5G Connections are projected to reach 1.9 Billion by 2023 and 5.9 Billion by 2027 and North American 5G connections are expected to reach 215 million by 2023.
Investors seeking to maximize their profits from the potential of 5G should consider a multi-pronged approach and invest in companies that provide 5G network equipment, tower infrastructure, semiconductors, and hyperscalers as well as 5G mobile network operators. Here are the top companies across the sectors that are leading global public/private network rollouts.
SES’s medium earth orbit satellites provide du with the connection it needs to make 5G backhaul services available to remote locations throughout the region.
DoT has started a procedure to identify the 5G spectrum bands, especially those with less commercial prospects for mobile operators for captive private networks. In its recommendations for the 5G auction, Trai suggested that at least 40 MHz blocks can be carved out in the 3700-3800 MHz and 4800-4990 MHz bands for captive private networks. It was also of the view that at least 400 MHz be earmarked in the 28.5-29.5 GHz band for private networks as well as satellite earth stations.
Neutral host operators, Freshwave and Cellnex, are becoming more integral to telco service rollout plans across Europe. In the UK, for instance, Freshwave is rolling out London’s first-ever shared infrastructural 5G small cells. Moreover, multiple 5G deals in Spain and France have been handed to Cellnex along ‘cross-border corridors.’
The U.S Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is now open to public comments regarding the formation and activation of the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund (Innovation Fund). This fund is an opportunity for citizens to come together in order to create a better wireless system with innovative resources.
Indian mobile phone operators are expected to at least double their investments in network security, with the 5G rollout expected to spark a surge in network vulnerabilities, which assume critical importance, especially for enterprises
Nokia and O2 Telefónica Germany announced that they have successfully aggregated sub-6 GHz spectrum frequencies in an industry-first two-component carrier uplink Carrier Aggregation (CA) trial on 5G Standalone.
T-Mobile has achieved its year-end goal of covering 260 million people with Ultra Capacity 5G weeks ahead of schedule. Plus, the Un-carrier has now deployed an additional, new layer of 1900 MHz mid-band Ultra Capacity 5G spectrum nationwide to deliver greater speed and performance. T-Mobile’s overall 5G footprint expanded as well, now covering 323 million people.
The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has estimated that at least 955 organizations have implemented LTE or 5G private mobile networks in 72 countries across the world. Despite the emergence of 5G, organizations still favor LTE, accounting for 40.9% of all private mobile network deployments. Manufacturing remains one of the most significant sectors for private networks, along with education and mining.
In collaboration with nexGWorx and MTC, BT successfully deployed a Release 15 5G network based on Nokia technology. What lessons does MTC’s 5G private network offer for legacy manufacturing?
Nokia will deploy its 5G-ready IP/MPLS multiservice, mobile core, and radio access network (RAN) solutions at Société du Grand Paris (SGP) to support the implementation of four automated train lines that link 200 kilometers of Paris and up to two million passengers a day. The contract builds on Nokia’s relationship with SGP following the deployment of an LTE wireless network system to provide critical network connectivity across three of the new Paris metro lines.
Out of India’s three biggest telecom companies, only two offer 5G services to their customers. These are Jio and Airtel. While Jios’True 5G network is a standalone (SA), Airtel uses a non-standalone (NSA) that leverages the current 4G infrastructure.
T-Mobile has taken its 5G standalone (5G SA) network to the next level, lighting up mid-band Ultra Capacity spectrum on 5G SA nationwide. 5G SA is the future of wireless connectivity, immediately improving performance and paving the way for groundbreaking applications that leverage super-fast speeds, ultra-reliable low latency (real-time responsiveness), massive connectivity, and more.
The 5G security integration with OneLayer prioritizes robust security and continuous operations for Druid Software’s clients, including system integrators and their private cellular networks.
The Indian government believes that locally designed and developed 5G gear, including core and radio network components, could be commercially available by March 2023.
Nokia Core SaaS is the first complete 5G core solution to market with all core cloud-native network functions available through a SaaS delivery model.
Telecom Infra Project (TIP) introduces a blueprint for a cloud-native, scalable, and cost-effective private 5G network.
The scaling of 5G networks to cover most of the country would take years. However, this doesn’t stop Airtel from using 5G and marketing it to win some quality customers in the short term.
Fujitsu Limited will embark on a series of field trials together with Fujitsu Research Institute Limited at its Yokohama Data Center, aiming to promote the digital transformation of data centers, boosting operational resilience and process automation by utilizing private 5G network technology for equipment inspection.
Together with Combitech, Holmen Iggesund has launched a revolutionizing private 5G network that will enable Iggesund Mill to, step-by-step, become one of the most efficient and the most digitally advanced paperboard mills. This is the first step to connect the entire operations at the Iggesund Mill, and more areas will be included to secure the position as the most efficient and reliable mill in Sweden.
Cybersecurity and telecom providers from around the world can now test their technologies and use cases in OneLayer’s digital twin private network environment
Nokia to support Nedaa on its journey to delivering next-generation 5G network capabilities by upgrading its networks and developing innovative use cases. Nedaa is targeting segment-oriented solutions by introducing network slicing to improve public safety and smart city services for concerned organizations and citizens, as well as lay the foundations for more advanced services such as metaverse.
Brazilian mobile operator TIM is partnering with Nokia to develop a private 5G network in Brazil’s Santos port.
American Tower Company (ATC) seeks authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to test the performance of a private 5G wireless network within the confines of an indoor commercial mall in Las Vegas, with the ultimate objective of deploying of hybrid public/private 5G wireless networks. An illustrative practical application of this testing of the private 5G network would be the activation and control of robotic in-store cleaners within mall stores after hours.
Baicells and Helium Deploy have announced a partnership to bring the Helium Network opportunity to the international community. The partnership will see Helium Deploy invest $9.5 million in Baicells Nova430H DeWi radios to meet global demand.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are comfortable with network slicing. Hence, Airtel and Jio, who have already rolled out 5G networks, will be able to offer 5G network slicing services in the foreseeable future.
Qualcomm and Vodafone are collaborating to develop, test, and integrate next-generation 5G distributed units (DUs) and Radio Units (RU) with Massive MIMO capabilities to deliver the commercial deployment of Open RAN in Europe.
Ericsson and Becker Mining Systems AG are unearthing the future of smart mining following the signing of a multi-country reselling agreement. Becker Mining Systems AG has selected Ericsson as the 5G network partner of choice to provide Ericsson Private 5G (EP5G) and private network solutions.
In order to accommodate Jio 5G, OnePlus has begun pushing out a software upgrade for its OnePlus 10-series handsets. The updates are country-specific to India and are available for the OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 10T, and OnePlus 10R. Only certain
Reliance Jio recently announced that it would send out invites to Chennai users to experience 5G. Earlier, Jio had announced the 5G services for users in four cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi.
N300 is a bit of a mixed bag as it builds upon what the older model had, but doesn’t raise the bar in all areas. In fact, the phone actually sees a few feature downgrades. Still, this looks like a good mid-range 5G phone at a great price; not many can claim that.
The initial cost of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus 5G’s basic 128GB model was Rs 101999. However, Flipkart has launched a fantastic deal where you can purchase it for just Rs 41499.
As per Ookla, a global leader in network intelligence, Jio in Delhi was able to deliver a median download speed of 598.58 Mbps speed, which is almost 600 Mbps.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is reduced by Rs 19,000. The smartphone’s starting price was Rs 54,999 when it was introduced in January of this year. On Flipkart, the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant is presently discounted by Rs 19,000.
Orange Belgium and KPN will investigate how 5G technology can accelerate the further digitalization of one of Europe’s most important waterways. The aim is to define a low-altitude cross-border digital corridor for mobility applications and aviation that will make key nodes in the global supply chain, namely ports and hinterland waterways, more efficient, secure and sustainable. The high speed and ultra short response times (low latency) of the 5G networks will ensure secure and highly reliable connectivity.
NTT deploys private 5G network in Las Vegas. The network will serve as an open platform available to local businesses, government, and educational institutions for deploying innovative solutions to enrich the lives of Las Vegas citizens and visitors.
While India’s telecom department is all set for 5G rollout, the country’s aviation security regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has raised concerns over the apparent interference of 5G C-Band spectrum with radio altimeters in airplanes.
MITRE and the Department of Defense (DoD) launched FiGHT (5G Hierarchy of Threats), an adversarial threat model for 5G systems that empower organizations to reliably assess the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of 5G networks, as well as the devices and applications using them.
Nokia will deploy its 5G private wireless Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) solution at the MEXT Technology Center, connecting more than 10 manufacturing use cases on display and adding more.
MTN private networks will provide mines & ports guaranteed coverage and capacity for their operations, data & voice services, cloud computing, improved cybersecurity, and unified communications.
Chunghwa Telecom will validate open RAN-based solutions in private network deployments and also streamline its own 5G enterprise offering.
Samsung will provide its advanced private 5G network solutions to an array of entities in the public and private sectors — including energy, safety, water resource management, medical services and medical education.
FoundrySix, Stops, & weR leverage T‑Mobile’s 5G network to build immersive AR applications using the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform.
Nokia and Safaricom successfully piloted Africa’s first 4G/5G fixed wireless access (FWA) network slicing in Kenya’s Western Region, a first step towards launching commercial slicing services to offer customers a more personalised network experience.
Adani Data Networks Ltd, the Adani Group subsidiary, will start with 5G services in six service areas and use the spectrum for data center businesses.
Reliance Jio is likely going to launch an affordable 5G smartphone to prepare the Indian market to consume its 5G services. The 5G smartphone from Jio might cost less than Rs 12,000 in India.
MediaTek powered a smartphone with a 5G Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) connection in a lab environment for the first time in collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz. 5G NTN technology will help boost service reliability across the globe by harnessing existing terrestrial networks and economies of scale in the cellular sector, making fast and reliable 5G connectivity much more accessible in unserved and underserved areas.
Smart and Omnispace are collaborating to explore space-based 5G technologies for use cases such as enabling 5G connectivity in remote areas, incorporating IoT and sensors for use in monitoring weather disturbances and natural calamities, and augmenting network coverage for disaster relief, maritime and telematics for vessels and equipment in Philippine market.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plans to auction 5,500 MHz of 5G spectrum in the millimeter wave (37.0–42.5 GHz) band, valued at over Rs 35,000 crore. The spectrum can potentially be used for private networks in addition to mobile and satellite services.