Two years ago, we published our first 5G Architecture predictions, and our first 5G business case analysis. We made the outrageous claim 16 months ago, that 5G will target fixed broadband applications first, not mobile handsets. We hit the bull's eye on that one. We also said that we didn't expect meaningful deployment until the standards were finished in 2020. It looks like that prediction was wrong.
I'm not a fan of clickbait. Like most people, I've been burned by my fair share of headlines promising mind-blowing historical photos, or posing inflammatory questions the author has no intention of answering. So, believe me, I'm not trying to lure you in with the suggestion that in five years we WILL NOT be talking about some of today's hottest topics in telecom network infrastructure. I know we will. My question is…should we?
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MulteFire is the key to driving LTE without a license. Qualcomm's technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. But will MulteFire find footing in the wireless, cable or broadband industry when it competes with so many similar technologies?
ITIF to policymakers: To support 5G development, bring mmWave to market and streamline infrastructure deployment
5G functionality is on track to expand wireless functionality over 4G LTE's capabilities, but there is more policymakers can do to set the stage for innovation, ITIF found in a new report it released Thursday.
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.
Altair Semiconductor says its FourGee-1160 chipset, which powers the M14A2A IoT module manufactured by Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) that is certified to run on AT&T's LTE network, is upgradable via a firmware over the air (FoTA) upgrade to the Cat-M1 standard.
CTIA is urging the FCC to get a move on when it comes to the high-band millimeter wave spectrum and not pay attention to arguments that Boeing and the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) have put forth regarding more time for establishing sharing parameters between satellite and terrestrial mobile operations.
Given all the claims vendors have been making around their abilities to deliver 5G and pre-5G equipment, CableLabs wants to give some of the gear a spin to see how it performs for real.