Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of mobile ultra-broadband services across China. The network will cover 40 cities in 12 provinces, including Shanghai and Suzhou, cities with the highest GDP in China.
Rohde & Schwarz is presenting a novel 5G channel sounding solution in cooperation with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the NGMN Industry Conference in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, which runs from March 24-25, 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.
Mandated by the European Commission and supported by the dynamic railway industry in the region, the GSM-R system has established a significant market in Europe. Over the past few years the market extended to regions outside Europe including Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Led by Nokia, Kapsch CarrierCom and Huawei, GSM-R track coverage is growing to 190,000 km by 2020.