5Qs on 5G: With ETSI

ETSI, CTO Adrian Scrase is the subject of the next instalment of Inside5G’s ‘5QS on 5G’ series as he discusses the shift to working on the next generation of mobile technology. “I would suggest that the biggest challenge is to ensure that 5G starts to have a recognisable face,” he tells us. 1. What is the main purpose and focus of your involvement in 5G? ETSI is the home of the GSM standard, which was the basis of the most successful 3G family…

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Finland starts work on 5G network

Finnish technical research centre VTT and the University of Oulu have begun building a two-part 5G test network, one component of which will be open to use for the general public. Whilst one part of the network will be closed within the VTT premises, a public network at Oulu University will be an open test platform, which anyone can take advantage of in order for the network’s performance under heavy load to be examined. Extended coverage throughout other areas of…

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Google takes reserved approach to 5G

Google’s Andy Clegg sounded reserved on the subject of 5G and insisted that the technology will be based on tech which already exists. Speaking at Light Reading’s Spectrum 2025 event on Thursday 5th February, Clegg said: ‘It’s not some new kind of technology that is going to pop out’ and suggested ‘LTE or some variant using carrier aggregation’ would be the basis of 5G technology. Clegg listed a host of existing technology, such as “spectrum sharing, carrier aggregation, advanced beam-forming”…

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Taiwan wants piece of the patents action for 5G

A new communication industry standards association in Taiwan will jointly formulate 5G standards with China and aim to give the island a competitive edge in the next generation of mobile technology. The establishment was approved by the national economic authority on the 3rd of February and the Secretary-General of the new Association, Chou Sheng-lin, has indicated that the initial framework of 5G standards will be released in 2017. The Head of the Association, Jonathan Tsang, suggested Taiwanese manufacturers are fed up of laying…

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5Qs on 5G: With 5G-PPP

Image Credit: Net!Works 5G-PPP is under the spotlight in Inside5G’s second of a series of profiles on key industry bodies. Dr. Werner Mohr, Chair of the Board, helps to illuminate the activities which the initiative is undertaking. A joint enterprise between the European ICT industry and the European Commission, with €1.4 Billion backing, 5G-PPP has been tasked with finding a way to create the next generation of communication networks and services. 1. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G?…

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Estonia to pilot 5G next year

Estonian mobile operator EMT could steal an unlikely lead in the race for 5G as it looks to start piloting the technology as early as next year. EMT’s technology director Tiit Tammiste said: “Eesti Telekom is currently implementing a 5G technology needed to test its network. Tests scheduled to start in the second half of 2016 are likely”. Despite a recent visit to Ericsson’s Stockholm innovations studio, the carrier is yet to state who’s equipment it will use when initial…

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5Qs on 5G: with 5GIC

5Qs on 5G is Inside5G’s series of posts profiling the people, bodies and associations driving the development of 5G.

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Ericsson says 5G will integrate existing and new technologies

Ericsson has provided a few more details of its Dynamic Interference Control demonstration with KT last week, and insists that the road to 5G will be built upon the further development of LTE. On Thursday we posted on the rather sketchy report of the trial and how it was being linked to 5G. Ericsson has confirmed that the trial was of dynamic power control and interference co-ordination technology being outlined within 3GPP R12 specifications. That, of course, makes it part of the LTE-A progression path, although…

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Busy Calendar for 5G – more events added

As talk of 5G gathers pace, the conference planners are getting in on the act.  A clutch of events are scheduled for the first half of 2015: here’s your guide to what is happening where, and when. Organisers seem to want to move the concept of 5G on from its academic stages to something more tangible for the industry. The majority of focus seems to be based on the basics – namely, is there a great enough need for 5G and,…

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KT and Ericsson show off Dynamic Interference Co-Ordination

Image credit: whowired.com KT and Ericsson have reportedly successfully demonstrated a technology termed Dynamic Interference Control. A report described DIC as ‘a prerequisite factor for 5G futuristic telecommunications’. According to the report on WhoWired, DIC controls interference signals between terminal devices and nearby base stations, improving download speeds by an average of 30% and enhancing voice quality. Re-emphasising its commitment to ‘spearhead 5G telecommunications’, KT has linked the technology’s ability to secure quality services in populated urban areas with 5G, predicting the deployment of denser networks in high frequency…

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