KPN utilizes 5G network for drone flight optimization service
KPN will demonstrate a new service that advances the use of commercial drones in the Netherlands at Amsterdam Drone Week, later this year. Drone Connect allows drones to connect to KPN's mobile 5G network. It can utilize the route planner to choose the optimal flight path for drone flight. Addition... Read more
Microsoft introduces Azure AIOps services for telecom operators
Microsoft announced new solutions at Mobile World Congress, including two new Azure-based AIOps services. These allow operators to more easily manage and monitor complex 5G networks.
According to Microsoft, 5G networks today are so complex and difficult to manage that they actually need more and... Read more
Samsung will allow future smartphones to connect to satellites
Samsung unveiled a preview of the satellite technology. The new service comes after Apple, Samsung’s main rival in the smartphone market, introduced a satellite-powered emergency messaging service for iPhones.
According to Samsung, the technology is based on the latest 3GPP release of the 5G n... Read more
‘Germany increasingly relies on Huawei for 5G despite security fears’
A survey suggests that Germany has become more dependent on Huawei for its 5G radio access network equipment (RAN) than it was for its 4G network, despite rising concerns over Chinese influence on critical infrastructure.
In response to significant pressure from the US, many European nations hav... Read more
Iliad works with Fastweb to expand broadband in Italy
Iliad has agreed to expand its fiber offering in Italy alongside rival internet operator Fastweb. According to a statement by the companies on Thursday, the telecom giants are looking to capitalize on increased demand for ultra-fast access.
Under the terms of the deal, Fastweb, the Italian subsi... Read more
Europe’s 5G rollout is trailing South Korea, Japan, and the US
According to an industry report, Europe is lagging behind global leaders in 5G adoption due to growing costs and the conflict in Ukraine.
As presented by a survey conducted by the GSMA, a mobile industry lobbying group, 5G network coverage in Europe is expected to reach 70% by 2025, up from 47% ... Read more
Huawei’s Mate 50 phone can connect to the Chinese satellite system
Huawei developed a smartphone that can connect to the Chinese satellite system. The organization used new technology to circumvent US limits on its access to 5G technology.
The Mate 50 series, released on Tuesday, will allow users to interact via brief messages on the BeiDou satellite navigation... Read more
NEC and Fortinet collaborate on secure 5G networks
NEC and Fortinet are bringing joint solutions to market to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with secure 5G networks.
The advent of 5G is causing a sharp increase in data traffic over networks. Operators are required to make significant architectural changes without compromising on ... Read more
Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales collaborate on 5G satellite network
Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales are collaborating on a satellite network for 5G connectivity. The organizations hope to offer worldwide 5G coverage, including remote locations that are currently outside mobile networks' reach.
According to the organizations, the collaboration was made possible by... Read more
Report: EU should make big tech pay for telecoms expansion
According to a recent industry analysis, the EU should compel giant internet and video streaming corporations to pay at least a portion of the estimated €28 billion they have cost European telecommunications businesses due to their excessive usage of network infrastructure.
According to the re... Read more