5Qs on 5G: Red Hat

Our latest 5Qs on 5G comes from open source and virtualisation specialist Red Hat’s Chris Wright. Chris is Chief Technologist at Red Hat. Red Hat’s OpenStack-based NFV Infrastructure platform is used by the likes of Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) for its CloudBand NFV solution. The company is also a member of open source projects for NFV and SDN such as the Open NFV project and Open Daylights. Here, Wright provides some open and thoughtful answers to questions that were intended to throw some light…

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5Qs on 5G: Citrix

Inside5G’s 5Qs on 5G series explains who is doing what in 5G. In this episode it is the turn of optimisation and application delivery platform provider Citrix. Its Netscaler hardware and software based virtual appliances control and manage the delivery of applications across service provider networks, while its ByteMobile Adaptive Traffic Management and Analytics products provide optimisation and insight into application and network performance. So how does it see itself fitting into, and shaping, the development of 5G networks? Here Inside5G continues its series…

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5Qs on 5G: With Alhussein Abouzeid, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Liberation Technology: Co-ordinating research in the USA and Finland, meeting the key 5G challenges. Alhussein Abouzeid is a Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. He also has a visiting Professor appointment with the Department of Communications Engineering at University of Oulu, Finland, which is funded by a Finnish Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) Fellow award from The Tekes Funding Agency for Innovation. He is also co-directing a cross-national effort called WiFiUS, wireless innovation between…

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5Qs on 5G: Rohde & Schwarz sits our test on testing

The latest to take our quick 5G questionnaire is Arnd Sibila, Technology Marketing Manager, Rohde & Schwarz. Arnd brings a test perspective to 5G, with R&S involved in supporting many of the research initiatives current in Europe and globally at the moment. The crucial questions are, will 5G require new test capabilities, and if so, what are they?  What is R&S’s role in the development of 5G? As 5G requirements are becoming clearer, it also becomes apparent that these requirements are extremely challenging…

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5Qs on 5G: With UK Spectrum Policy Forum

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, facilitated by techUK, provides an industry sounding board to the British government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy. With the aim of harnessing industrial insights across the field, the body has fastened a keen eye on the development of 5G. Raj Sivalingam is the executive director of the forum, a role which involves the leadership of activities in support of telecommunications-based companies. He spoke to Inside5G about how the forum is viewing…

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5Qs on 5G: With Jasper

Enabling the growth and connectivity of the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a key driver in the development of 5G specifications. With Jasper pushing the idea of the IoT as a service, Sanjay Khatri, Director of Product Marketing, spoke to Inside5G about how Jasper views 5G. 1. What can Jasper contribute to 5G? Jasper can provide input on optimal device characteristics for cellular IoT applications.  Specifically, network usage best practices that ensure a “do-no-harm” scenario, especially when deploying massive number of devices…

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5Qs on 5G: With Comptel

Comptel is not getting too carried away with talk that 5G could change the world as we know it. Simo Isomäki, VP of Partner Development, says it is just ‘the next new thing’ in a line of technological developments, and the service deliverer is treating it accordingly. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G? Comptel Corporation is a 26 year old software company with mission to perfect digital moments. 5G technology could be viewed as a ‘new…

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5Qs on 5G: With Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks certainly has a few things to say on the subject of 5G as it looks to maintain its reputation for service provider SDN, mobile backhaul and small cells moving into the next-generation. Scott Sumner, VP Solutions of Development and Marketing, is realistic about 5G, and speaks about what he sees as a strictly evolutionary network. What can Accedian contribute to 5G? 5G networks will be increasingly dynamic, crowded with competing applications, and will require exceptional QoS. Coordinated multipoint…

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5Qs on 5G: With Siklu

Siklu claims that its invention of the all-silicon radio started a millimetre-wave revolution, resulting in the birth of a market for smaller devices at lower prices. Based in Tel Aviv, the company is now searching for a similar success in the development of 5G technology. Co-founder and CTO, Yigal Leiba, outlines Siklu’s ambitions moving into the future. What is your purpose in terms of 5G?  Siklu views 5G as a tremendous opportunity. Being the leading provider of mm-wave equipment, and having…

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5Qs on 5G: With DNA

Helsinki-based telecommunications company DNA is the latest in a line of operators to talk to Inside5G about how it is approaching 5G networks. Despite the Nordic countries seemingly taking a leading role in Europe, Tommy Olenius, vice-President of Technology at DNA, argues that there in no rush towards the next-generation. Can you describe how you are approaching the subject of 5G? There is no rush to 5G as the 4G network is still under construction , and therefore we are…

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