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NGMN Alliance, 5G PPP, 4G Americas separately move to build 'foundation' for 5G

A surprisingly wide range of companies, trade groups and technical associations this week announced plans to work on the building block of 5G networks, news that further underscores the wireless industry's interest in moving past LTE and into 5G.

Qualcomm runs more tests to prove LTE-U, LAA are not Wi-Fi's enemy

Responding to claims that LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) will interfere with Wi-Fi under certain conditions, Qualcomm ran additional tests to show that LTE-U not only plays nice with Wi-Fi, but it also protects Wi-Fi to a greater degree than Wi-Fi protects itself.

NTT DoCoMo outlines phased approach to 5G, 5G+

Japan's NTT DoCoMo shared an update on its plans for launching 5G in 2020, and it will be split into two phases, one termed 5G and another dubbed 5G+.

NENA 'aggressive' in making sure FirstNet, NG911 work together, official says

As FirstNet moves forward, it must be compatible with next-generation 911, said a National Emergency Number Association official. The next-gen 911 system will be IP-based to improve the flow of emergency information (including texts, videos and pictures) from the public to safety responders.

Fastback Networks deploys NLOS gear with nod to VoLTE, LTE-A

Fastback Networks' hyper-focus on latency is starting to pay off as more and more advanced technologies rely on super-low latency. 

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