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Turkcell Invites Telcos to Share in OTT Success
Sarah Thomas  
2/28/2018   5 comments
Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu says the carrier has transformed into a digital services operator and wants other telcos to market its line of OTT apps that have been successful at home.
Seen & Heard at MWC: 5G Across the Globe
Sarah Thomas  
2/27/2018   7 comments
From Verizon's fixed and mobile plans to Telstra's data center repurposing to Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom's regulator takedown, 5G is all anyone's talking about at MWC.
Transformation Takes Center Stage at MWC
Sarah Thomas  
2/26/2018   15 comments
HKT and Huawei announce their Digital Transformation Practice Center (DTPC), where HKT plans to share lessons learned on its digital business transformation journey.
Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas  
2/23/2018   24 comments
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the cloud will enable new services, ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas  
2/22/2018   25 comments
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G interoperability on a commercial basestation based on the 3GPP's R15 standard.
Hey Watson: Vodafone Makes First 5G Call
Sarah Thomas  
2/21/2018   59 comments
Using Huawei's Radio Access Network equipment, Vodafone made the first 5G call in the world from a computer in Barcelona to a mobile in Madrid.
Digital Transformation Requires New Social Contract – Accenture
Sarah Thomas  
2/20/2018   23 comments
The world is undergoing its own digital transformation in which the relationship between technology and people is a two-way street, Accenture says.
Huawei Preps for a Massive (MIMO) MWC
Sarah Thomas  
2/16/2018   7 comments
The Chinese vendor is giving a sneak preview of its 5G wares, unveiling new 5G milestones and talking up the importance of AI in 5G before the annual mobile confab.
Vendors Need New Transformation Sales Playbook – Survey
Sarah Thomas  
2/15/2018   35 comments
New survey from CCgroup highlights how digital transformations are changing how operators make decisions and what they are looking for in their vendor partners.
TIM Turns 5G Up to 3Gb/s in Turin
Sarah Thomas  
2/14/2018   10 comments
The Italian mobile operator has achieved record 5G speeds of 3Gb/s and latency of only 2.6 milliseconds in its latest lab trials with Huawei and Fastweb.
5G Caption Contest: And the Winner Is...
Sarah Thomas  
2/13/2018   27 comments
Congrats to mhhf1ve, winner of January's caption contest on 5G's otherworldly ambitions.
5G Going for Olympic Gold
Carol Wilson  
2/12/2018   7 comments
All three Korean operators plan to showcase 5G at PyeongChang, ahead of their upcoming deployments, but KT has stolen the spotlight with its bobsled and ice-skating venue demos.
T-Mobile Walks a Fine Line on 5G Spectrum
Dan Jones  
2/9/2018   10 comments
T-Mobile's CTO says 600MHz will be its 5G 'anchor' but, like AT&T and Verizon, it will layer in millimeter wave in 2019.
Charter Trumpets '6G' Wireless Plans
Alan Breznick  
2/8/2018   6 comments
Number-two US cable and broadband provider promotes plans to deploy converged communications infrastructure of wired and wireless technologies.
2018 Transitional for 5G Infra Spending – Report
Carol Wilson  
2/8/2018   3 comments
Major basestation transceiver purchasing won't happen this year, except in China, but it's now on the immediate horizon.
Orange Eyes 5G Network Slicing in 2022
Iain Morris  
2/7/2018   2 comments
French service provider does not believe 5G services that use network slicing will appear in the market for another four years.
Verizon's 'Quiet' 5G Super Bowl Demo
Carol Wilson  
2/7/2018   13 comments
It wasn't hyped much in advance, apparently, but Verizon and Korea Telecom made an international 5G call, and Verizon rolled out impressive VR/AR capabilities using 5G at the Super Bowl site.
Get Ready for 5G 'Phase II'
Ray Le Maistre  
2/6/2018   19 comments
With initial 5G specifications published and early 5G strategies being fleshed out, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown expects to see a lot of focus on 'Phase II' 5G developments during the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
5G Wars Heating Up in Australia
Carol Wilson  
2/5/2018   7 comments
Both Optus and Telstra announce plans to deploy 5G-based services in 2019, as the operators vie to be the country's leader.
Sprint Ups the Ante on US's 5G Race
Sarah Thomas  
2/2/2018   7 comments
Wireless operator says it'll have mobile 5G in the first half of 2019.
5G Across the Globe: Where the Puck's Going
Sarah Thomas  
2/1/2018   41 comments
As Wayne Gretzky famously said, 'Skate to where the puck is going.' With 5G, it's going global, including with a literal puck in the US this year.




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