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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...

Why 5G NR-U is such an ‘important chapter’ in cellular connectivity

Qualcomm: '5G NR-U represents a brand-new field of spectrum' 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum (NR-U) is being finalized for inclusion in 3GPP Release 16, which, though delayed, is now expected to be ratified next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Qualcomm, NR-U is “an...

How does support for unlicensed spectrum with NR-U transform what 5G can do for you?

It has been almost a decade since Qualcomm Technologies embarked on the journey to realizing its vision for high-performance cellular networking in unlicensed spectrum. Now, just two years since the launch of 5G NR Release 15, 3GPP is set to complete Release 16 in...

5G NR-U synchronized sharing for more efficient private networks

3GPP including 5G NR-U for 5 GHz and 6 GHz in Rel. 16 With the forthcoming 3GPP Rel. 16, 5G New Radio will be expanded into the unlicensed 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands. Called NR-U, there are two modes of operation: non-standalone wherein operators...

3 spectrum sharing paradigms and how operators and enterprises will benefit

Despite being repeated constantly, the statement is no less correct--spectrum is the lifeblood of cellular innovation. And, as 5G begins its long-term evolutionary path with rollouts around the globe, spectrum is fundamental in moving from providing enhanced mobile broadband to providing the latency, reliability...

FCC looks to divvyup 5.9 GHz band between C-V2X and unlicensed use

75 megahertz of 5.9 GHz spectrum are in play  This week U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out a plan to reallocate 75 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications and for unlicensed uses like Wi-Fi. The FCC will...

Qualcomm SVP lays out five 5G game-changers

Qualcomm spectrum chief on C-V2X, NR-U, DSS and other 5G mega trends During Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Dean Brenner, Qualcomm's senior vice president of spectrum strategy and technology policy, sat down with RCR Wireless News to discuss some of the major technology trends he...

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