Huawei Backs Chinese Students To Innovate In 5G

Huawei has shown its commitment to innovation in 5G by backing a university competition in China focused on the next-generation network. The 2015 5G Algorithm Innovation Competition, hosted by Altera, Xidian University, and Terasic, is the industry’s first to look solely at 5G and is also sponsored by Intel and Spreatrum along with Huawei. “Huawei believes this event can help facilitate the collaborations among the key players in the industry” It forms part of the already established ‘InnovateAsia 2015 FPGA…

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5G ‘Robocop’ A Reality For SK Telecom

A robot traffic officer, dubbed ‘Robocop’, was the highlight of SK Telecom’s 5G demonstrations at this week’s World IT Show in Seoul. The demo used In Band Full Duplex (IBFD), which enables ‘simultaneous in-band uplink and downlink communication by cancelling signal interference in real time, to enhance spectral efficiency’. Current networks cannot transmit and receive signals at the same time on the same channel, leaving mobile operators having to choose between FDD or TDD to allow communication between handsets and base…

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Ericsson Uses 5G Volvo Truck In Swedish Mines

Ericsson is using a Volvo truck as a 5G mobile device to trial test networks in Sweden, where it is hoping it can improve productivity and safety in mines. “a truck is used to transport ore in a mine” Part of the 5G for Sweden program, the pilot scheme is an insight into how 5G will be able to affect industry verticals . In this case, the technologies, which including both new and existing, are being used for remote control operations,…

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5Qs on 5G: With UK Spectrum Policy Forum

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, facilitated by techUK, provides an industry sounding board to the British government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy. With the aim of harnessing industrial insights across the field, the body has fastened a keen eye on the development of 5G. Raj Sivalingam is the executive director of the forum, a role which involves the leadership of activities in support of telecommunications-based companies. He spoke to Inside5G about how the forum is viewing…

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How 5G could transform cellular business models

Professor Mischa Dohler was at the Johannesberg Summit May 10-12th. Below he gives his thoughts on how the Summit’s 5G discussions have moved over the past two years, and an outline of what he spoke about – including how 5G could change some current business models. 5G was high on the list of topics at the annual summit at Johannesberg Castle, Stockholm earlier this May, as the royal gates were opened for wireless and mobile ICT professionals. King’s College London professor,…

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Korea Watch: TeliaSonera and KT are just good 5G friends, nothing more

TeliaSonera is pushing ahead with 5G collaborations after key executives from the company met up with KT and Samsung in Seoul, South Korea last week. “important for the establishment of more effective 5G networks” Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera, was amongst the staff to visit KT’s LTE Innovation Centre and the HQ in Gwanghwamun, where he met KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu. They discussed ‘future business models and standardisation of the 5G technology’ according to a KT official. Park Mi-seon, KT…

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5Qs on 5G: With Jasper

Enabling the growth and connectivity of the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a key driver in the development of 5G specifications. With Jasper pushing the idea of the IoT as a service, Sanjay Khatri, Director of Product Marketing, spoke to Inside5G about how Jasper views 5G. 1. What can Jasper contribute to 5G? Jasper can provide input on optimal device characteristics for cellular IoT applications.  Specifically, network usage best practices that ensure a “do-no-harm” scenario, especially when deploying massive number of devices…

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Wi-Fi To Drive 5G Development

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has released a report in which it indicates that Wi-Fi networks will drive an ‘explosion’ in new service developments, including 5G. Titled ‘Towards 2020’ and compiled by Maravedis Rethink Research, the report argues that the widespread deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks is driving further cellular convergence and the development of innovative services. “the perfect environment for service innovation” Whilst providing an overview of the state of the Wi-Fi sector and new capabilities, it gives an update…

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MoU Season For 5G As Companies Link Up

The bells are ringing as we move into what must be 5G wedding season. Two high-profile Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed this week as companies continue to take a co-operational approach to the network. Firstly, Alcatel-Lucent, recently acquired by Nokia Networks, has signed a collaboration with South Korea’s KT. The pair will work to test technologies before eventually introducing 5G mobile networks and infrastructure. “a way to … accelerate 5G technology adoption in the industry” Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualised Radio Access Network…

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Real Wireless Leads SME Wave Into 5GIC

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is opening its doors to small and medium-sized enterprises, and independent advisor Real Wireless has taken the opportunity to enter. The centre will be looking to benefit from Real Wireless’ advice on regulatory, technical and business challenges, which form the company’s main research areas. “Real Wireless joins the first wave of SME members of the 5GIC” By becoming a member, it joins the likes of Huawei, EE and Samsung in an impressive…

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