Ericsson Picks Out “Frontrunner” Operator Traits for 5G

Ericsson has announced a new project to identify and study “frontrunner” mobile operators as the market hurtles towards 5G. “we set out to find out which operators have thrived during this transformation” Patrick Cerwall, Head of Strategic and Tactical Marketing at Ericsson Business Unit Radio, argued that some operators have been more successful than others in reacting to a massive growth in data demand, and that a project called Growth Codes would be useful to get a sense of why…

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National Instruments Unveil HQ 5G Lab

National Instruments has unveiled a new ‘Wireless Innovation Lab’ as its Austin headquarters, which will see the American company press ahead in developing technology aimed at 5G applications. The lab will accommodate NI’s RF/Communications Lead User programme which aims to address network capacity concerns and spectrum shortage. “eager to build on the latest research” ‘We have had several research projects with the RF/Communications Lead User team that range from MIMO interference alignment to interference cancellation,’ said Robert Heath, IEEE Fellow…

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Jordan Must Act To Become 5G Leader in Middle-East

An Ericsson executive has urged telecommunication companies in Jordan to start preparing for 5G immediately or risk being left behind – despite the fact 4G only launched in the nation earlier this year. “5G will be the solution” The Middle East is set to undergo the strongest mobile data traffic growth of any region in the immediate future, with an expected annual growth of 77% during the next five years. Ericsson’s head of the region, Rafiah Ibrahim, has appealed for…

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ITU Group To Scrutinise 5G Standardisation Requirements

A focus group within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will push ahead to identify fixed network standardisation requirements for the 5G development of IMT-2020. The group’s activities will concentrate on identifying the standardisation needs of the wireline elements of 5G networks and building on analysis of IMT-2020 studies being undertaken by other entities. With any interested party encouraged to participate, the group plans to work intensely to complete a study before ITU’s December meeting on future networks. “coordination of ITU’s standardisation and…

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5Qs on 5G: With Cambridge Consultants

Founded in 1960 with the aim of putting ‘the brains of Cambridge University at the disposal of the problems of British industry and to provide solutions to real world problems’, Cambridge Consultants is now putting its mind to 5G technology. Paul Beastall, director of telecommunications strategy at the firm, spoke to Inside5G about how the consultants view the next-generation network. What is your focus in terms of 5G? At present, our work is focused on strategic research and early stage…

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Huawei Takes More Low-Key Line on 5G

Whilst the hop to 4.5G does not mean that Huawei has lost sight of a great jump to the elusive fifth-generation, in a recent interview with Global Telecoms Business, director Ding Yun has offered an unusually humble insight to the Chinese company’s focus on 5G. “the aim to get 5G off the core network … is very much on the agenda” Whilst 4.5G, set to be deployed commercially in 2016, will have 10 millisecond latency and the ability to connect 30…

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5Qs on 5G: With Telefónica

After drastic profit drops at the end of last year, Telefónica came out fighting at the Mobile World Congress, with CTO Enrique Blanco fiercely declaring: ‘We don’t want to talk about 4.5G, nor 4.9G … we talk about 5G’. Two months on, Global CTO of Technology Exploration, Dr Diego R. Lopez, spoke to Inside5G to explain how the Spanish operator is proceeding on its “journey” to the next-generation. Can you describe how Telefónica is approaching the subject of 5G? We…

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Chinese Research Calls For 5G ‘Revolutionary Techniques’

A new 5G research paper argues for ‘a set of revolutionary techniques to meet the 5G requirements ’ – and details several possible solutions. The paper, put together by various experts and published in ‘SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences’, has made use of analysis of 5G requirements and current research, and examined potential network architecture. “they shed light on a promising technology developing trend” Listed techniques include ‘non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), massive multiple input and multiple output (MIMO), cooperative communications and network…

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