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Telefonica Deutschland has comprehensive plans for a sweeping shut down of its 3G network starting in July, making it the last operator in Germany to phase out legacy technologies in favor of 4G and 5G. Approximately 16,000 3G sites are scheduled to be shut down by the company.   The resources that were needed for 3G will now be repurposed for the 4G network by the end of the year. According to the operator, 4G will use the frequencies of current 3G transmitters at 2,100 MHz. This upgrade from 3G to 4G will benefit Telefónica Deutschland’s customers, as well as customers of its other brands, providing a better and faster network.   A full upgrade of the first 500 3G sites will begin on July 1st. An additional 1000 sites will be repurposed two weeks later. The regions where the upgrade will begin are Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western…

Infovista has unveiled the latest version of its AI-driven RF planning tool, Infovista Planet, which now supports 5G RedCap network planning. This advancement allows operators’ network planning teams to incorporate 3GPP-compliant 5G RedCap devices in their analyses and simulations of 5G Standalone networks. Currently, 17 out of 126 mobile operators investing in 5G Standalone are exploring 5G RedCap for emerging applications, according to the GSA.

GoTo’s Miradore Premium+ is a new subscription tier designed for growing businesses, offering enhanced MDM capabilities. CallTower introduces CT Text with MMS and SMS features in Cisco Webex. NGMN’s report underscores the necessity of industry-standard measures for tracking energy consumption in virtualized mobile networks. Casa Systems is selling its Axyom business to Lumine Group and its cable interests to Vecima Networks due to reduced capital spending.

RDK Management (RDK) today announced that it has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and that the two organizations’ members plan to collaborate on industry-wide initiatives such as Operator Managed Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 7, and IoT. RDK and WBA share many common members across broadband operators and technology companies that are committed to deploying RDK for Broadband (RDK-B).