5G standardisation started in 3GPP

Eiko Seidel CTO and 3GPP RAN Standardisation Expert First 5G activities in 3GPP have been starting this week at the 3GPP mega meeting in San Francisco. First 5G contributions have been submitted. 3GPP SA1 might soon start working on 5G requirements. Vodafone suggest to start a study item on 5G requirements in February next year.Continue Reading

Five Ideas to speed the road to 5G — by FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

The FCC Commsisioner Jessica Rosenworcel has been speaking and writing about the future of spectrum regulation and the preparations for 5G.  In public comments to GSMA  she presented "Five Ideas to speed the road to 5G." REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL GSMA: THE MOBILE 360 SERIES—NORTH AMERICA ATLANTA, GEORGIA SEPTEMBER 22, 2014             Thank you forContinue Reading

Apple joins NGMN’s 20 Operators in defining 5G

In a press release yesterday, the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) organization of mobile operators members announced that Apple, typically a relatively reclusive and insular player in standards and the wireless industry groups, has joined as a partner to NGMN, just as the organization presented its next steps in defining 5G. The NGMN Alliance membership base now comprises 23 globalContinue Reading

Ericsson’s 5G Review

Ericsson recently published a thoughtful review article, “5G Radio Access,” by Stefan Parkvall, et. al.[1]  Their paper properly begins with an assessment of the use cases that they target with 5G; categorized under overlapping demands for extended broadband, Mission-critical Machine Type Communications (MTC) and Massive MTCs as illustrated in their figure below. They join theContinue Reading

4G Americas’ 5G

The summer vacation season hasn’t slowed the great 5G Mandala.[1]  We now count over 63 collaborative groups playing a role in developing the 5th Generation (5G) wireless standard.  This isn't even counting individual companies and working to make and use 5G products. 4G Americas, the organization representing operators throughout North, Central and South America andContinue Reading

NTT Docomo names suppliers for 5G trials; targets 2020 commercial launch

NTT DOCOMO  May 9, 2014 Microwave Journal NTT Docomo, Japan's biggest mobile operator, announced it is working with six suppliers to conduct various “experimental trials” for 5G involving higher frequency bands than those used for existing mobile technologies. The six vendors involved are Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung. NTT Docomo is targeting commercialContinue Reading

“No-one really knows what 5G is”…GSMA talks about the Future of Mobile, at TM Forum Live!

AMDOCS Blogs Naomi Weiser | June 6, 2014  “No-one really knows what 5G is. We need to spend some time defining it”.  Since the person making this declaration at TM Forum Live! this week about the next (fifth) generation of mobile broadband technology to come was Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA (and she,Continue Reading

CTIA reports 120% growth in wireless data traffic

June 17, 2014: The CTIA reported a 120% increase in US wireless traffic in 2013. Their annual survey results includes historical anonomized data from all the major US wireless operators http://www.ctia.org/resource-library/press-releases/archive/ctia-annual-survey-2013. The previous annual report for 2012 showed a moderating growth rate of 67% which suggested a less than exponential growth rate. However, yesterday's report shows accelerating growth to 120%Continue Reading

South Korea and EU agree on joint development of 5G

une 16, 2014: Soul/Brussels: South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), has agreed to joint development of 5G and other future network technologies with the EU's 5G Infrastructure Association.  Mr. Mun-Kee Choi, South Korea's minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MISP) the cabinet level post the Bell Lab's president Jeong KimContinue Reading

Mobile Operators Present Initial 5G Requirements (NGMN)

Frankfurt, Germany – 16th June, 2014 The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance presented end-to-end requirements for 5G at its NGMN Forum meeting in June. Leading global Operator, Vendor and Research representatives gathered to review the initial results of the Alliance’s 5G initiative and to give guidance on the way forward. Earlier this year, theContinue Reading

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