Telco/5G

Telco/5G

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This community is designed for individuals interested in the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry and/or 5G Network infrastructure..

Telecommunications (telco, telecom) is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means and refers to all types of voice, data and video transmission. It encompasses a wide range of information transmitting technologies such as telephones (wired and wireless), microwave communications, fiber optics, satellites, radio and television broadcasting, the internet and telegraphs.

Fifth-generation wireless (5G) networks are digital cellular networks engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. 5G will enable a sharp increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems due to more available bandwidth and advanced antenna technology. 5G is used in diverse applications, examples are, IoT Communications, video, controls and automation, fixed wireless access, high performance edge analytics, location tracking and more.

The Telco/5G field has huge impacts on our day-to-day lives in both business and personal aspects. 

Let's start with a definition:

telecommunication
/ˌtɛlɪkəmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
 

noun

noun: telecommunications the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, or television.

Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology  of such communication

telecommunication, a message so transmitted.

 
 
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Is 5G really faster than 4G?

The recent Blog by Damien Distill: Verizon 4G faster than 5G from T-Mobile Indicates: An early analysis of 5G network performance in the US from RootMetrics by IHS Markit found plenty of room for improvement, noting 4G data rates bested 5G in some locations. Research conducted in H2 2019 highlighted disparities in coverage and speeds across 5G networks. A side-by-side comparison of services in Los Angeles, for instance, clocked maximum download rates ranging from 125.7Mb/s on T-Mobile US to…

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Huawei unveiled its flagship foldable for the Chinese market, the Mate X2, while Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu (pictured) revealed the smartphone version of its HarmonyOS would start rolling out in April.

The Huawei Mate X2 features an 8.01-inch display when unfolded, alongside a 6.45-inch screen on the front. The company claims the internal display has been designed to offer minimal glare and an…

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Ryan Ding, president of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, claimed the company built more than half of the 140 commercial 5G networks deployed in 59 countries so far, despite bans on its networking gear in many countries.

Speaking at a pre-briefing for MWC Shanghai 2021, Ding said “5G developed faster than we had expected and the ecosystem is also maturing”, adding the technology “is no longer for early adopters; it is…

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MWC Shanghai will be one of the first major industry events with an in-person element since the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Not only is it set to provide insight into key issues facing the industry, but it provides a glimpse into how the sister event in Barcelona in June could look.

Speaking to Mobile World Live, GSMA Limited CEO John Hoffman said not only will next week’s China event get people “around…

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Qualcomm ups 5G data rates with latest modem

Qualcomm unveiled its fourth-generation 5G modem, targeting significant speed gains with a system it pitched as the first capable of hitting 10Gb/s.

The company said its Snapdragon X65 modem-RF platform is the first compliant with 3GPP’s Rel-16 specification and was designed with an upgradeable architecture enabling new features to be added to help extend device lifespans.

It includes what Qualcomm billed as the “world’s first” AI antenna tuning technology to improve data rates,…

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A coalition of US operator groups urged President Joe Biden and Congress to prioritise skills training for telecommunications jobs, arguing many more workers are needed to meet the demands of 5G network rollouts.

In a letter, US Telecom, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and others said next-generation deployments were expected to create 850,000 new direct…

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Spain's prime minister made statements indicating the country probably won't welcome international visitors until late summer 2021. (Pixabay)

The folks at GSMA who host the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona may once again be thrown into a state of anxious suspense, as the Spanish prime minister has reportedly said international tourists won’t be welcome to the country until at least 70% of Spaniards are vaccinated against…

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The latest Opensignal data finds that 5G download speeds from the three big U.S. operators are in the 47 Mbps to 58 Mbps range, not coming close yet to the goal for 5G downlink speeds of 100 Mbps. T-Mobile took top honors for it 5G download speeds. But in the carrier's press release issued this morning, bragging about its win, it was careful not to mention…

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