As O2 continues to shake out the role of Open RAN in both sparsely populated and dense urban areas, it’s latest trial tapped Japan’s NEC as system integrator and, according to COO Derek McManus, is the latest step in “transform[ing]our network through collaboration and the optimization of new technologies such as Open RAN.” In January […]
U.K. operator O2, owned by Spanish telco Telefonica, said it has successfully piloted the integration and operation of Vilicom’s Open RAN (O-RAN) infrastructure, enhancing indoor mobile connectivity for O2 business customers over Vilicom’s Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) network platform.
Vodafone UK revealed in a press release that it had launched a new 5G standalone (SA) network at Coventry University, in partnership Ericsson, MediaTek, OPPO and Qualcomm. According to Vodafone UK the new network ‘will be used to show the true benefits of 5G, including ultra-low latency, guaranteed speed performance, and the Internet of Things on a […]
U.K. operator BT and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are demonstrating scenarios where 5G technology could provide solutions for the healthcare sector. The showcase will bring the concept of a 5G connected ambulance, in which the technology allows clinicians to remotely assess and diagnose a patient, view medical records, vital signs and ultrasounds. The […]
5G ESSENCE End-to-End Slicing to support Mission Critical Communications. The demonstration follows the activities of first responders in a crowded city to ensure the safety of everyone. Two different mission critical services have been considered: Mission Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) application and Chat-and-Localization application.
Vodafone started open RAN trials in the U.K., marking the first such tests in Europe and a move that challenges major telecom equipment vendors. Vodafone said open radio access network (RAN) technology helps reduce the cost of providing services, and also made clear the effort aims to bring new equipment vendors outside of the traditional […]
Vodafone started open RAN trials in the U.K., marking the first such tests in Europe and a move that challenges major telecom equipment vendors like Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia. Vodafone said open radio access network (RAN) technology helps reduce the cost of providing services, and also made clear the effort aims to bring new equipment […]
Vodafone tested 5G at a train station in Birmingham as part of a large scale nation-wide trial. This is a first step before the rollout of 5G in numerous commuter locations in the U.K. by the end of 2019. The telco initially planned to launch commercial 5G in 12 cities including Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, […]
The British operator O2 (Telefonica UK Limited) announced 5G trials over 200 sites in London, using Huawei equipment, to prepare for the 5G commercial launch in 2019.
EE opened nine additional sites in busy areas of east London for 5G trials. The tests will aim for evaluating customer experience with businesses and consumers in the selected areas.