Planning 5G will likely mean some huge antenna headaches for operators, reckons Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
With 4G just getting into its stride, 5G is already a hot topic. But is it too early? I don't think so.
Snaps from Sprint's visit to Chicago where it showed off its first 8T8R basestations, launched nationwide HD voice calling, announced a partnership with Under Armour, and more.
5G will ultimately become "personal backhaul for 5G points of presence," Sprint's chief network operator says.
Alpental buy gets Google some radio talent now and helps it hedge bets on a 5G future.
Google has bought a millimeter wave radio startup founded by ex-Clearwire execs that may give it table stakes in the future of 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission gets cozy with South Korea on 5G; Telefónica to sell electricity; Swisscom does LTE-Advanced.
Chinese vendor announces a revamped strategy but its focus remains on network operators.
Forum's latest release focuses on urban deployment challenges, but its members are focused on understanding virtualization's role in their small cell networks.
Nokia is buying RF filter specialist Mesaplexx to help reduce the size of its basestations.