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Boom year for private 5G? Telcos restructure to take enterprise bull by network horns

A new report by analyst house ABI Research says the traditional telco community is restructuring its enterprise operations, including by establishing brand new business units, in order to deliver custom 5G networks for private industrial usage, and to make 2021 a “boon year” for “5G and edge networks”. Carriers AT&T, Telefonica, Verizon, and Vodafone and vendors Ericsson and Nokia have all reorganized for pitched battle in...

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Vodafone slices 5G network for UK Power Networks as part of major smart grid trial

Vodafone has kickstarted a trial with UK Power Networks to connect the UK electricity network on a dedicated slice of its national 5G network. The initiative is part of the grid operator’s new Constellation project, to bring compute resources into its substation network, connected over 5G. UK Power Networks is the UK’s biggest electricity network operator. ABB, General Electric, and Siemens are also involved, alongside the...