European Union extends free roaming regulation for another 10 years
European lawmakers extended free roaming until at least 2032. This means that European citizens remain free of additional mobile internet fees when travelling within one of the 27 EU Member States
This week, European lawmakers this week made good on a promise made in February to extend the regul... Read more
Ericsson anticipates for 5G subscriptions to cross 1 billion in 2022
Sweden's Ericsson forecasts the global mobile subscriptions of 5G to pass one billion in 2022.
According to its Biannual Mobility Report, this milestone will be achieved because of high adoption in China and North America. However, a significant downturn in the global economy and the unpredictab... Read more
5G network slicing draws closer
OPPO, Ericsson and Qualcomm demonstrated a 5G network slicing solution for Android 12 smartphones. Network slicing allows operators to change the latency and bandwidth of systems within a network. It may take years for the technique to break through, but the moment is getting closer.
Network sli... Read more
Belgium auctions two 5G bands for €1.2 billion
Belgium's first 5G auction is complete. Five operators collectively paid €1.2 billion for the right to provide 5G. Citymesh is a new contender. The organization will compete with Proximus, Orange and Telenet, three established operators.
5G operators need permission. There's not a single place... Read more
US operators further postpone 5G deployment near airports
Operators Verizon and AT&T are postponing the deployment of 5G near US airports until July 2023. The news was shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The delay gives the aviation industry time to adapt aircraft and prevent interference of 5G signals.
The deployment of 5G networ... Read more
Telecom Italia secures €725 million tender for 5G rollout
On Monday, the ministry for technology innovation and digital transformation announced that Telecom Italia has won a federal tender for implementing 5G networks.
Telecom Italia is a telecommunications, internet and cloud services provider. Domestic activities include retail and wholesale voice a... Read more
EU believes Open RAN could improve 5G security concerns
EU believes Open RAN technology could have long-term benefits related to the continent's cybersecurity, but there are also potential short-term risks.
European Union (EU) has reported that Open RAN technology can improve the cybersecurity of the continent. However, they also warned that there mi... Read more
Dutch 5G auction is delayed once more
The Dutch auction for the 5G spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band is delayed again. The band has to be shared with Immarsat, a satellite company operating a ground station in the Netherlands. Resultingly, the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate recommended delaying the auction for now.
For s... Read more
Zyxel combines 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in NR5101 5G indoor router
Zyxel introduced the NR5101 5G indoor router. The model combines Wi-Fi 6 WLAN with six antennas for 5G, LTE and 3G.
The NR5101 offers full support for 5G. Massive MIMO, beamforming and OFDM are present. In addition, the model connects up to 64 devices through Wi-Fi 6.
The combination creates ... Read more
Qualcomm closes mega-deal with Stellantis, storms automotive industry
Starting in 2024, Qualcomm will provide the technology for self-driving cars from Opel, Peugeot, Citroen and every other Stellantis brand.
Today, Qualcomm and Stellantis announced a multi-year agreement. Starting in 2024, all fourteen Stellantis brands will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chassis, a... Read more