Telekom has announced that it is going to be offering 5G contracts for the BMW iX. This is the first time a premium car manufacturer will offer 5G to a globally available production vehicle. Deutsche Telekom and the BMW Group are using Personal eSIM and MobilityConnect to link vehicle connectivity with the customer’s mobile network.
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German carrier Vodafone has launched a standalone 5G network at Porsche’s research and development centre in Weissach, Germany. The network will enable Porsche to develop new systems and features for its vehicles with the help of instantaneous data transmission.
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 part of a pilot project, 5G Ride, a 5G-enabled autonomous minibus, will now operate along a short route on the island of Djurgården, Sweden for approximately the next two weeks on a network powered by commercial Ericsson Radio System products and solutions. Telia, with support from Ericsson, has deployed 5G sites along the trial […]
Nokia won a tender with German rail company Deutsche Bahn to test and deliver standalone 5G for autonomous trains and rail operations. The Hamburg proof will test whether 5G is “mature enough” to be used as the connectivity layer for rail operations.
The 5G-PICTURE Project showcased its Railway demonstration on November 13th in Barcelona. The Railway vertical is a case for a shared 5G multitenant network. The multiservice railways network developed in the 5G-PICTURE project will reduce investment and accelerate 5G NR deployment in railways.
Telia is building a 5G network at Mid Sweden University to test 5G for Industrial IoT and AI. This test is set to determine industrial uses of high-bandwidth low-latency cellular connectivity and to accelerate research for autonomous vehicles. Telia’s 5G partner program was created in summer 2018 with Ericsson as the main partner, as well […]
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 first European 5G NR video call was achieved in Rome over TIM’s 5G network in mmWaves frequency band, powered by the Snapdragon X50 5G modem equipment from Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The network infrastructure was provided by Ericsson. TIM demonstrated its new ultra-fast mobile network with a remote-driven car, a remote control of industrial robots, […]
The Dutch operator KPN openned four 5G labs in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, a farm in the northern town of Valthermond (Drenthe), the port of Rotterdam, and two motorway stretches in the south of the country. In Amsterdam arena, tests will include massive MIMO antennas from RAN supplier Nokia. At the Valthermond farm, […]