EU adds China to list of 5G partnerships

The EU has said it will team with China on 5G research, adding to previous friendly terms it has established with South Korea and Japan. Although there is a regional competition to commercialising 5G development, those involved also know that there is little point in developing requirements in a unilateral way on a continental basis. For example, with official spectrum band allocation in mmWave bands unlikely to materialise until WRC-19 at the earliest, if industry takes a decision now to develop…

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Kumu Networks trials full duplex in Deutsche Telekom 5G trial

Deutsche Telekom’s 5G innovation “space” 5G:haus has been having a look at full duplex technology from Kumu Networks, and it appears to like the look of early results from the trial. Full duplex technology, which uses interference cancellation algorithms to transmit and receive in the same channel, is often mentioned as a potential  enabling technology for a 5G radio that could operate at much faster speeds. Telekom said that trials had “successfully demonstrated the potential of the technology to increase spectral efficiency.” That will be…

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Nokia Networks clarifies and revisits 5G concept architecture

Can you unveil a concept? It seems like a bit of a PR move to put out a whole press release because you have been doing some thinking. That is what Nokia Networks did today, as it “unveiled” a concept architecture for 5G networks. But despite the “launch” tag that Nokia Networks has put on this, Inside5G readers should really see this as revision – a useful primer on how it might be possible to build the sort of dynamic,…

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