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…

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…

5G is a game changer for the military

Secure wireless data communication is hugely important for the military, both at home and abroad. Besides the apparent administrative use, this goes not least the military tactical communication management system. Mikkel Helweg, Business Development Manager and Terje Jensvik, Technical Manager…

Network tests pave way for smart factories

5G has everything future smart factories need for wireless connectivity, but network tests are essential. 3GPP Release 15 standardised 5G technology and is the basis for current 5G networks. Significant improvements in latency, network synchronisation and industrial Ethernet network integration…

5G roamers to surpass 200 million by 2026 to accelerate rollouts
A new Juniper Research study has found that the global number of roaming subscribers using 5G services will increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in 2026. As the international travel industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it…