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Nokia Webinar: Guaranteeing the best service with FWA

Fixed wireless access (FWA) is – at long last – a viable tool in the toolkit, thanks to a combination of technological advances and shifting market trends. Both mobile and converged operators are in an excellent position to use their licensed wireless spectrum and...

ADI Article: 5G Technology Devices for an O-RAN Wireless Solution

O-RAN was created as a catalyst to transform the wireless community, to enable new channels of wireless equipment, and to enable innovation to fulfill the promises made by 3GPP about 5G. To be successful and cost-effective, open sources of radio equipment and optimized 5G technology...

Huawei CTO on Open RAN interoperability: ‘This thing is going to take years’

Opex is operator’s primary problem, Huawei exec said; RAN is around 12% of per-site capex Of the big three global infrastructure providers, Huawei has been the least active in formal development of Open RAN-related technical specifications and delivery of compliant products. The reason, according to...

MFA Webinar: Uni5G Private Networks: A Simplified Path to Deployment

Industry verticals are seeking to deploy 5G and 4G private networks to increase control, reliability and security of their networks. This webinar will highlight the private network opportunity in unlicensed, shared and locally licensed spectrum. Attendees will learn how MFA is enabling a simpler path...

Long live the revolution in 5G: With SA, 5G-Advanced, 6G, virtualization, O-RAN and competition among industry standard computer hardware platforms (Analyst Angle)

An upcoming mobile communications metamorphosis—delivered by 5G standalone (SA) mode, 5G-Advanced and 6G—is being facilitated by complementary innovations and transformations in computing architectures and their supply. Change will be huge but gradual over the next decade. With 5G yet to make its mark beyond...

Qualcomm’s green network research focused on powerful, sustainable 5G

Reducing power consumption has been a priority in the telecommunications industry for years with efforts focused on both devices and base stations. The 3GPP, for instance, has been tackling this issue from the perspective of switching times, or shutting down parts of a network...

Ligado gets 3GPP nod for 5G deployment in the L-band

Ligado Networks said that it has received approvals from the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) on specifications that will allow the deployment of 5G in its L-band spectrum. Specifically, Ligado said that 3GP approved a new 5G New Radio band n24 and some updates to...

Private 5G networks will serve as a foundation for Industry 4.0

Industrial-grade enhancements coming to 5G with 3GPP Releases 16 and 17 Initial 5G network deployments, beginning in 2018 and continuing today, have largely been focused on providing consumers with an enhanced mobile broadband experience. However, as operators continue to invest in network capabilities enabled by...

O-RAN: Paving the Path for Innovation

Radio Access Network (RAN) implementations in mobile networks have traditionally been vendor-specific and implemented with proprietary technology. They do follow the specifications laid out by 3GPP, ITU, IEEE, and other standards bodies, but RAN is complex (as governed by the laws of physics) and...

The chronicles of 3GPP Rel. 17, part 4: Change of guard at 3GPP (Analyst Angle)

It is election time at the 3GPP, and last week was the ballot for the chairmanship of the prestigious RAN Technical Specification Group (TSG). Dr. Wanshi Chen of Qualcomm came out as a winner after a hard-fought race. I caught up with Wanshi right...

Kagan: Dr. Wanshi Chen of Qualcomm new chair of 3GPP RAN Plenary

Congratulations to both Qualcomm and Dr. Wanshi Chen who has been selected the next Chair of 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary. This is great recognition of wireless industry leadership for both Qualcomm and Dr. Chen. Qualcomm leadership in 3GPP brings the mobile industry toward a...

What’s in the future of 5G millimeter wave?

Five key 5G NR technologies to enhance millimeter wave (mmWave) system performance and deployment efficiency in 3GPP Release 16 and beyond Since I wrote about how we solved the impossible challenge of mobilizing mmWave in 2019, the mobile ecosystem has made tremendous progress commercializing 5G...

Telit FN980 and FN980m modules are the first certified for use on Verizon’s 5G ultra wideband and nationwide

The Telit FN980 5G module series is ideal for bandwidth-intensive enterprise applications, enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly leverage the operator’s 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Nationwide networks London, January 20, 2021 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced...

Will 5G Change the World? Asha Keddy, Intel (Ep. 27)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Asha Keddy, Intel (Ep. 27) Asha Keddy, Intel corporate vice president and 5G executive sponsor, discusses unsung heroes, the constant pursuit of improvement, technology standardization, 3GPP Release 16 and Release 17, and how to drive scaled,...

The essential role of technology standards

  Driving interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation Today, we take it for granted that our wireless devices and applications just work out of the box —smartphones can connect, make calls, and receive and send data anywhere in the world; laptops can seamlessly connect to any...

Will 5G Change the World? Xiaoxia Zhang, Qualcomm (Ep. 18)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Xiaoxia Zhang, Qualcomm (Ep. 18) Just as LAA made it possible for many operators to provide gigabit-class LTE, NR-U is poised to open the unlicensed 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands to mobile services in both...

3GPP finalizes Rel. 16 5G New Radio specifications

Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could delay work on Rel. 17 The first version of the 5G New Radio specifications focused on delivering enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) which operators around the world have run with, building out non-standalone networks using a variety of spectrum types, including millimeter...

3GPP Rel. 16–Stage set for the next phase of 5G, but who is leading?

After a week-long marathon session of online meetings, 3GPP finalized Release 16 (Rel. 16) paving the way for the next phase of 5G. Kudos to the grit of the leadership team, who, while fighting the COVID-19 disruptions, and defying the skeptics, delivered the specification...

5G operator dilemma: Focus on coverage or capacity? (Analyst Angle)

5G has seen unprecedented traction; many flagship devices are already in the market, and many more are on the way, including the much-rumored and anticipated iPhone 5G. After the excitement of limited initial launches, when operators are starting the large-scale deployments, the basic question...

Qualcomm Webinar: How NR-based sidelink expands 5G C-V2X to support new advanced use cases

With 3GPP Release 16 being finalized soon, let’s have a look at some of the highlights it will bring to C-V2X. When C-V2X was introduced in 3GPP Release 14, it was focused on enabling basic safety use cases . Release 16 builds on Release...

3GPP delays 5G standard updates due to COVID-19

3GPP has canceled its face-to-face meetings through June It appears that the 3GPP — the global association developing the world's 5G technology standards — is not immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The associated earlier this week announced a three-month delay in the...

Will 3GPP Rel. 16 be standardized on time? Answer from the horse’s mouth! (Analyst Angle)

With COVID-19 novel coronavirus creating havoc and upsetting everybody’s plans, the question on the minds of many people that follow standards development is, “How will it affect the 5G evolution timeline?” The question is even more relevant for Rel. 16, which is expected to...

Cellular networks should brace for a ‘tsunami of data,’ says 5G Americas

5G Americas President: '5G is a transformational technology that is here to stay' There is no doubt that 5G is taking over on a global scale at a much faster rate than the generations of cellular technology before it. There is also no doubt that...

From security to slicing, cell site routers are key to 5G success

  As 5G moves beyond enhanced mobile broadband, the importance of cell site routers as RAN service nodes comes into sharp focus The current thrust of 5G network deployments is offering up a consumer-facing enhanced mobile broadband experience. This, in and of itself, involves operators deploying...

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