CES 2023

The CES 2023, organised by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will be held on 5-8 January 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event will be a hybrid to enable participation from all over the world.

CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

The event will offer a venue for discussing a wide range of topics, including 5G, metaverse, extended realities, digital health, gaming and sports, cryptocurrencies, IoT infrastructure, etc. 

The CES 2023 will feature more than 3000 exhibitors from 173 countries. 

For more information about the event and the conference programme, follow the link to the dedicated website.

European Commission awards Spanish telecom company Cellnex six projects for 5G infrastructure deployment across cross-border corridors

The European Commission has awarded Spanish telecommunications company Celnex six projects for the deployment of 5G infrastructure across cross-border transport corridors.

Four projects will involve works covering two road corridors linking Spain with France (Barcelona – Montpellier/Toulouse and Bilbao – Bordeaux) and two corridors linking Spain with Portugal (Salamanca – Porto – Vigo and Mérida – Évora). Cellnex plans to work with mobile operators to deploy 34 new telecommunication sites, with the overall goal of providing 5G connectivity to over 1,400km of the four cross-border corridors.

These projects are part of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF-2) Digital programme and will represent an overall investment of €24 million, 50% of which is to be financed by the European Commission.

Australia, Canada, UK, USA issue statement on telecom supplier diversity

Australia, Canada, the UK, and the USA have issued a Joint statement on telecommunications supplier diversity. The statement highlights the four countries’ commitment ‘to ensuring the security and resilience of [their] telecommunications networks, including by fostering a diverse supply chain and influencing the development of future telecommunications technologies such as 6G’. The countries also note the role of open and interoperable networks in creating ‘a more open, diverse, and innovative market’.

To achieve telecommunications suuplier diversity, the countries will:

  • Share information on their policy approaches to telecom suupliers diversity;
  • Take a complementary and cooperative approach to telecom research and development;
  • Proactively address security concerns as open and interoperable architectures develop;
  • Work together to encourage transparency in industry-led standards-setting processes;
  • Encourage industry to avoid market fragmentation;
  • Coordinate efforts when engaging with international stakeholders and fora, share and implement best practices, and work together to tackle shared policy challenges.

Furthermore, Australia, Canada, and the USA have endorsed the Open RAN Principles published by the UK in 2022: open disaggregation, standards-based compliance, demonstrated interoperability, and implementation neutrality.

The initiatives are expected to help open up the global market to new competitors and increase efforts to lessen the world’s dependence on a limited number of telecommunications corporations to build and operate 5G and future networks.