5G probably won’t be speaking TCP/IP as we know it

A new working group has been set up within ETSI to provide a central repository and thoughtspace for those who think that 5G will require new protocols that are more optimised to the properties of cellular networks. An ETSI statement said that The Next Generation Protocols Industry Specification Group (NGP ISG) has been set up to, “provide a forum for interested parties to contribute by sharing research and results from trials and developments in such a way that a wider audience can…

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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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5G World Alliance opens for business

Just as Inside 5G begins its task of plotting who is doing what (see our 5Qs on 5G) to develop and design 5G technology, along comes a new industry alliance – this time coming at 5G from another direction. The animators this time are those behind IPv6 standardisation – with the founding chair of the 5GWA founding being Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum and a 3GPP Board member since 1999. The 5GWA mission is to get Telecom, Internet and Content…

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5Qs on 5G: With ETSI

ETSI, CTO Adrian Scrase is the subject of the next instalment of Inside5G’s ‘5QS on 5G’ series as he discusses the shift to working on the next generation of mobile technology. “I would suggest that the biggest challenge is to ensure that 5G starts to have a recognisable face,” he tells us. 1. What is the main purpose and focus of your involvement in 5G? ETSI is the home of the GSM standard, which was the basis of the most successful 3G family…

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