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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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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5G without borders: defining a European one stop shop for 5G infrastructure services

One of the promises of 5G is that it will bring about a transformation not just in network technology but in operator business models. Indeed the two are symbiotic: arguably 5G cannot happen without this transformation, and this transformation can only happen with 5G. One of the principal drivers of that transformation will be the ability to provide new service capabilities to enterprise “verticals”. And one of the principal drivers of those new service capabilities will be a network that can deliver…

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Nokia Networks clarifies and revisits 5G concept architecture

Can you unveil a concept? It seems like a bit of a PR move to put out a whole press release because you have been doing some thinking. That is what Nokia Networks did today, as it “unveiled” a concept architecture for 5G networks. But despite the “launch” tag that Nokia Networks has put on this, Inside5G readers should really see this as revision – a useful primer on how it might be possible to build the sort of dynamic,…

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Vendors and operators combine to develop 5G architecture concepts

Telco architectures never die, they just decompose 5GPPP has brought together a clutch of major vendors and operators to work under its auspices on developing new concepts, and potentially commercialised technology, that would support a new architecture suitable for 5G. The key challenge of a 5G network architecture is to be able to allocate resources across multi-layer networks to service use cases with very different performance and security requirements. To do that from within a single 5G network will almost…

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German University To Lead Research for Nokia’s 5G Architecture

The University of Kaiserslautern has pledged to bring new thinking to Nokia Networks after the Finnish giant pledged to sponsor its research into 5G network architecture. “network architecture will play an important role” With 5G set to be made up of complex multi-layer and multi-technology networks, changes are required in telecommunications architecture. Nokia Networks has decided to link up with the German university, which it describes as ‘an academic leader in network architecture research’. ‘5G is not only about new radio…

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EU and Japan Sign €12m 5G Co-Op

The European Union and Japan have agreed to co-operate on 5G and will plough €12 million into 5G development projects over the next two years. The deal, which was announced on Friday, details that the pair will collaborate on standards, identifying new harmonised radio band frequencies for spectrum and co-operate on 5G applications such as connected cars and e-health. “our countries are ready to take leadership in building our digital future” ‘Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the…

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Huawei Backs Chinese Students To Innovate In 5G

Huawei has shown its commitment to innovation in 5G by backing a university competition in China focused on the next-generation network. The 2015 5G Algorithm Innovation Competition, hosted by Altera, Xidian University, and Terasic, is the industry’s first to look solely at 5G and is also sponsored by Intel and Spreatrum along with Huawei. “Huawei believes this event can help facilitate the collaborations among the key players in the industry” It forms part of the already established ‘InnovateAsia 2015 FPGA…

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How 5G could transform cellular business models

Professor Mischa Dohler was at the Johannesberg Summit May 10-12th. Below he gives his thoughts on how the Summit’s 5G discussions have moved over the past two years, and an outline of what he spoke about – including how 5G could change some current business models. 5G was high on the list of topics at the annual summit at Johannesberg Castle, Stockholm earlier this May, as the royal gates were opened for wireless and mobile ICT professionals. King’s College London professor,…

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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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