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,…

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ZTE’s latest research centre a Tokyo story

For the top vendors, you’re nothing if you haven’t got a string of research centres bearing your name, ringing the world like a bracelet engraved with its owner’s name. The latest research centre to open is ZTE’s 4G/5G research centre in Tokyo – bringing the vendor’s research lab portfolio to a hefty 20 across the world. Although the centre does not bear SoftBank’s name, clearly ZTE felt the need to have some research capability close to its important Japanese customer. In July ZTE…

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ZTE’s “pre-5G” multi user shared access simulation shows potential capacity increase

ZTE has released a few more details of an interference cancellation “pre-5G” technology that it terms Multi-User Shared Access (MUSA). The company said simulations of an algorithm that is designed to allow multiple users to transmit at the same time in overloaded cells had shown system capacity could be increased by three times. “will help operators exponentially enhance the access rate and overall network capacity by leveraging existing resources” ZTE briefly explained its MUSA algorithm by saying it exploits the power differentials of transmitters (the so-called near-far…

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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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Wearable Tech is main 5G use case says ZTE

Image Credit: ZTE ZTE’s chief scientist Xiang Jiying thinks wearable technology will be the major use case in the 5G revolution and has opened up on the Chinese’s company’s plans to lead the way into next generation network. ‘It will be able to support 10 times more devices compared with 4G’, he said, whilst speaking to the Wall Street Journal. ‘Wearable devices like smart glasses and smartwatches will start to play more central roles. Right now, wearable devices are not…

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