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GTI & GSMA call for governments to facilitate the 5G era

White paper in collaboration with the GSMA highlights best practice from national 5G plans more
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GSMA: 5G moves from hype to reality – but 4G still king

Global mobile economy valued at $4.9 trillion by 2024 as 5G ramps up
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5G Americas urges NTIA to move quickly on mid-band spectrum for commercial wireless use

5G Americas, the wireless industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, urged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to accelerate its process for opening up the 3100-3550 MHz mid-band spectrum for commercial wireless use, citing an urgent need for increased spectrum resources to maintain U.S. leadership in 5G
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Nokia and U.S. Cellular boosting spectrum capacity after FCC decision to expand connectivity due to COVID-19 networking demands

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted U.S. Cellular temporary authority to use additional spectrum to boost connectivity due to the anticipated spike in remote working caused by the COVID-19 pandemic more
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Nokia showcases its end-to-end 5G leadership with new Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia opened a 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, enabling customers to experience Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services. The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value

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NTT DOCOMO to set up test lab in Guam for 5G verifications

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it will begin operating DOCOMO 5G Open LabTM GUAM as a 5G technology verification center in Guam more
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Coronavirus: a common approach for safe and efficient mobile tracing apps across the EU

What is a contact tracing and warning app? more
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Taming the BYOD beast - issues of management and security

For the employees it means greater convenience, job satisfaction and productivity. For the IT department it means a three or fourfold increase in the number of multi-vendor endpoints to manage, greater network permeability and new security risks - with little hope of commensurate budget and staffing increases. But BYOD is here to stay, and it’s growing huge

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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?

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COVID19 pandemic impact: Telco cloud revenue from 5G core deployments will fall short of the 2020 forecasted US$9 billion by 25%

ABI Research whitepaper identifies the short-and long-term impacts the global pandemic will have on 5G Core and Edge Networks more
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Worldwide smartphone market suffers its largest year-over-year decline in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19, according to IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped 275.8 million smartphones during 1Q20. Although the first quarter usually experiences a sequential (quarter over quarter) decline in shipments, with the average sequential decline over the last three years hovering between -15% to -20%, this is the largest annual (year over year) decline ever
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Worldwide smartphone shipments fall 13% due to coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the smartphone market in Q1 2020, with shipments falling 13% to 272 million units. Samsung returned to the top of the market, but its shipments fell 17% to 60 million. Huawei shipped 49 million, as its mix continues to shift toward China and away from overseas markets due to its US Entity List status. Apple was the third largest vendor, down 8% with 37 million shipments. Xiaomi, the best performer in the top five, managed 9% growth to hit 30 million units, while Vivo finished fifth with 24 million units, up 3%
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