What is being tested at the 5GIC

Defining the future at the 5GIC The noise surrounding 5G has been deafening so far in 2016, with companies from across the world staking their claim to pioneering the technology and racing to be first to market with related infrastructure. Announcements heralding the launch and demonstration of tangible 5G applications are premature, however, as the technology is still very much in the early development phase. Work is currently being undertaken that will define the scope, success and time to market…

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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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Anite brings test and modelling smarts to UK’s 5GIC

The UK’s 5G Innocation Centre, the government-backed 5G research alliance based at the University of Surrey, has a new participant. Test and measurement company Anite is the latest company to join the partnership, which already counts test company Rohde & Schwarz amongst its members, as well as a clutch of operator and equipment vendors. Anite said that its channel emulation and testing tools will help researchers simulate radio conditions and protocols for potential 5G networks. Anite was a leader in some early channel modelling work as…

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Real Wireless Leads SME Wave Into 5GIC

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is opening its doors to small and medium-sized enterprises, and independent advisor Real Wireless has taken the opportunity to enter. The centre will be looking to benefit from Real Wireless’ advice on regulatory, technical and business challenges, which form the company’s main research areas. “Real Wireless joins the first wave of SME members of the 5GIC” By becoming a member, it joins the likes of Huawei, EE and Samsung in an impressive…

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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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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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5G at MWC: a preview of who is doing what in 5G at MWC

Like it or not, and many don’t, 5G is going to be a major theme at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Time will tell if the demos we will see will be justified headliners or merely attempts to be seen to be doing something relevant to 5G. But with the event just days away, ‘Inside5G’ takes a look at what 5G demos and news we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress. Gathering of the clans – industry bodies…

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5Qs on 5G: with 5GIC

5Qs on 5G is Inside5G’s series of posts profiling the people, bodies and associations driving the development of 5G.

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