Operator alliance NGMN identifies next targets for 5G

Uniform test models, defining an overall architecture, and exploring V2X technologies will form key focus for NGMN in “coming years” The NGMN – an alliance of mobile operators that seeks to outline network technology requirements from an operator perspective – has announced three new 5G-related activities. It’s notable that two of the items are related to putting a global shape on work that is ongoing in other bodies, suggesting that de-fragmenting and de-duplicating 5G R&D is something that NGMN’s members…

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Mobile Edge Computing used to support live tests of assisted driving

Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer and Nokia Networks say they have demonstrated communication between vehicles via the LTE cell network with latencies of less than 20 milliseconds. The companies carried out demonstrations of assisted braking and co-operative overtaking using Mobile Edge Computing technology to site application software on compute platforms co-sited at LTE base stations. For the demos, a section of the Deutsche Telekom network was equipped with “cloudlet” MEC technology from Nokia Networks, and upgraded with position-locating technology developed by Fraunhofer ESK. This combination delivered signal…

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Announcing Inside 5G

Making sense of the 5G hype… What is this blog? It’s an up to date, live repository for information, links, comment, opinion and news related to the development and discussion of 5G and supporting technologies. Why now? Well, it’s that time – we can ignore it no more. 5G is a thing even if it is not an actual “thing” in network definition terms. There are vendor white papers, conferences, even press releases name-checking 5G, not to mention a plethora…

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5G global Conference Liveblog Day Two

Keith Dyer was at the 5G Global Conference in Berlin, bringing live updates. Relive Day 2 here. 

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