Open Nettest adapts for 5G

Martes Specure is aware of the challenges 5G networks pose on adapting of QoS measurement tools. Therefore the company organised an expert exchange on 25 June 2020. More than 40 participants from 17 countries discussed topics related to speed upgrades, complaint management and automated measurements.

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Save the Date: Thursday 25 June 2020

Please take a note of the upcoming 2020 Open Nettest Expert Exchange. This virtual conference will take place on 25th of June 2020 in the forenoon. 

Taking advantage of the online format, a range of topics will be discussed and presented, including:

  1. Lessons learned: Marketing campaigns for crowdsourcing measurement tools
  2. 5G and the new generation of the Android client
  3. Complaint Management and Tool certification
  4. The current generation of the Hardware probes
  5. Data reporting and visualisation

European internet proves Corona-resistant

The Corona-crisis underlined the significance of connectivity. Europe feared a collapse of broadband networks due to a significant traffic increase. Despite that, the networks withstood the load. The recently published internet capacity report by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) proves that, too.

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Corona changes rules of the game in Austria

Austrian regulator RTR shows some flexibility in the application of the network neutrality regulations at the corona time. Namely, RTR allows operators temporary exemptions from the application of the network neutrality principle, reported Die Presse.

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Slovak operators decide on 5G suppliers

Four Slovak mobile operators decide on suppliers for future 5G networks. The only operator who has it clear already is Orange. It announced cooperation with Nokia, reported Zive.sk. Slovak Telekom has not taken any decision yet. O2 Slovakia runs a tender to select a supplier. Finally, the fourth MNO 4ka admits being in touch with four suppliers: ZTE, Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson.

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Verizon achieves 4.2 Gbps in a live 5G trial

Verizon reached 4.2 Gbps speed on its 5G network. The US operator conducted a trial in Texas with Samsung, Motorola and Qualcomm. The companies applied carrier aggregation in the 28 GHz spectrum band. As a result, customers will enjoy unprecedented mobile speeds still in 2020.

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Technology and health

Electronic communications get people closer to each other. With the deployment of the next-generation mobile networks communications of people and even machines and things get to yet another level. Still, health concerns may halt technology advancements. Recently, two events prove that: cancellation of top event Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus; and Switzerland putting 5G rollout on halt due to health concerns.

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