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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...

Italy
Mar 31, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Telecom Italia and Vodafone launched 5G services in June 2019, followed by Wind Tre in April 2020 and Iliad in December 2020. Fastweb provides 5G services through a network sharing agreement with Wind Tre. TIM and Vodafone also have a passive network sharing agreement for 5G including all antenna sites… Read more...

Vodafone
Mar 24, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group's mission is to "connect for a better future," according to its 2020 annual report. It wants to connect over 250 million people to its next-generation networks by 2025 and is "investing significantly" in network infrastructure and coverage. Vodafone is a key player in the move toward Open… Read more...

Vodafone 2020
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group wants to "build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet," according to its 2019 annual report. It plans to increase its leadership in 4G to create Europe's biggest 5G network, and to focus its 5G efforts… Read more...

India (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

The Indian regulator is planning a major 5G auction soon, but the country's mobile operators are currently in no hurry to spend big money on more spectrum. Two of the three biggest operators - Vodafone and Idea Cellular - have now completed a merger. 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...

Vodafone (2019)
Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group continues to build its 4G spectrum portfolio, while acquiring additional spectrum for 5G services, which it expects to launch in 2020.  Read more...

Italy (2018)
Sep 15, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

5G trials are to launch in five Italian cities in 2018, with several operators planning to launch a commercial service by 2020. Most of the country's 5G efforts are focused on the 3.4-3.8 GHz band. Read more...

India
Sep 15, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

India's huge potential as a 5G market looks likely to remain untapped for some time. Operators are still struggling to improve access to 4G and few 5G tests are under way. Read more...