Reading the signs: 5G is coming | EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458951/Reading-the-signs–5G-is-coming?utm_content=buffer9759f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 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

Delivering 5G mmWave fixed wireless access | EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458895/Delivering-5G-mmWave-fixed-wireless-access?utm_content=bufferd0a03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Mobile network operators view fixed wireless access (FWA) as the first application for 5G in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Fixed wireless access describes a wireless 5G connection between a centralized base-station and numerous fixed or nomadic user locations.  With regulatory rules defined, large amounts of spectrum already in the operators’ hands, and enough power output

Five technologies for building 5G | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458807/Five-technologies-for-building-5G?utm_content=buffer90279&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 5G is widely considered a mobile technology that won’t be available until perhaps 2020 or 2021, and even then, not widely.  Cisco predicts that by 2021, a 5G connection will generate 4.7 times more traffic than the average 4G connection. 5G will be a quantum leap from today’s LTE-Advanced networks. 

Test is a key challenge for 5G | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458755/Test-is-a-key-challenge-for-5G?utm_content=buffer9267c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer The most recent 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) Plenary meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida confirmed that the industry continues to make excellent progress for meeting the goal of having the 5G New Radio (5G NR) physical layer defined by December 2017. But there is still a long road ahead.

Gigabit wireless begins to take hold | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458773/Gigabit-wireless-begins-to-take-hold?utm_content=buffer45e8b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer At the beginning of last week, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieved a transmission rate just a bit faster than 1 Gbps on Verizon’s commercial 4G LTE network. Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Verizon claim to be the first to have achieved 1 Gbps using commercial silicon and commercial infrastructure. 

New posting category for 5G communications

I have created a new category for 5G telecommunications technology topics. New postings related to 5G technologies will be posted under this category. I have also tried to tag older postings related to 5G to this 5G category. 5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems, abbreviated 5G, are the proposed next telecommunications standards

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458460/Want-5G–It-s-going-to-take-an-IP-anyhaul-overhaul?utm_content=bufferecb1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Much of the ongoing discussion around 5G is focused on use cases: wireless broadband to the home, in-vehicle infotainment, immersive event experiences, truck platooning, remote health care, smart cities and smart factories to name a few. Mobile networks and cloud packet core