Ericsson teams up with EE to showcase 5G SA in AR experience

Ericsson has partnered with EE to demonstrate the potential of 5G standalone (SA) using an augmented reality (AR) experience.

The AR experience is called The Green Planet and is inspired by the BBC series of the same title.

Katherine Ainley, CEO of Ericsson UK & Ireland, said:

“I am thrilled to combine Ericsson’s technology leadership with EE’s drive for innovation to deliver The Green Planet AR Experience.

It shows how 5G, and especially 5G...

HTC uses private 5G and edge computing for high-fidelity wireless VR

HTC is harnessing the power of private 5G and edge computing to achieve high-fidelity wireless VR for its VIVE Focus 3 all-in-one headset.

VR users currently have to choose between physically connecting to a powerful PC for low-latency and high-fidelity, or compromise on performance for a wireless, all-in-one experience.

High-fidelity wireless VR is the ultimate goal to achieve mainstream adoption for both work and play. At CES 2021, HTC announced its first portable,...

Singaporean mobile users are enjoying faster speeds over 5G than WiFi

A report from Opensignal finds that Singaporean mobile users are enjoying faster speeds over 5G than WiFi.

The first 5G networks in Singapore went live in H2 2020 after the pandemic had begun. As with most of us around the world, Singaporeans have been spending more time at home using their fibre broadband rather than mobile networks.

On 5G networks, Opensignal’s users from Singapore logged an average speed of 179.6 Mbps. On WiFi, the average speed recorded was 120.9...

Airlines warn upcoming 5G deployment will interfere with radio altimeters

Airline industry executives have ramped up their warnings that an upcoming type of 5G service will interfere with radio altimeters.

Radio altimeters measure the altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft by timing how long it takes a beam of radio waves to travel to ground, reflect, and return to the craft. They are, of course, a key safety feature.

In February, the FCC completed a “C-band” (3.7–3.98 GHz) auction and issued licenses to several wireless network...

UK Government announces Open RAN rollout target and 2G/3G sunsetting

A sunset.

The UK Government and mobile network operators have jointly set a target for 35% of the UK’s mobile network traffic to be carried over open and interoperable Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures by 2030.

IT is believed that open network architectures will play a key role in enhancing the security and resilience of the networks required to keep in touch and do business. 

Following recent decisions the Government has made around the use of high-risk vendors and...

Ookla answers whether 5G is currently worth it

As we barrel towards the end of a year when 5G became available in most major cities and towns, Ookla set out to answer whether it’s currently worth the upgrade.

Ookla Speedtest is often the go-to tool for analysing network performance which gives the company deep, real-world insights into how the global rollout of the latest generation of mobile technology is going.

Q3 2021 test results from the non-5G iPhone 11 were compared with the 5G iPhone 12/13 as the main...

Jessica Rosenworcel is officially the FCC’s first chairwoman

The Senate has officially declared Jessica Rosenworcel as the Federal Communications Commission’s first chairwoman.

President Biden’s nominee has served as the acting chair of the FCC since January 2021 following the resignation of her predecessor, Ajit Pai.

The Senate voted 68 to 31 to confirm Rosenworcel as chairwoman which also grants her an additional five-year term.

“It is a tremendous honor to be confirmed and designated as the first permanent...

NTT DOCOMO and NEC successfully test 5G SA using O-RAN equipment in multi-vendor configuration

NTT DOCOMO and NEC have successfully tested a 5G standalone (SA) network using a base station conforming to O-RAN specifications in a multi-vendor configuration.

A software upgrade to NEC’s 5G base station baseband unit operating on DOCOMO’s commercial network transitioned it from a non-standalone system into a standalone using the same hardware.

5G SA networks enable operators to provide services that take full advantage of the latest mobile...

AWS Private 5G helps enterprises to deploy and scale their own networks

Amazon has launched AWS Private 5G at its re:Invent conference, a managed service that helps enterprises to deploy and scale their own networks in a matter of days rather than months.

Businesses can use the service to set up a private 5G network in their facilities quickly. Such networks enable businesses to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and reap the full benefits of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Stephen Bye, Chief Commercial Officer of DISH Network, an...

Juniper Research: 5G will account for 77% of operator revenue by 2026

Analysts from Juniper Research forecast that 5G will account for 77 percent of global operator revenues by 2026.

The analysts found that 5G service revenue will reach $600 billion by 2026.

Despite the ongoing chip shortage, Juniper claims that 5G adoption has been driven by strong uptake of capable devices and “attractive” subscription pricing models.

Charles Bowman, co-author of the research, commented:

“Device vendors are capitalising on...