Archive for the ‘5G’ Category

GSA looks 5G spectrum worldwide

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has provided a snapshot of 5G spectrum activity around the world as of the end of December 2017. “Activity” can include plans, trials, and regulatory consideration. The bands range from 600 MHz to 86 GHz. There’s some inaccuracy as GSA depends on incomplete information from some regulators, operators, and vendors, but it’s the best collection of public domain information.


NTT’s overview of 5G radio standardization

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

NTT DOCOMO researchers discuss 3GPP’s 5G radio standardization process in the March 2017 issue of NTT Technical Review.

It explains the phasing of 5G radio development. Phase 2 is the end of the current concentration of activity due for completion in late 2019. That specification is intended to meet ITU’s IMT-2020 performance requirements. Phase 1 is for early commercial deployment. Before Phase 1 is done a third mode (called non-standalone, which is explained) will be culled for even earlier commercial deployment. (They also refer to Phase 1 and Phase 2 as 5G and 5G+, respectively.)


Future of the wireless world: The move to 5G

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

I was pleased to participate in this March 7 event presented by Politico and Qualcomm. The event page with video is here.

TIA surveys operators on 5G

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has surveyed the 5G views of 31 mobile network operator executives from around the world. The findings were recently published (registration required). It’s implied that the survey used 5G in the most common sense — that of 3GPP, which has targeted completion of 5G specifications for 2020. (No one owns the term 5G — Verizon has its own 5G specifications, at least for now.)


TIA converges on the network of the future

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Once a year the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) holds a membership meeting that looks forward to tomorrow’s networks. Last week I moderated a spectrum panel at the “Network of the Future” conference in Dallas, and stayed for the rest of the wireless track (parallel tracks I didn’t attend related to software-defined networking and big data).