News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in August 2016
AT&T, Samsung & Friends Plot Crisp 5G Demos for the Fall
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8/31/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T is ready to do more testing in Austin, while Samsung has asked for licenses to show off its system to Verizon and, reportedly, Google.
Ericsson Kickstarts 5G RAN Arms Race
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8/31/2016  |  2 comments
Thought commercial 5G network products were years away? Not according to the Swedes…
Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
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8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
AI Paving the Way for 5G, IoT
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8/30/2016  |  5 comments
Networks need to be smarter to handle anticipated traffic booms and network reshaping that 5G and IoT will bring.
VMware & Dell CEOs See Massive NFV Opportunity
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
The service provider market is moving to VMware and Dell's strengths, and the two companies intend to capitalize on that industry change as Dell acquires a controlling interest in VMware, CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell said Monday.
600MHz Auction Climbs Over $22B
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8/29/2016  |  8 comments
The 600MHz low-band spectrum auction starts the week topping $22 billion.
Verizon 4G Is Now 50% Faster in 461 Cities
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8/29/2016  |  6 comments
Verizon has updated its 4G LTE network in 461 cities coast-to-coast to deliver data speeds that could peak at over 100 Mbit/s.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Tops $16B
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8/24/2016  |  5 comments
Bidding ramps up, but it is nowhere close to the $88.4B the broadcasters are asking -- yet.
Verizon Updates 5G Spec, Could Launch Ahead of 3GPP
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8/24/2016  |  5 comments
Verizon is determined to be first in the US with 5G, and has updated its 5G spec again, as it tests fixed wireless in the field.
Rio Sees Olympian Growth in Mobile Traffic
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8/24/2016  |  1 comment
Mobile data usage has soared in the six years between the soccer World Cup in South Africa and this year's Olympics in Rio, according to Syniverse.
LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
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8/24/2016  |  4 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
Eurobites: Elisa, Huawei Claim 4G Breakthrough
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8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 ups its IoT game with Kombridge acquisition; MegaFon teams up with Mastercard for mobile payment card; Deutsche Telekom adds Qivicon partners.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Movie Review: Herzog's Lo & Behold Looks at Life in the Connected World
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Co-produced by NetScout, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a funny, astute, shambolic and unexpectedly emotional investigation into what it means to be connected.
DT, SK Telecom Plot 'Global' 5G Trials
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Hits $10B+ in First Week
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8/19/2016  |  3 comments
But will the auction live up to TV broadcasters' expectations?
VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
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8/18/2016  |  7 comments
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
Oh-Oh! 5G Phones Will Lag 5G Networks
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8/18/2016  |  4 comments
One of the direct benefits of deploying 5G is supposed to be 5G networks' ability to easily handle that traffic with throughputs of 5 Gbits/s or better. That won't be the case for some time after 5G networks have been deployed, however.
US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G
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8/18/2016  |  3 comments
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.
5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore  | 
8/16/2016  |  9 comments
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Eurobites: BT Attacks 'Orwellian' Rivals
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8/16/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.
Verizon, SK Telecom Extend 5G Partnership
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8/16/2016  |  10 comments
US and South Korean operators flag new alliance aimed at accelerating the development of 5G technology.
Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
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8/15/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.
Google Looks to Test 3.5GHz Broadband Radios
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8/11/2016  |  1 comment
Google has asked the FCC for licenses to test radios in 24 areas in the US over 24 months.
Affirmed: 5G-Ready Core Is Table Stakes for Operators
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8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The decomposed core is an expectation, not a pipe-dream.
Health Questions About 5G Surface in US
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8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Now that the FCC is fast-tracking 5G in the US, questions are being asked about health concerns.
Google Could Stitch 5G Into HetNet Future
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8/10/2016  |  6 comments
Google is hunting for an engineer to test 5G and more for future heterogeneous networks.
Google Fiber May Go Wireless in the Valley – Report
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8/10/2016  |  8 comments
Internet giant's broadband subsidiary is reported to be considering whether to use wireless technologies instead of fiber in parts of Silicon Valley.
NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
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8/9/2016  |  1 comment
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
T-Mobile Aims to Match Verizon 4G Coverage, Not Big on Fixed 5G
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8/5/2016  |  2 comments
T-Mobile not swayed by fixed 5G, keeps on truckin' with 4G network enhancements.
Apple Seeks 5G Interoperability Know-How
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Apple is now searching for an engineer familiar with the 5G standardization process.
Verizon Wireless Leadership a Dunne Deal
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8/3/2016  |  3 comments
Experienced UK wireless exec is crossing the pond, bringing an active Twitter account and a deep interest in consumer contact with him.
CORD Fuels Access Virtualization Push
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8/2/2016  |  4 comments
As CORD becomes its own open source project and releases a major distribution, virtualized access gets closer to reality.