Private 5G
Verizon Business has launched 'On Site 5G', which is the network’s first commercially available, private 5G network solution in the US. Custom-designed and managed by Verizon, On Site 5G networks will allow large enterprise and public sector customers to bring Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband capabilities to indoor or outdoor facilities where high 5G speed, high-capacity, low-latency connectivity is crucial, regardless of whether the premises is within a public 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area.
Lebara has extended their MVNO partnership with Vodafone UK, in a new three-and-a-half-year exclusive deal. Lebara Mobile customers will now be able to access Vodafone’s 5G service and customers will continue to be able to use Vodafone’s 4G network, with new features such as 4G Calling being launched this year.
Spirent Communications
Spirent is teaming up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring automated 5G testing capabilities to communications service providers (CSPs) building 5G networks on AWS. Spirent’s market-first Landslide 5GC Automation Package is designed to help carriers to rapidly deploy 5G networks on AWS, significantly reducing operational costs, time and resources, compared to manual testing.
EE is deploying Nokia’s Self-Organizing Network (SON) software solution to enhance network reliability and service in its 4G and 5G networks, as part of a new vendor deal. With Nokia SON, EE can overcome network complexity to create flexible solutions that better manage its network, as well as automating operations across diverse eco-systems to minimize and address network issues more cost-efficiently.
Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G, offering secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting – but not limited to – manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.