On 18 February 2015, Frost & Sullivan hosted a virtual panel on 5G featuring speakers from National Instruments, Alcatel-Lucent, and NYU Wireless, which are among the leading companies and research institutions at the forefront of 5G technologies working to move forward the 5G agenda. A number of companies and academic institutions notably in Europe and Asia but also in America are making significant R&D efforts on 5G technologies aiming to make it a reality by 2020. This article highlights the key points regarding technology issues brought to bear during the panel discussion.
GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 broke records with more than 93,000 attends from 200 countries. The first day started off with a bang as NXP and Freescale announced that they plan to merge. Read the complete show review.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with their mmWave channel-sounding measurement demonstration at Mobile World Congress. Channel sounding for the mmWave frequency band is one of the critical steps required to enable 5G data rates, spectrum flexibility and ultra-broad bandwidth.
Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex wireless business unit,will be demonstrating a number of new developments in 4G LTE-A network test, IP network and NFV system service validation, and the development of algorithms for a 5G air interface, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5, 2015.
Ericsson and Chinese Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch joint research and development of 5G, the next generation of mobile technologies.
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.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that they have joined the NYU WIRELESS university research center as a key sponsor of the fundamental groundwork that the research center is laying for a new generation of wireless technologies, also known as 5G.