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Three UK to invest over £2bn in new 5G infrastructure

Mobile network operator Three UK has announced its commitment to pump more than £2bn into an infrastructure upgrade that will prepare it to deliver ‘market leading’ 5G services to customers in 2019. Those services will include wireless home broadband, via Three’s UK Broadband-operated subsidiary Relish. So far, Three has focused ...

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TPG takes out third NBN speed-monitoring report

TPG has taken out the third National Broadband Network (NBN) speed-monitoring report, with MyRepublic again coming last across most categories. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report [PDF], TPG delivered 88.7 percent of its maximum plan speeds overall and 88.4 percent during busy hours for downloads. It ...

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Verizon reorganizes into 3 groups to leverage 5G

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Verizon said it will reorganize into three business units that are focused on 5G customer experiences. The telecom giant’s three operating units will revolve around consumer, business and Verizon Media Group/Oath. Also: Verizon sees 5G as game changer for public safety TechRepublic | Why you can’t buy ...

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Jio’s 4G availability ‘hugely impressive’: OpenSignal

(Image: OpenSignal) OpenSignal has published a report on Indian mobile telecommunications, with Reliance Jio winning on 4G availability and latency while Airtel clocked the fastest download speeds and Vodafone’s Idea was the fastest for uploads. For its Indian Mobile Network Experience Report: November 2018 [PDF], the network coverage mapping company ...

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Nokia sets out major job cuts but steps up 5G push

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia says a big cost-cutting program unveiled today will save it €700m ($799m) by the end of 2020 and result in substantial job cuts. Alongside the cost reductions, Nokia is stepping up efforts in 5G mobile radio products and creating a new Enterprise business unit to bring ...

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Ericsson to provide private 5G-ready network for UN peacekeepers

Ericsson has announced being chosen to provide private 4G LTE mission-critical networks for United Nations peacekeeping missions, with the first expected to go live in 2019 and include 5G-ready radio systems. The networking equipment being provided includes offerings from Ericsson’s 5G-ready radio system portfolio including its Mini-Link technology for microwave ...

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