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Global cross-industry players inaugurate 5G Slicing Association

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Industry leaders launch ORAN Alliance

AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO, and Orange jointly announced the creation of the ORAN Alliance. The ORAN Alliance is a world-wide, carrier-led effort to drive new levels of openness in the radio access network of next generation wireless systems. ORAN will combine and extend the efforts of the C-RAN Alliance and the xRAN Forum into a single operator led effort

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Intelsat and SES propose joint use of C-band by satellite and terrestrial mobile operators in the U.S.

U.S.-specific proposal would protect C-band video and data transmissions and support accelerated 5G rollout by mobile operators
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Turn on 5G: Ericsson completes 5G platform for operators

Introduces 5G commercial software for radio and core networks to enable operators to launch 5G from Q4 2018 more
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Italtel unveils updated 5G video application

New features of vTU application, including Context- and Location-Aware mechanisms, support 5G networking speeds to enable HD video caching, real-time video streaming and Augmented Reality

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T-Mobile building out 5G in 30 cities this year…and that’s just the start

The un-carrier unveils next steps on the path to nationwide mobile 5G. Customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas will be first to get it on 5G smartphones next year

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Interviews

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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?

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Helping operators boost profitability from mobile services

Today's Mobile Operators face a formidable challenge. As customer demand moves from voice to data services, the volume of data traffic crossing the Mobile Operator's network continues to grow exponentially, driving up the cost of the network. At the same time, however, the average revenue per user is generally remaining flat, severely impacting the profitability of their business

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Surfing the Data Tsunami - solutions for mobile data offload

At peak times, 3G networks can barely handle the traffic surge as users scramble for high-speed, data-guzzling mobile applications. Ironically, most of that traffic is accessing Internet content on other providers' servers, while the carriers are simply bearing the traffic burden, forcing them to invest ever greater amounts of money to ease bottlenecks in the infrastructure for no greater returns

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Shift to 5G will not happen in 2018, says GlobalData

While many telecom network technology vendors are claiming that the wait for fifth generation, high-speed wireless service (5G) is finally over, the full transition to 5G will not happen in 2018, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData

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Strategy Analytics: China puts 5G on fast lane but could strain operator resources

2018 - 2020 crucial for service providers to crystalize 5G plans more
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Unlocking smart core network slicing for IoT and MVNOs

Network slicing is one of the most important 5G innovations available to mobile operators more
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