Month: March 2020

France to defy US in using Huawei equipment in 5G network, say sources

The British flag and a smartphone with a Huawei and 5G network logo. Picture: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC

Paris — France will authorise the use of some of Huawei’s equipment in the rollout of its 5G network, two sources close to the matter told Reuters, despite US calls to exclude the Chinese telecom giant from the West’s next-generation communications.

The French cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, is due to tell telecom operators which equipment they are allowed to use for the deployment of their 5G network in France, but has not made public any decision.

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Visualized: Where 5G Will Change The World

Visualized: Where 5G Will Change The World

We’re on the cusp of a 5G revolution.

Whereas 4G brought us the network speeds necessary for online apps and mobile-streaming, 5G represents a monumental leap forward. Beyond the improvements to our existing ecosystem of devices—more speed and better stability—researchers believe that 5G can serve as the underpinning for fully-connected industries and cities.

Change doesn’t happen overnight, and for us to experience 5G’s true potential, we’ll need to be patient. In light of this, today’s infographic from Raconteur visualizes the forecasted impact of 5G to help us identify the countries and industries that will most effectively leverage its power. read more

Far EasTone selects Ericsson for 5G

Taipei, Taiwan: city view at night.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Taiwanese communications service provider Far EasTone (FET) as its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) vendor. The deal spans 5G RAN across FET’s spectrum assets in the low, mid and high bands using Ericsson Radio System products and solutions.

FET expects the first commercial 5G services on the 3.5GHz spectrum band to be ready during summer 2020 in Taiwan. Ericsson is currently the sole provider of FET’s 4G LTE network.

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered radio access network solutions will be deployed as part of the roll out. Ericsson Spectrum Sharing will help FET to allocate spectrum assets efficiently based on traffic demand using existing infrastructure – enabling a smoother transition to 5G. read more

T-Mobile 5G launches in seven more markets

tmobile-tower-5g

T-Mobile has confirmed that its 5G coverage is now live in several more markets.

T-Mo says that it recently flipped the switch on its 5G network in seven new markets. Those include Folly Beach, SC; Reynoldsville, PA; and Tallulah, LA.

Here’s the full list of new 5G markets announced by T-Mobile recently:

  • Folly Beach, SC
  • Lonaconing, MD
  • Old Fort, NC
  • Reynoldsville, PA
  • Mercersburg, PA
  • Perryopolis, PA
  • Tallulah, LA

This coverage uses T-Mobile’s low-band 600MHz 5G, which is supported by five phones on T-Mo: the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. read more

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