5G News: World’s largest 5G network launched in China, Samsung announces new 5G modem “Exynos 5123”

Nov 05, 2019




Trials/ Deployment/ Roll out

China officially launches 5G networks on November 1

All the three state-backed telecom operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom officially launched 5G services in the world’s largest market on November 1, but the coverage remains limited only to major Chinese cities and key areas in lower-tier cities for the initial rollout

Earlier companies unveiled similar 5G plans for local consumers, with plans starting at 128 yuan ($18) per month, which will provide consumers with 30GB data and 500 minutes of voice chat.

Chunghwa Telecom holds 5G field trial for driverless cars

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(Source- Taipei Times)

Chunghwa Telecom conducted a 5G spectrum-based field trial for autonomous vehicles to demonstrate vehicle-to-infrastructure technology developed by a subsidiary.

The company focuses on the delivery of real-time information, such as traffic data to vehicles using high-speed and low-latency 5G technology

eir launches 5G in Ireland: powered by Ericsson 5G Core

Ireland’s largest communications service provider, eir, has launched its 5G network. 5G connectivity will initially be available from 100 sites serving 10 towns and cities around the country, with another 100 to follow in the coming weeks.

5G services have been enabled in eir by upgrading its existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and User Data Management (UDM) networks to Ericsson solutions supporting 5G capabilities

VEON, Nokia launch 5G trial in Kazakhstan

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) have completed the first 5G end-to-end live network trial in Indonesia. The trial, which was conducted on a Nokia network on millimeter wave frequencies, demonstrates the 3ID network’s ability to support end-to-end 5G deployment.

Optus launches 5G network in Australia

Optus commercially launched 5G mobile network. The company hopes to have 1200 locations for 5G coverage by early next year with currently more than 300 locations covered.

KT and Hyundai test 5G traffic navigation on autonomous cars

KT and Hyundai have tested their real-time traffic navigation technology on 5G networks for autonomous cars

The real-time traffic navigation technology that was being trialled sends traffic data collected by cars to a server. The server then updates the map used by cars in real time with the data collected, and then sends that information to other cars for safety

Nokia and Orange Polska pilot 5G in Lublin

Orange has launched a 5G pilot in the city of Lublin, Poland, as part of its ongoing network trials in the country

The trial uses 80MHz on the 3.4-3.6GHz frequency band to support data transfer speeds of up to 800Mbps. Orange will use 5G smartphones in the trial, alongside Nokia’s 5G radio access technology and FastMile 5G Gateways for Fixed Wireless Access

JD.com unveils 5G smart logistics site

JD.com has launched a logistics park powered by 5G networks that it says will enhance site operations and drive its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy

Located in Beijing, the warehousing facility features a new monitoring system that can detect and assess problems that occur on-site, in real-time.

Product Launch

T-Mobile unveils 600MHz device ahead of 5G launch

T-Mobile US announced a smartphone capable of supporting an upcoming 5G network launch in the 600MHz band, with the US operator set to exclusively offer OnePlus’ 7T Pro 5G McLaren device

T-Mobile plans to provide 600MHz network coverage to 200 million people by the year-end and had been waiting on compatible devices in the spectrum band

Samsung to launch 5G modem with 5.1Gbps download speed

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(Source- Android Authority)

Samsung announced Exynos 990 Modem 5123 boasting download speed of 5.1Gbp, likely to be present in company’s2020 devices

Samsung also introduced Exynos 990, its next-generation mobile application processor. Made with a 7nm process, the octa-core processor has a dual core neural processing unit and an embedded Arm Mali-G77 GPU made on Valhall architecture

Samsung Unveils New 5G NR Integrated Radio Supporting 28GHz at MWC LA 2019


(Source- Samsung)

Samsung Electronics announced its new 5G New Radio (NR) Access Unit (AU) supporting 28GHz spectrum

This new AU brings together a radio, antenna and digital unit into one compact box, making it the industry’s first integrated radio for mmWave spectrum, compliant to the 3GPP NR standard.


UK announces new conditions for 5G spectrum assignment

UK has altered the coverage obligation previously planned for the spectrum assignment. According to new rules, the four operators working together are expected to be able to build out to 92 per cent of the geography and thereby cover a full 95 per cent of the UK population by 2025

The next auction, to be held in the Spring of 2020,  will involve spectrum in both the 3.6 – 3.8 GHz bands and the lower frequency 700 MHz band.

C-Band Alliance to Release 300MHz for 5G

The C-Band Alliance announced that it will commit to clear 300 MHz of C-band spectrum to support fast 5G wireless deployment throughout the continental U.S.

In an updated filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the CBA detailed that the 300 MHz of spectrum includes a 20-MHz guard band to protect existing satellite services from 5G interference.

China Mobile, HKT secure key 5G spectrum in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced that local carriers China Mobile Hong Kong and HKT secured spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band for the provision of 5G services

In a statement, the regulator confirmed that 80 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band had been awarded to both operators which would pay utilization fees for a total of HKD240 million ($30.6 million)



Telstra strikes 5G edge deal with Cradlepoint

Telstra partnered with US company Cradlepoint to develop a ‘5G for Business’ offering that integrates with a 5G cellular modem and an edge route

Telstra will use Cradlepoint’s NetCloud wireless WAN management platform.

Corning and Intel are partnering to create a solution to extend 5G signals indoors

Corning Incorporated and Intel will cooperate to improve indoor 5G technology.

The companies are developing a virtual platform that combines Corning’s wireless connectivity portfolio and Intel’s hardware and software to create an indoor 5G solution that fuses fiber and virtualization

Qualcomm Commits $200 Million to 5G Startups

Qualcomm Inc.’s venture-capital division is setting aside $200 million to invest in 5G wireless startups, doubling down on a strategy that has propelled the chip maker through a string of high-profile challenges in recent years.

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