Telefonica-led project proposes cost-effective private 5G solution

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Telefonica has run a private 5G network trial to determine how the economics of private networks can be made more affordable for organisations.

The Telecom Infra Project – which Telefonica leads – has proposed a solution for a scalable and cost-effective private 5G network based on the trial.

As part of the trial, the group used a cloud-native platform designed to support virtual and containerised networks.

Rakuten Symphony, the telecoms innovation arm of...

Nokia and Flex Brazil bring private 5G to LatAm manufacturing

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Nokia is collaborating with multinational electronics company Flex Brazil to deploy 5G standalone private wireless networks across its manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

Together the companies hope to bring advanced manufacturing solutions to Brazil’s developing Industry 4.0 market through a robust 5G network.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) will provide private on-demand wireless services alongside edge computing and digital-enabling tools. Flex plans to use...

Sunlight.io joins 5G Open Innovation Lab’s Fall programme

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Edge infrastructure company Sunlight.io is participating in the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s Fall programme along with three new corporate partners and fifteen start-ups.

The 5G Open Innovation Lab is a collaborative ecosystem focused on development between start-ups, industry leaders, and investors. It supports start-ups in achieving their goals and building innovative technologies.

Since its beginnings in 2020, the Lab has attracted partners such as Dell Technologies,...

IBM and Bharti Airtel to deliver edge services over 5G to India

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IBM plans to work with Indian telco Bharti Airtel to bring secure edge cloud services through 5G networks to the nation’s enterprises.

The Airtel edge platform will combine IBM Cloud Satellite with Red Hat’s OpenShift technology. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest passenger car maker, already plans on using the platform to make its quality inspections faster and more accurate.

Rajesh Uppal, senior executive director of HR and IT at Maruti Suzuki, said: “At Maruti...

NTT and VMWare launch combined edge and private 5G service

Japanese telco NTT has unveiled its Edge-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution in partnership with VMWare, claiming it to be the first globally available integrated edge and private 5G offering.

The service is powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and will enable enterprises to analyse and take action on data wherever it is generated or collected. VMWare is also adopting NTT’s private 5G technology as part of the joint market offering.

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T-Mobile taps edge compute for 5G concert with Mixhalo

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Telecoms giant T-Mobile recently teamed up with Mixhalo, a real-time audio platform and graduate of T-Mobile’s 5G Open Innovation Lab, to deliver a 5G-powered concert.

Employees at T-Mobile’s Bellevue, Washington headquarters enjoyed the music not through traditional means but directly from Mixhalo’s soundboard in real-time through ear buds.

Mixhalo developed its audio solution after co-founder Michael Einziger, also the guitarist for Incubus, realised that...

AWS Private 5G launches but still limited to 4G LTE for now

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AWS Private 5G is now generally available, giving enterprises the ability set up and scale private mobile networks more easily and quickly.

The company has also made available its AWS Management Console, allowing businesses to complete network deployment in days with just a few clicks.

AWS Private 5G makes it possible to deploy a private mobile network quickly, without extensive planning or investment. Enterprise customers can quickly scale the number of connected...

Google Cloud brings private cellular networks into its edge offering

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Google Cloud is bolstering its Google Distributed Cloud Edge portfolio with a host of new private networking solutions.

Through partnerships with independent software vendors, the company hopes to address the issues faced when using cellular networks for scaled edge deployments.

Thanks to these software vendors, Google can test and deploy new edge use cases alongside its Google Cloud components, including AI and machine learning, as well as Google’s global edge...

SoftBank begins nationwide deployment of 5G MEC in Japan

Japanese operator SoftBank has opened its first 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) site in the Kanto region as part of its national deployment of MEC servers.

SoftBank 5G MEC provides a low-latency and high-quality network leveraging the company's 5G standalone (SA) services that launched late last year. The platform gives customers the ability to experience high-speed application deployments on 5G SA networks at reduced server access times.

The platform also operates...

Verizon and AWS expand edge computing to 19 US metro areas

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Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have expanded their 5G mobile edge offering to two more US metro areas with the addition of Nashville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida.

Combining Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, the companies joint offering now spans 19 metro areas, meaning 75 percent of the US population are now within 150 miles of a Wavelength Zone.

Verizon and AWS’ edge collaboration dates back to August 2020, when ten US cities gained access to AWS Wavelength...