Korea Watch: Outdoor MIMO demo and 5G Co-Op With Brazil

KT has succeeded in trialling an outdoor Massive MIMO demonstration, which is the ‘world’s first’ according to Business Korea. “capacity increased by five times that of commercial LTE terminals” The provider teamed up with Huawei at an LTE base station located in China last Thursday where the pair combined 128 antennas, 16 data channel and 3D beam forming for the demo. KT will accelerate R&D in an effort to get a pilot service out for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. “South Korea…

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Korea Watch: want to lead in 5G? Easy, move HQ to a new building

LG UPlus claims that its (admittedly quite impressive-looking) new headquarters will help push the carrier to the front of the race for 5G. “the company will leap into a number one position in the field of the next fifth-generation mobile network” ‘With the relocation to a new head office building, the company will leap into a number one position in the field of the next fifth-generation mobile network  and Internet of Things technology,’ said a company official. ‘LG Uplus has changed…

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Impressions of 5G at MWC Review: what do we know now we didn’t know before?

Mobile World Congress closed on Thursday with most attendees coming away with 5G etched on their brain. So how exactly has MWC contributed to our fuzzy knowledge of the next-generation? ‘Inside5G’ asks, and answers, the key 5G questions. But more importantly we ask, what do we know now that we didn’t before the event? When? Let’s start with the easy one (if we ignore “pre5G” and “5G enabling” technology launches in the interim). The wide consensus is that this will be…

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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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