Ericsson paves the way for insane 5G speeds

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Researchers at Ericsson have been working on technologies to help shape 5G in the coming years, with perhaps one of the most exciting advancements being 'Multipoint Connectivity with Distributed MIMO' which the company demonstrated late last month. 

The technology allows devices to ping multiple towers and maintain more than one datastream at a time for enhanced speed...

By Ryan Daws, 01 June 2015, 1 comment. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Innovation, IoT, Networks, Research.

The rise of the semi-connected consumer

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The nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi availability increase in the western world has had a huge impact on the success of OTT service providers, many of whom have been instrumental in shaping the digital needs and expectations of customers.  Wi-Fi calling and messaging services have now become a feasible alternative to the lengthy and often expensive data-heavy contracts that are available from traditional mobile operators. This has given rise to the ‘semi connected consumer’ -...

By Timo Ahomäki, 18 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, Consumers, WiFi.

Editorial: Strategic review of digital communications market

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Around the world the telecommunications market is going through a period of significant change with technologies such as small cells, the rollout of LTE, the exploration of 5G, and even new ideas such as the Internet of Things and the smart cities born out of it.

One of the digital communications markets...

By Ryan Daws, 13 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadband, Consumers, LTE, MVNO, Operators, Regulation.

Samsung and SK Telecom to demonstrate 7.5Gbps "5G" technology

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You can guarantee 5G will be a big talking point during next week's Mobile World Congress, even if we don't know what it is yet. Samsung and SK Telecom, however, have a good idea of what it should look like and are prepared to show the world during the show...

The two Korean companies are always at the forefront of the latest technology, and that trend looks set to continue thanks to a 5G research and development...

By Ryan Daws, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Networks, Research.

Verkotan buys Microsoft test chambers to recreate wireless environments

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Wireless performance testing specialists, Verkotan, has bought mobile equipment testing laboratories from Microsoft to ensure their facilities are class-leading and able to recreate the same problematic environments found by real-life customers in their day-to-day lives.

The team of six was founded back in November and has its roots in Nokia and...

By Ryan Daws, 09 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, Industry, Licensing, Testing & Measurement.

Ups and downs of the mobile internet movement

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Not that long ago, internet access via a mobile phone was considered a novelty. Today, as more mobile network operators continue to achieve breakthroughs in broadband upload and download speeds, the growth in total mobile data traffic is rising exponentially.ABI Research now predicts that the average monthly data consumed per mobile service subscriber will increase from 445 megabytes in 2014 to 2,289 megabytes by 2019.In early December 2014, Nokia Networks unveiled its carrier...

By David H. Deans, 03 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Industry, Infrastructure, Networks.

Capacity: Delivering app coverage on the road to 5G

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5G may be generating both hype and search engine optimization efforts but, for mobile operators, 5G is already a key consideration in their network strategy and planning. In other words, mobile operators are already on the road to 5G…

There are two recurring concepts that we see when we consider the network evolution to 5G:

  • The first is the concept of app coverage, which looks at network performance and capacity from the user perspective. This is...

By Eric Parsons, 30 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Connectivity, Industry, Networks, Operators, Spectrum.

The tactile internet: IoT, 5G and cloud on steroids

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By Professor Mischa Dohler & Professor Gerhard Fettweis, Fellows of the IEEE

Each Internet generation was believed to be the last, with designs pushed to near perfection. The first and original Internet, a virtually infinite network of computers, was a paradigm changer and went on to define the economies of the late 20th century. However, after that Internet came the Mobile Internet, connecting billions of smart phones and laptops, and yet again redefining entire segments...

By Telefónica, 10 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, IoT, M2M, Networks.

Samsung gives us a taste of 5G (with 7.5Gbps speeds)

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Korean giant Samsung is often at the forefront of new technologies, and with 5G, it looks to be well-ahead of its time. The standard isn't expected for a few years yet, but a number of companies have started to work on and help shape what it should look like according to their visions.

Samsung has been testing its own...

By Ryan Daws, 15 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Infrastructure, Networks, Research.

Opinion: Boris, stop talking about the mythical 5G. Let's roll-out Wi-FAR with its 64-mile radius

London's mayor spoke of his commitment to 5G this week, which is great, but I couldn't help but think we should stop talking about it – considering we don't even know what it is yet – and start putting technology into action which is readily available and could very well change how we connect to the internet in the "tech capital" he envisions…

Previously I lived in my parents' house...

By Ryan Daws, 11 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadband, Networks, WiFi.