5Qs on 5G: With Comptel

Comptel is not getting too carried away with talk that 5G could change the world as we know it. Simo Isomäki, VP of Partner Development, says it is just ‘the next new thing’ in a line of technological developments, and the service deliverer is treating it accordingly. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G? Comptel Corporation is a 26 year old software company with mission to perfect digital moments. 5G technology could be viewed as a ‘new…

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5Qs on 5G: With Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks certainly has a few things to say on the subject of 5G as it looks to maintain its reputation for service provider SDN, mobile backhaul and small cells moving into the next-generation. Scott Sumner, VP Solutions of Development and Marketing, is realistic about 5G, and speaks about what he sees as a strictly evolutionary network. What can Accedian contribute to 5G? 5G networks will be increasingly dynamic, crowded with competing applications, and will require exceptional QoS. Coordinated multipoint…

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Erdoğan Syndrome: Premature 5G Plans From South African Operator

Erdoğan Syndrome is an occasional column tracking those who seem a little… confused by 5G. Named in honour of  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after his questionable 5G plans, the latest victim is Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos. It is being reported that South African network operator Cell C is yet another company getting carried away with talk of 5G. “It’s where the world is going” Speaking at the HQ in Midrand, CEO Jose Dos Santos claimed: ‘It’s where the world is going’.…

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Finland To Facilitate 5G Future

Finland is in pole position to lead the drive towards 5G in Europe, according to a leading professor. Heikki Hämmäinen, Professor of Communications and Networking at Aalto University, speaks about the death of the SIM card, the growth of indoor networking and the role Finland can play in it all. ‘Because of Nokia, the history with Ericsson R&D and now Huawei being here in Finland with R&D, there is a long tradition in radio communications research,’ claimed Hämmäinen. ‘I consider that level…

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Boffins use new chip techniques for lower cost Phased Array Antennas

Foundry company TowerJazz and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have announced that they have demonstrated ‘the first 256-element (16 x 16) wafer-scale phased array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas operating at 56-65 GHz frequency range’. “phased arrays through integration of multiple circuit functions and high efficiency antennas on the same silicon chip “ The beam steering technique, in which radiation beams can be “moved into space” using entirely electronic means through control of the phase and amplitude at…

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5G Trials Set for Qatar World Cup

The general manager of a Middle-Eastern advisory group has told Inside5G that there will be 5G trial networks for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Jawad Abbassi, of Arab Advisors Group, gave an insight to the potential 5G landscape in the region. ‘The usual suspects who have been pioneers in implementing 4G will probably also use 5G when it’s available’, he said. “Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, and possibly Kuwait, will be the ones who will…

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5Qs on 5G: With Siklu

Siklu claims that its invention of the all-silicon radio started a millimetre-wave revolution, resulting in the birth of a market for smaller devices at lower prices. Based in Tel Aviv, the company is now searching for a similar success in the development of 5G technology. Co-founder and CTO, Yigal Leiba, outlines Siklu’s ambitions moving into the future. What is your purpose in terms of 5G?  Siklu views 5G as a tremendous opportunity. Being the leading provider of mm-wave equipment, and having…

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5Qs on 5G: With DNA

Helsinki-based telecommunications company DNA is the latest in a line of operators to talk to Inside5G about how it is approaching 5G networks. Despite the Nordic countries seemingly taking a leading role in Europe, Tommy Olenius, vice-President of Technology at DNA, argues that there in no rush towards the next-generation. Can you describe how you are approaching the subject of 5G? There is no rush to 5G as the 4G network is still under construction , and therefore we are…

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5Qs on 5G: With Orange

Orange has a keen focus on the next-generation as it looks to sustain the company’s position. Nicolas Demassieux, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Research, spoke to Inside5G about how he expects 5G to be a totally different network. How are you approaching the subject of 5G? Orange is playing an active and leading role in the on-going work around 5G, both internally and at an industry level. With 5G deployment estimated to start from 2020 at the earliest, it is important…

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5Qs on 5G: With Telekom Austria

With eight European subsidiaries, the Telekom Austria group is one of the major telecommunications players in south of the continent and the largest in its home market. Moving forward, the company is closely following the path of NGMN as it looks to evolve its network for 5G. Sascha Zabransky, Director of Service Network & IT, spoke to Inside5G to talk about how the operator is proceeding in order to meet the challenges of a new generation. How are you approaching the subject of 5G?…

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