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Pat Hindle is responsible for editorial content, article review and special industry reporting for Microwave Journal magazine and its web site in addition to social media and special digital projects. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Hindle held various technical and marketing positions throughout New England, including Marketing Communications Manager at M/A-COM (Tyco Electronics), Product/QA Manager at Alpha Industries (Skyworks), Program Manager at Raytheon and Project Manager/Quality Engineer at MIT. Mr. Hindle graduated from Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration and holds a BS degree from Cornell University in Materials Science Engineering.

Ericsson Mobility Report Highlights

5G Projections Increased

Ericsson just released their Mobility Report and here are some highlights. Taking information directly from the report, more than 50 service providers around the world have launched commercial 5G services.


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Northeastern University Expeditionary Cyber and Unmanned Aerial System Facility

One of the most advanced wireless evaluation centers in the world!

Back in the 1990’s, I completed an MBA night program at Northeastern University’s suburban campus in Burlington, just north of Boston. On my recent visit to the campus, I was stunned to find a completely transformed facility that used to only housed a few classrooms and small library.


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6G Research Gets Underway This Year

As 5G hits the first year of deployment from the first time initial commercial trials were started in the US by Verizon and AT&T, GSA is reporting that 50 commercial 5G networks have been deployed as China’s big three all activated 5G networks on Nov 1. Since most of the 3GPP 5G are in-process at this point so somewhat determined, several research activities have been announced for 6G.


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One Year of 5G Marks Watershed Moment for Industry

Friday, Nov 1 was a watershed moment for 5G as it marked about the first year of implementation and official launch of the 50th commercial 5G network according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). This was reached by the switch on of services in China where China Unicom, China Mobile and China Telecom all went live on Friday.


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Dynamic Spectrum Sharing is a Game Changer

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) has emerged as a key part of mobile service providers’ 5G strategy at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles. DSS allows an existing LTE carrier to operate 5G NR and LTE simultaneously – with a simple software upgrade allowing a nice transition to 5G. This is especially critical in the low band where there are not a lot of users so dedicating just 5G usage there would be way too expensive to deploy.


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Wireless Cognition, Cones of Silence, Terahertz Communications – 6G Research is Underway!

Professor Theodore S. Rappaport and colleagues at NYU WIRELESS recently published a new article entitled “Wireless Communications and Applications Above 100 GHz: Opportunities and Challenges for 6G and Beyond,” outlining the challenges and possible solutions for future communications using frequencies from 100 GHz to 3 THz. Read this summary of their findings.


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Status of GaN Market and Major Players

Yole Développement (Yole) just published a new report on the GaN market. According to Yole, the overall GaN RF market is expected to reach USD 2 billion by 2024, driven by two main applications: telecom infrastructure and defense as noted by Ezgi Dogmus, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole).


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Autonomous Driving Applications Strengthen Radar Market

Market Analysis from Yole

At Yole Développement (Yole), analysts expect the radar market to reach US$8.6 billion by 2025, at a 2015 CAGR of 15.6%. Market growth depends on the specific radar frequency, explains the market research & strategy consulting company. Read this market analysis by Yole.


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