China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, has deployed a wideband massive MIMO site on its network in Shanghai, using equipment from Huawei. The live network demonstrated peak cell throughput rates of 72 Mb/s on the uplink and 630 Mb/s on the downlink.
Ericsson is commercializing the world's first 5G NR radio for massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson's already commercially available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson's award-winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G access network.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.
SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of global communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Irish telecoms provider VT Networks announced the nationwide availability of the SIGFOX low-power and cost-effective IoT connectivity – less than eight months after network deployment began.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate the latest design, simulation and test solutions for wireless communications and aerospace & defense at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), Booth 1239, San Francisco, Calif., May 24-26.