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What 5G NR coverage enhancements are in Release 17?

Coverage performance is key for mobile operators when commercializing 5G New Radio (NR) networks. Compared with LTE systems, NR systems operate at higher frequency bands, resulting in higher path loss and worse coverage performance. According to Ericsson, the direct impact that coverage has on service...

What is mTRP for eMBB?

mTRP for eMBB is a MIMO technique that will help 5G mmWave deployments deliver predictable 5G broadband service at scale.

5G Base Station Conformance Test Series

Join us to learn about the latest designs in signal analysis to overcome your basestation transmitter testing challenges and ensure compliance and maximumaccuracy within 5G NR specifications.

5 key technology inventions in 5G NR Release 17

Qualcomm’s leading role in driving advanced wireless technologies into the 3GPP global 5G standards I first wrote about the five Qualcomm wireless inventions that defined the 5G NR Release 15 foundation in 2016, and it was a time when 5G was only a vision. With...

What are non-public networks in 3GPP parlance? 

Non-Public Networks (NPNs) are 3GPP's term of art for private networks: "NPNs enable deployment of a 5G system for private use."

AIS, Qualcomm, ZTE claim world’s first 5G NR-DC field test

The 5G NR-DC test was conducted at the AIS commercial 5G site in Korat, Thailand Thai operator Advanced Info Service (AIS), Qualcomm Technologies and ZTE announced what is said to be the world’s first 5G NR-DC (New Radio Dual Connectivity) showcase in the field using ...

What is 5G Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)?

Integrated Access and Backhaul provides scalable and easily-migrated wireless backhaul in 5G mmWave deployments.

Ericsson, Qualcomm offer ‘nearly unlimited potential’ with successful 5G NR call on CBRS spectrum

The 5G NR call on CBRS used the Ericsson 5G Distributed Innovation Network and a device equipped with the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform Ericsson and Qualcomm are claiming the first successful over-the-air 5G New Radio (NR) call on CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum,...

Qualcomm announces first 5G NR IoT modem for high-performance IIoT use cases (Analyst Angle)

On the inauguration day of China Tech day, Qualcomm announced the first 5G-NR IoT modem Qualcomm 315. This is a purpose-built modem for gigabit-class, high-performance Industrial IoT (IIoT) use cases, directly addressing the immediate market need for higher speeds, capacity, and efficiency.  Many often wrongly...

Rohde & Schwarz White Paper: 5G Field Deployment: Practical Considerations

The fifth generation in wireless mobile communications, 5G NR (New Radio), has a new, more efficient over the air format. 5G can operate in both RF and millimeter wave bands, bringing higher data rates, reduced latency, increased reliability, lower energy consumption and greater system...

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...

The 5G NR mmWave X factor (Analyst Angle)

Signals Research Group (SRG) has been actively involved in tracking the advancement of 5G NR since its inception in September 2015 at a 3GPP workshop, held in Phoenix, Arizona.  At the time, no one knew for certain what 5G NR would look like, what...

Editorial Report: The benefits of bringing 5G NR into unlicensed spectrum

LAA proved a major boom for operators looking to max out the capabilities of LTE networks. Similarly, MulteFire sparked significant interest in using cellular in unlicensed for private networking purposes. Now, as 5G is evolving and scaling, bringing the latest generation of cellular into unlicensed...

Editorial Webinar: The benefits of bringing 5G NR into unlicensed spectrum

LAA proved a major boom for operators looking to max out the capabilities of LTE networks. Similarly, MulteFire sparked significant interest in using cellular in unlicensed for private networking purposes. Now, as 5G is evolving and scaling, bringing the latest generation of cellular into unlicensed...

Orange’s 5G network already reaches 45 Spanish cities

Spanish operator Orange is already offering 5G services in 45 cities across the country, the telco said in a blog post. Some of the cities covered by Orange’s non-standalone (NSA) 5G network includes Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Logroño and Pamplona. Orange also said it...

Editorial Report: Figuring out 5G NR: Covering indoors and outdoors with millimeter wave

To provide those multi-gigabit data rates 5G has promised, millimeter wave is a key piece of the spectrum puzzle. But, given its challenging propagation characteristics, operators have to take a thoughtful approach to deploying millimeter wave outdoors. As early deployments in stadiums and arenas have...

Editorial Webinar: Figuring out 5G NR: Covering indoors and outdoors with millimeter wave

To provide those multi-gigabit data rates 5G has promised, millimeter wave is a key piece of the spectrum puzzle. But, given its challenging propagation characteristics, operators have to take a thoughtful approach to deploying millimeter wave outdoors. As early deployments in stadiums and arenas have...

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...

Nokia will be the sole 5G NR, core provider for Asia Pacific Telecom

The Asia Pacific Telecom 5G network will be deployed on 28 GHz mmWave spectrum in Taiwan Taiwanese mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has selected Nokia to be its sole 5G New Radio (NR) and 5G core (non-standalone and standalone) vendor. Nokia will provide its...

What key technology inventions will drive the 5G expansion?

  It seems like yesterday that I first wrote about the five wireless inventions that defined 5G NR. At the time, 5G was not yet deployed. Today, however, we are in the midst of rapidly expanding 5G’s global footprint. To date, over 70 mobile operators...

Ericsson unveils SA 5G software

SA 5G NR "will enable even more use cases and applications” As the telecom ecosystem continues its march toward end-to-end 5G systems, Ericsson has announced the general availability of Standalone (SA) 5G New Radio software to support that transition. The software became globally available to all...

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...

Keysight White Paper: HFM MMWave – 5G Signal Generator

Fast, reliable 5G NR networks require devices that operate at millimeter-wave frequencies and wide bandwidths. This has significantly changed the way these complex, multi-antenna devices are designed and tested. A robust test system supports generating test signals for a variety of scenarios to validate the...

Keysight Poster: Field Tests for a 5G Future

Get a head start on field tests for new 5G deployments. Download our 5G field test poster. Discover which RF field tests cover different parts of the 5G ecosystem. Keysight’s FieldFox handheld analyzer equipped with 5G NR software can assist with your early deployments. It...

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