The FCC allocated approximately 11 GHz of spectrum above 24 GHz for wireless broadband operations — 7 GHz unlicensed and 3.85 GHz licensed. The FCC hopes to spur 5G development in the high frequency bands.
Mobile Experts LLC released new research today, providing a specific forecast for pre-standard 5G deployment. The new forecast will be sent to all of the Mobile Experts 5G subscribers, to highlight the very specific plans of US operators as they ramp up deployment of wireless broadband services.
Verizon announced completion of its 5G radio specification - the first U.S. carrier to do so. The specification is the product of collaboration within Verizon's 5G Technology Forum, a group that is working to define parameters for 5G specifications in advance of future standards. With 5G, end users will enjoy wireless service that delivers several gigabits per second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced its Signal Optimizer software—the industry’s first and only all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. By simplifying calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, the software enables R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.
Qualcomm Inc. along with its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., announced Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G New Radio (NR) prototype system and trial platform. The 5G NR prototype system operates in the sub-6 GHz spectrum bands and is being utilized to showcase the company’s innovative 5G designs to efficiently achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
Ericsson and King's College London will be demonstrating a 5G use case of tactile robotic surgery that will show a probe as a robotic representation of a biological finger that gives the surgeon the sense of touch and can send accurate real-time localization of hard nodules in soft tissue.
Nokia is to make the first ever demonstration of a 5G network running on commercial platforms as part of its showcase at 5G World that will underline the momentum of bringing 5G to commercial reality. Following the successful launch in February of the industry-first 5G-ready AirScale Radio Access technology Nokia will demonstrate AirScale working together with its Cloud Packet Core, running on a Nokia AirFrame data center platform, the foundation of a commercial 5G architecture.
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology announced that Verkotan laboratory has recently selected Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to enable faster MIMO OTA testing in Verkotan’s advanced wireless performance laboratory.
PHAZR, a Gigabit Wireless solutions provider, and FiberTower, the leading developer of licensed wide-area millimeter wave service solutions, announced a partnership focused on 5G millimeter wave systems development.