Operator alliance NGMN identifies next targets for 5G

Uniform test models, defining an overall architecture, and exploring V2X technologies will form key focus for NGMN in “coming years” The NGMN – an alliance of mobile operators that seeks to outline network technology requirements from an operator perspective – has announced three new 5G-related activities. It’s notable that two of the items are related to putting a global shape on work that is ongoing in other bodies, suggesting that de-fragmenting and de-duplicating 5G R&D is something that NGMN’s members…

Read More
Share

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,…

Read More
Share

NGMN to get cracking on 5G work programme

Business, technical, architecture, spectrum and IPR requirements all get dedicated work groups. NGMN, the operator-led group that would like to lead the industryb on 5G developments, has laid out its programme of workfor the rest of this year. NGMN’s aim is to build on its white paper release earlier this year – with NGMN partners having “committed a significant number of experts” to contribute to the work programmes. The group is clearly keen to build on the momentum established with…

Read More
Share

5Qs on 5G: With Orange

Orange has a keen focus on the next-generation as it looks to sustain the company’s position. Nicolas Demassieux, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Research, spoke to Inside5G about how he expects 5G to be a totally different network. How are you approaching the subject of 5G? Orange is playing an active and leading role in the on-going work around 5G, both internally and at an industry level. With 5G deployment estimated to start from 2020 at the earliest, it is important…

Read More
Share

5Qs on 5G: With Telekom Austria

With eight European subsidiaries, the Telekom Austria group is one of the major telecommunications players in south of the continent and the largest in its home market. Moving forward, the company is closely following the path of NGMN as it looks to evolve its network for 5G. Sascha Zabransky, Director of Service Network & IT, spoke to Inside5G to talk about how the operator is proceeding in order to meet the challenges of a new generation. How are you approaching the subject of 5G?…

Read More
Share

5G Tech Announcements Ahead Of NGMN Conference

NGMN’s Industry Conference & Exhibition 2015 in Frankfurt starts tomorrow. Much of the focus is set to be on the conference, where NGMN will pull apart its white paper, presenting in more depth than previously how it sees 5G use cases, technology requirements and technology candidates. But there will also be a small exhibition alongside the conference, so as well as providing live updates from the conference programme, Inside 5G will bring you details of any technologies or research making their debut ot…

Read More
Share

5Qs on 5G: With NGMN

Image Credit: Chinamobile ‘Inside5G’s ‘5Qs on 5G’ series is back and it comes courtesy of Philipp Deibert of NGMN, just after the association has released its much-discussed White Paper at the Mobile World Congress. So there’s no better time to catch up with the NGMN Alliance to find out exactly what they’re all about. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G? The NGMN Alliance is an industry organisation of leading world-wide Telecom Operators, Vendors and Research Institutes and…

Read More
Share

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…

Read More
Share