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Cable industry aims to shape 5G as CableLabs joins innovation center at University of Surrey

The standards around next-generation mobile technologies – 2G, 3G, 4G – typically were driven by mobile operators and their vendor partners, but CableLabs aims to change that with the next iteration, namely 5G technology.

Millimeter wave veteran Cambridge gears for more competition after Spectrum Frontiers vote

Being early to any technology brings with it both risks and rewards, as Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) can attest. The company, which was established back in 2000 by 10 engineers from Cambridge University, has honed its skills in the 28 and 39 GHz departments, both of which were part of last week's history-making Spectrum Frontiers ruling.

C Spire achieves 2.2 Gbps in 5G test with Nokia at Mississippi HQ

Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire last week became the first company to successfully demonstrate a 5G fixed wireless solution in Mississippi using Nokia equipment with a direct connection to its fiber-based commercial television service.

Ericsson CEO: Almost all our products are already virtualized, but industry moving slowly to SDN, NFV

Although carriers including AT&T and Telefonica have boasted of their progress toward virtualized, software-defined networks, the overall wireless industry remains in the very early stages of this transition, said Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg.

Facebook's Connectivity Lab uses light collector to achieve data rates of more than 2 Gbps

Researchers from Facebook's Connectivity Lab say they've demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling through the air – and it could have implications for delivering internet service to far-flung places around the world.

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