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Internet of Things
AI-Link chooses Keysight offering to validate 5G performance
AI-Link has chosen Keysight Technologies' 5G test tools for end-to-end performance validation of cloud-native 5G radio access network (RAN) equipment.
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Investment
Spark sells 70% of TowerCo for $900 million to Ontario Teachers
Spark expects $900 million at completion but that's subject to OIO approval which is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY23.
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IDTechEx
The next stage for 5G in thermal materials - IDTechEx
IDTechEx says higher frequency deployments, such as mmWave devices and very different station types such as small cells, present their own technological evolution and, with it, thermal challenges. 
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Cloud
Apple announces newest iPhone SE
Apple has today announced the newest iPhone SE in its arsenal, mixing some of the best new iPhone technology with an iconic design.
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Cloud
Smartphone shipments to grow despite supply chain constraints
Shipments of smartphones will grow 5.3% year over year in 2021, reaching 1.35 billion shipments, according to new forecasts from IDC.
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Internet of Things
Enterprise adopters of Internet of Things want easier path
Enterprise adopters of the Internet of Things are ready to take an easier path, shows a new Oracle survey. 
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Cloud
NTT and NEC launch supply chain security tech for ICT infrastructure
NTT Corporation and NEC have announced the development of Security Transparency Assurance Technology to reduce supply chain security risks. 
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Cybersecurity
What exactly is 5G security, and why is it essential?
Many things that make 5G so appealing, like the decreased latency and increased bandwidth, are also threats to security.
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Telcos
5G is a backup connectivity breakthrough
While most of the public discussion of 5G is for primary connectivity, businesses are far more interested in its potential to act as a failover option.
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5G
Spark partners with Nokia to accelerate 5G rollout
The deal will see Spark deploy Nokia’s latest 5G RAN technology across part of the rollout while upgrading 4G at these sites using Nokia products.
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5G
How cloud-native tech will impact 5G mobile networks
While 5G communications delivers benefits for communication service providers (CSPs), the new technology also presents challenges in security and cost.
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5G
Private 5G networks are failing to reach scale, with the window of opportunity closing
Despite huge potential, private networks are failing to reach scale, and the window of opportunity for telcos is closing.
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5G
NTT launches world first private 5G Network-as-a-Service platform
"NTT is focused on driving the global acceleration of private 5G to meet the fast-evolving needs of enterprises across industries."
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5G
Worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenue to reach $19 billion
Investment in legacy wireless generations is rapidly deteriorating and spending on non-5G small cells is poised to decline as CSPs move to 5G small cells.
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5G
Vodafone rolls out 5G services to Whanganui
"Having access to the latest technology is great for consumers and even better for businesses.”
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Telecommunications
BAI Communications acquires US telco infrastructure provider Mobilitie
“This reflects our ambitions for the US as well as the other markets in which we operate globally," says BAI group CEO Igor Leprince.
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5G
VMware and Vapor IO collaborate to simplify deployment of 5G and real-time applications
VMware and Vapor IO collaborate with a Multi-Cloud Services Grid to simplify and lower costs when deploying distributed 5G and real-time applications.
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5G
Vodafone switches on 5G for Palmerston North
It’s part of the telco’s network investment programme, through which ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ are pumped into the country’s digital infrastructure.
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5G
Driving revenue from the Edge
It’s expected by 2023, 5G and Edge will provide $517 billion of revenue across manufacturing, heath care, transport, environmental monitoring and gaming alone.
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5G
Achieving energy efficiency in a 5G world
The next decade is critical to curbing energy use and carbon emissions. With 5G is in its infancy, deploying the technology in a way that protects the environment and promotes long-term sustainability will be crucial.
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5G
New 5G download speed record set on a commercial network
The record, 5Gbps for a single smartphone, was announced today by Telstra in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm.
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5G
Revenue from global sales of private 5G infrastructure to hit $5.7 billion in 2024
This figure represents a growth from $945 million in 2019, according to IDC’s inaugural forecast for such statistics, with a five-year CAGR of 43.4%.
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5G
Telstra's 5G footprint now covers 50% of Australians, the company says
“Our customers have told us coverage is the most important thing when it comes to 5G so Telstra’s 5G roll out reaching more than half of the Australian population is a huge milestone.”
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5G
Frost & Sullivan: 5G fixed wireless access poised to mimic 4G success
4G fixed wireless access (FWA) is now being delivered through 406 mobile operators in 164 countries around the world, but now is the time for 5G to mimic the same successes.