TIM Brasil flags need for 5G collaboration

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GSMA THRIVE LATIN AMERICA: Pietro Labriola, CEO of TIM Brasil (pictured), predicted network sharing would become increasingly important as operators in the country develop the foundations of 5G connectivity to…

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Colombia tests 5G waters ahead of auction

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GSMA THRIVE LATIN AMERICA: Jorge Barrera, director of the communications industry at Colombia’s ICT Ministry, revealed nearly four dozen 5G pilot programmes are underway in the country, as operators seek…

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GSMA Intelligence tips Latin America for 5G boom

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GSMA THRIVE LATIN AMERICA: GSMA Intelligence forecast 5G connections across Latin America will reach 62 million by 2025, pointing to a need for spectrum access and long-term policies around digital…

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GSMA chief urges LatAm to rally behind 5G

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GSMA THRIVE LATIN AMERICA: GSMA director general Mats Granryd (pictured) urged governments and regulators in Latin America to swiftly lay the groundwork for 5G deployments to help meet increased demand…

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UScellular issues rural coverage challenge

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: UScellular president and CEO Laurent Therivel (pictured) urged operators to prioritise efforts to close the nation’s digital divide during 5G deployments, noting rural users are increasingly…

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Entertainment execs spotlight 5G impact

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Executives from WarnerMedia and the National Basketball Association (NBA) highlighted how the entertainment and sports industries are using 5G to overcome Covid-19 (coronavirus) challenges, noting changes…

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Nokia, Intel press US for mid-band blitz

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Executives from Nokia and Intel urged the US to quickly free more mid-band spectrum for 5G, arguing an upcoming auction of 280MHz of C-Band airwaves won’t…

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Trump adviser dismisses nationalised 5G concerns

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Larry Kudlow, director of the US National Economic Council (pictured), insisted President Donald Trump’s administration is not seeking to nationalise 5G infrastructure, aiming to allay fears…

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Ericsson expects $500B US GDP boost from 5G

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Niklas Heuveldop, president and CEO of Ericsson North America (pictured), predicted 5G could boost US GDP by $500 billion, highlighting mining and manufacturing sectors as likely…

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ZTE calls for increased Africa investment

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GSMA THRIVE AFRICA 2020: Xiao Ming, SVP of international sales at ZTE (pictured), spotlighted 5G as an opportunity for Africa to digitise a range of industries, but noted investments in…

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