5G, security and the attraction of the new

It is the next big thing and the race is on to deliver some elements of 5G networks early next year. By way of contrast, in Africa, 2G connections still account for the largest share of the market. Indeed, according to the GSMA, 3G connections will not ... ( read original story ...)

Nigeria, other SSA countries to experience 5G by 2022

With the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) targeting 2019 to standardise Fifth-Generation networks (5G), Ericsson Mobility Report, has predicted that Nigeria and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa will witness their first 5G subscriptions by ... ( read original story ...)

3GPP agrees first specification for 5G NR

Mobile standards body the 3GPP has agreed on the specification for non-standalone 5G new radio at a meeting in Portugal – the first official specification for 5G. A number of major telecoms operators released a joint statement saying that the completion ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese telecom firms set the 5G ball rolling

[Photo by Li Zhihao/for China Daily] Global telecom equipment suppliers and device makers can now start developing 5G hardware, after the first implementable global 5G specification was finalized, taking a big step forward to the commercialization of the ... ( read original story ...)

Approval of 5G standards big step forward for mobile tech

The first version of global 5G standards for the non-standalone New Radio network was passed Thursday, signaling that telecom equipment suppliers and manufacturers can start developing 5G hardware, a big step forward in the commercialization of 5G technology. ( read original story ...)