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Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel Test Commercial Hardware Based 5G 28 GHz Cell On Air

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Nokia

Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have brought up a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state.

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in Late 2018

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AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T plans to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018. In addition, the company expects to trial 5G technology with businesses of all sizes across industries to help them to transform business operations and create more engaging experiences for their customers.

SK Telecom Deploys 5G Infrastructure in K-City

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SK Telecom 5G Infrastructure in K-City

SK Telecom along with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) has successfully deployed 5G infrastructure in K-City, the country’s pilot city for self-driving. K-City, located in Hwaseong, southwest of Seoul, has a total area of around 363,000㎡. 

Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson Trial Latest Massive MIMO Advancements

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Verizon

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed the successful FDD Massive MIMO trial with a fully compatible customer device. This achievement builds on the momentum from the deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, California. 

5G Network Transformation

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5G Network Transformationto outlines the new heights of innovation in transforming both the radio and core networks for 5G technologies and the work being done by numerous organizations worldwide. The network architecture for 4G is connection-oriented and based on centralized mobility anchor points.

3GPP completes work on official 5G NR specification

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At its plenary meeting in Lisbon this week, the 3GPPi completed the first 5G NR specification. That’s a new radio standard that will, for the moment, work alongside the LTEi core network in so-called "non standalone mode". The work was part of the first drop of Release 15 – the cellular specifications that will define 5G.

5G Technology Milestone – Showcasing 5G NR Interoperability

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Ericsson together with Qualcomm and in collaboration with 9 leading telecom operators conducted a multivendor 5G interoperability test compliant with the approved global 3GPPi standard for 5G New Radio (NR) Non-standalone (NSA).

3GPP Achieves 5G Phase 1 System Architecture Milestone

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5G Phase 1 is achieved

3GPP has completed 3GPP 5G architecture stage 2 level specifications. With this Release 15 milestone, 3GPP has provided the set of features and functionality needed for deploying a commercially operational 5G system. The delivered specifications are TS 23.501, TS 23.502 and TS 23.503.

One Third of Global Mobile Subscriptions are on LTE, to Overtake GSM Next Year

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Q32017 LTE Subscriptions

LTE subscriptions now make one-third of global mobile subscriptions.  A recent GSA report puts the total subscriptions to 2.54 billion, 32.4% of all mobile subscriptions globally. It took 3 years to reach the half-billion mark for LTE subscriptions but in last 3 years, LTE has shown tremendous growth with ~2B subscription additions.  

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Complete 5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Trial over 39 GHz Band

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5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Tria

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, Japan.  Long-distance mobility transmission over 5G mmWave is one of the enabling technologies to realize 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and ubiquitous connectivity of massive data rate

SK Telecom’s Fronthaul Technology for 5G Adopted as Korean National Standard

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SK Telecom

SK Telecom's newly developed fronthaul of 5G network technology was adopted as a Korean national standard by the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), the operator has announced today. 

Massive MIMO for 5G: How Big Can it Get?

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This talk covers the basics of Massive MIMOi and recent results on how to deploy the technology, and how big the base stations will be. The speaker is Associate Professor Emil Björnson, Linköping University, Sweden.

Deutsche Telekom Picks Ericsson for Network Modernization

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Deutsche Telekom Picks Ericsson

Deutsche Telekom has selected Ericsson as a supplier for its current and future network in one out of two market areas of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. The operator is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. The modernized network will bring improved network performance experience to subscribers.

Sunrise and Huawei Conduct 5G Tests in Switzerland

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Sunrise

Sunrise and Huawei demonstrated  5G performance with download data throughput of 3.28 Gbit/s in the 3.5 GHz (band 42) frequency band at the 5G lab at Sunrise headquarters in Zurich Oerlikon. The operator plans to use the same configuration from 2020.

Verizon Awards Commercial 5G Network Contract to Ericsson

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5G Contract to Ericsson

Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.