Cobham partners with China Mobile for dual connectivity demo at MWC

The LTE-Advanced dual connectivity trial marks major milestone in 5G roadmap

STEVENAGE, UK, FEB 21– Cobham Wireless today announced that it has joined forces with China Mobile to trial an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Dual Connectivity system for 4G and 5G networks. The system demonstrates how throughput and capacity can be improved across a network, by utilising radio resources from multiple mobile cells simultaneously. Cobham Wireless, a leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, will be exhibiting the system at Mobile World Congress 2017.
 

Keysight Works with Huawei on China 5G R&D Trial, ZTE on Commercial Pre Deployment of 5G

Keysight Works with Huawei on China 5G R&D Trial, ZTE on Commercial Pre Deployment of 5G

Keysight Technologies Works with Huawei on Phase II of China 5G Technology R&D Trial
Seven major test scenarios designed to accelerate deployment of key 5G technologies

Highlights:

•         Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei's 5G prototype base station

•         Huawei using Keysight's UXA N9040B signal analyzer and 89601B VSA signal analysis software

Casa Systems Clears the Path to 5G with New Mobile Offerings at Mobile World Congress

Ultra-Broadband small cells, Small Cell Manager, and mobile EPC solutions put operators in the driver's seat

ANDOVER, Mass., February 23, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in mobile, fixed broadband and cable access networks, today announced the expansion of its mobile solutions portfolio putting network operators on track to deliver 5G services.

Viavi Lights the Path to 5G at MWC, Presenting 5G Trial Data

Test and assurance pioneer announces virtualization, visibility and versatility for MNOs

Milpitas, Calif., February 22, 2017 – Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has released new industry data on the state of 5G trials globally. Despite 5G standards not being expected until 2020, 25 mobile operators have already announced that they are lab testing "5G". Among those, 12 report having progressed to field testing. An additional four operators have announced their plans for 5G trials.

Intel, RIFT.io, Vasona Networks and Xaptum to Demo IoT Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)

ETSI mobile edge specification group approves joint MEC-industrial IoT proof of concept

San Jose, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – Intel, RIFT.io, Vasona Networks and Xaptum announced today ETSI Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC) has approved its joint multi-access edge computing (MEC) industrial Internet of Things (IoT) proof of concept (PoC). The companies will showcase the low-latency PoC at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 27-March 3.
 

Italtel Launches VTU Application for 5G Era

Video upload use case will be demoed at Mobile World Congress

Milan, February 22, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, today unveiled its virtual Transcoding Unit (vTU) application which brings several functionalities to the edge of networks, improving upload performance, reducing latency and increasing the battery life of connected devices.
 

Shentel and AT&T in FDD LTE Massive MIMO Commercial Trials with Blue Danube Systems

'Industry First'demonstrates 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 16, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that it has completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum. These trials were conducted using Blue Danube's BeamCraft™ 500 active antenna product for advanced 3D beamforming, which is capable of delivering a record 160W of transmit power for a Massive MIMO system.

THE 5G MYTH - excerpts from the book by Dr. William Webb - Complimentary eBook

Without some new “killer application” there is no expectation of ARPU increases after 5G deployment and little incentive for MNOs to deploy it

Introduction

A “Wi-Fi first” world

Previous calls for enhanced coverage have mostly focussed on cellular, and previous efforts to provide widespread Wi-Fi “municipal” coverage have generally been seen as a failure. The steps set out in the previous section would move Wi-Fi back centre-stage in the world of communications. Is this plausible, and have lessons been learnt from previous attempts to deploy widespread Wi-Fi?

Infinera Paves the Way to 5G with New Open Mobile Transport Solutions

Mobile Fronthaul Backhaul Solutions support mobile operators' quest to become 5G-ready

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has expanded its Mobile Fronthaul and Mobile Backhaul Solutions to support mobile operators as their networks evolve to become 5G-ready. Infinera introduced a new range of flexponders for mobile fronthaul and a new EMXP Access Unit for mobile backhaul to extend the capabilities of XTM Series-based solutions, providing investment protection and meeting stringent performance requirements for mobile operators as networks scale to 5G.

Carrier Study Finds Global LTE Roaming Availability Doubles in Two Years

Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe

Brussels – Belgium – More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

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