Bulgaria, U.S. signs declaration on security of 5G networks

Bulgaria and the United States signed on Friday a declaration on security of next generation 5G mobile telecoms networks, which should ensure protected and clean communications, officials said on Friday. Bulgaria has joined the U.S. State Department’s Clean Network initiative, which says it seeks to eliminate “long-term threats to data privacy, security, and human rights… Read More Bulgaria, U.S. signs declaration on security of 5G networks

Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in 5G networks

Swedish regulators on Tuesday banned the use of telecom equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network ahead of the spectrum auction scheduled for next month. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said here the setting of the licence conditions followed assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service. European governments… Read More Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in 5G networks

Apple ventures into 5G race with launch of iPhone 12 series

Apple Inc on Tuesday launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity that the Cupertino, California company hopes will spur a wave of upgrades and keep its sales booming through the end of the year. The core of the line-up, the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch display, will sell for $799, while a ‘Mini’… Read More Apple ventures into 5G race with launch of iPhone 12 series

Nokia clinches deal to supply 5G radio equipment for Britain’s mobile operator BT

Nokia has clinched a deal with Britain’s biggest mobile operator BT to supply 5G radio equipment, the Finnish company said on Tuesday, in one of the first major wins under new CEO Pekka Lundmark. The deal will make Nokia BT’s largest equipment provider and comes just months after Britain said it would ban China’s Huawei… Read More Nokia clinches deal to supply 5G radio equipment for Britain’s mobile operator BT

Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Monday it had switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. Vodacom was recently assigned temporary additional spectrum by South Africa’s telecoms regulator for the duration of a national state of disaster to… Read More Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa

Vodacom set to launch 5G services in South Africa

Vodacom Group expects to offer 5G mobile services to its South African customers this year by using a network being built by another African operator Liquid Telecom, Vodacom Chief Executive Shameel Joosub said on Tuesday. Liquid Telecom announced last month it was building a wholesale 5G network that would be available from early 2020, using… Read More Vodacom set to launch 5G services in South Africa

Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment

Germany set tougher criteria on Thursday for vendors supplying telecoms network equipment, stopping short of singling out China’s Huawei Technologies for special treatment and instead saying the same rules should apply to all vendors. The announcement follows months of debate over whether to side with the United States and some allies in barring Huawei, the… Read More Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment