Xilinx and NEC accelerate next-gen 5G Radio Units for global deployment

Xilinx and NEC Corporation have announced that the companies are collaborating on NEC’s next-generation 5G Radio Units (RUs) expected to be available for global deployment in 2022. Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series devices, which are currently shipping in volume…

5G: Deployment status, industry challenges, and market outlook

5G is paving the way for a fully digitalised and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range…

Wind River and Intel collaborate on 5G vRAN solution for FlexRAN

Wind River has announced that the companies are jointly developing a 5G vRAN solution that integrates Intel FlexRAN reference software for systems fuelled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, and also features Intel Ethernet 800 Network Adapters and the Intel…

MVNO in the 5G era: opportunities that must be seized

In this article, Hamish White, CEO of telecommunications software provider, Mobilise, explores the 5G future of the MVNO. The Ericsson Mobility Report states that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed half a billion by the end of 2021 – making 5G…

5G smartphones to represent over 50% of smartphone sales revenue by 2025

A new study by Juniper Research has found that 5G compatible smartphones will account for over 50% of smartphone sales revenue by 2025; rising to $337bn from $108bn in 2021. It urged mobile handset vendors to ensure hardware maximises the…

How digital tools are transforming the telecoms industry

The global telecoms industry rose to the challenges that the pandemic created, facilitating communication for work, school, healthcare and social life throughout multiple lockdowns. But what does telecoms’ future hold post COVID-19? A recent McKinsey report argues that an industry-wide…

Global 5G connections to reach 3.2 billion by 2026

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of 5G connections will reach 3.2 billion by 2026; rising from 310 million in 2021. To maximise the monetisation of this significant growth in connections, it predicts that…

Swap desks for deckchairs this summer by using the power of 5G networks

During the past year and a half we have witnessed significant changes to our lives, especially around the traditional ‘9-5’ working day. Today, for a majority of Brits, remote working is fast becoming the new normal. While this offers many benefits,…

SenRa and Actility to deploy LoRaWAN end-to-end solutions

SenRa, a PAN-India LoRaWAN public network operator, and Actility, global leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions, has announced a partnership to accelerate LoRaWAN adoption across the globe. SenRa’s expertise in connectivity services and data analytics coupled with Actility’s…

Private cellular networks for the smart factory

Digitalisation as a buzzword may not be new anymore, but in reality, digitalisation as a real phenomenon is starting to pick up pace. It forces businesses to develop continuously to remain relevant in the market. Anja Schaal, Team Leader Product…