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inCITES Newsletter No.1

02/03/2018 EU agrees on 5G spectrum award specs; Industry members form 5G Slicing Association; Council of Europe bans geo-blocking

inCITES News 5-9/3: Participating in the final review meetings of two H2020 projects, namely SESAME and CHARISMA in Athens and Ljubljana, respectively 11-15/3: Presenting two papers at the OFC 2018 in San Diego: techno-economic analysis of 400G optical transceivers for Next Gen Data Centers Techno-economic analysis of Immersive Video Services in 5G Converged Fixed/Wireless networks 13/3: Participating in the “Data Centers, GPUs and Machine Learning” event in Luxembourg 17-18/3: Participating in the “Layered Realities Weekend - A 5G Showcase” event in Bristol inCITES: Drop us a line at if you want to meet our reps at any of the events

Mobile Connectivity

Operators, vendors and auto manufacturers form 5G Slicing Association to cooperate on research around network slicing for vertical industries Ioannis: Network slicing will not be only a key feature of 5G but it will also facilitate the necessary partnerships between operators and market players EU countries agree to free up spectrum for 5G that will be valid for 20 years; operators wanted 25 years Dimitris: Prognosis database shows that the majority of EU countries will launch commercial 5G services in 2020, though some frontrunners will deploy 5G networks in 2019

TIM and MTS both announce partnerships with Qualcomm to carry out 5G trials with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem NTIA might auction more mid-band (3.5Ghz) 5G spectrum in the US

Fixed Connectivity

Sudatel and Liquid Telecom partner to launch FTTH network in Sudan


Deutsche Telekom unveils IoT offer for businesses for 10 year with a one-off EUR10 fee

Other Council of Europe adopts regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking in the EU Aircell India files for bankruptcy following failed merger efforts with Reliance Communications Vodafone and Nokia partner to launch a 4G network on the moon





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