Fisking Frost & Sullivan’s 5G Cars release

The thorny question of what 5G will be has been a hot topic for years now. However, in all the definitions, we haven’t seen many as, well, limited(?) as this press release from Frost & Sullivan. It seems the analyst has produced a report called The Global Advent of 5G in Cars. Not having stumped up the $6,500 for this report, Inside5G will not pass judgement on the actual report, but the press release advertising the report doesn’t instil confidence. Let’s…

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DoCoMo now working with lucky 13 5G vendors

… as Nokia announces 5G to LAA and LTE interworking trials with the operator NTT DoCoMo has released the names of five more vendors it is working with on 5G research, bringing the total number of vendor engagements to 13. The latest five are Intel, Keysight Technologies, Panasonic, Qualcomm Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz. The operator will be working with these companies to widen the technical range of trials at its R&D Centre in Yokosuka, with work starting before the end of March…

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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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Ericsson Uses 5G Volvo Truck In Swedish Mines

Ericsson is using a Volvo truck as a 5G mobile device to trial test networks in Sweden, where it is hoping it can improve productivity and safety in mines. “a truck is used to transport ore in a mine” Part of the 5G for Sweden program, the pilot scheme is an insight into how 5G will be able to affect industry verticals . In this case, the technologies, which including both new and existing, are being used for remote control operations,…

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Korea Watch: TeliaSonera and KT are just good 5G friends, nothing more

TeliaSonera is pushing ahead with 5G collaborations after key executives from the company met up with KT and Samsung in Seoul, South Korea last week. “important for the establishment of more effective 5G networks” Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera, was amongst the staff to visit KT’s LTE Innovation Centre and the HQ in Gwanghwamun, where he met KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu. They discussed ‘future business models and standardisation of the 5G technology’ according to a KT official. Park Mi-seon, KT…

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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 Orange

Orange has a keen focus on the next-generation as it looks to sustain the company’s position. Nicolas Demassieux, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Research, spoke to Inside5G about how he expects 5G to be a totally different network. How are you approaching the subject of 5G? Orange is playing an active and leading role in the on-going work around 5G, both internally and at an industry level. With 5G deployment estimated to start from 2020 at the earliest, it is important…

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Huawei Takes More Low-Key Line on 5G

Whilst the hop to 4.5G does not mean that Huawei has lost sight of a great jump to the elusive fifth-generation, in a recent interview with Global Telecoms Business, director Ding Yun has offered an unusually humble insight to the Chinese company’s focus on 5G. “the aim to get 5G off the core network … is very much on the agenda” Whilst 4.5G, set to be deployed commercially in 2016, will have 10 millisecond latency and the ability to connect 30…

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5Qs on 5G: With Tele2

Self-professed “challenger” Tele2 wants to make 5G about more than speed. Sure, speed and low latency are good to have, but the operator has its eye on exploiting flexible networking technlogies to create a personal, virtual, optimised network for each user. CTIO Joachim Horn spoke to Inside5G about how the company is aiming to keep up with the competition for the next-generation. What is the purpose of Tele2 in terms of 5G? We want to build on the success of LTE and make…

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Osborne Outlines UK Push for 5G

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, committed the UK government to an active role in the development of next-generation networks in his Budget speech yesterday, dealing with the IoT, driverless technology and spectrum. “This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything” Whilst not mentioning 5G specifically, he claimed: ‘We’ll invest in what is known as the Internet of Things. This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything from urban transport to medical…

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