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NTT DoCoMo kicks off its network transformation on the road to 5G

Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, has come out of the traps with a flurry of NFV contracts/vendor partnerships designed to get its NFV ball rolling. As network functions interoperability is probably the most important success measure for any virtualisation transformation (and the bigger they are, the more interoperable they should probably be) DoCoMo seems[…]

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Apple joins NGMN’s 20 Operators in defining 5G

In a press release yesterday, the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) organization of mobile operators members announced that Apple, typically a relatively reclusive and insular player in standards and the wireless industry groups, has joined as a partner to NGMN, just as the organization presented its next steps in defining 5G. The NGMN Alliance membership base now comprises 23 global[…]

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EU’s Oettinger hails 5G ‘revolution’

The transition in the telecoms industry to 5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks, will herald a “revolution” in digital communications, enabling new technologies that will change citizens’ lives, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Gunther Oettinger told CNBC. The industry is targeting a transition to 5G in the next few years, said[…]