Ericsson has been chosen by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group for a major nationwide expansion of its 4G network in Saudi Arabia, including the deployment of LTE Advanced and Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) in Radio Access Network.
Internet of Things (IoT) was once again a top theme of Mobile World Congress this year. IoT is now becoming a reality thanks to pervasive telecom networks built on 3GPP standards. There are many use cases for IoT, including applications for sustainability development. Ericsson showcased a number of applications at its booth that demonstrate how IoT can be leveraged for sustainability.
Achieving 1 Gigabit per second speed is a benchmark for the next generation of wireless networks, which CommScope is helping enable with advanced base station antenna technology. The company is offering new antenna models that support 4xMIMO (4T4R multiple input/multiple output), advanced modulation and carrier aggregation of unlicensed frequency bands.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Huawei is presenting technologies and solutions for 5G, All-Cloud network, video, and IoT. Huawei is engaging with industry leaders, sharing its experience and successes, and showcasing leading products and scenario-specific solutions. In particular, it will focus on the three key issues of better connections, better business growth, and better experience. With its carrier customers and partners, the company is helping to build a fully connected, intelligent world.
Chinese multinational telecommunications vendor Huawei has announced that it has penned 5G MoUs with 45 operators which spans across three continents - Asia, Europe and North America. Huawei's rotating CEO Ken Hu made the confirmation during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. In addition to this Hu also revealed that the Chinese vendor is already conducting pre-commercial trials with 30 mobile players.
Italian telecom company TIM and Ericsson have started to digitalize TIM's nationwide radio access network in Italy starting in the city of Turin, where the first virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) platform in a live advanced LTE network has been successfully deployed.
Qualcomm has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, designed to exceed what is expected from today's high-tier mobile experiences, with features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series.
Chinese multinational vendor ZTE has announced a partnership agreement with US chipmaker Qualcomm at Mobile World Congress which will see the companies combine resources and expertise in an effort to accelerate the development of the 'connected car'.
At World Mobile World Congress 2018, Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei 5G Product Line, unveiled a full range of end-to-end (E2E) 3GPP-compliant 5G product solutions. This release covers the core network, the bearer network, base station, and terminals.
Ericsson held a press conference at Mobile World Congress early Monday in Barcelona, where CEO Borje Ekholm outlined the vendor's ambitions and expectations for 5G and IoT. While Ericsson aims to be the partner for operators to adopt the next-generation technology, Ekholm warned 5G is "inherently more complex" compared to previous generations, and urged operators to prepare for it as soon as possible.