smart home tech, including wireless energy at a distance to robots with ever more realistic facial expressions, and whether it is the latest GPUs, CPUs, start-ups, smartphones, TVs, flying cars, accessibility-friendly tech, fintech, wellness, wearables and much, much more - CES 2022 was definitely smaller, but it still succeeded in launching tons of terrific tech.
GUEST OPINION: 2021 saw the service provider ecosystem flourish in tough environments. Open RAN has evolved more than ever; the global 5G market has risen dramatically, creating low latency and enhanced security that give enterprises the power to implement breakthrough applications and increased AI/ML capabilities; and demand for infrastructure that powers 5G, IoT and UHD has continued to rise.
A Nokia official in the Oceania region says he is satisfied with the uptake of 5G in Australia, pointing out that about 80% of the smartphones sold in the country are now 5G-capable.
2021 marked an exciting year for 5G. For semiconductor company Qualcomm, it not only saw 5G commercial launches around the world, but it noted that 3GPP continued towards completing 5G NR Release.
Fibocom a provider of IoT wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, announced that its 5G module FG360-NA has been certified by T-Mobile. The module is now able to provide wireless connection services under T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, helping to further enable 5G applications like FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) in the US market.
The first System on Chip (SoC) developed by the Finnish SoC Hub consortium has been taped out. The project partners will focus next on improving the design, automation and performance of the SoC. The first of the three chips to be developed by the consortium will be ready for deployment in early 2022.
GUEST OPINION: Key senior technology management from Extreme Networks, a cloud-driven networking vendor, today issued their 11 key predictions for 2022 providing advice to enterprises on trends in the year ahead for Zero Trust, blockchain, Wi-Fi, AIOps, cloud and 5G adoption.
The Morrison Government has announced an additional $20 million for the second round of the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative, with $2 million of this funding dedicated specifically to projects in the eight Western Sydney council areas forming part of the Western Sydney City Deal.
Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics company specialising in quantifying mobile network experience released a report for New Zealand highlighting that Kiwi mobile users see nearly five times faster speeds on 5G than on Wifi.
Nokia announced that it is ready to supply its O-RAN fronthaul multi-vendor solution to NTT DOCOMO's 5G network following successful testing. The move will enable the Japanese operator to further select independent combinations of hardware and software to optimise its network in the future.
The mobile core network market is posed for growth in 2022 as 5G standalone commercial launches accelerate, according to research firm Dell’Oro Group.
South Korea again tops the world for average 5G download speeds with 423.8Mbps, followed by Norway at 355.3Mbps, and Taiwan at 320Mbps, according to independent mobile analytics company Opensignal.
Revenue generated by 5G services will reach US$600 billion by 2026, accounting for 77% of global operator-billed revenue, according to a study by Juniper Research.
During COVID-19 lockdowns across the world we saw many new examples of mobile technology used within the health sector, including innumerable amounts of people using telehealth for the first time.
Nokia announced that Japanese operator KDDI has selected Nokia’s 5G Core and Converged Charging software to support its transition to a fully automated, cloud-native 5G Core architecture.
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