Session and Service Continuity Evolution in 5G Networks

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5G

The explosive growth of data-driven service has been the main driver for 3GPP evolutions in recent years.  5G is expected to provide considerably more flexibility for customization compared to earlier generations. New deployments are expected to serve huge amounts of mobile data traffic, thus requiring very efficient user plane path management.

Nokia, Intel and Verizon Demonstrate New Virtualized RAN Architectures

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Nokia

‌Nokia, Intel and Verizon are collaborating on new Cloud RAN architectures to provide the flexibility needed for the operator's future services and requirements for 4G, 5G and IoT in the cloud.

Huawei Announces 5G Chipset, Customer-premises Equipment

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Huawei has launched its 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE) at Mobile World Congress. Huawei uses its self-developed Balong 5G01 chipset – a commercial chipset supporting the 3GPP standard for 5G, with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 2.3Gbps. 

SK Telecom to Showcase 5G Hologram AI, Self-driving car, 3D HD Map at MWC

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SK Telecom at MWC

Under the theme of “Perfect 5G,” SK Telecom plans to lay out the company’s 5G technologies and announce the soon-to-be arriving 5G era.

Huawei Starts 5G “Wireless to the Home” CPE Trial in Canada

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Huawei has launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit. The trial is taking place in downtown Vancouver’s “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture with TELUS. 

Qualcomm Demonstrates the Next Phase of 5G NR Technology Roadmap

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Qualcomm has demonstrated next phase of the global 5G New Radio (NR) standard at an event in San Diego on February 7th. Following the recent completion of the first 5G NR standard, 3GPP has approved various technology studies that are expected to define the next phase of 5G NR in Release 16 and beyond.

Nokia and Qualcomm Successfully Complete 5G New Radio Interoperability Tests

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Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard. Tests utilized the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm.

Optus Plans Commercial 5G Rollout by Early 2019

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Optus plans to roll out 5G technology in Australia by early 2019 with a fixed wireless product in key metro areas. This announcement follows the launch of a successful outdoor trial for 5G New Radio, which showed 2Gbps download speeds using a potential device for a fixed wireless service in the home and business.

Nokia Announces ReefShark Chipsets, Future X Network Architecture for 5G

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Nokia has launched its new ReefShark chipsets, which leverage in-house silicon expertise to reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators' networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G.

Turkcell and Huawei Complete LTE Spectrum Coordination on a Commercial Network

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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 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.

French Regulator Prepares for 5G Pilots

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Arcep

In France, the Government has launched a public consultation as part of the process of devising a national strategy for 5G. In this context French regulator, Arcep is opening up a window for conducting 5G pilots.

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 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.