5G trends 2020

Here are some 5G trends for year 2020:

It looked like 5G and wireless dominated the airways in 2019. It seems that year 2020 will be a real test for 5G if it will really take on or fails to full-fill the big expectations. It seems that 5G networks are available at some place here and there from many operators, but 5G end user devices are not yet widely available or desired. New year will bring more 5G base stations.

5G: How Much is Real vs. Marketing? Is 5G ready for prime time? Breaking down the marketing hype versus what’s really going on in the industry. Marketing claims 5G is pervasive. The question is when: 2020 or is it 2025?

First, let’s define 5G also known as 5G New Radio, or 5G NR:
There is sub-6-GHz 5G for the cellphone protocol that requires LTE: 5G NSA.
There is sub-6-GHz standalone 5G: 5G SA.
There is 20- to 60-GHz 5G: 5G mmWave.

It seems that 2020 will be the real test for 5G devices as the 5G device mass market has not yet really started. Samsung says it shipped 6.7M+ Galaxy 5G phones globally in 2019, accounting for 53.9% of the 5G phone market (Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G). 2020 is expected to be an interesting year for 5G growth across the smartphone market. Increased 5G rollouts by carriers means that customers will presumably be more interested in actually buying 5G devices. One June 2019 forecast made by Canalys has global 5G smartphone shipments crossing 4G smartphone shipments in 2023.

5G will be integrated to some PCs. Dell debuts a new Latitude 9510 laptop with built-in 5G, to launch March 26.

Ericsson says they are now 5G networks leader according to Ericsson ylitti odotukset kirkkaasti: ”Olemme 5g-johtaja” article. Nokia has cut its outlook for this year and next because of the need to step up its investments in 5G but ‘We don’t have a 5G problem,’ says Nokia’s head of software.

5G will be a good growing market for test device manufacturers as engineers will once again need to sharpen their skill sets and adopt new design and testing techniques. A lot of 5G Component Characterization and Test will be needed.Delivering 5G Devices to Market Will Bank on OTA Testing.

Network side needs also testing equipment. One approach being adopted to gain ground in the race to 5G involves the rapid prototyping and testing of network architectures. There is need for programmable RF devices. Industry seems to want their own private networks.

5G components are available from many sources already. The typical RF component suppliers are all providing 5G solutions: Avago/Broadcom, Huawei, MediaTek, Murata/pSemi (previously known as Peregrine), Qualcomm, Qorvo, Samsung, and Skyworks.

Challenges: Even the sub-6-GHz versions have technical issues in that the 5G target “air time” latency is 1 to 4 ms. Typical RF component manufacturers appear to be providing components that focus only on the sub-6-GHz frequency bands. The geopolitical situation relative to 5G also adds confusion to the 5G timeline.

There are many technical issues must be considered in the utilization of mmWave: mmWave frequencies travel relatively small distances. the mmWave transmitters consume a considerable amount of transmit power, providing additional challenges for battery-operated devices.

Market size: Several 5G market analyzers place the current worldwide market at approximately $40B (USD) and growing by a 57% CAGR to over $1T (USD) by 2025. With the standards still evolving, what are the likely changes that will occur by 2025?

5G in automotive: The automobile industry is experiencing exponential growth of self-driving features, and this trend is expected to continue. 5G network connections are expected to have a major influence on the development of self-driving cars making them faster, smarter, and safer. Where is car technology going in 2020?

As 5G work has started for many installers and marketers, the the researchers are already thinking about the nest step Beyond 5G chips. They are already planning technologies that could enable high-speed wireless devices beyond the 5G standard.

499 Comments

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Harakka: Suomi ei ole kieltämässä Huawein tuotteita tietoverkoista
    “Uusi 5G-laki maailman tiukin ilman laitetoimittajien nimeämistäkin”
    https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11607121
    Suomessa ei edelleenkään mitään aikomusta kieltää Huawein laitteiden
    käyttöä tietoverkoissa Ruotsin tapaan. Suomen verkkolainsäädäntö ei
    nimeä erikseen mitään laitevalmistajaa. Lain lähtökohtana on ollut
    huolehtia verkkojen kansallisesta turvallisuudesta. Lähtökohta on
    peräisin jo 90-luvulta ennenkuin muualla maailmassa oli tällaista
    kansallisen turvallisuuden huolta edes havaittu. Nyt eduskunnassa
    oleva uusi 5G-lainsäädäntö on varmasti yksi maailman tiukimpia ilman
    että mainitaan edelleenkään mitään nimiä, Harakka sanoo.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Yes, we have a 5G iPhone now. But that doesn’t mean 5G has arrived
    And please forget about that 4th industrial revolution for now, because most networks only have NSA 5G
    https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/26/5g_work_in_progress/

    5G iPhones went on sale last Friday and a thousand social media pundits doubtless declared it meant the new network standard had capital-A Arrived and its role as catalyst of a “fourth industrial revolution” will now be realised.

    Bring on the self-driving cars, delivery drones and billions of connected things all running on their own slices of software-defined network providing unprecedented security and speed, is the rallying cry.

    But such enthusiasm is premature, because until standalone 5G networks arrive – most networks with 5G have only the NSA (non-standalone) flavour – the benefits of the new protocol mostly won’t be available.

    In the nearly two years since 5G networks and devices went on sale, evidence of economic upheaval has proven elusive.

    So far, we’ve got some lovely new handsets that can do everything 4G handsets do, but faster.

    While China claims to have wired all of its cities for 5G and to have over 100 million users, in most of the world 5G networks for mobile devices remain patchy and download speeds are significantly slower than promised gigabit connections. A recent study of the American market by research outfit RootMetrics found that in the first half of this year AT&T’s 5G (NSA) speeds were 46Mbps, only slightly faster than its 4G LTE speed of 43 Mbps. Rival carrier T-Mobile’s 5G speeds were even worse at 25 Mbps.

    In South Korea, arguably the country with the most advanced 5G ecosystem, the average 5G connection zips along at 657 Mbps, according to the Ministry of Science and ICT.

    That bandwidth has led South Korea’s largest mobile operator, SK Telecom, to broadcast live multistreams of baseball games that allow fans to watch from up to 12 angles on one screen and trigger their own instant replays. The Tokyo Olympics is planning to use 5G to livestream holograms of some events.

    Neither application represents an industrial revolution, never mind a consumer game-changer.

    Research firm IDC forecasts that smartphone shipments will drop by nearly 10 per cent this year, specifically noting that, despite price drops, demand for 5G smartphones remains “very low.”

    Waiting for real 5G

    And that promised internet of things revolution over 5G? It is stalled for now because 5G speeds and smarts aren’t yet necessary or available.

    Most of today’s operating 5G networks are “non-standalone”, meaning the new 5G towers piggyback off existing 4G infrastructure. This results in faster speeds than bog-standard 4G, but not nearly the vastly faster connections 5G can deliver. These speeds and many of the other key advantages touted by 5G evangelists, such as network slicing and ultra-low latencies, only become available with greenfield 5G implementations built on 5G and nothing but 5G.

    And the early standalone 5G networks – which don’t rely on underlying 4G kit for secure handoff, amongst other things – that are being installed on campuses are mostly Wi-Fi replacements.

    Such networks are real. Last month, Mercedes-Benz opened the doors to its €730m 5G-enabled smart factory in Sindelfingen, Germany. The site uses 5G to operate roughly 400 automated guided vehicles (AGVs), such as unmanned forklifts and security drones, which, together with a number of other smart factory innovations, are said to have helped increase the factory’s efficiency by 25 per cent compared to the previous plant.

    Similar solutions are being rolled out by other automakers, including BMW and Audi, as well as across global transport hubs, such as shipping ports and airports.

    Why go for expensive campus 5G when you could just use Wi-Fi? “[The current iteration of] Wi-Fi wasn’t built to support movement,” Gartner’s Liu explained.

    But while industry giants like Mercedes-Benz and BMW can afford to build their own 5G infrastructure, the hefty cost of doing so remains out of reach for most enterprises. And even if they want to get native 5G from carriers, analysts reckon that it will be at least a year in Asia, and two to three years in Europe and the United States, before telcos are ready to offer such services.

    What’s more, the next iteration of Wi-Fi—802.11ax, AKA Wi-Fi 6 — promises to fix many of the protocol’s current problems. The technology, which was standardised late last year, offers roughly similar maximum download speed as 5G, and cuts latency by 75 per cent compared to Wi-Fi 5. It is also significantly cheaper to deploy and maintain.

    Gartner’s Liu reckons that that in future, companies will not choose between campus 5G and Wi-Fi, but will use both in a “heterogenous environment” where “different technologies will serve different use cases.” 5G, for instance, could be used for high-performance, mobile applications, while Wi-Fi would be would be used for stationary devices.

    Mann agreed that the technology has a way to go before it fully comes online. “5G is fantastic technology with a lot of potential, but it’s very early days in that roadmap,” he said. “I think a lot of people thought, ‘Wow, 5G has launched. We’re going to have autonomous cars and remote surgery from day one’— and that was never going to be the case. Often generations of technology are eight to 10 years, and we’re still only one year into that. There’s a long way to go.”

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Suomen yhteisverkko vaihtaa Huawein Nokiaan
    https://etn.fi/index.php/13-news/11316-suomen-yhteisverkko-vaihtaa-huawein-nokiaan

    Telian ja DNA:n yhdessä omistama Suomen Yhteisverkko aikoo rakentaa 5G-verkon Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomeen. Aiemmin SYV:n verkko on perustunut Huawein laitteisiin, mutta 5G-aikaan verkko siirtyy Nokian laitteilla. Myös nykyiset tukiasemat korvataan Nokian laitteilla.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Qualcommilta kolme 5G RAN-tukiasemapiiriä
    https://www.uusiteknologia.fi/2020/10/23/qualcommilta-kolme-5g-ran-tukiasemapiiria/

    Qualcommilla on esitellyt kolme 5G RAN -piirialustaa, joiden avulla on tarkoitus vauhdittaa yrityksen bisnestä kohti virtualisoituja RAN-verkkoja (radio access networks). Älypuhelinpiireissä yritys on jo suurin kaupallinen toimittaja.

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Four more European nations sign onto US 5G security agreements
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/four-more-european-nations-sign-onto-us-5g-security-agreements/
    Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, Kosovo, and North Macedonia sign up to US
    initiative to only use ‘trusted’ telco equipment suppliers.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Algorithms to Antenna: Massive-MIMO Hybrid Beamforming
    Hybrid beamforming can be a practical option when it comes to massive-MIMO systems. This post examines the technology and the techniques employed for both multi-user and single-user systems.
    https://www.mwrf.com/technologies/systems/article/21849152/algorithms-to-antenna-massivemimo-hybrid-beamforming?utm_source=UM_Classics10220&utm_medium=email&utm_rid=CPG05000002750211&utm_campaign=33259&elq2=db295ea4690746528fcf65e62ba22a6a&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    NASA hires Nokia to build first 4G network on the Moon as part of plan to boldly go back to lunar surface by 2024
    And 5G hype goes out of this world
    https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/19/nasa_4g_moon/

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Evaluating IoT wireless protocols for industrial applications
    Do IoT-based wireless technologies designed for municipal, building, and residential sensor networks offer anything for industrial users? How about 5G?
    https://www.controleng.com/articles/evaluating-iot-wireless-protocols-for-industrial-applications/?oly_enc_id=0462E3054934E2U

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s Official- Marvell Acquiring Inphi For $10B That Boosts Its Cloud And 5G Opportunities
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2020/10/29/its-officialmarvell-acquiring-inphi-for-10b-that-boosts-its-cloud-and-5g-opportunities/

    talk last night with Marvell CEO Matt Murphy and optics leader Inphi CEO Dr. Ford Tamer on its deal valued at $10B, which considerably expands Marvell’s market opportunity in the cloud data center and 5G end markets.

    While many people are familiar with Marvell, I think less are familiar with Inphi. Inphi creates the electro-optics chips used by networking equipment makers to connect the massive racks of servers inside cloud data centers, and connect the data centers to one another. The same chips are also used to connect 5G base stations together and to the rest of the network.

    For wired and wireless carriers, Inphi products connect different parts of the network with fiber optics requiring Inphi’s digital signal processing (DSP) chips, analog support chips, and drivers. As industry data disaggregation increases, which I believe it will, the need increases for fiber optics. What made Inphi so successful was that it cracked the code on higher-order modulation using PAM 4 DSPs for shorter distances and coherent DSPs for longer distances. Since 2018, Inphi has racked up a 40% CAGR and recently had an eye-popping 90% growth for the quarter.

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Inphi Acquisition: Marvell Bets Growth on Cloud, 5G
    https://www.eetimes.com/inphi-acquisition-marvell-bets-growth-on-cloud-5g/

    Marvell Technology Group confirmed Thursday it would buy Inphi Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal. The acquisition, estimated to be as much as $10 billion, is the second big chip M&A announced this week, after AMD officially unveiled its plan to acquire Xilinx.

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G iPhone: What’s Apple’s Next Step in RF, Antenna?
    https://www.eetimes.com/5g-iphone-whats-apples-next-step-in-rf-antenna/

    For reasons from economic to the technological to even the political, the 5G rollout is a big milestone for 2020. Considering many other events of this forgettable (hopefully soon) year, I could even call it a feel-good story. And it is an opportunity for those who cover technology because new generations of cell phone infrastructure and devices are on a decade-long introduction cycle. It won’t be new for long, and there are things to think about early in the cycle before the technology matures.

    Speaking of maturing, though, the sign that 5G is really here was that Apple finally has a phone for this new generation of mobile connection. Apple is known for setting many trends but sometimes likes to take a wait-and-see approach (think OLED, wireless charging etc.).

    Mobile phones — especially flagship brands — depend on the latest components from the chip manufacturers. Apple has famously brought a great deal of chip design in-house, but didn’t quite get the job done for 5G. Rather, it depends on some of the usual suspects. Or should I say the usual suspect — Qualcomm.

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cost-Effective RF Analysis in the 5G mmWave Bands
    https://www.mwrf.com/technologies/test-measurement/article/21145279/costeffective-rf-analysis-in-the-5g-mmwave-bands?utm_source=RF+MWRF+Today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS201022046&o_eid=7211D2691390C9R&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

    Become acquainted with one of the most economical and cost-effective methods to extend the performance of existing RF equipment to 5G frequencies, preserving significant earlier investments in RF-analysis equipment.

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Haavisto: Suomen 5g-verkot voidaan suojata teknologialta, johon sisältyy tietoturvariskejä
    https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006706106.html

    Ulkoministeri Pekka Haavisto vakuuttaa, että Suomi on tarkkana: digiverkkoon ja tietohallintoon ei saa ujuttautua vieraita elementtejä, joita emme voi hyväksyä. Kiinaa hän ei mainitse nimeltä.

    RUOTSIN posti- ja telehallitus PTS päätti hiljattain sulkea Huawein ja ZTE:n Ruotsin 5g-markkoinoilta. Ruotsin turvallisuuspoliisi Säpo ja puolustusvoimat antoivat PTS:lle lausunnon, jonka mukaan kiinalaisyhtiöt – ja Kiina valtiollisena toimijana – ovat uhka Ruotsin kansalliselle turvallisuudelle.

    Ruotsin lisäksi useat muut länsimaat ovat sulkemassa Huaweita ulos 5g-verkon rakentamisesta. Länsimaat ovat vedonneet siihen, että Kiinan lainsäädäntö velvoittaa kiinalaisyhtiöt luovuttamaan valtiolle kansalliseen turvallisuuteen liittyviä tietoja. Niin sanottuja takaportteja tiedon keräämiseen voidaan rakentaa esimerkiksi laitteita ohjaaviin ohjelmistoihin, jolloin niitä on vaikea havaita.

    Huawei on johdonmukaisesti kiistänyt syytökset tietojen luovuttamisesta Kiinan tiedusteluelimille ja väitteet teknologiansa tietoturva-aukoista.

    SUOMEN oma suojelupoliisi puolestaan nimesi kansallisen turvallisuuden katsauksessaan Kiinan ja Venäjän valtioina, jotka harjoittavat Suomessa laajaa tiedustelutoimintaa:

    – Systemaattista kybervakoilua Suomeen kohdistavat samat maat, joita Suomi kiinnostaa muutenkin tiedustelullisesti, eli Venäjä ja Kiina, sanoi supon erikoistutkija Veli-Pekka Kivimäki torstaina.

    Ulkoministeri ei Kiinaa nimeä, vaikka hän puhuukin samasta asiasta.

    Haaviston mukaan vaara tiedostetaan Suomessa hyvin. Hallitus on antanut eduskunnalle esityksen uudesta sähköisen viestinnän palveluja käsittelevästä laista. Esitystä edelsi pitkä valmistelutyö.

    – Meillä oli useita palavereja puolustusministeriön, ulkoministeriön, liikenne- ja viestintäministeriön ja muiden relevanttien ministeriöiden kanssa siitä, miten nämä 5g:n uhat otetaan huomioon tässä uudessa lainsäädännössä, Haavisto kertoi.

    – Lainsäädännössä on pykälien takana ikään kuin ajatus siitä, että valinnoissa voidaan huomioida näiden toimittajien ja tarjottavien laitteiden turvallisuus kaikin tavoin kansallisen turvallisuuden näkökulmasta. Suomalainen laki on vähän erilainen kuin Ruotsissa, mutta uskoakseni se antaa aivan yhtä vahvasti mahdollisuuden kontrolloida näitä teknologioita.

    LAIN valmistelussa on käyty keskustelua myös suomalaisten verkko-operaattoreiden ja muiden toimijoiden kanssa.

    – Alan toimijat ovat pelänneet, että tuleeko tästä valtavasti kustannuksia tai joudutaanko jotakin vanhaa teknologiaa poistamaan tai uusimaan tämän lainsäädännön takia. Meidän vastauksemme on, että jos voitte taata että se on turvallista ja jos voitte taata, ettei mitään tiedustelutoimintaa tai laitonta toimintaa tapahdu sen teknologian kautta, silloinhan ei ole mitään tarpeita korvata vanhoja investointeja.

    Kiistely Kiinan kanssa on hankalaa, ja siihen sisältyy kauppapoliittisia riskejä

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ”Myönnämme ihan suoraan, että olimme 5g investoinneissa jäljessä aluksi ja se on vaikuttanut markkinaosuuteemme 5g:n alkuvaiheessa. Meidän on syytä muistaa että 5g tulee olemaan ehkä karkeasti 10 vuoden teknologiasykli joka on vasta hyvin alussa”, Nokian toimitusjohtaja Pekka Lundmark sanoo

    Pekka Lundmark kommentoi 5g-kisaa ja Nokian uutta strategiaa: ”Olemme saaneet paljon palautetta, että toimintamallistamme on tullut varsin monimutkainen”
    Laura Lähdevuori29.10.202012:52SIJOITTAMINENPÖRSSIDIGITALOUSOSAKKEET
    https://www.arvopaperi.fi/uutiset/pekka-lundmark-kommentoi-5g-kisaa-ja-nokian-uutta-strategiaa-olemme-saaneet-paljon-palautetta-etta-toimintamallistamme-on-tullut-varsin-monimutkainen/5cb8531c-94fd-438a-8c94-a37f0b0a4743?fbclid=IwAR3hMXL5ujMzCvCXLPzSiyz-CaTwddoArOgFVAbmYzcqF7l-Z_ipgeOVwj8

    Nokian toimitusjohtaja Pekka Lundmark kertoo Nokian yksinkertaistavan varsin radikaalisti toimintamalliaan.

    Nokia kertoi torstaina uudesta strategisesta suunnasta tulosjulkistuksen yhteydessä. Toimitusjohtaja Pekka Lundmark avasi johtopäätöksiä uudesta strategiasta. Uusi toimintamalli astuu voimaan 1.1.2021.

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Xilinx Introduces Breakthrough Zynq RFSoC DFE for Mass 5G Radio Deployments
    https://www.xilinx.com/news/press/2020/xilinx-introduces-breakthrough-zynq-rfsoc-dfe-for-mass-5g-radio-deployments.html

    New class of adaptive radio platforms combines flexibility for evolving 5G standards and a hardened radio digital front-end for performance, power, and cost effectiveness

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G myths, debunked: 5G won’t replace 4G, doesn’t cause COVID-19 and is still rolling out
    We clear up some of the confusion around the next-gen wireless tech.
    https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/no-5g-wont-replace-4g-other-5g-myths-debunked/

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Kommentti
    5g-puhelinten testaajan kommentti: Tarvitsenko jo 5g:tä?
    8.10.202007:31
    Kuka tarvitsee 5g:tä oikeasti? Viikoittain kokeilen, josko 5g olisi parantunut, mutta toistaiseksi 4g on pysynyt päällä, kertoo testauspäällikkö Erno Vähämäki.
    https://www.mikrobitti.fi/blogit/5g-puhelinten-testaajan-kommentti-tarvitsenko-jo-5gta/f70db6bc-e948-4365-9e52-11026e02e21b

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G Antennas – Stay Out of the Way
    https://www.eetimes.com/5g-antennas-stay-out-of-the-way/

    The 5G era is well underway, though the rollout is still relatively new, and with only a few handsets capable of all the available spectrum, there are still questions that consume column space.

    The upper portion of the spectrum offers opportunities to investigate since the mmWave band at 28 GHz currently available is new to the consumer market. Higher frequencies are coming later. Extra high frequency, or EHF, is the moniker for 30 to 300 GHz which may provide a clue as to why there are people who want to understand potential health impacts before they embrace this new technology.

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia, Hurt by Costly 5G Chip Mistake, Struggles to Catch Huawei
    https://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/1947644/nokia-hurt-by-costly-5g-chip-mistake-struggles-to-catch-huawei

    After losing market share to the Chinese firm and rival Ericsson, the Finnish giant reverses course on computer processors

    The Finnish giant invested in a costly processor to power the hardware it has been selling to wireless carriers, which are now building out 5G networks around the world. Customers, though, preferred a cheaper, less energy-intensive version offered by rivals Huawei Technologies Co. and Ericsson AB.

    Now, with a new chief executive taking over next month, Nokia is scrambling to make up market share lost to those competitors in the wake of the chip mistake.

    After realizing its blunder in 2018, Nokia replaced the head of its wireless-equipment business with Tommi Uitto, who started a two-year restructuring program that Nokia says is now starting to pay off.

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    An Introduction To 5G
    https://www.wevolver.com/article/an-introduction-to-5g

    Article 2 of our 5G Series: An introduction to 5G performance, technology, and specifications and how it makes new applications possible.

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    CommScope, Nokia solve for antenna problem associated with 5G NR
    https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/commscope-nokia-solve-for-antenna-problem-associated-5g-nr

    CommScope and Nokia have solved for an antenna problem that they anticipate as carriers upgrade to 5G New Radio (NR), using both low-band and mid-band spectrum.

    “The problem is that operators want to add capacity at 3.5 GHz, but they don’t have room,” said Martin Zimmerman, an engineering fellow at CommScope. When he says, “they don’t have room,” he’s referring to a lack of physical space on towers to deploy additional massive MIMO antennas.

    He said, “The problem is that you’re not starting with a blank slate. You’ve got existing equipment on towers.” These towers sometimes can’t structurally handle more weight. Also, a lot of times operators don’t own the towers, but instead they lease them. And the leasing fees often depend on the number of products they have mounted on the towers as well as the square footage of the faces of the products deployed on the site.

    CommScope and Nokia have teamed up to develop a new interleaved passive-active antenna (IPAA) radio platform. CommScope brings its antenna expertise, and Nokia provides the radios. Operators can replace their current passive antennas on towers with the new IPAA 5G NR equipment that includes both passive and passive-active antennas.

    The hybrid solution consists of two modules:
    · A purely passive module that supports multiple bands in the range from 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz.
    · A passive-active module that includes TDD beamforming functionality for 5G n78 (3.4-3.8 GHz). This passive-active module also includes an extension of the low band arrays to avoid re-optimizing existing networks at 700-900 MHz.

    These modules are “interleaved” in the same enclosure

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    DNA:n toimitusjohtaja Jukka Leinonen: 5G- ja IoT-kehitys käyvät nyt kuumina – käynnissä kymmeniä pilotteja
    https://www.dna.fi/yrityksille/blogi/-/blogs/dna-n-toimitusjohtaja-jukka-leinonen-5g-ja-iot-kehitys-kayvat-nyt-kuumina-kaynnissa-kymmenia-pilotteja?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=linkad&utm_content=artikkeli_dna_n_toimitusjohtaja_jukka_leinonen_5g_ja_iot_kehitys_kayvat_nyt_kuumina_kaynnissa_kymmenia_pilotteja&utm_campaign=all_jatkuva_some_20&fbclid=IwAR1cW3KGTtcyItsDELFpXmomYJoo0c-PoN5YaeD33nt9nT0DCIpeJaJxL_Q

    Korona kirittää IoT-hankkeita
    Esineiden internet eli IoT on tullut osaksi monen työntekijän arkea aivan viime vuosina. Sensorit mittaavat esimerkiksi lämpötilaa, ilman kosteutta tai roskiksen täyttöastetta ja auttavat hoitamaan työt fiksummin. Korona-aika on kiihdyttänyt yritysten IoT-hankkeita Pohjolassa, kun fyysisiä kontakteja ja matkaamista on ollut pakko rajoittaa.

    ”Nyt todella moni ala on konkreettisten ratkaisujen äärellä. Yrityksillä on vielä paljon hyödyntämätöntä potentiaalia, ja sitä löytyy kaikilta toimialoilta ja kaikista yrityksistä. Esimerkiksi kiinteistöalalla erilaiset sensorit ja etäohjatut lukitusratkaisut voivat merkittävästi tehostaa toimintaa. Myös teollisuudessa ylläpidon, hallinnan ja ennakoivan huollon puolella on vielä paljon tehtävää. Niin hissiä kuin paperikonettakin voi käytännössä valvoa ja osin huoltaa etänä”, Leinonen sanoo.

    5G voi mullistaa koko asiakaskokemuksen
    5G-verkon kehityksen voi jakaa kahteen vaiheeseen. Nyt käynnissä olevassa ensimmäisessä vaiheessa rakennetaan nopeampia mobiiliverkkoja 4G-teknologian päälle.

    Toisessa vaiheessa käyttöön tulevat 5G:n kehittyneemmät ominaisuudet, jotka mahdollistavat esimerkiksi taatun kapasiteetin, kontrolloidun ja lyhyen viiveen palvelut sekä mobiiliverkosta yrityksen käyttöön viipaloidut verkot.

    Telenorilla on tällä hetkellä käynnissä 40 eri vaiheissa olevaa 5G-pilottia Pohjoismaissa. Tavoitteena on löytää parhaat käytännöt eri aloille.

    ”Olemme tässä kehitystyössä erittäin aktiivisia. Haluamme oppia yhdessä asiakkaidemme kanssa ja jakaa parhaita käytäntöjä eteenpäin. Toisen vaiheen 5G:n hyötyjen ymmärtäminen ja hyödyntäminen on nyt yrityksille iso pohdinnan paikka, koska potentiaali on niin suuri”, sanoo Leinonen.

    Leinonen muistuttaa, että yrityksille 5G ei kytkeydy vain oman toiminnan tehostamiseen. 5G mahdollistaa myös aivan uuden kuluttajakokemuksen.

    ”Näemme tulevaisuudessa ison vyöryn sisältöjä, sovelluksia ja palveluita, jotka käyttävät lisättyä todellisuutta ja virtuaalitodellisuutta. 5G auttaa mullistamaan koko asiakaskokemuksen, ja tämä iso muutos on yllättävän lähellä”, Leinonen sanoo.

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Telia launched the first commercial #5G network in Estonia. The new network is available in three of the country’s largest cities; #Tallinn, #Tartu, and #Pärnu and will be expanded to 20 locations by the end of the year.

    First public 5G network launched in Estonia
    https://investinestonia.com/first-public-5g-network-launched-in-estonia/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=socialmedia&utm_content=first-public-5g-network-launched-in-estonia&fbclid=IwAR3ENW7H2NC5mFuY9km7QeBdPoeuaLWzscjklAbh2k2LHkqKpdm5trkuOrE

    Telia launched a commercial 5G network in Estonia. The new network is available in three of the country’s largest cities; Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu and will be expanded to 20 locations by the end of the year.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This #5G test portfolio teams the S9130A vector transceiver with a mmWave remote radio head to accelerate design #validation of mmWave small cells Keysight
    https://buff.ly/3lzjSsl

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ericsson Startup 5G
    https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/consumerlab/startup-5g

    5G is more than just a technology, it is a platform for innovation. But players across the ecosystem need to work together to realize its full potential.

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Quantum Engineering’s 5G-Capable Windows 10-Based Hackboard Aims to Be Powerful Yet Affordable
    https://www.hackster.io/news/quantum-engineering-s-5g-capable-windows-10-based-hackboard-aims-to-be-powerful-yet-affordable-b504e3a2903d

    Intel Celeron-powered single-board computer includes 4GB of DDR4 memory, 64GB of eMMC storage, and optional 4G or 5G cellular networking.

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Low band 5G ~ 600-700 MHz
    Mid band 5G ~ 2.5-3.7 GHz
    High band 5G ~ 25-39 GHz

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Boom in demand for friendly hackers as 5G approaches
    https://news.yahoo.com/boom-demand-friendly-hackers-5g-114249657.html

    As the number of online devices surges and superfast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully attack their cybersecurity systems.

    The fast-expanding field of internet-connected devices, known as the “internet of things” (IoT) which includes smart televisions and home appliances, are set to become more widespread once 5G becomes more available — posing one of the most serious threats to digital security in future.

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  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    World’s First Single-Chip mmWave Digital Beamforming System Developed at the University of Michigan
    Capable of forming beams in four directions at once, the single-chip mmWave system is an order of magnitude more efficient than rivals
    https://www.hackster.io/news/world-s-first-single-chip-mmwave-digital-beamforming-system-developed-at-the-university-of-michigan-1370db9c5892

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