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Turkcell and Huawei Complete LTE Spectrum Coordination on a Commercial Network

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Huawei

Turkcell and Huawei have completed LTE Spectrum coordination on Antalya's commercial LTE network with Huawei’s latest eRAN13.1 solution. This solution enables coordination between high and low LTE bands to realize channel selection based on a user’s experience and maximize user throughput. 

Nokia to Supply 5G Gears to NTT DOCOMO for Commercial 5G Service

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Nokia

Nokia has signed an agreement with Japan's mobile operator NTT DOCOMO to supply 5G baseband equipments for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020.

5G: A Tutorial Overview of Standards, Trials, Challenges, Deployment, and Practice

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There is considerable pressure to define the key requirements of 5G, develop 5G standards, and perform technology trials as quickly as possible.
Normally, these activities are best done in series but there is a desire to complete these tasks in parallel so that commercial deployments of 5G can begin by 2020.

5G radio access – capabilities and technologies

in Whitepaper, 5G, Ericsson, LTE

The capabilities of 5G wireless access must extend far beyond previous generations of mobile communication. Examples of these capabilities include very high data rates, very low latency, ultra-high reliability, energy efficiency and extreme device densities, and will be realized by the.

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm to Host Cellular C-V2X Trials in Japan

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Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI, and Qualcomm plan to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3GPP Release 14 specifications. 

T-Mobile Launches Narrowband IoT Plans

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T-Mobile NB IoT

T-Mobile USA has launched narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan for $6 per year. T-Mobile launched NB-IoT last October and plans to launch the technology nationwide by mid-year. T-Mobile also announced that the company has certified new NB-IoT modules from u-blox and Sierra Wireless for use on its network.

Huawei, China Mobile Test 5G Core Network Performance

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Huawei

Huawei has announced the completion of latest 3GPP specifications (Release 15) based 5G core network technical verification test at China Mobile’s Research Institute. This test covered service-based architecture (SBA), network slicing, edge computing, 5G standalone networking, and other basic service procedures. 

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. 

BSNL Driving Digital India with Wi-Fi Strategy

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BSNL WiFi

India is known to have the second largest population in the world at 1.3 billion but it also has the second largest number of mobile subscriptions in the world.

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 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.