Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum Members to "Collaborate on 'True Convergence' of Mobile and Fixed Networks to Unlock Full Potential of 5G"

As the Broadband Forum held its quarterly meeting in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom’s 5G Executive Program Manager Antje Williams called for true convergence between fixed and mobile networks so that a seamless experience could be delivered to consumers.

Access-agnostic networks are a vital component in realizing the full potential of 5G, and in order for this to happen, more collaboration is needed between different standards bodies, including open source communities, according to Williams.

Role and Importance of HetNets in 4G and 5G

Based on a combination of Macro Cells and various Small Cell technologies, HetNets have gained relevance and importance, more than ever before, from the MNO's perspective for offering the mobile broadband capacities in their networks. Given this ground reality, MNOs today need have a clear vision and direction on their strategies for establishing these HetNet solutions in their networks.

Keysight joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Advance 5G Technology

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.

Twenty-First Century Businesses Need 21st Century Infrastructure

White House Underlines Opportunity to Apply Lessons from 4G to 5G-LTE Challenges Ahead

The White House Briefing Room

 

Under President Obama, we have seen technological breakthroughs and strategic investments that have propelled the United States to the forefront of wireless broadband—with world-leading 4G/LTE coverage for more than 98 percent of U.S. citizens. Today, the Obama Administration is announcing new steps to maintain U.S. leadership and win the next generation of mobile technology with the launch of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Upshot Briefing: Spectrum Management

Interview with Karl Nebbia, Director of Spectrum Solutions at Alion Science and Technology

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Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

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5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.

Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.

FCC Takes Stance on Broadband Wireless Spectrum and TDM Voice Transition

US becomes first to open high-band spectrum for 5G networks; FCC Also Announces Expedited Legacy Voice Transition for CSPs

FCC TAKES STEPS TO FACILITATE MOBILE BROADBAND AND NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SPECTRUM ABOVE 24 GHZ

New rules will enable rapid development and deployment of next generation 5G technologies and services

5G: ETNO Endorses Industry Manifesto

Stressing Importance of Collaboration and Investment

ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes and endorses the “Manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe” presented today in Brussels at an executive meeting hosted by Commissioner Günther Oettinger.

5G Networks Offer Unique Opportunity to Greatly Expand Wireless Capacity, But National and Local Government Support Needed for it to Flourish, Says New ITIF Report

The ongoing development of next-generation “5G” wireless technologies represents a unique opportunity to radically expand the capacity and flexibility of wireless networks, with profound implications for broadband competition and productivity growth.

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