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.
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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.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.
The world's largest showcase of 5G technology got underway at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea this week. Several 5G use cases are being demonstrated at the Games, ranging from driverless shuttles and ultrafast video streaming to wildlife management.
Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability and over-the-air testing — compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard — in the 3.5 Ghz and 28 Ghz spectrum. Successful testing allows operators to begin 5G NR field trials this year, in preparation for the rollout of commercial 5G services starting in 2019.
Qualcomm has announced a "5G Pioneer" Initiative with Chinese companies to deliver 5G-ready devices commercially by 2019.
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.
Mobile World Congress – Ethertronics, the leader in high performance antenna system solutions, today announced the industry’s first cost-effective 5G test services and test chamber to address the complex test and verification challenges for 5G millimeter wave devices.
Samsung Electronics will spotlight its end-to-end 5G commercial solutions at MWC 2018, unveiling new possibilities for the future of mobile communications. The demonstrations, planned to take place during the event at the Samsung Networks booth, will leverage the 5G solutions to showcase unexplored service opportunities and business cases.
Anokiwave recently announced the first product in a new family of second generation 5G Silicon Quad Core ICs that enable 3GPP compliant base stations with the worldwide release of the 39 GHz AWMF-0156 IC.
An off-the-wall new study by Brown University researchers shows that terahertz frequency data links can bounce around a room without dropping too much data. The results are good news for the feasibility of future terahertz wireless data networks, which have the potential to carry many times more data than current networks.
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.
Why are names like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE more well-known than 5G or Zigbee when they all play a huge role in our daily lives? Both 5G and Wi-Fi have very particular characteristics that will be beneficial for connecting devices to the internet. This white paper offers a different perspective on the “battle” between these two types of technology, and how to leverage each to exploit the most advantages.
The most demanding 5G applications will require fiber for each small cell, but the exact fiber cable requirements for each deployment will differ based on local geography and expected demand. This paper discusses the use of fiber in 5G technologies, as well as how to calculate the amount of fiber needed for 5G in metropolitan areas.
5G networks need to be designed to offer more capacity and flexibility while lowering overall systems operation expenses. This paper discusses various test solutions that can address current and future requirements for antenna verification, including conducted and over-the-air test methods.
Proposals for next-gen 5G waveforms are converging towards using cyclic-prefix orthagonal frequency division multiplexing (CP-OFDM) for 5G New Radio (NR). CP-OFDM is used by LTE and ranks best on compatibility with multi-antenna technologies, high spectral efficiency, and low implementation complexity.
Anritsu recently hosted a major network equipment manufacturer (NEM) at our factory in Morgan Hill, CA USA to perform some early validation of their 28 GHz 5G radios. The application is to use radios for 5G fixed wireless access to compete with fiber to the home. The NEM required the use of the Anritsu Spectrum Master™ MS2720T spectrum analyzer to test the performance of these next-generation 28 GHz 5G radios in a coverage mapping exercise. The spectrum analyzer was used to measure key parameters of the NEM prototype radio in a variety of real-world environments.