Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex wireless business unit,will be demonstrating a number of new developments in 4G LTE-A network test, IP network and NFV system service validation, and the development of algorithms for a 5G air interface, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5, 2015.
According to a new market data forecasts from ABI Research, it will take more than 5 years for 5G to reach 100 million subscriber mark—2 years longer than 4G. 4G subscriber growth was much faster than with previous generations, fueled by the capabilities of increasingly powerful smartphones and the availability of 4G devices. 5G subscriber growth will likely be a bit more muted at first due to the increased complexity of 5G cells and networks, but will pick up in 2023.
The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, a comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide, reveals that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace: 90 percent of the world's population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that the TM500 family now supports aggregation of two 4x4 MIMO carriers, allowing mobile network operators to validate the performance of networks with data rates of up to 600Mb/s.
Infineon Technologies presented a full system design for the wireless connection of base stations to the corresponding base station controller of a mobile communications network (wireless backhaul) at European Microwave Week in Rome, Italy.