ABI Research recently released a report which outlines the huge advantages in energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and resistance to adverse fading in the channel offered by these massive MIMO antenna systems.
NI announced plans to collaborate with Samsung to develop 5G test UEs for 5G New Radio (NR). The first public demonstration of this collaboration will show Samsung’s 28 GHz base station communicating with an NI test UE at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next week.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced today a collaboration with Ball Aerospace and Anokiwave to validate the first commercial 5G NR active array antenna product designs in the 26 GHz band. The Keysight 5G NR-ready measurement testbed offers the precision that base station and component designers require to extensively explore the performance edges of a new class of active antenna systems in the “European Pioneer Band.”
Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The AWMF-0156 operates from 37.1 to 40.0 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog beam steering.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) announced its new Active Passive Antenna (APA) system, designed to help operators overcome the technical and economic challenges with network modernization and the evolution to 5G. The APA system will be demonstrated for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Now that there’s an initial draft of the 5G spec (aka 3GPP Release 15), the world’s wireless leaders have achieved a big milestone. However, widespread 5G deployment still faces many challenges. One such challenge is that of global spectrum coverage or more specifically harmonized global spectrum coverage.