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Chinese telcos expected to deploy 1 million 5G SA stations in 2021

In 2020, Chinese operators accelerated the deployment of 5G SA networks across the country and now operate more than 700,000 5G sites nationwide. New, massive deployments are expected to occur this year, to further expand 5G coverage in urban and rural areas of the...

Where to next on the road to 5G Standalone? (Analyst Angle)

Now that more than 50 service providers on every continent have rolled out 5G, where are we with 5G? and where we are going? are timely questions. When will we get to 5G Standalone (5G SA)? To date, all 5G networks have been launched with...

Fujitsu, Qualcomm achieve NSA 5G calls on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum

Fujitsu provided 5G gNBs in testing for NTT DoCoMo Fujitsu Limited and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a non-standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) data call on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. In Japan, where the calls took place in mid-July, the 3.7 GHz and 4.5 GHz...

How will dynamic spectrum sharing ease the transition to standalone 5G?

Dynamic spectrum sharing accelerates 5G deployments by removing the need for re-farming Right now, 5G deployments around the world use an LTE core and radio access network with the addition of a 5G carrier. The next step is to move from that scenario, non-standalone 5G,...

Hot takes: Industry reactions to standalone 5G NR

3GPP finalized standalone 5G New Radio last week Last week was big for the continued development of technological specifications for next-generation 5G networks. Meeting in a hotel ballroom in La Jolla, California, 3GPP members froze the specifications for standalone 5G New Radio six months after...

Samsung hosts 3GPP final standalone 5G standards meeting

3GPP's standalone 5G NR standards may be adopted this week Samsung Electronics is hosting 3GPP's standalone 5G New Radio (NR) standards meeting in Busan, South Korea, from May 21 to 25. This meeting, currently underway, could end with adoption of the 5G standards for 5G phase-1. Samsung...

Vodafone, Huawei use 3GPP 5G NR standard to make a call

The 5G call used an end-to-end test network in Spain U.K.-based telecom group Vodafone and Huawei have announced the completion of what the companies claim to be the world’s first call using the non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard and sub-6 GHz spectrum. The two...

AT&T targets Dallas, Waco, Atlanta for ‘mobile 5G’ this year

AT&T 5G plans will tap millimeter wave spectrum After initially announcing its plans to offer mobile 5G in 2018, AT&T identified Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta Georgia, as the first cities where it will deploy network services based on the 3GPP non-standalone 5G New...

How 5G NR interoperability testing is shaping commercialization

With the non-standalone 5G New Radio (NR) specification approved by 3GPP in December 2017, the telecom ecosystem is rapidly conducting standard-compliant interoperability testing to prepare for commercialization as soon as the second-half of this year. The non-standalone 5G NR standard uses the LTE core...

How prepared is the telecom industry to deploy NSA 5G NR?

Now that there's a non-standalone 5G NR standard in place, how has the rest of the telecom industry aligned to support promised commercial rollouts as early as the second half of 2018? Serge Willenegger, Qualcomm SVP and GM of 4G/5G and Industrial IoT took...

Following NSA 5G NR standard, DT, Huawei and Intel complete interop test

5G NR interoperability test used a Huawei commercial base station; Intel 5G mobile trial platform Deutsche Telekom (DT), Intel and Huawei announced they have achieved what it claims to be the world's first NSA 5G NR interoperability and development testing based on the 3GPP Release...

With new 5G standard, industry kicks into high gear

As the industry celebrates the much-anticipated, official ratification of the first 5G standard, companies are eager to utilize the specification for "full-scale development of 5G NR" with tests and trials over the coming year and commercial offerings as soon as 2019. Qualcomm and Ericsson...

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