5G probably won’t be speaking TCP/IP as we know it

A new working group has been set up within ETSI to provide a central repository and thoughtspace for those who think that 5G will require new protocols that are more optimised to the properties of cellular networks. An ETSI statement said that The Next Generation Protocols Industry Specification Group (NGP ISG) has been set up to, “provide a forum for interested parties to contribute by sharing research and results from trials and developments in such a way that a wider audience can…

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5G Forum USA

The annual 5G Forum USA brings together the key decision makers from across the full value chain to discuss use cases and explore technical challenges. Secure your place to discover how you can capitalise on opportunities offered by 5G. Find out more.  2nd Annual 5G Forum USA 2016- 12-13th April 2016 in Palo Alto. The past 12 months have been crucial in the development of 5G networks & technology,  it is said standards will be set early next year which…

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5GIC details 5G architecture for context-centric networks

Architecture proposes new protocols to enable “always sufficient” user experience. 5G may require a “disruptive”, revolutionary cellular network architecture, according to a report released by the UK’s premier 5G research institute, 5GIC. 5GIC has outlined the capabilities of a new network architecture – termed the Flat Distributed Cloud (FDC) architecture – in a white paper released yesterday. The paper states that the new architecture is intended to provide the foundation for context-aware networks that provide a user experience that is…

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It’s too early for Europe to get defensive on 5G, Mr Commissioner

Surely it’s too early for arse-covering on 5G? We’re not even at the early standards stages of 5G, so it’s a bit premature to press the “don’t panic/actually do panic” switch. Yet there are signs of twitchiness at the European Commission, given its public summons of leading operators to discuss what can be done to get a move on with turning Europe into a 5G wonderland. As there has been no official statement, beyond that interestingly targetted leak (by whom?) to…

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