The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said that he would not risk Britain’s national security when deciding on whether to allow Huawei equipment on the 5G network, but pressured critics of the Chinese tech company to suggest what other equipment the UK could use.
In 5G, latency is a big deal.
This year has seen mobile network operators compete to offer 5G to their customers, with the likes of EE, Vodafone and O2 all offering 5G in some capacity, although devices and coverage is currently limited.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and telecoms giant Verizon have announced they are partnering to deliver 5G edge cloud computing.
An official declaration issued today by world leaders attending the NATO meeting in London has highlighted the need for 5G security, in what the US government will likely interpret as a ban on Huawei.
Orange Group recently launched its own-branded 5G smartphone – the Orange Neva Jet.
Wireless spectrum has always been the lifeblood of the mobile carrier industry.
Today British voters woke up to the news that Labour is planning to provide every home and business with free, full-fibre broadband by 2030 if it wins the upcoming general election.
A host of security flaws discovered in 5G technology that include enabling a victim’s real-time location to be tracked are a “serious” cause for concern, prompting experts to call for “urgent” fixes.
Despite all the fanfare and hype, it’s fair to say that 5G hasn’t yet revolutionised consumers’ lives.
Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the US and a key advisor to President Donald Trump, has doubled down on calls for Western governments to block Chinese technology in a vitriol-laden speech in Lisbon, Portugal.
As the number of 5G rollouts grow, telecom operators (telcos) need to consider 5G monetization models for growth and profitability.
A new study by Infosys confirms that 5G demand is extremely strong across a variety of industries and geographies. However, enterprises face a number of common challenges that present potential speed bumps on the path to 5G.
Telco gear vendor ZTE made noise this week about its 5G network “Slicing Store” concept.
Despite the rollout of UK 5G only being in its early stages, among small and medium sized enterprises, (SMEs) appetite for the network technology is already significant.
EE/BT launched 5G in six cities in the UK in May 2019 and during the year enabled 5G remote production in Wembley.
EHang, a creator of autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs), has announced a partnership with telecoms giant Vodafone to build an urban air mobility ecosystem that will lay the foundations for drone taxis to be become key part of urban transport.
The Welsh government is aiming to position the country as a world leader in 5G with the creation of a new Digital Centre of Excellence in Bangor, Wales.
Germany has announced that it will not preemptively exclude Huawei’s 5G technology from being used in its mobile networks.
A host of world leaders have been forced to make statements about the safety of 5G after public fears about the technology’s impact on health and the environment have increased, prompting protests in some countries.
A first-of-its-kind hackathon for 5G policymakers is set to be held next month that will help shape policy and deployment support in the Baltic region.
5G will create the biggest future cybersecurity threat according to Rik Ferguson, vice president of security research at Trend Micro.
Sprint has today turned on mobile 5G networks in a number of major US cities, giving users what the company claims is the “largest initial 5G coverage in the US” to date.
Revenue from 5G infrastructure could reach $4.2bn worldwide in 2020, according to research company Gartner.
5G technology is currently being rolled out around the world, with the advanced network infrastructure, data plans and contracts already live in a number of major cities, and far more to come.
The last few months have seen several telecommunications companies ramping up their 5G efforts, with Vodafone switching on its 5G network in some parts of the UK earlier this month.
The impact of 5G in retail is often discussed in glowing terms, as experts predict the technology to drive a revolution in on-the-go shopping driven by increased speeds and lower latency.
Vodafone has launched its 5G network in the UK, turning on the next generation of cellular technology in seven cities across the country in addition to announcing unlimited data plans.
As efforts to launch 5G services ramp up in the UK, Vodafone has announced that it is extending its high-speed 5G network to the Isles of Scilly from next month.
It’s always fascinating to get a sense of the global conversation around connectivity – so it’s been a great few days at International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Atlanta, mingling with delegates from around the world.