Supporting a familiar mantra that operators want to wring as much out of LTE technology as they can before 5G comes along, Ericsson says it can help bring benefits of 5G to LTE networks today through what it calls its LTE Lean Carrier technology.
Super-low latency is expected to be one of the cornerstones of 5G, and SK Telecom and Ericsson are paving the way with a successful demonstration of small cell technology with super-low latency.
Kumu Networks, a startup that was founded around 2012 by a team of Stanford University professors and Ph.D graduates, is gaining momentum, with operator trials moving from the lab to the field.
BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics are apparently making progress on their commitment to work together on 5G network technology research. The pair will jointly demonstrate 3D beamforming using millimeter-wave (mmW) frequency bands when the industry convenes at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week.
Following its open source release on Dec. 5, 2015, the Open Sourced SDN Network Operating System--ONOS for short--has crossed 1,000 software downloads globally and welcomed two new members: Cisco and SK Telecom.
The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a Linux Foundation collaborative project, announced several new members and introduced Heather Kirksey as director of NFV.
South Korea's SK Telecom is hooking up with Nokia Networks on what they're calling the world's first commercialization of Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC), a core LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology.
The race to be the first to demonstrate and launch 5G is heating up. The latest entrant is SK Telecom which announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nokia to conduct joint research and development on 5G with the ultimate goal of demonstrating the technology in 2018 and commercially launching it in 2020.
SK Telecom announced that it launched commercial tri-band LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, which the carrier said was a world's first.