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canders89
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2/15/2017 | 1:30:20 PM
Behind Samsung????
Those posting that they are years behind Samsung are reading this article to be something it is not.  This is an announcement of a significant development of a piece of the 5G puzzle.  A low power 28Ghz phased array antenna with 11 MIMO's is quite an accomplishment.  I know of six companies that have been working on similar developments for over five years, and they are not there yet.  As you get into these much higher frequencies with their far shorter wavelengths, the technology becomes significantly more challenging for developers.  The short wavelength requires high processing speeds, and even the component layouts are critical.  The 28Ghz signal is never going to penetrate a car's windows or roof, so devices like this are going to be critical to the use of this frequency band in direct communication with a user device.  This frequency is much better suited for front-haul than it is for direct to the consumer device.  It will not penetrate much of anything, has a high loss over free space and must be highly directional to be effective. 

So I read this article as a major announcement in the advancement of antenna technology that will have application in 5G and several other areas.  Not an announcement on their overall progress on a 5G ecosystem.  

If as is stated, Samsung is so far ahead on that front, you can bet that Samsung will look into licensing or using this advancement.  It will become an important piece of using the 28Ghz effectively in 5G. 

 
danielcawrey
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2/11/2017 | 5:06:34 PM
Re: They are late
What's important here is how this will enable cars of all shapes and sizes to be better connected. Maybe even smaller vehicles like motorcycles - while I don't quite see Harley-Davidson adding connectivity anytime soon, the company's competitors will. 

Connected motorcycles - who'd have thought?
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2/10/2017 | 1:24:46 PM
Re: They are late
Samsung 5G network is launching in September of this year and will enter a 5 month stabilization period before the big game, then visiting VIPs are handed specially prepared prototype Galaxy 5G phones to play with.

So yes, Ericsson is way way behind Samsung in mmwave 5G.

https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/nokia-cto-discusses-competing-5g-specs-and-2017-trials/2017/01/

Nokia CTO Discusses Competing 5G Specs and 2017 Trials

The big pillars to watch are AT&T and Verizon and Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Olympics will happen in February 2018, so Korea has to have the network running in the September timeframe. And it needs to be a fully functioning network.
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2/10/2017 | 1:14:32 PM
Re: They are late
Yes.

At this pre-market stage, do they still have time to catch up?

-- Brian Santo
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2/10/2017 | 12:58:26 PM
They are late
IBM and Ericsson are like 3 years behind Samsung.


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