Freescale and Bell Labs team up to create 5G ‘Universal Remote Node’

Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs and Freescale Semiconductor today claimed that they will create an industry-first ‘universal remote node’ that can be used for any combination of wireline and wireless connections as they target network evolution towards 5G. By the first quarter of 2017, the pair plan to unveil a proof of concept of the technology, which the companies said would take the form of a universal access device that can support both wireline and 5G wireless processing in a single architecture. Such…

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