5G spec process starts for real at 3GPP meeting in Busan

Today is the last day of a five day meeting being held in Busan, South Korea. The meeting, of the 3GPP’s RAN Working Group one and officially numbered 3GPPRAN1#84, has seen around 400 delegates gather together to develop specifications of next generation radio network and air interface technologies. Host of the meeting, Samsung Networks, described the meeting as the first at which work to determine specifications of 5G radio and air interface standards happened in earnest. A release from Samsung said, “This meeting…

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QEOS and NUTAQ Claim Complete Solution For Massive MIMO test and development

Californian company QEOS has teamed up with Nutaq to produce what it believes is a complete development solution for 5G Massive MIMO applications . The companies are pairing Nutaq’s Titan MIMO-X series baseband processing engine with QEOS’s multi-gigabit, single-chip mmWave radio, the QW6032. “We are convinced that this partnership will benefit the research on 5G objectives” A portfolio of co-designed, high-gain integrated antennas will also feature, as the companies strive to reduce cost and form factor. ‘mmWave spectrum will be centric…

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Rahman Jamal: How We Can Reach 5G

Image Credit: all-electronics.de Rahman Jamal, of National Instruments, has clarified a few ways in which 5G can turn from a speculative concept into a deployable technology in an article on ‘TechWeekEurope’. The global technology and marketing director of the company claims that technology such as ‘New 5G waveforms, network densification, massive MIMO, and mmWave communications may be incrementally deployed along a time curve and as such are not mutually exclusive and may be complementary’. To reach unprecedented data rates and…

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Google takes reserved approach to 5G

Google’s Andy Clegg sounded reserved on the subject of 5G and insisted that the technology will be based on tech which already exists. Speaking at Light Reading’s Spectrum 2025 event on Thursday 5th February, Clegg said: ‘It’s not some new kind of technology that is going to pop out’ and suggested ‘LTE or some variant using carrier aggregation’ would be the basis of 5G technology. Clegg listed a host of existing technology, such as “spectrum sharing, carrier aggregation, advanced beam-forming”…

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