T-Mobile’s Neville Ray reveals 5G playbook: Move fast on 2.5 GHz, 600 MHz


T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray revealed his 2020 playbook during the Wells Fargo Virtual 5G Forum on Thursday. But first, he had to explain what happened on Monday, when the operator experienced an hours-long service outage.

Most of the problems had to do with VoLTE calling, triggered by a fiber outage in the Southeast. A series of events followed to compound the situation. Ray earlier explained in a blog post that T-Mobile worked with its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and IP vendors to add permanent additional safeguards to prevent it from happening again. read more

21% of South Korea’s mobile data is already 5G

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South Korea’s telecoms regulator has releases new figures that show, less than a year after launching the new technology, 5G networks are now carrying 21% of all mobile data in the country. South Korea has three wireless network operators: KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom who have the biggest 5G market share.

Phil Kendall, an analyst with research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, gives a fantastic insight into how 5G has grown in the country since operators launched the technology early last year. read more

Merkel’s conservatives stop short of Huawei 5G ban in Germany

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The document was drafted by Christian Democrat leaders to address the concerns of party rebels who see Huawei as a threat to national security. It is intended to lay the ground for Merkel’s coalition government to adopt a common position on 5G after months of divisive debate.

The move rebuffs U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls on Washington’s allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from next-generation networks after Britain stopped short of an outright ban and the European Union backed a rules-based approach. read more

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