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What is being tested at the 5GIC

Defining the future at the 5GIC The noise surrounding 5G has been deafening so far in 2016, with companies from across the world staking their claim to pioneering the technology and racing to be first to market with related infrastructure. Announcements heralding the launch and demonstration of tangible 5G applications are premature, however, as the technology is still very much in the early development phase. Work is currently being undertaken that will define the scope, success and time to market…

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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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Anite brings test and modelling smarts to UK’s 5GIC

The UK’s 5G Innocation Centre, the government-backed 5G research alliance based at the University of Surrey, has a new participant. Test and measurement company Anite is the latest company to join the partnership, which already counts test company Rohde & Schwarz amongst its members, as well as a clutch of operator and equipment vendors. Anite said that its channel emulation and testing tools will help researchers simulate radio conditions and protocols for potential 5G networks. Anite was a leader in some early channel modelling work as…

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Imagine this… a new partner for 5GIC

5GIC, the live 5G test bed and research centre located at the university Of Surrey, has a new member partner – an expert in the building blocks of consumer and business communications products. The latest company to join the work is Imaginaton Technologies, which has announced it will be investing “significant resources” into 5GIC over the next five years. Imagination develops processors and licenses processing software to silicon and SoC developers, counting semiconductor manufacturers, operators and OEMs amongst its licensees.…

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Real Wireless Leads SME Wave Into 5GIC

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is opening its doors to small and medium-sized enterprises, and independent advisor Real Wireless has taken the opportunity to enter. The centre will be looking to benefit from Real Wireless’ advice on regulatory, technical and business challenges, which form the company’s main research areas. “Real Wireless joins the first wave of SME members of the 5GIC” By becoming a member, it joins the likes of Huawei, EE and Samsung in an impressive…

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5Qs on 5G: with 5GIC

5Qs on 5G is Inside5G’s series of posts profiling the people, bodies and associations driving the development of 5G.

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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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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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Telefonica, IMDEA to open Spain’s first 5G lab

Ericsson first vendor on board Spain is to get its first 5G lab, opening in November. The centre, called 5TONIC, was developed with the backing of  Telefónica and IMDEA Networks and the companies want it to be a place where actual real world, pragmatic tests can be undertaken It says this will make it “the first laboratory in Europe that proposes taking on such investigative processes from an eminently practical point of view” – although that might be disputed by the centres in…

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5G-PPP mmMagic project given OK for live mmWave trial in France

One of the two operators contributing to the mmMagic (Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications) project has been given permission by its national regulator to conduct trials in bands over 6GHz. Orange has been told by French regulator ARCEP that it can carry out trials until the end of 2016 in (as yet unspecified bands) between 6-100GHz in the town of Belfort. mmMagic began its work in July 2015, and is a two year project within…

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