Telefónica is to deploy a 5G network for Netherlands-based port operating company APM Terminals at the Port of Barcelona. The network, in a pilot phase, will be used to connect cranes, vehicles, and people in the port area, to manage traffic and improve worker safety. The project goes live next summer. Telefónica will deploy 5G […]
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.
O2 Slovakia has launched pilot 5G networks covering four districts of Bratislava, using spectrum in the 1800MHz and 3.7GHz bands.
5TONIC, founded by Telefónica, presented a new system for situations 5G-based emergency plan. The demonstration shows a personalized 5G 100% automatic system that allows reducing the time of action in case of an emergency, minimizing errors, which implies a greater survival rate.
Telefonica (O2) Czech Republic activated a 5G network, running in a live environment, covering the city of Koline in the Central Bohemian Region of the Republic. In collaboration with Ericsson, O2 confirmed the live pilot trial using a leased 3.5GHz test frequency equipped with Massive MIMO 64T64R and 256QAM technologies.
The Spanish government has issued the permits for two 5G pilot programs (to Telefonica and Vodafone). Funding is coming from the state and the European Union (EU). The two 5G trials will require a total investment of over $40 million. Around $11 million will be co-funded by state agency Red.es within the framework of the […]
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.
Telefónica , Nokia , TELDAT and Avanza , with the collaboration of the City of Segovia , launched a 5G demonstrator of 4K UHD TV in a moving bus in Spain. The vehicule was equiped with three 4K TV screens installed by Telefónica and Avanza, connected to a 4K TV decoder designed by Nokia that […]
Telefonica Deutschland announced a trial for 26GHz FWA technology in Hamburg with equipment from Samsung, aiming next for commercial trials as well.