Southwest Microwave, a leading provider of hi-rel coax connectors and adapters for satellite applications, will feature their high-performance Super SMA, 2.92 mm (K), 2.40 mm (Q), 1.85 mm (V), and 1.0 mm (W) interconnect solutions at Satellite 2017.
Keysight Technologies Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications (www.5gtf.org). Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.
Response Microwave Inc., a global specialist in the supply, design and manufacture of RF/microwave connectivity and control component solutions, is celebrating its 15th year of business. With industry roots that date back to the 1980s, RMI has experienced consistent growth and created a reputation for high performance and quality products at fair and reasonable price levels.
22 mobile communications companies announced collective support for accelerating the 5G new radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019. The firms are supporting a proposal to be discussed at the next 3GPP RAN plenary meeting, scheduled for March 6-9 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT Labs, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. The research team has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO system at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The trials were conducted in a large indoor hall mimicking a stadium environment and outdoors within the Adastral Park campus.
According to Viavi Solutions 25 operators have announced "5G" lab tests, and 12 report field testing. Five have demonstrated data rates of 35 Gbps or more in the lab, with the UAE's Etisalat claiming the highest speed of 36 Gbps. 28 GHz is the most widely used spectrum for the tests, based on eight operators that have disclosed operating at this frequency. Seven operators are using 15 GHz.
MaxLinear Inc. announced the MxL1105, a broadband microwave transceiver that supports all licensed and unlicensed bands from 5 to 44 GHz, including all ETSI-defined channel spacing options from 5 to 224 MHz. It handles all QAM modulation code rates up to 4096 QAM.