Much like the 2017 event, this month’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2018 (IMS) was abuzz with talk of 5G applications, rollouts, and developments. But nowhere was that focus more singular than Monday’s (June 12) 5G summit, whose speaker lineup looked like a connectivity all-star roster.
The transition from previous 802.11 standards, such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, to 802.11ax adds several new technologies and performance requirements that need to be fully tested. However, there are a number of challenges in designing these test scenarios.
Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.
NR is billed as a more capable air interface, and will need to operate in both the frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (mmWave) with a frame structure supporting both TDD and FDD, as well as operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?
As machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies grow congruent with daily life, satellite-based IoT is increasingly relevant to the mix. Given that IoT devices are primarily used to eliminate the need for human interface, as well as provide real-time automated monitoring and control across distances, it’s often essential to enable its functioning in remote regions that lie outside the range of terrestrial network coverage.
Another telco claims the "world's first" commercial 5G network, a tug-of-war takes place in the U.S. over the 3.5 GHz band, and new 5G technology debuts at MWC Shanghai, all in this edition of the Week in 5G!
Intel and U.S. carrier Sprint are teaming up and will start selling 5G PCs next year, a former Qualcomm CEO co-founds a competitor, and providers are pushing hard against legislators to free up spectrum and loosen regulatory barriers, all in this week's The Week in 5G.
The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has finalized the 5G Phase-1 Standard, Verizon and AT&T duke it out for 5G rollout dominance, and cell site radiation health concerns resurface, today in the Week In 5G.
It's been a week of notable firsts in 5G technology, the mobile communication phase-1 standards for which are scheduled to be finalized also this week.
At the Global Terminal Summit held on June 28, 2018, at this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai, China Mobile brought together the members of the 5G Device Forerunner Initiative to publish the Guideline for 5G Terminal Products. China Mobile and the other members of the 5G Device Forerunner Initiative signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions, will continue its presence at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium with participation in the exposition at booth 538.
ALPHA – Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences, a technology cluster specializing in photonics, microwave and digital technologies, recently announces it will bring six cluster members to the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018, taking place on June 10 – 15, in Philadelphia (PA).
Wi-Fi and cellular data traffic are increasing exponentially but, unless the capacity of wireless links can be increased, all that traffic is bound to lead to unacceptable bottlenecks.
Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited is delighted to announce that its innovative Metnet technology is providing superfast wireless backhaul for the 5G Smart Tourism testbed to be delivered in Bath and Bristol.
The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab; Watershed, the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, and We The Curious, the Bristol-based science centre, hosted the Layered Realities Weekend 5G Showcase in mid-March.
This white paper discusses candidate waveforms for 5G research and introduces a new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. This testbed combines software solutions with test equipment to investigate and to perform “what-if” scenarios for new emerging 5G waveform applications. Co-existence scenarios between candidate 5G and 4G waveforms are also investigated.
5G is driving many of the requirements for products today and pushing for the enhancement of over-the-air (OTA) efficiency with the expansion of multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) and beam-steering antenna technologies. As 5G pushes into these higher frequencies, beam-steering antennas will be required to direct radiated energy from the base station antenna array to the end user, while overcoming the higher path losses that occur at these frequencies. This application note primer examines some of the simulation technologies available that support the design of MIMO and beam-steering phased-array antennas.
In the earliest stages of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA) systems will be used to deliver gigabit internet speeds to homes, apartments, and businesses in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cable/fiber installations. Like other technological advancements, FWA has its own design challenges and considerations. This article presents five considerations to keep in mind when designing FWA systems.
Connected and Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles bring new requirements for network architectures and the Cloud in order to support the new workloads and satisfy real-time service requirements. This white paper demonstrates how Edge Computing provides computing, storage, and networking capabilities in a network, and how this technology supports multiple services for connected AD vehicles.
New spectrum is critical for the successful launch of 5G mobile services, and many endeavors are ongoing to identify new suitable spectrum. Each available spectrum range has specific characteristics that make it suitable for certain deployment scenarios and applications. This paper discusses the dependencies between the 5G applications spectrum requirements and spectrum ranges that are attractive for 5G deployment services.
While some of the challenges that lie ahead to meet the 5G requirements may still seem daunting, simulation can already be used today to develop understanding and explore innovative solutions. FEKO offers comprehensive solutions for device and base station antenna design, while WinProp will determine the requirements for successful network deployment.