Reading the signs: 5G is coming | EDN

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One in 10 communications companies claim to have deployed 5G technology already, according to a recent survey (see: With 5G technology, the time is now).

Some parts of the 5G standard are close to being finalized, but nothing has been ratified yet. 

Furthermore, many of the constituent technologies (e.g., mmWave RF, beamforming, MIMO, etc.) are either new or not commonly used. SDN and NFV are considered critical enablers of the heightened utility and expanded flexibility that will be hallmarks of 5G networks.

The industry has a learning curve to climb. The recent set of announcements can be considered an indicator that the industry is beginning to surge up that slope. 

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    With a real 5G standard in hand, Verizon opens 5G tech incubator
    https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4459208/With-a-real-5G-standard-in-hand–Verizon-opens-5G-tech-incubator?utm_source=Aspencore&utm_medium=EDN&utm_campaign=social

    Verizon has established a 5G technology incubator in New York City that includes workspace and access to 5G network equipment that designated startups and researchers can play with. Verizon and AT&T intend to be among the first wireless carriers to offer commercial 5G wireless services

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G Rolls Up its Sleeves in 2018
    https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332825

    I expect 2018 will be a productive year when wired and wireless network operators really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype with 5G cellular.

    We certainly saw early irrational exuberance about all the wonderful things 5G will do. We also have passed through the depression that occurs when we realize building 5G is going to be tough to pull off. But we are now on the upswing after the 3GPP finalized the non-standalone 5G New Radio standard, enabling further developments.

    This year it’s time to get down to what’s really possible. Densification, virtualization, optimization and simplification of networks will continue to be operator goals. I also see the spirit experimentation among customers, as test beds and trials build steam.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    With a real 5G standard in hand, Verizon opens 5G tech incubator
    https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4459208/With-a-real-5G-standard-in-hand–Verizon-opens-5G-tech-incubator?utm_source=Aspencore&utm_medium=EDN&utm_campaign=social

    Verizon has established a 5G technology incubator in New York City that includes workspace and access to 5G network equipment that designated startups and researchers can play with. Verizon and AT&T intend to be among the first wireless carriers to offer commercial 5G wireless services, so Verizon set up the Open Innovation lab to encourage the development of new use cases for 5G networks.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G Is Coming
    An estimated 8.4 billion connected devices will be on the network by 2020.
    https://semiengineering.com/5g-is-coming/

    I expected to see the usual deluge of news about the gadgets and gear that will be featured at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018). Instead, I’ve seen story after story about next-generation 5G mobile networks—typically the stuff of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

    Time warp or not, one thing is clear: 2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for 5G. With an estimated 8.4 billion connected devices expected to be on the market by 2020, there is an accelerating need for an ultra-fast, high-bandwidth, low-latency network to connect them. 5G is coming, and it can’t get here soon enough.

    Qualcomm’s keynote on January 10 is sure to be a high point for the 5G buzz at CES 2018. Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, will be sharing Qualcomm’s vision for leadership in the 5G era.

    One of his key points was that the demanding requirements of 5G networks are driving increased complexity at the chipset level. This means silicon innovation is essential to enabling the transition to 5G.

    At GF, we offer a sweeping range of semiconductor technologies designed to help customers’ transition to next-generation 5G wireless networks. We have the industry’s broadest set of technology solutions for a range of 5G applications, including mmWave front end modules (FEMs), standalone or integrated mmWave transceivers and baseband chips, and high-performance application processors for mobile and networking.

    Our roadmap includes offerings in RF-SOI, silicon germanium (SiGe), and CMOS, including a wide range of mature and advanced nodes with RF-optimized options combined with a broad range of ASIC design services and IP.

    5G will undoubtedly play an integral role in helping next-generation networks provide “zero-distance connectivity” between users and their devices, allowing people to take full advantage of the processing power of the cloud as well as edge-to-edge connectivity.

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia supplies DoCoMo 5G devices

    Nokia said it agreed to deliver 5G base stations to Japan’s largest operator, NTT DoCoMo. The operator intends to launch 5G services on its network by the end of next year.

    According to the agreement, Nokia will improve DoCoMo’s current stand-alone devices and will also provide Airscale service to the network operator to streamline the network from the LTE knee to the 5G season.

    The companies have tested 5G solutions together. DoCoMo’s network has been moving over for a long time to a decentralized model where the base station counts are separated by radios. The decentralized structure is also simpler to upgrade to 5G speeds and frequency ranges.

    Source: http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/7423-nokia-toimittaa-docomon-5g-laitteet

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G Rolls Up its Sleeves in 2018
    https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332825

    I expect 2018 will be a productive year when wired and wireless network operators really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype with 5G cellular.

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    What Is 5G? & How 5G Will Change The World!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhECDSuXRDs

    In this video, we’ll be discussing 5G – more specifically, what it is and its ability to change our world!

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G speed on a small disc

    Ericsson has a small-sized base station in its product range, known as a dot or puck due to its shape. Now, the company has introduced a version of the device that supports 5G technology.

    The 5G disc comes with 3-6 gigahertz bands and gives users up to 2 gigabit data rates indoors. However, its true value is the installation speed: According to Ericsson, the disc is gained more than half in a faster time than other small base stations.

    2 gigabytes have been obtained as the maximum speed of the disc when the number of antennas is increased from the previous 2×2 antenna to the 4×4 antenna. The wheel has previously reached 1.6 gigabits per second, but it has required the installation of two reels with adjacent channels, which is not a trivial installation task.

    One disc covers an area of ​​500-1000 square meters indoors
    must be installed at shopping centers every 20-25 meters.

    Source: http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/7424-ericssonin-radiopiste-siirtyi-5g-aikaan

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G Makes Its Public Debut At The Winter Games
    Investments pour in as companies race to commercialize new communications technology.
    https://semiengineering.com/5g-makes-its-public-debut-at-the-winter-games/

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