5G Professor backed by Ericsson calls for no more “G’s”

By Richard Maher Things are finally coming together for Professor Mischa Dohler’s vision of the tactile internet, for which 5G is a key enabler. He is head of telecommunications research at Kings College London (KCL), which has just signed a partnership with network giant Ericsson. ‘They are going to give very expensive equipment to Kings that will be placed within the college,’ claimed the excited professor. ‘They are also going to give us access to their 5G developments which is…

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5Qs on 5G: With Tekes’ 5thGear

Tekes, a publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland, has recently set up 5thGear, a new funding programme for 5G. For the latest instalment of ‘5Qs on 5G’, ‘Inside5G’ spoke to the Programme Manager, Mika Klemettinen to find out what to expect of ‘5thGear’. What is the main purpose and focus of your involvement in 5G? At the beginning of 2015, Tekes launched 5thGear as one of three digitalisation related programs. It will run for five…

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5Qs on 5G: With 3GPP

Stemming all the way back from 1998 when it aimed to make a globally applicable 3G system based on GSM, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has certainly overseen a lot of change in network technology. As the journey towards 5G picks up speed following the recent Mobile World Congress, ‘Inside5G’ spoke to 3GPP’s Marketing and Communications Officer Kevin Flynn to see how the project is looking towards the next-generation. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G?…

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Telstra and Ericsson join to ‘evolve’ 5G

Australian operator Telstra will kickstart collaboration activities with Ericsson in the second quarter of this year in an effort to push 5G standards and technology closer to a commercial reality. The companies will work closely together in the evolution of standards and Telstra will become a lead collaborator in the lab. Telstra staff will travel to Sweden later this year to test and analyse the latest technology in Ericsson’s facilities whilst the company will run a 5G field trial in…

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EE looks to lead way in 5G

EE’s latest £1.5 billion investment plans not only commit to a greater rollout of 4G, but also lay the foundations for the operator to be “a global leader in 5G”. The UK-based operator, currently in the process of a £12.5 billion takeover by BT, announced the hefty investments on Wednesday 11th February and principle network architect, Professor Andy Sutton, was keen to speak of EE’s move towards the next generation. ‘We’ve invested in 4G, now we’re investing in 5G so…

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