Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines on the Next Generation Communications community this week.
The week started off with some insight from special guest contributor Larry Alton of Alton Enterprises. He took a look at the new partnership between Nokia (News - Alert) and Apple and what it means for the digital health world. Alton goes all the way back to the major patent war the two companies had a few months back, and examines their relationship from that point on. You can find his insights HERE.
Huawei and TELUS also made the news this week with their advances in 5G. TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) writes, “In fact, the communication services provider and the equipment giant have been collaborating on a 5G pilot project that is part of the companies’ 5G Living Lab in Vancouver. And late last week, the two companies announced that they have concluded what they called a successful pilot effort involving 5G wireless connectivity based on 3GPP standard technology.” Her full analysis is HERE.
Next up, Michael Guta reminded us of just how lucky we are to live in a part of the world that’s actually contemplating 5G. Other areas, like Tanzania, are still utilizing 2G and 3G. However, that isn’t stopping the country’s largest telecom operator from looking toward the future to 5G. Find out the company’s plans for Tanzania’s infrastructure HERE.
Finally, the week rounded out with the news that AT&T (News - Alert) expects 5G to be commercialized by 2019. AT&T wants to be the first to deploy Web scale commercialization in the U.S., and the company sees 2019 as a viable date. As Guta points out, “For AT&T, which has been carrying out 5G tests, the wide-scale commercialization has come faster than expected. This is because development of standards by the 3GPP has been ahead of schedule, with the group approving implementation of the non-standalone component of the 5G New Radio standard.” Everything you need to know is HERE.
There’s plenty more to read about over on the Next Generation Communications community. Be sure to check out the other articles, and come back next week to read all the latest news.