More about "Telefonica"
Open RAN implications for the wireless industry
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Are the network economics of traditional 5G networks unsustainable? 5G operators are spending billions of dollars building out networks with increasing operational complexities also adding to costs. At the same time ARPU is languishing. Can Open RAN solve the problem? Read more...

Telefonica
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Telefonica Group is upgrading its 4G and 5G networks and continues to add to its spectrum portfolio. A key focus now is Open RAN networks for 5G deployment. Read more...

Green telecoms: can it ever be sustainable?
Sep 29, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

In recent months, the term sustainability has taken on new meaning. No longer just an industry buzzword, it has become a priority and necessity for mobile operators and telecoms firms around the world. But what does it mean for the industry to be sustainable? How can it be achieved? And… Read more...

Telefonica (2020)
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Telefonica Group has strongly criticised spectrum auction designs in various countries, claiming that any focus by regulators beyond efficient spectrum allocation and maintaining strong mobile competition risks hampering 5G rollout. Its 5G initiatives include projects for the banking sector, connected cars and TV broadcasting. Read more...

Brazil (2019)
Jan 04, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

Brazil is still planning to award spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G and to award the 700 MHz spectrum that was left unsold after an auction in 2014. It does not support the use of the 28 GHz band for 5G. Read more...

United Kingdom (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

UK regulator Ofcom and the UK's four mobile network operators are actively preparing for the 5G era. Despite a series of legal challenges, Ofcom has now auctioned the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands. The 700 MHz band is due to be auctioned (lawyers permitting) by 2020. Read more...

Germany (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

German mobile operators are currently planning to deploy 5G in the 700 MHz band, which was auctioned in June 2015. More auctions of spectrum suitable for 5G are due in 2019. The country's competition authority believes that a fourth mobile operator needs to enter the market to boost competition. Read more...

Telefonica (2019)
Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Telefonica Group wants more globally harmonised spectrum for 5G. It supports use of bands below 6 GHz, particularly the C-band (3.4-4.2 GHz) and its priorities for WRC-19 are 26 GHz and  40 GHz. It is critical of spectrum assignment regimes in some of the countries in which it operates and… Read more...

Brazil
Oct 12, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

The Brazilian regulator is one of many worldwide to have launched a consultation on using the 3.5 GHz band for 5G. However, it intends to focus on LTE-A in the band first. The regulator has also said that 5G auctions will be held after 2020, once global terms on bandwidth… Read more...

Spain
Sep 14, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

Spain's regulator has launched a public consultation on 5G as part of its preparations for the next generation of mobile networks. Mobile operators have also started testing the technology that is expected to be a part of 5G. Read more...