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OpenRAN enthusiasm spreads to Turkey

Mavenir has announced Turkcell as its latest customer, with the pair planning to deploy OpenRAN vRAN technologies in the telcos domestic market.

South Africa’s Rain and Huawei Build the First 5G Transport Networks Using OXC+200G Solution

[Johannesburg, South Africa, February 26, 2020] South Africa’s Rain announced that it has cooperated with Huawei to build a 5G transport network using Huawei’s optical cross-connect (OXC) and 200G solution, leveraging Huawei’s latest all-optical switching product, OXC (P32), to build a metro optical transport network with minimal footprint, high provisioning efficiency, simple O&M, and high scalability to address the medium- and long-term challenges brought by 5G and revolutionary services.

Great expectations for the Next Generation 5G Core

The single biggest change in the telecoms landscape over the last year was that commercial 5G networks went live around the world. More than 50 networks in over two dozen countries had switched on 5G services by the end of 2019. Subscriber uptake was already faster than the same period when 4G was first introduced, according to data released by the South Korean operators. The research firm Ovum (now part of Omdia) predicted that over 1.3 billion subscribers are expected to sign on 5G by 2023.

Great Expectations for the Next Generation 5G Core

2020 is going to be the year when we see the first standalone mode 5G networks being rolled out. A key component of standalone 5G is the next generation 5G core, which is critical for 5G operators when they attempt to deliver on promises for more advanced services, like end-to-end network slicing. This Telecoms.com Intelligence […]

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, coronavirus and Deutsche Telekom

The usual crew overcome various degrees of incapacitation to drag themselves into the studio this week. They start with a review of Huawei’s recent event in London that was originally intended as an MWC preview. They move on to other things the coronavirus outbreak has ruined, before concluding with a look at how Deutsche Telekom is doing.

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