Mobile World Congress 2017 was all about 5G and getting real. Although there is still much hype in the market, actual trials are underway and companies are getting realistic with what can be rolled out first and the progression of technologies needed to work their way into full 5G deployment. 5G connections are forecast to reach 1.1 B by 2025 according to a study made by GSMA, with wide deployment expected by 2020. The first 5G application being targeted seems to be fixed wireless access for certain locations.
Altice Makes Bold Moves to Virtualize Its Global Mobile Network With Cisco
Cisco and Red Hat Join Forces to Drive Innovation
Cisco and Altice Group continue to strengthen their alliance to transform Altice's business operations with new network architectures to help grow revenue, lower costs and improve customer retention.
Altice is a multinational cable, fiber, telecommunications, content and media company with 50 million customers spanning Western Europe, the United States, Israel, and the Overseas Territories.
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain – 27th February 2017 – AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today released new evidence on global SS7 Signalling attacks, including complex location tracking and call interception attacks that were able to bypass more basic STP-based defences. This evidence shows the increasing level of sophistication in SS7 attacks being encountered by operators, demonstrating the increasing capabilities and resources of attackers.
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.
NEC Teams with BT and EE to Test Future 5G Millimetre Wave Technology at Salford University
TOKYO, Feb 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701), BT and EE will work with the University of Salford as a research partner to undertake the most thorough testing yet into the performance of vital millimetre wave mobile backhaul technology for 4G and 5G networks.
With smaller cell sites set to play an integral role in meeting the capacity, latency and throughput requirements of future 4G and 5G networks, mobile backhaul is a growing challenge.
At MWC 2017 Giesecke & Devrient presents its comprehensive wearable solutions offering for banks, mobile operators and OEMs
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
• 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
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.
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.
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.