Nokia Delivers 5G Deployment Directions

Following studies on dense deployments in Madrid and Tokyo, Nokia has released ten deployment recommendations (you can see them listed at the bottom of this post) for 5G that it believes will ‘provide the required capacity and end user data rates that will be needed’. “LTE Advanced will be sufficient to provide the required capacity … for 2020” With mobile data traffic already doubling every year, Nokia justifies the evolvement towards 5G with the need for more capacity. This need will…

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5Qs on 5G: With OMA

If only it were as easy as tearing the LTE infrastructure down and assembling a brand spanking new 5G system. One of the greatest challenges in the move to 5G though, may be in making it interoperable with its predecessor – where services need to co-exist across network layers. The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) was formed back in 2002 to deliver open specifications for interoperable services, bridging OS, device and network boundaries. Now, as 5G approaches, Communications Director Elizabeth Rose speaks…

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5Qs on 5G: With SiBEAM

Earlier this month, millimetre-wave specialist SiBEAM announced it would collaborate with NYU WIRELESS on mmWave product research. President, Khurram Sheikh, was keen to tell Inside5G a little more about the company. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G? SiBEAM is an industry leader in developing millimetre wave technologies for consumer, telecommunications, and wireless infrastructure applications. (SiBEAM was the first company to ship a commercial 60GHz phased array based chipset solution for the consumer electronics market). “SiBEAM’s expertise … is a…

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Korea Watch: Outdoor MIMO demo and 5G Co-Op With Brazil

KT has succeeded in trialling an outdoor Massive MIMO demonstration, which is the ‘world’s first’ according to Business Korea. “capacity increased by five times that of commercial LTE terminals” The provider teamed up with Huawei at an LTE base station located in China last Thursday where the pair combined 128 antennas, 16 data channel and 3D beam forming for the demo. KT will accelerate R&D in an effort to get a pilot service out for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. “South Korea…

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5Qs on 5G: With TMForum

With 5G billed as something that will software-controlled, dynamic and adaptable to multiple use cases, as well as enabling new vertical industries, the OSS/BSS experts at TMForum would seem to have their work cut out in piecing together how all that might be supported. On the flip side, there’s the chance to influence how the service architecture and control of the network can ensure 5G networks can really become the foundation for new business cases. Carl Piva, VP of Strategic Programs, tells Inside5G how TMF views its role in supporting 5G. What is…

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A 5G patent pool would be great, but probably won’t happen

A 5G patent pool would be great, but it will be very difficult to achieve, according to a top patent lawyer. One thing that NGMN, the body that sees itself as leading on operators’ requirements on 5G, would like to see happen differently in 5G compared to 4G is the patent licensing regime. The operators involved would like to see 5G act as an enabling technology for other industries, and avoid being seen as too expensive. Rules that might be…

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5Qs on 5G: With TeliaSonera

Telia Sonera was the first company in the world to launch a commercial LTE network, will it repeat the trick with 5G? Linda Timsäter spoke to Inside5G about how the company views the next-generation of mobile networks. How does TeliaSonera view its position in the market with regards to 5G? We always aim to be at the forefront of new technology that can contribute to enhance customer experience in a significant way, just like when we pioneered and launched 4G…

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Turkey To Skip Straight To 5G In 2017

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has bizarrely called for the country to leap to a 5G network within just two years – skipping 4G altogether! Turkey’s communications ministers have said that 4G services are planned to be offered next year, with national authority BTK recently setting a May 26 deadline in a 4G tender for frequency segments. But Tayyip Erdoğan has clearly bought into the hype surrounding the next-generation and has called to skip 4G, in order not to ‘lose…

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Ofcom Outlines Potential 5G Spectrum Bands

A preliminary set of spectrum frequency bands above 6GHz for 5G networks have been outlined by Ofcom, the government telecommunications authority for the UK. “global harmonisation of 5G spectrum” Different parts of the 6-100GHz range have been identified and the organisation hopes that the update, which comes after it issued a “Call for Input” (CFI) in January, will help shape the agenda for the World Radio Communication Conference in 2019 as it drives towards ‘global harmonisation of 5G spectrum’. Identifying bands…

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5Qs on 5G: With Tele2

Self-professed “challenger” Tele2 wants to make 5G about more than speed. Sure, speed and low latency are good to have, but the operator has its eye on exploiting flexible networking technlogies to create a personal, virtual, optimised network for each user. CTIO Joachim Horn spoke to Inside5G about how the company is aiming to keep up with the competition for the next-generation. What is the purpose of Tele2 in terms of 5G? We want to build on the success of LTE and make…

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