Commission announces roadmap for “Digital Decade”

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In March this year the European Commission set targets for the digital transformation of the bloc by 2030 in their Digital Decade announcement. The new proposal, The Path to the Digital Decade,  explains how these targets can be met. The proposal is made up of several facets. Firstly, the Commission will work with the Member States to […]

T-Mobile Poland delivers 5G to a quarter of the population

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T-Mobile Poland has announced that it now covers 25% of the country’s population with its 5G network. As part of a rapid 5G expansion project, the operator says it’s launching 120-140 new base stations every week. Since beginning the project in July, the operator claims it has launched a total of 1200 new 5G base […]

Telefonica and NEC announce open RAN trials in Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil

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Telefonica and NEC have announced the launch of an Open-RAN live pilot in four global markets. The two companies will conduct pre-commercial trials in Telefonica’s four core global markets: Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil. The announcement follows successful trials conducted by Telefonica in Germany and the UK. NEC will serve as the prime system […]

Nokia restarts O-RAN Alliance work

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Nokia has resumed its technical contribution to the O-RAN alliance after the group announced assurances its work complied with US regulation. In a blog post, mobile networks president Tommi Uitto reiterated Nokia’s commitment to the O-RAN alliance. The company had previously paused its work on the alliance, citing fear of US penalties for working with […]

Deutsche Telekom hopes to spur industrial innovation in new 5G Campus

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Deutsche Telekom has announced that it is building a 5G campus network. The network will be located in the Future Factory Hub, which is currently being constructed in Werner-con-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science e.V in Berlin. In the 5G area of the project, Deutsche Telekom plans to research and test applications for autonomous production […]

Nokia wins 5G contracts in Eastern Europe

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Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia has announced that it has extended its contract with A1 Telekom Austria Group to provide 5G services to Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia. The deal sees Nokia providing 5G radio access network (RAN) technology in all three Eastern European countries, which connect devices to the mobile network.

Swedish Telia teams up with innovative agriculture startup Ekobot

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Swedish telecommunication’s company Telia has teamed up with Ekobot, a sustainable farming startup. The two companies completed a pilot in which Telia’s 5G network was deployed to control and monitor Ekobot’s smart robot on a Swedish farm. Ekobot’s autonomous robot uses cameras and AI to identify and remove weeds, allowing farmers to automate work and […]

Nokia launches new 5G network security programme

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Nokia today announced a new professional level course on 5G network security. The Nokia Bell Labs 5G Secured Networks course is part of Nokia’s program to train and certify industry professionals on 5G technology. Nokia head of people services Sergio Fasce said, “With security breaches dominating news headlines at an alarming rate, the Nokia Bell Labs 5G […]

Croatia completes 5G spectrum auction

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Croatia’s has completed its 5G spectrum auction, raising a total of HRK 359 million (€47.9 million). The countries three national operators, Telemach Hrvatska, Hrvatski Telecom and A1 Hrvatska acquired national licenses across three bands. Each of the three national operators won a 2 x 10 MHz block in the 700 MHz band, paying a total […]

Spain raises over 1 billion EUR in 700 MHz auction

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This was Spain’s second sale of 5G-suitable spectrum, following an auction covering the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz bands in 2018

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