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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Economic and Societal Impacts of 5G Infrastructure Investments Explored in CTIA Report

CTIA commissions Accenture Strategy to conduct analysis which estimates U.S. GDP boost of $500 billion

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA. 
 

Leti to Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for 5G Networks

Multiservice Transmission Field Trials at 3.5 GHz TDD Band with 40MHz Bandwidth

GRENOBLE, France – Jan. 10, 2017 – Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it will deploy a 5G framework on the MINATEC campus in Grenoble to demonstrate a new post-OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) multicarrier waveform.

Leti recently was granted a six-month license from Arcep, France's telecommunications regulatory agency, to run a field trial with multiservice transmission at 3.5 GHz TDD band with 40MHz bandwidth. 3.5GHz might be the first carrier frequency that will be released for 5G.

5G Americas Says Carriers Should Plan Network 'Slicing'

Makes possible the creation of virtual networks using one common network infrastructure

5G Americas

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has published a technical whitepaper titled Network Slicing for 5G Networks and Services that details network slicing implementation relative to 5G technologies.

CES 2017 Keynotes and Conference Highlights - 5G, V2V, IoT, and OTT

Not just abuzz about one new thing this year, noise floor elevated as buzzing came from all corners

CES 2017 Special Report
CES 2017 marked the 50th occasion of the event, which has grown to become one of the largest tradeshows in the world, and which now more than ever showcases the demand from consumers and suppliers for digital products, systems and processes to be connected. Twenty years ago, perhaps we could have predicted that the latest and greatest TV sets and products for the home featured at this event would feature network connectivity, that Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence would become increasingly viable technology platforms, and that electronic commerce would be commonplace.
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