1.4B 5G Connections by 2025? Analysts Say Yes
lightreading | Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 11:23
Nokia today formally launched the 5G MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) research project.
AT&T has begun rolling out G.fast-based services in 22 metro markets across the United States, signaling the service provider’s desire to extend higher speed wireline broadband services in premises where it can’t make a business case for all fiber.
Ciena and Cisco are reaping the benefits as service providers shift spending from long haul to metro WDM (wave-division multiplexing) network builds.
Verizon has advanced its standing as the third largest Ethernet provider, beating out Spectrum Enterprise on Vertical Systems Group’s midyear 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
T-Mobile US announced that it's started deploying the spectrum in the 600 MHz band acquired earlier this year on its LTE network, claiming a world first for 4G services in the frequency band.
Cisco reported a further fall in revenues and profit in the company's fiscal fourth quarter to July. Revenue fell 4 percent year-on-year to USD 12.1 billion, and net profit was down 14 percent to USD 2.4 billion.
5G connections will increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch, to 1.4 billion by 2025, according to a report from Juniper Research.
Apple’s application for an experimental licence to test 5G technology has been approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
telecommunications company Hawaiian Telcom announced that the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) undersea cable system is complete and ready for commercial service.
Wholesale carrier Angola Cables says that construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) continues to progress with an official launch in Sangano, Angola.
Nokia seeks authority to conduct 3.5 GHz small cell tests at Comcast building.
Spain added a total of 97,583 fibre to the home (FTTH) lines in June to increase the number of active connections to 5.6 million at the end of the month, according to the latest report from communications regulator CNMC.
South Korean operator KT has opened 100,000 free Wi-Fi access points. KT also plans to enhance Wi-Fi network equipment in subway trains nationwide, The Korea Times reports.
With 5G services expected to use higher frequencies than today's cellular networks, operators are starting to develop ways to extend the range of the high-band signals that will be used for 5G.
End-user organisations in the manufacturing, services and government sectors may not pay a premium for 5G technology when it becomes commercially available, whereas telecom companies are willing to pay a 5G premium for their internal use, according to a global report by Gartner.
Qualcomm has announced that it plans to collaborate on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies with Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
Saudi operator Mobily and Nokia announced the successful completion of a License Assisted Access trial.
UK sits 31st in new worldwide broadband speed rankings.
Nokia is confident that the industry will be able to meet its self-imposed December 2017 deadline to complete the nonstandalone (NSA) implementation of 5G New Radio (NR), even though a massive amount of work needs to be completed to make that happen.
Carbon nanotube quantum light emitters have been produced that are capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.
Sprint has resumed preliminary talks about a potential merger with T-Mobile US, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Qualcomm has recently approached GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors to cooperate in an infrastructure project for 5G mobile networks, according to market sources.
Deutsche Telekom has given a clear indication that it will start work on a much bigger rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology in 2019 to meet demand for higher-speed broadband services.
SoftBank adopted the Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series, which provide high-density 100GE routing and Segment Routing technology for optimising network operations for its mobile IP core network.
NYU Wireless, Partners to Develop Communication Technology with NIST Award.
Amazon Web Services continues to dominate the worldwide cloud infrastructure services market with nearly $1.2 billion in revenue growth over the past four quarters.
As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research.
Meeting growing customer interest in 5G, Nokia is broadening its focus into multiple areas of early 5G mobility use cases, including enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency communications.
Verizon may have seen some revenue struggles in its wireline business segment during the second quarter, but the service provider is confident that its ongoing fiber investments will turn the tide.
According to the IDC report, the SD-WAN market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69.6 percent and reach $8.05 billion in 2021.
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