Category: 5G

Charting the route to 5G success

With cost and efficiency in mind, 5G is an opportunity for operators to maximise spectrum resources by mothballing less efficient 2G and 3G networks.

Europe finally gets the 5G memo

The European Commission has supported a survey which has concluded 5G is going to have a bunch of socio-economic benefits – no sh*t Sherlock! Road to 5G Outlook 2016

The 2016 Road to 5G Outlook report is now available to download This free report, published by Intelligence, analyses and presents the findings of an in-depth questionnaire answered by 800 members of the telecoms industry involved with 5G today. Included in the report are three distinct sections relating to 5G technology, including: Industry Attitudes […]

Power lines are hideous, but AT&T thinks they’ll be great for 5G

Nothing ruins a beautiful photo like a monolithic power line. Thankfully, AT&T has found a way of making these global monstrosities a core element of its future wireless proposition. While the Finns found a way of making them look pretty awesome, there’s little denying these things look horrendous. The bods down at AT&T Labs have […]

The Podcast: Having a Broadbandectomy

While Jamie traverses the Far East, Ray Le Maistre from’s sister site Light Reading jumps in for the pod this week. The modified gang tries to get its head around 5G and 4.5G Pro hype while trying to dodge exploding Samsung batteries. Elsewhere, AT&T takes a swipe at Google Fiber with a catty and ill-considered rant, while Virgin Media gets its game back with a bundle taking aim at gaming addicts. Tim pushes BT’s customer experience team to its limits and has a broadbandectomy; SpaceX’s ambitions come crashing back down to Earth, and we comment on the collective pressgasm over iPhone 7 rumours.
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ZTE bags 5G success and sizeable network transformation deal

In yet another incremental step towards 5G, ZTE has claimed the completion of the first major phase of testing for 5G wireless technology in China. The tests, ran in partnership with the Chinese government as part of its “5G China” initiative, looked to verify a variety of key enabling technologies required of the next generation […]

The Podcast: It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you

Things get a bit stalky this week as the gang go over AI surveillance and predictive policing in Chicago. Whatsapp tries its best to disguise self-interest as customer experience excellence; Verizon decides to go it alone in the 5G world; mobile helps the BBC strike gold for Olympics views and the internet does what the internet does best by revealing its least favourite word. Meanwhile, pizzas go aerial with drone delivery and Scott fancies getting a slice of the action; Jamie gives an update on his new life in the smartphone era; and the podders reveal their most-hated buzzword.

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