Cambium Networks: Thai Cave Rescue Demonstrates Benefits Of Rapidly Deployable Wi-Fi

Wireless Connectivity to Support Emergency Personnel and Inform the Public Becomes Integral to Modern and Effective Disaster Preparedness and Response

According to Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, disaster preparedness and response have entered a new era, where providing first responders and emergency workers, as well as the public, with internet connectivity has become a critical factor in effective operations. This was recently demonstrated during the dramatic cave rescue in Thailand, where 12 young boys and their soccer coach were trapped for two weeks, culminating in a rescue operation that captured the attention of the entire world. Thanks to the numerous emergency and military personnel, and volunteer experts, the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach were rescued.

"Connectivity is vitally important to first responders, aid agencies, medical services and families when unforeseen events happen," said Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC. "Wireless connectivity is a proven solution for disaster recovery when it is rapidly deployed and reliable, provides high performance and is immediately interoperable with a diverse set of user devices. The incredible efforts of first responders and emergency workers in Thailand were supported by having access to reliable connectivity and internet access that enabled them to communicate with each other and to get critical information about the boys who were being rescued."

In the recent incident in Thailand, wireless connectivity played a critical role in delivering reliable internet service that connected teams at the remote cave entrance, located more than 100 kilometers from Bangkok. At the on-site rescue command post, local telecom solutions provider KING IT worked with regional telco 3BB to create a hotspot at the cave entrance with Wi-Fi connectivity provided by Cambium Networks cnPilot™ e500 outdoor access points. "Cambium Networks equipment helped provide Wi-Fi coverage at the cave entrance site during the rescue exercise, and we are very grateful to have contributed connectivity technology to this amazing effort," said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks.
Specific details of the implementation include:
  • The KING IT team established the Wi-Fi network, and it was managed remotely by another KING IT team in Bangkok using the cnMaestro™ network management system
  • Two Cambium Networks cnPilot e500 enterprise outdoor network access points were used; one was placed facing the entrance of the cave, while the other access point was placed at the "information tent"
  • Users of the network included Thai Navy Seals, rescue teams and various government agencies, totalling approximately 50 users at the entrance of the cave
  • At the information tent, approximately 200 users included the immediate family members of the lost boys, as well as media and administrative personnel

More details of the connectivity solution and network performance are available in the solution paper.

In this circumstance, as well as many others, emergency teams must establish operations very rapidly. And in today's internet-connected world, that means creating wireless networks that can transmit voice and data information in remote, rugged and dangerous places such as the Tham Luang cave complex where the boys were trapped. Wireless network connectivity delivers a proven ability to make a difference in first responders' ability to coordinate response teams and provide aid to people in need. With deployment of industry-standard Wi-Fi connectivity, emergency personnel can get online quickly, relay vital information to other rescuers, access information from on-line resources that support the response efforts, and keep families and the public connected and informed.

Similar to other disaster response applications, the Cambium Networks-powered network at Tham Luang provided emergency workers with communications tools that enabled them to work more quickly and effectively while allowing friends, family and the media to stay informed. Examples include:
PTP 650 links were deployed in response to 2017's Hurricane Harvey in Houston leveraged similar cnPilot equipment to deliver data from E911 dispatch services via wireless internet, enabling ongoing delivery of GPS information to fire trucks and ambulances; as a result, first responders had the latest information as soon as they got into their vehicles.
ePMP connectivity was deployed to reconnect Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.

"Our company is all about connecting people, even in the most extreme circumstances and locations. And reliable wireless connectivity – including deployment in hours, not days or weeks – is part of bringing people together to respond and ultimately make challenging situations better," said Bhatnagar. "We are thrilled that the soccer team in Thailand is safe and commend the rescuers for their efforts. We are honored to have played a part in the technical solution that assisted the rescue teams by facilitating wireless communications."

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Top Smartphone E-brand Honor Kicks Off Latest Global Campaign Honor Your Creation with UK Artists

Honor, a trendy, young and innovative smartphone e-brand, today kicks off a series of partnerships with young emerging contemporary artists around the world, as part of its latest global creativity campaign Honor Your Creation. Clara Bacou, a UK-based digital technology artist will be the first to take part in the collaboration.

"Honor has always been creative and pushed the boundaries on all fronts, including technology and design, and that is what puts us at the top. We led the trend by introducing the element of colors into smartphones, releasing the Honor 8 in Sapphire Blue in 2016, and the Honor 9 in Glacier Grey in 2017. This year, we surprised the world with the Honor 10 which has an ever-changing color, and we will continue to take this passion for color and design to the next level." said George Zhao, President of Honor.

Clara Bacou, who specializes in creature design and character animation using digital technology like 3D and AR, shares Honor's love for colors. Having just graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017, Clara is a rising star in unconventional art. "I love the way Honor plays with colors. I use a lot of vibrant colors in my work and they energize me! I am so excited to explore colors with Honor and connect with the global community through this partnership." said Clara Bacou.

Honor is building a digital gallery on Honor's website to support Clara by making her unconventional artwork available to Honor's fans and the global audience. In the coming weeks, Honor will launch an interactive online quiz, making use of Clara's creatures to engage fans and digital natives.

This summer, Honor worked with BBC to document how the Honor 10 helps Clara's creative process. Another talented and young photographer Ollie Ali will also feature in the video Together with these artists, Honor is launching a series of interaction campaigns across Honor Global social media platforms to spread the fun and creativity.

The interaction campaigns start today. Visit the Honor Global social media platforms to be a part of the fun! The full video of Honor with Clara and Ollie, curated by BBC, will be out in August. Fans can catch a first glimpse here: Stay tuned for more.

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NIRA Dynamics Joins Renovo's AWare Automated Mobility Ecosystem Bringing Precise Road Surface Information Technology

NIRA today announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo (, a mobility software technology company. Automated Mobility fleet deployments that use Renovo's AWare OS can seamlessly deploy NIRA Dynamics' Road Surface Information (RSI) software on their vehicles.

NIRA Dynamics' RSI is a software solution that measures and predicts road grip using the vehicle as a sensor. RSI provides a complete characterization of the real-time road friction and road roughness state. RSI software installed on vehicles - now including any AWare-powered automated vehicle - enables precise measurements and estimates through use of high resolution sampling of the vehicle's embedded sensors and controllers. In parallel, computer vision algorithms running on the vehicle and ingesting camera feeds are used to verify close proximity predictions of road grip and ensure offline performance. These data are routed to a NIRA Dynamics backend where they are aggregated and made available as map layers ready for use by a range of third party consumers including operators of automated vehicles. This information on road grip is crucial to enable automated driving outside perfect weather and road conditions; and in emergency situations.

In addition to automated driving, RSI enables efficient monitoring and maintenance of road infrastructure. Swedish road authorities and road contractors are already optimizing road maintenance using RSI and by doing so generating revenues to fleet operators that are running NIRA RSI software on their vehicles.

"We share Renovo's vision of an open, interoperable, on-demand ecosystem where best-in-class technologies like NIRA Dynamics RSI are combined to bring about automated mobility safely, quickly and economically," said Gustav Kristiansson, Manager New Technologies at NIRA Dynamics. "We are excited for NIRA Dynamics RSI to to operate in the AWare ecosystem helping making automated vehicles safer by providing detailed grip data and generating revenue for fleet operators."

Renovo has extensive experience with road grip and automated vehicles through its partnership with Stanford University. Unveiled in 2015, MARTY (Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control) is a self-drifting deLorean that acts as a rolling laboratory for Stanford researchers to explore automated control algorithms in low traction situations. The goal is to create algorithms for automated vehicles in emergency situations.

"NIRA Dynamics is a leading creator of road surface information technology, and is an important addition to the AWare ecosystem," said Chris Heiser CEO and Co-Founder of Renovo. "Not only does NIRA Dynamics RSI help automated driving systems perform better in adverse and emergency situations by having more precise grip information but it also provides a new revenue stream to automated mobility fleet operators running AWare."

NIRA Dynamics joins the AWare ecosystem along with a growing list of leading companies in the automated mobility sector including Samsung, Verizon, Velodyne LiDAR, Parsons, INRIX, Argus Cyber Security, CARMERA, Affectiva, Phantom Auto, EdgeConneX, Metamoto and Bestmile.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

15,000 Hours of Flawless Transmission Delivered by LiveU at the FIFA World Cup in Russia

LiveU released its live broadcasting figures during the FIFA World Cup™ in Russia with 485 units onsite used by customers from over 40 countries. The numbers have doubled, and even tripled, since the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ – including over 15,000 hours of live broadcasting, over 30,000 live sessions and 36TB of live transmission – with LiveU's LU600 4K HEVC solution enabling customers to broadcast more hours with less data. Customers used LiveU to follow the teams, interview the players and the fans, and capture the atmosphere with daily live feeds.

LiveU was able to provide customers with bandwidth guarantees for superior connectivity in the 12 host cities. The offering provided a special add-on priority SIMs package for streaming high-quality live video, enabling customers to reach 20Mbps uplink and deliver HD live feeds even from the most crowded locations. LiveU had a dedicated technical team on site, managing the logistics and providing 24/7 support, with two designated distribution centers in Moscowand St Petersburg. The project was overseen by the company's local partner MediaProject Ltd.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU's CEO and Co-founder, said, "This year's FIFA World Cup has been more successful than ever, also for LiveU, combining our over 10 years' experience covering major sporting events with our proven HEVC technology. LiveU's HEVC technology worked flawlessly throughout the tournament, showing its capabilities for live sports coverage in the most challenging conditions. Much of the customer feedback we received highlighted the optimal signal quality in and around the stadiums, as well as our portability and cost-effectiveness."

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5 LinkedIn SEO Hacks to Boost Your Company’s Profile Views

LinkedIn is one of the most popular social media platforms that businesses rely on to reach a myriad of people. Safe to say, it is a platform that can boost the performance of your company when you use it correctly. It is imperative to have a company profile that stands out. After all, you are on LinkedIn to get the best results. If you feel that your company has not been doing so well on this social media platform and you want to boost it to get more profile views, here are some SEO hacks that could help you.

Tip: for all matters concerning SEO, you can rely on tools such as Serpbook to help you get the rankings you desire in different search engines.

1. Finish your profile

When you log into, there are a couple of things that you are expected to do, and one of them entails filling in your details. If you want to grow your brand’s profile views, it is imperative to complete your profile. You should make sure to fill in every section with all there is to know about your company. When it comes to job descriptions, do not mince your words. Fill it like your life depends on it. Additionally, you should upload a professional profile photo that makes you stand out. You are on that platform to make your brand known to the rest of the world and if you have links or samples about your company, ensure to place them there as well. Finishing your profile can’t be hard because LinkedIn has a Profile Strength tool to help you out.

2. Ensure your profile is keyword-rich

A very viable hack to bring more views to your LinkedIn profile has a keyword-rich profile. If you have been dealing with digital marketing, you are well aware of the power keywords play in SEO and rankings. You need to ensure that your profile has a keyword in it. Keywords should be relevant to the type of company. It is imperative to make sure that your job title has a name of what you are an expert in. Doing this makes it easier for users looking to find your product or service. Moreover, you must make sure that the keyword that appears in your job title is written all over your profile. However, the keywords you use should not be stuffed all over your profile. You have to keep it simple and precise. Otherwise, it may look bad, harming your marketing efforts.

3. Create Backlinks

Another hack that could bring more people to your company’s profile is creating backlinks. Backlinks work effectively in SEO, and same is the case with LinkedIn. If you have a blog whose domain is a high authority, that’s better for you. Your profile page needs to be linked from your company’s blog. You could also go with guest posting. When you opt for these hacks, you have to link back to your profile. The results will amaze you because your LinkedIn profile will rank higher. That notwithstanding, getting more views on your profile could increase your score, plus Google might rank you higher, giving you more views among other activities.

4. Name your images

LinkedIn is a fantastic platform that allows you to post images and pictures. If you post a lot of photos in your company’s profile, ensure to name them all. Naming the images will make users land to your profile when they use search engines to look for images. It would benefit you even more if you named the images with your job description. Interestingly, the individuals who land to your profile when they are looking for a specific image don’t get to see the title you’ve given your photo. The title of your image is only available in searches, giving more views to your LinkedIn profile. Ensure to be smart when you go about this.

5. Connect with individuals that you’re unfamiliar with

The beauty with LinkedIn is that it allows you to connect with anybody regardless of their location. If you want to boost your company’s profile views, you should connect with people that you don’t even know. Unfortunately, this is a hack that most users don’t know about. LinkedIn is a social media platform, which means that it was designed to help people connect with each other. When you network, try to establish strong connections with the new people. It is an effective way of building your brand. And a brand that has grown will get more views on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is an effective networking platform that has served as a gold mine for some people. If you have a company profile on LinkedIn and are looking to get more views, you can use one or all of the strategies mentioned in this article. You have to ensure that your profile is rich because it will better attract people. You also have to maximize on keywords so that users can easily find you.

Google fined a record €4.3B (~$5B) by the EU for Android antitrust violations

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.

Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google's parent company.

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Today, mobile internet makes up more than half of global internet traffic. It has changed the lives of millions of Europeans. Our case is about three types of restrictions that Google has imposed on Android device manufacturers and network operators to ensure that traffic on Android devices goes to the Google search engine. In this way, Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits. They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SPYSCAPE Acquires James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 And Offers 007 Fans the Chance to Drive This Iconic Car

SPYSCAPE, the edutainment company focused on the world of secret intelligence, announced it has acquired James Bond's storied Aston Martin DB5 for £2 million or $2.6 million.

This is the car Pierce Brosnan drove during the 1995 film GoldenEye. It was most notably the star of a three-minute-long race in the hills above Monaco against villain Xenia Onatopp, played by Famke Janssen. When last sold for $200,000 in 2001, this iconic vehicle entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the most valuable piece of Bond memorabilia ever.

Bond fans worldwide can sign up online at to receive details of an online mission that will offer them a chance to experience driving in the car – either with a professional driver or behind the steering wheel themselves.

"Spying is an important part of our culture in both fact and fiction, and we are thrilled to acquire this iconic part of our cultural universe," said Ian Oldaker, COO of SPYSCAPE. "We are excited to let spy fans experience this car in person and put themselves in 007's driving seat."

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Honor will deliver two huge updates to Honor 10 in August, GPU Turbo and Automatic Image Stabilization (AIS)

Honor will deliver two major upgrades to the Honor 10 starting from August 3, with the rollout of the revolutionary GPU Turbo, a groundbreaking hardware-software integration and graphics processing technology, coupled with an Automatic Image Stabilization (AIS) enhancement to minimize blurring and stabilize photo and video capture.

The GPU Turbo guarantees fast performance speeds and addresses the common performance issues that plague the mobile gamer's user experience. This innovative hardware-software integration solution dramatically increases the graphics processing power, and boosts the average frame rate to the fullest possible rate.1 Alongside the GPU Turbo update, the Honor 10 will receive an AIS software upgrade, an image enhancement that minimizes blurring and compensates for device shake while capturing photos and video. Within 0.2 seconds,2 the software detects if the device is handheld with 98% accuracy and automatically sets the exposure and framing using AI scene recognition.

Against these major upgrades to the Honor 10, Honor plans to begin an exclusive testing program for Honor fans via the "Honor C.E.O." initiative. This beta testing program will only be available to Honor's core group of fans and highly engaging online influencers with strong social networks. Honor will recruit technically-minded users who specialize in four areas: unboxing, gaming, ID design and AI photography, and those who are happy to share their own experiences with Honor technology.

George Zhao, President of Honor, said, "We're excited to push the GPU Turbo to our flagship device Honor 10, together with the AIS, this summer, bringing a big enhancement to not just the mobile gaming experience but to the Honor 10 AI camera."

1 Based on Honor laboratory testing

2 Based on Honor laboratory testing

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Exponential Explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) Becoming the Next Industrial Revolution

Global Internet of Things (IoT) markets are poised to achieve significant growth through the use of sensors, widgets, cameras and platforms that are used to help implement precision digital control and send alerts for all manner or management of devices and machinery. Visualization and digitization are permitting a growing number of companies and individuals better control of any device or mechanical thing while present a diversity of uses for digital tracking devices in industry, healthcare and consumer markets. The market is growing at a rapid pace because of increasing popularity and integration in various consumer markets. The Internet of Things (IoT) is believed to be the next Industrial Revolution impacting the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical and digital worlds. Active tech companies in the markets this week include Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTC: GOPH), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Inc. (NYSE: CRM), SAP SE (NYSE: SAP).

Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) BREAKING NEWS: Gopher Protocol, a company specializing in the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technologies, is proud to announced that together with its partners has taken actions domestically and internationally to protect its Guardian Patch system and filed a continuation application with the USPTO. In addition, Gopher filed in with the European Patent Office in order to protect its Guardian Patch intellectual property for this market segment.

As a reminder, the patent was issued July 10, 2018 as U.S. Patent No. 10,021,522. As previously disclosed, on July 6, 2018, Dr. Rittman filed a continuation application in the USPTO to preserve the right to pursue different/broader claims later based on further developments to the invention and potential infringers.

The Guardian Patch is a communications device that is self adhesive and can be affixed to any object in order to track it anywhere on Earth. When fully developed, Gopher intends that the Guardian Patch will be able to track an object's movements, in real time, at any location in the world, indoors, outdoors and underground. The system will be able to establish a location completely passively using its own radio technology. The Guardian patch enables a whole new range of "real-life location analytics". It could track exactly how many miles your object moved, cities/towns visited, velocity of travel, how long the object was at a specific location, altitude and temperature as well as the object's current movement in real time. The system includes its own power source that is expected to last one year.

"The Guardian Patch system is one of our major breakthroughs and we are working to protect it, worldwide. Currently, to the best of our knowledge, there is no similar system in the world and we intend to expand it for many applications. We already implemented few segments of the Patch technology within our first product that now is in manufacturing, The Guardian ORB Pet Tracker. In the future, we intend to target military/security and other applications for our Guardian Patch system since it enables the ultimate tracking, worldwide, with or without GPS services" stated Dr. Rittman, the Company's CTO and inventor of the technology. Read this full release and more news for GOPH at

Other recent and current developments in the tech industry include:

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Campbell Soup Co. recently announced a partnership to modernize Campbell's information technology (IT) platform through the Azure cloud by streamlining workflows and driving efficiencies. The migration to Azure is designed to improve the responsiveness of Campbell's IT infrastructure, enabling it to be faster and more agile. Azure will provide Campbell with a global, hybrid cloud solution that will deliver new capabilities and provide near-real-time access to information and insights that will inform business decisions. The platform will streamline operations across the enterprise and provide additional flexibility for Campbell employees through customized reporting and analytics.

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently announced that it has been selected by The Walt Disney Studios as a founding member and Innovation Partner of The Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB. StudioLAB will be based on The Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. The announcement was made on stage at the first annual "XR On the Bay" Conference hosted by the Advanced Imaging Society at Cisco corporate campus in San Jose, California. The StudioLAB initiative is focused on using cutting-edge technologies to reimagine, design, and prototype the entertainment and production capabilities of the future. The 3,500 square foot StudioLAB facility will be located on the historic Disney studio lot in Burbank. Inc. (NYSE: CRM) recently announced that for the twelfth consecutive year, Salesforce has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in its July 2018 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation. Placement was given to Salesforce for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. With Sales Cloud, salespeople are armed with the intelligence and insights they need to sell faster, smarter and the way they want. "Automation is essential to unlocking the next level of productivity and accelerating the sales process," said Adam Blitzer, EVP & GM, Salesforce Sales Cloud. "Powered by Einstein Artificial Intelligence, Sales Cloud provides our customers with the automation, intelligence and tools they need to create deep, meaningful relationships and drive their business forward in the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) recently announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters to simplify converting cross-border transaction prices into a single currency, no matter where or when the transaction happens. The new SAP® Cloud Platform-based application, called SAP Market Rates Management, Thomson Reuters data option, offers out-of-the-box connectivity to comprehensive pricing and reference data from the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk business and is available to SAP customers worldwide. The partnership makes it easier for chief financial officers, treasurers and corporate finance teams to access pricing and reference data to more accurately calculate foreign exchange transactions. SAP Market Rates Management integrates foreign exchange and money market data from Thomson Reuters for more accurate pricing of any global transaction across SAP Cloud Platform.

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Ericsson, Telstra and Intel Achieve First End-to-end Multi-vendor 5G Commercial Network Data Call Over Licenced 3.5GHz Spectrum

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast Australia in a multivendor setup. With this achievement, the companies have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world mobile network environment.

The call was the first of its kind over 3.5GHz spectrum, bringing together the core components from multiple companies required for a real commercial 5G network call. It included Telstra's 5G NSA commercial network, licenced 3.5GHz commercial spectrum, Ericsson's commercial 5G NR radio 6488, baseband and packet core for 5G EPC, a personal Telstra SIM card and the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform for the 5G NR UE.

This milestone quickly follows the July 6 lab-based data call by Ericsson and Intel, together with Telstra and other early-moving 5G service providers at the Ericsson Lab in Stockholm, accelerating efforts to deploy commercial 5G networks.

Telstra's Group Managing Director Networks Mike Wright, says: "Demonstrating this 5G data call end-to-end using my own personal SIM card on Telstra's mobile network is the closest any provider has come to making a 'true' 5G call in the real world-environment, and marks another 5G first for Telstra. We continue to work with global technology companies Ericsson and Intel as well as global standards bodies to advance the deployment of commercial 5G capability in Australia."

Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks at Ericsson, says: "We're quickly moving towards 5G commercial reality. Achieving the first commercial data call with our partners Telstra and Intel shows the progress we've made from testing the technology in a lab to a 5G commercial network environment. 5G is open for business and Ericsson is helping customers get it done."

Asha Keddy, vice president and general manager, Intel Next Generation and Standards, says: "Along with Ericsson and Telstra, Intel continues to demonstrate its strong 5G technical capability, as showcased by this first 5G data call on commercial infrastructure deployed in Telstra's network. Intel will continue to collaborate on 5G tests and multiple use cases ahead of Telstra's planned 5G commercial launch that will bring powerful, low-latency and high-bandwidth experiences to consumers."

The commercial data call is the latest in a series of 5G milestones by Telstra to drive network leadership in Australia and provide customers with the next-generation mobile technologies. Previous 5G firsts include:

the world's first 5G data call over 26GHz mmWave spectrum in November 2017
the world's first 5G-enabled WiFi precinct
Australia's first 5G car on the road in February 2018 and
an Australian first 5G mobile gaming demonstration in May 2018

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel will continue to conduct 5G tests across multiple use cases ahead of the expected 5G commercial network launch by Telstra in early 2019.

Technology background:

The 5G data call was made over Telstra's 5G NSA enabled commercial network using the following components:
Ericsson's base station comprising Baseband 6630, AIR 6488 and 4G / 5G system software
Telstra's licenced 5G Band 42 (3.5 GHz) and 4G Band 1 spectrum (2100 MHz)
A Telstra retail SIM
Network connection to an Ericsson virtualized 5G packet core (vMME and vEPG) running on Ericsson's NFVi - the 5G slice was connected into the existing Telstra mobile network, which supports other functions such as backhaul, user authentication, billing and provisioning
Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform for the 5G NR UE, running an early 3GPP Rel15 Intel 4G module and a 5G NSA implementation


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