Huawei and Telefonica deepen 5G cooperation with CloudRAN and core focus

Huawei and Telefonica, already partners in 5G R&D, have signed a joint agreement to cooperate on the development of next generation Radio Access Network (RAN) and core network technology. A statement from the companies said that 5G Core architecture evolution and research on CloudRAN would be the major cooperation areas. Specifically the companies will look at CloudRAN, User-centric “no cell” tech, re-architecting the core and Massive MIMO innovation. “No cell” technology is the term Huawei gives to the virtual RAN – whereby…

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5Qs on 5G: MycomOSI

The latest in our 5Qs on 5G series sees Sandeep Raina, Product Marketing Director explain how MYCOM OSI, a company that provides assurance and analytics within mobile networks, will fit into the 5G ecosystem.  Can you define where in 5G networks MYCOM OSI’s technology will play? As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) make the transition to digital service providers, with the help of big data analytics, cloud technologies, heterogeneous HSPA/LTE/WiFi/5G access and ultra-fast, agile service delivery capabilities, they must recognise that their operational environment…

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Ericsson slices up network slicing Proof of Concept

NTT DoCoMo said it had demonstrated a Network Slicing Proof of Concept, using commercial technology from Ericsson. The trial saw the operator design network slice and selection functions, with Ericsson’s performing the control and management of the slicing in the network. There wasn’t any further detail as to which elements were used, the architecture deployed, or indeed what slices were defined and created. Perhaps there will be more detail on offer at 5G World in London,where the companies say they will…

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ZTE joins Huawei with “all good” results from China’s IMT-2020 tests

ZTE has said that tests of high frequency radio access and “massive MIMO”, carried out for China’s IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, have all gone as expected. The vendor, which is one of those testing technologies in Phase I of the Promotion Group’s, followed Huawei in releasing a few details of successful tests of radio interface technology. ZTE said it had tested “high frequency” radio access in indoor conditions with both LOS and NLOS conditions, and had seen uplink and downlink…

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