Telekom Slovenije To Pilot Converged Optical Ethernet Network for 5G

Telekom Slovenije will head the deployment of a pilot 5G network  as part of the iCirrus project being lead by the University of Kent. A laboratory construction of a pilot cloud radio access network (C-RAN) in the company’s homeland of Slovenia should provide useful research for the project’s aim to integrate device-to-device communications and C-RAN into a mobile information cloud. The company is a member of a 10-piece international consortium, within the framework of the EU’s Horizon 2020 project, which…

Read More
Share

Telstra Invest In Cohere’s Modulation Tech

Telstra has backed its chief scientist’s suggestions for a new modulation scheme for 5G by leading a $35 million funding round for mobile startup Cohere Technologies. Telstra’s Hugh Bradlow, speaking at last week’s NGMN conference on 5G, claimed Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) could provide a candidate unified air interface for 5G in response to the growing demands for higher capacity and coverage in wireless networks. “by working with Cohere we can improve … as we move into a highly connected future and…

Read More
Share

Stanford Among First To Set Up Home at 5G:haus

Deutsche Telekom hopes its new innovation laboratory ‘5G:haus’ will provide a home for research firms, startups and network vendors  as the drive to develop 5G enabling technologies continues. “5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to steer standardisation work” Deutsche Telekom’s chief technology officer, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, said. ‘The 5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to steer standardisation work. The lab will…

Read More
Share

5Qs on 5G: with The University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo’s 5G research has clearly caught the eye of the Canadian government  after it was given a $521,000 federal grant earlier this month. Inside5G spoke to Dr. Amir Keyvan Khandani, the project leader, who told us that his team are silent leaders in full duplex, and that he doesn’t rate massive MIMO. What is the main purpose and focus of your 5G activities? Our purpose is improving throughput with reasonable complexity, facilitating networking (user multiplexing) and improving security. This is academic research, but in…

Read More
Share

5Qs on 5G: With 5G Lab Germany

The 5G Lab Germany opened in September of last year as part of a partnership between Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) and Vodafone. Inside5G spoke to joint-head of the programme, Gerhard Fettweis, to see how it was progressing. What is the focus of your activities in 5G? At our 5G Lab we are taking a holistic approach by addressing the challenge in four (overlapping) tracks. These are: (1) tactile internet applications (e.g. robotics, industry automation, connected cars & mobility), (2) edge…

Read More
Share

Live Updates from NGMN Conference on 5G

Inside 5G’s managing editor Keith Dyer is over on The Mobile Network live-blogging the NGMN’s ICE2015 conference from Frankfurt. You can follow presentation-by-presentation updates from the event, plus, if there’s time, a few updates from the exhibition and surrounding environs. You can even find out how to “reach out” to Keith to tell him what a great job he’s doing… or not. It’s all very exciting.

Read More
Share

5G Tech Announcements Ahead Of NGMN Conference

NGMN’s Industry Conference & Exhibition 2015 in Frankfurt starts tomorrow. Much of the focus is set to be on the conference, where NGMN will pull apart its white paper, presenting in more depth than previously how it sees 5G use cases, technology requirements and technology candidates. But there will also be a small exhibition alongside the conference, so as well as providing live updates from the conference programme, Inside 5G will bring you details of any technologies or research making their debut ot…

Read More
Share

Plextek Powers mmWave beam steering for 5G radio

Plextek RFI has developed a compact 4-channel power amplifier design with beam steering control that it believes will address a key element of developing viable wireless access services at higher transmission frequencies. The UK design house presented details of the ‘4-Channel 26GHz Power Amplifier with 4-Bit Digital Phase Control for 5G RF Front Ends’ at the ‘5G Radio Technology Seminar’ on March 17. It offers a means of providing beam steering to enable the move to higher transmission frequencies – proposed by some for 5G…

Read More
Share

Osborne Outlines UK Push for 5G

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, committed the UK government to an active role in the development of next-generation networks in his Budget speech yesterday, dealing with the IoT, driverless technology and spectrum. “This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything” Whilst not mentioning 5G specifically, he claimed: ‘We’ll invest in what is known as the Internet of Things. This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything from urban transport to medical…

Read More
Share

3GPP publishes initial timeline for 5G

3GPP has endorsed what has been described as ‘a tentative timeline for the standardisation of next generation cellular technology, also known as “5G”.’ Whilst you will not see an arrow showing you “5G begins here”, the timeline shows that much of the 3GPP’s work will begin later this year as it looks to develop candidate technology, a radio access network and potential new architecture in line with the expectations of IMT2020. It may be helpful, at this point, to regard IMT2020…

Read More
Share