5G pre-MWC, it’s all happening

It looks like 5G is actually going to move from being the up and coming topic at MWC, to forming much of the bulk of the discussion at the event itself. Just this week we have seen: 1. Vodafone announce its 5G R&D partners. In a blog post, the company said it would be working with Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson, Intel and Qualcomm to evaluate technologies and work on standards submissions. 2. Ericsson announced that it had achieved a 25Gbps headline rate,…

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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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Kumu Networks trials full duplex in Deutsche Telekom 5G trial

Deutsche Telekom’s 5G innovation “space” 5G:haus has been having a look at full duplex technology from Kumu Networks, and it appears to like the look of early results from the trial. Full duplex technology, which uses interference cancellation algorithms to transmit and receive in the same channel, is often mentioned as a potential  enabling technology for a 5G radio that could operate at much faster speeds. Telekom said that trials had “successfully demonstrated the potential of the technology to increase spectral efficiency.” That will be…

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Stanford Among First To Set Up Home at 5G:haus

Deutsche Telekom hopes its new innovation laboratory ‘5G:haus’ will provide a home for research firms, startups and network vendors  as the drive to develop 5G enabling technologies continues. “5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to steer standardisation work” Deutsche Telekom’s chief technology officer, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, said. ‘The 5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to steer standardisation work. The lab will…

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