An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR (New Radio) standard has been achieved by a group of mobile communications companies. Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, in collaboration with AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone, showcased 3GPP-compliant 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability during live demonstrations held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA.

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The city of Dallas, Texas, has selected Ericsson to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson's Connected Urban Transport solution. The city's vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties.

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Unlike previously launched new technologies, we are no longer in the process of defining the use cases for 5G. The use cases for the next-generation technology are clear, and have been adopted by multiple industries. Now it's just a matter of making it happen, explained Jay Srage, President of Qualcomm Middle East, Africa and East Europe, delivering a keynote speech at the Telecom Review Summit from December 6-7.

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Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have reached a major milestone in their 5G collaboration by bringing a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the busy downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state. A data session was conducted on a 28 GHz radio in a field test environment using the Nokia 5G commercial AirScale solution and the 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP) from Intel, enabling T-Mobile to deploy its first inter-vendor 5G network. This collaboration furthers the companies' goal to drive standards, enhance the 5G ecosystem of chipsets and devices and develop the best network experience for Un-carrier customers.

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Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of a contract with KEMEA, the Centre for Security Studies in Greece, for its participation in EWISA (Early Warning For Increased Situational Awareness), an EU co-funded project, as part of the Security Research Theme of the 7th R&D Framework Program, to provide Security Research Services on land borders. Completion of the project is anticipated by end of May 2019.

Read more: Intracom Telecom undertakes surveillance infrastructure research project for EWISA

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