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Advances in 5G Boosts Mobile Speeds in Taiwan

2021-02-09
ARÍA F. VALENZUELA GÓMEZ03 Feb 2021 Taiwan has seen considerable growth in its mobile performance since it issued its first 5G commercial license in July 2020. UsingSpeedtest Intelligence® data from Q4 2020, we explored how the emerging technology has affected overall mobile speeds, how much faster 5G was compared to 4G, which operator had the fastest 5G and what speeds look like in Taiwan’s largest metropolitan areas. Mobile internet speeds in Taiwan showed steady impr...

AT&T scores fastest 5G network, Verizon’s availability drags down speed

2021-01-22
byBevin Fletcher|Jan 19, 2021 5:24pm While Verizon and T-Mobile lately seem to be competing largely with each other over network prowess, new results from Ookla named AT&T as the fastest U.S. mobile operator in Q4 – for both 4G and 5G. Average mobile download speeds overall climbed quickly in the U.S. during the fourth quarter – jumping more than 20 Mbps from about 47.13 Mbps in September to 67.33 Mbps in December, according to the latestSpeedtest Global Index. That pushed the U.S...

Qualcomm powers FastWeb’s 5G fixed wireless CPE FWA in Italy

2021-01-05
Italian telecom operator FastWeb is geared up to commercially launch its 5G fixed wireless access service in 50 cities in Italy by year’s end, with customer premises equipment using Qualcomm’s X55 platform. The companies have been working together over the last two years to prep FastWeb’s mmWave 5G FWA service. An initial rollout in the first three localitieshappened earlier this week, and plans call for expansion into 500 cities in 2021. By 2024 FastWeb expects to deliver 5G mmWa...

South Korea's 5G network speed reaches 691Mbps per second

2021-01-04
The average download speed on the high-speed network from the country's three major mobile carriers -- SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG Uplus Corp -- stood at 690.47 megabits per second (Mbps) in the second half of the year, up 33.91 Mbps from the first half, according to data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. · December 30, 2020, 10:56 IST Seoul: South Korea's5Gdownload speed and overall quality improved in the second half of the year from the first half as the country races to ...

Ericsson picked by KDDI, Japan for 5G core with enhanced zero-touch operation

2020-12-11
Ericsson on Thursday said KDDI will use the vendor’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G core to launch standalone 5G services in its network in Japan. One of Japan’s four major mobile operators, KDDI launched commercial 5G services at the end of Marchacross parts of 15 prefectures, with plans to expand sites throughout Japan’s major cities. That comes two days after Nokia disclosed a deal to supply Japan’s SoftBank with cloud-native 5G Core software, joining Ericssonin supporting the ope...

Huawei appeals ban from 5G networks in Sweden : Telecom regulator

2020-11-09
Huawei has appealed Sweden's decision to exclude the Chinese telecom equipment maker from being a supplier in the roll-out of 5G networks in the Nordic country, the Swedish telecoms regulator PTS said on Friday. · Reuters Updated: November 06, 2020, 15:42 IST By Helena Soderpalm and Supantha Mukherjee STOCKHOLM: HUAWEI has appealed against Sweden's decision to exclude the Chinese telecoms equipment maker from5G networks, the Swedish Telecoms regulator PTSsaid on Friday. "What happ...

4G/5G FWA Technology Forum Established: Huawei and MaxComm and other Partners Advance to New Successful Era of Wireless Home Broadband

2020-08-24
[Online conference, July 22, 2020] The 4G/5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Technology Forum was successfully held, bringing together the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA); leading chipset, module, and terminal vendors; operator representatives; and analyst agencies. At the forum, Huawei and 20 industrial partners jointly announced the establishment of the 4G/5G FWA Technology Forum as a platform that convenes industrial and ecosystem partners to jointly promote the rapid development of ...

Verizon, T-Mobile both rank best and worst among global 5G operators

2020-05-21
by Bevin Fletcher| May 20, 2020 Network testing results by multiple companies have told a similar story when it comes to U.S. operators varying approaches to 5G: Verizon’s 5G using millimeter wave spectrum is super-fast, but signals can be hard to find because of the short-range distance. Meanwhile, competitor T-Mobile’s low-band 5G has great coverage helped by its far reaching 600 MHz spectrum but with less capacity speeds are more akin to 4G LTE service. New analy...

BT picks Ericsson for 4G, 5G core, replacing Huawei

2020-04-20
by Linda Hardesty|Apr 15, 2020 12:17pm BT, along with the U.K. government, has been a bit resistant to remove Huawei equipment from telecom networks. But the British government has been under a lot of pressure from the United States to cut Huawei out. As a compromise, U.K. Prime Minister BorisJohnson decided in Januarythat Huawei gear must be removed from the nation’s core network. Huawei can supply gear for the country’s 5G radio access networks, but it will be restricted to a 35%...

GSMA to discuss possible cancellation of Mobile World Congress MWC 2020 Barcelona

2020-02-12
Telecoms lobby GSMA will hold a board meeting on Friday to discuss the possible cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona after several big-name withdrawals because of the coronavirus outbreak, an industry source said on Tuesday. MWC 2020, scheduled to take place on Feb. 24-27, is the telecoms industry's biggest annual gathering, with companies spending millions on stands and hospitality to fill their order books. The world event was put in jeopardy after the coronav...

China just launched the world's largest 5G network

2019-11-04
China just launched the world's largest 5G network BySherisse Pham,CNN Business Updated 1351 GMT (2151 HKT) November 1, 2019 Hong Kong (CNN Business)China just switched on the world's largest5G network. The country's three state-run telecom operators launched services for the next generation wireless technology on Friday. China Mobile(CHL),China Telecom(CHA)andChina Unicom(CHU)are all offering 5G plans that start at 128 yuan ($18) for 30 GB of data per month, giving Chinese...

Learning and lessons on 5G after one year in operation in United States

2019-10-28
MWC Los Angeles 2019 Learning and lessons on 5G after one year in operation in United States The event MWC Los Angeles 2019 and CTIA 2019 finished yesterday was useful for sharing experiences, hits and misses. Many operators coincided with advancing 5G does not depend so much on the work itself, but on the generation of a broader application development ecosystem. Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile, reiterated the operator's plan to use spectrum in low, medium and high bands, to mega-fu...