Nokia has announced it is working with mobile operator Telia to build a private 5G standalone network for Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, which operators a gold mine in northern Finland.
THE EU Digital Decade
Announced in 2021, the EU Digital Decade sets out a vision for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. It has four key areas: ICT skills; business transformation; secure and sustainable digital infrastructures; and digitalisation of public services.
5G is key to this vision: the Digital Decade sets a goal for coverage of all populated areas by 2030 and regards 5G verticals as digital transformation enablers for businesses. Read more about the Digital Decade here.
This was one of the key takeaways from the third 5G Observatory workshop, which also highlighted green issues and the need to reconsider geographic coverage.
Five of Europe’s biggest operators have released a report which calls on policymakers, EU Member States, and industry stakeholders to collaborate and urgently prioritise Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN).
Titled 5G in the Digital Decade, the virtual workshop will review findings from the previous report and look ahead to the latest market trends and global developments.
A new innovation lab called i14y will be opened in Germany with the support of the Federal Government.
Telia has launched a standalone 5G network with its partner Nokia.
Taiwanese mobile operator FarEasTone and Ericsson have announced that they have successfully completed a network slicing trial.
Vodafone Germany has promised to convert all of its 5G antennas to the standalone technology variant by 2023.
The company also claimed to be the largest 5G network in the country.