5G radio access (Whitepaper)

research and vision

5G will enable the long-term Networked Society and realize the vision of unlimited access to
information for anyone and anything. This vision will be achieved by combining evolved versions
of today’s radio-access technologies (RATs), including LTE and HSPA, with complementary RATs
for specific use cases, not by replacing existing technologies.


Ericsson Labs – 5G Blog


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

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

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

Latency in 5G, Legacy in 4G

Latency in 5G, Legacy in 4G Don Brown & Stephen Wilkus   In developing wireless 5G standards, we have an opportunity to further reduce latency, the time delays, in future wireless networks.  In fact, there appears to be unanimous opinion that 5G standards should have less than 1 millisecond (msec) of latency.[1],[2],[3],[4] But why? InContinue Reading

A Critique of Pure Speed

A Critique of Pure Speed or What do we mean by increasing data rates? Surely the next generation of wireless standards will support higher data rates, but which data rate? We need to make sure that we solve the problems that need solving, rather than simply doing more of the same of what we’ve foundContinue Reading

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