A 5G testbed in the Dutch province of North Groningen was officially launched on 9 June, when an international agreement was signed between the ten partner organizations who initiated the 5Groningen project.
On 26 February 2016 the International Telecommunication Union group engaged with developing International Mobile Telecommunication systems met to further develop IMT-2020, the standard for 5G mobile systems.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Santa Clara, Calif.-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., has received production contract for more than $3.2 million from a U.S. military integrator to supply high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). This is the first installment of a multi-year program for tactical military transportable satellite terminals.
OMMIC, the world-class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication, aerospace and military markets, announced the appointment of a new sales representative firm to serve customers in the Eastern U.S.
CEA-Leti announced that a consortium of 15 leading telecommunications operators, vendors, research centers and academic institutions have launched “MiWaveS” (Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Access and Backhauling), a European collaborative project whose goal is to develop millimeter-wave (mmW) key radio technologies to provide multi-Gbps data rates to future 5G cellular mobile networks users.