The governments of the UK and Japan have agreed several joint initiatives to support efforts to reduce the global overreliance on a small number of suppliers to build and maintain telecoms networks.
Nokia is conducting a 5G standalone (SA) network trial with Chubu Telecommunications Co., Inc (ctc), a subsidiary of KDDI, in Japan.
Samsung are to deploy its cloud-native fully virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) solutions for the mid-band spectrum in KDDI’s 5G network. Samsung and KDDI have been collaborating on advanced research on vRAN to drive 5G innovation for KDDI’s network
Apple is to allow developers of reader apps to include an in-app link to their website to setup or manage accounts, settling a Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) into the App Store.
Cellhire is providing 12,000 mobile data connections to global media organisations, athletes and attendees at the COVID-19-delayed2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo and other venues in Japan.
Samsung and OPTAGE, a Japanese service provider, are to implement a dedicated private 5G network and deploy a real-time video monitoring system at a plant facility.
Ericsson has been selected by KDDI to deploy cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core in its 5G Standalone network in Japan, paving the way to ramp-up 5G use case development and realization.
Nokia’s cloud-native, 5G Core software has been selected by SoftBank to enable the launch of SoftBank’s standalone 5G services. Nokia will help support new consumer and enterprise use cases, such as immersive experiences (VR/AR/MR), fixed wireless access, video surveillance and analytics, cloud robotics and connected vehicles with a standalone 5G Core in global markets.
ACCESS Europe has released an enhancement to its NetFront Browser BML Edition for cars that extends support from embedded operating systems such as Linux and QNX to Android.
Samsung and Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS) have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly expand the private 5G network business in Japan.