DoCoMo now working with lucky 13 5G vendors

… as Nokia announces 5G to LAA and LTE interworking trials with the operator NTT DoCoMo has released the names of five more vendors it is working with on 5G research, bringing the total number of vendor engagements to 13. The latest five are Intel, Keysight Technologies, Panasonic, Qualcomm Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz. The operator will be working with these companies to widen the technical range of trials at its R&D Centre in Yokosuka, with work starting before the end of March…

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Huawei Say It’s Time To Discuss 5G NOW

Huawei’s deputy chairman and acting CEO Ken Hu has put pressure on the industry to push forward towards 5G in the wake of suggestions that it is too early to talk about the next-generation network. At Tuesday’s Mobile World Congress keynote, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf echoed the views of 5G cynics when he argued ‘we don’t need to make a huge technology jump when LTE is providing some of this already’ – but the Chinese company does not agree. “Everything we…

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