Nokia uses 5G SA to accelerate the digital transformation of Finnish mining

Nokia is deploying a 5G SA (standalone) network in its homeland of Finland to accelerate the digital transformation of mining.

The vendor is working with mobile operator Telia and its partner Digita to deploy the network for Agnico Eagle Finland Oy.

Agnico Eagle operates the Kittilä mine in northern Finland which is the largest primary gold producer in Europe. The 5G SA network will support Industry 4.0 use cases at the mine.

Tommi Kankkunen, General Manager...

Germany warns that Open RAN poses a security risk

Germany doesn’t agree with the assessment that Open RAN (O-RAN) provides a more secure alternative to certain vendors.

A US-led campaign warning that Chinese vendors such as Huawei led many governments to ban or restrict the use of such equipment in national infrastructure. The exile of vendors that have provided equipment for multiple generations of networks has been costly for operators and set back their rollouts.

O-RAN has been hailed as the solution to deliver...

EU to slap large tariffs on Chinese optical fibre cables

The EU is slapping large tariffs on Chinese optical fibre cables after finding they’re being sold at artificially low prices.

On Thursday, the EU announced that it will be introducing the anti-dumping duties following a European Commission investigation. The duties are intended to remedy damage to European producers such as Prysmian, Corning, and Acome.

Major Chinese optical fibre cable manufacturers include Yangtze Optical FC, Hengtong Group, Fiberhome, and...

Nokia enters the SaaS market with multiple services

Nokia has entered the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market with the announcement of multiple services.

A trio of services have been announced with the aim of capitalising on a SaaS addressable market – comprising CSPs and enterprises – with a value of $3.1 billion and an annual growth rate of approximately 25-30 percent.

Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said:

“The convergence of 5G, cloud native software, and SaaS creates a...

Cisco and DISH establish ‘multi-layered’ agreement to accelerate 5G services deployment

Cisco and DISH Wireless have established a “multi-layered” agreement to accelerate the deployment of 5G services across the US.

The partners will build what they’re calling the first “smart” 5G network in the US.

In practice, DISH will be able to provide slices of its open network to meet the specific needs of various industry verticals. Cisco will help DISH with delivering a network that will predict, self-heal, and self-optimise with closed-loop automation...

Nokia now has over 4,000 essential 5G patent families

Nokia is among the world leaders in essential 5G patents and has secured its place with the announcement that it’s passed the 4,000 families milestone.

The Finnish vendor has invested over €130 billion (£111 billion) since 2000 on R&D to build its patent portfolio.

Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies, said:

“We’re proud to have reached the milestone of 4,000 high quality patent families declared as essential to 5G but the work does not...

AT&T, Ericsson, and Wevr create groundbreaking 5G VR experience

AT&T, Ericsson, and Wevr have partnered up to create the first multi-user, location-based, virtual reality experience using 5G.

Today’s high-end VR experiences require physically tethering a headset to a powerful computer. This means the upfront entry cost is high while tethering limits the user’s freedom and enjoyment.

The partners demonstrated how to overcome these issues using the high speeds and low latency of 5G.

“5G offers the high peak rates...

Ericsson: 5G is ‘fundamental’ to Europe achieving its climate targets

A study commissioned by Ericsson has deemed 5G connectivity “fundamental” if Europe is going to achieve its climate targets.

As the world looks to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, UK for some global leadership on the issue, the report highlights the importance of 5G in achieving carbon emission reduction targets across the wider continent.

The EU has set a target of reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent compared to 2017 levels by 2030. The target...

COP26: How 5G can help to achieve net zero targets

Ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, a report commissioned by Mobile UK highlights the role 5G will play in achieving net zero targets.

Mobile UK is the trade association of the UK’s mobile network operators: EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone. The report, 5G’s Crucial Role in the Race to Combat Climate Change: How 5G will help lay the path to net zero, examines how the operators can play their part in tackling one of the biggest threats to our health, environment,...

Opensignal: T-Mobile maintains 5G lead in the US while AT&T struggles

Opensignal’s latest independent report into the performance of US mobile networks shows a continued lead for T-Mobile in 5G while AT&T struggles.

T-Mobile wins the award for 5G download speed with an average of 118.7 Mbps, more than double Verizon and AT&T which scored 56 Mbps and 51.5 Mbps respectively.

It’s the fourth win in a row for T-Mobile in the 5G download speed category. Even more impressively, the operator extended its lead from 35.2 Mbps in...