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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Singtel, Ericsson Test Gigabit speeds with LAA

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SingTel

Singtel and Ericsson have achieved a peak speed of 1.1 Gbps in a joint trial of a new configuration of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology. Conducted in a Singtel laboratory, the trial delivered speeds that breached the 1 Gbps barrier by combining several key LTE technologies including 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO

T-Mobile and Ericsson Demonstrate 1.1 Gbps Speeds Using 12-Layer LAA

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T-Mobile LAA Demo

T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, companies announced today.

This LAA technology builds upon operator’s deployments of 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM and will give its customers even greater access to near gigabit speeds in 2018, said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile.

SK Telecom Announces New Relay Technologies for 5G Networks Using the Ultra-high Frequency Bands

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SK Telecom 5G

SK Telecom has developed and applied new relay technologies for 5G networks using the ultra-high frequency bands to the trial network after its six-month-long collaboration with local partners, operator announced today. 

ZTE to Develop 5G Services in Partnership with China Mobile

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ZTE

ZTE has unveiled its 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), smart home, smart education, big video, and terminal services at China Mobile Global Partners Conference 2017. ZTE, in collaboration with China Mobile, focused on six major 5G services at this event

Huawei Releases New 5G-oriented Base Station

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Huawei 5G Ready BTS

Huawei has announced a new generation of a 5G-oriented base station at the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London for network deployment in multi-band, multi-RAT, and multi-service scenarios in the future.

AT&T Plans 5G Evolution with LTE-Advanced Features in Minneapolis

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AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T has announced the launch of 5G Evolution in parts of Minneapolis in the coming months. As part of 5G Evolution, the operator will upgrade the network that includes LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation.

EE Demonstrates End-to-End 5G Network Architecture with 2.8Gbps Speeds

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EE 5G

UK's operator EE has showcased 2.8Gbps download speeds across an end-to-end 5G test network in its UK mobile lab. The test was carried out in partnership with Huawei and linked the fully virtualized 5G core to the 64x64 Massive MIMO active antenna unit broadcasting 5G New Radio.

SK Telecom Trials LTE Cat-M1 Technology for IoT Applications

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SK Telecom

SK Telecom has completed the deployment of LTE Cat-M1 technology for IoT applications on commercial LTE base stations in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm. LTE Cat-M1 is expected to lower manufacturing costs of IoT devices as its communications modules are much cost-effective than their counterparts for LTE-M, bringing more companies into an ecosystem for IoT business.