Amid a bevy of 5G announcements from the GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2016 and Informa's 5G World in London, Samsung Electronics is touting a breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna and power amplifier technologies to enable smaller, more energy efficient 5G equipment and devices at 28 GHz.
Ericsson set out to prove that 5G could replace five fingers on a surgeon's hand, with a tactile robotic surgery demonstration at the 5G World 2016 event in London.
Wireless operators and vendors looking to deploy LTE-U have expressed frustration in the past about the time it's taking to create a test plan for coexisting with Wi-Fi, and now it looks as though it might get pushed back a little more.
Ericsson moved quickly to utilise new 3GPP standards for cellular low power, wide area (LPWA) Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announcing it will conduct the world's first demonstration in conjunction with Intel and China Mobile.
Ericsson said it is cooperating with U.S. authorities in an investigation into alleged corruption dating back more than three years. The telecom gear vendor said last week that it received a request from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2013 seeking information on its anticorruption policies and procedures. Ericsson said the questions were related to the 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which addresses accounting transparency requirements as well as the bribery of foreign officials.
Conspiracy theorists may wonder how Stockholm, where Ericsson's headquarters are located, just happened to land at the top of Ericsson's Networked Society City Index 2016 – the second year in a row it's achieved such distinction.
Ericsson wrapped up a busy week of 5G developments by announcing a new programme with Swisscom and unveiling what it described as "5G plug-ins" to help bridge the gap with current mobile networks.
Ericsson confirmed reports that it is the subject of anti-corruption investigations by U.S. authorities, but declined to provide in-depth details of the probes.
Ericsson announced the launch of its 5G Plug-Ins, which it describes as software-driven innovations that bring essential 5G technology concepts to today's cellular networks.
Sprint used the 15 GHz centimeter wavelength spectrum and gear from Ericsson this week to deliver download speeds up to 4 Gbps during a 5G demonstration in the parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament.