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EE drones and balloons to beam 4G signals to rural Britain

The UK’s largest mobile network operator EE has unveiled plans to deliver mobile and wireless broadband connectivity to internet blackspots via drones and helium balloons. The company noted that its ‘air mast’ solution will be able to bolster 4G data services in rural locations, at major events, or in areas where natural disasters, such as… Read More

Ericsson demonstrates end-to-end 5G network in Sweden

Multinational telco and services company Ericsson has claimed the first demonstration of an end-to-end 5G network. The demonstration, according to the company, took place in Sweden in December at Ericsson’s laboratory at Kista*. In the tests, which were a joint cooperation with SK Telecom Korea, round-trip latencies of approximately 4ms were achieved, terminating at a… Read More

Ericsson, AT&T and Qualcomm trial 5G New Radio specs

Three major telecommunications companies have announced new trials intended to drive forward progress towards 5G interoperability using the 5G New Radio (NR) standard. Ericsson and Qualcomm will utilise base station and device prototype connectivity solutions over AT&T infrastructure spectrum to create real-world simulations to demonstrate new 5G NR nwWave protocols deployed in the 28GHz and… Read More

UK government proposes cloud-based WiFi service for public sector

The UK government has released a new WiFi service in private beta for public sector organisations, designed to coordinate and replace disparate user and guest connectivity solutions with a single secure network. GovWifi, managed centrally by the Government Digital Service (GDS), can be operated across existing infrastructure and hopes to provide a seamless, secure WiFi… Read More

Australia seeks to tax broadband rivals to fund national infrastructure roll-out

Australia’s coalition government has released draft legislation which will require private sector broadband providers to contribute substantially to the National Broadband Network (NBN), currently set for a growth phase intended to close up the rural gaps in connectivity due to lack of private investment. The country’s Communications minister Mitch Fifield announced that the government hopes… Read More

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