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abucek
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abucek,
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7/22/2014 | 9:04:30 AM
Re: Radio Dot
Japan normally by nature of its size ( an island ) is always first to adopt the latest mobile tech faster than usually the rest of world.   I believe NTT DoCoMo was the first to deploy 3G as well " Japan's NTT DoCoMo pioneered the deployment of W-CDMA, launching its 3G service commercially in October 2001 ".  Maybe for them it is more of a need to be first at something ?  I just dont see the need for 5G at this point the telecom industry is still trying to incorporate VOLTE in addition to understand the practical application of SDN and NFV.
DanJones
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7/22/2014 | 8:50:33 AM
Re: Radio Dot
You might, but the CTO of NTT DoCoMo doesn't, he said he expects to be in commercial deployment of 5G by 2020.
abucek
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abucek,
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7/21/2014 | 12:50:15 PM
Re: Radio Dot
I think 2020 for 5G is really too early considering coverage is still an issue with most major providers and small cell deployments are on going and true LTE speeds have yet to be reached in the commercial space.  At this point there are no killer applications or fundemental evolutionary enterprise benefits to drive the deployment of 5G.

 

I would assume as 4G coverage improves in most metropolitian areas and as "The Internet of All Things" whatever this is defined to be takes more of a foothold the need to expand over the air data rates will drive the natural progression from 4G to 5G.
danielcawrey
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7/20/2014 | 3:43:02 PM
Re: Radio Dot
Interesting comment on the consolidation of over 1,000 OSS/BSS. That sounds like a ton of work! 

5G in 2020? That seems really far off! But these things take time I know, and there are still times when my 4G LTE connection drops. 
R Clark
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7/18/2014 | 8:36:48 PM
That really is advanced
Thanks, Sarah, it's good to know what Ericsson is up to.

And there's "industry support for basing LTE on 5G."  That's busting a few paradigms!

 
sarahthomas1011
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7/18/2014 | 4:39:38 PM
Radio Dot
I was hoping to get some more color about Radio Dot, but nothing new there. I think we'll see the first commercial deployments, my guess is with AT&T then Verizon towards the very end of the year.


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