5G will fail if operators are not given access to affordable, harmonised spectrum and a generous government approach to support telco investment, the GSMA has claimed.
Asia continues to be one of the busiest areas of pre-5G deployment with new projects underway from DOCOMO in Japan and China Mobile.
Singapore's StarHub has hit speeds of 4.3GBps in a demonstration with Nokia on how cmwave can be an enabler of 5G.
Proximus has extended its strategic partnership with Huawei to help it on the road towards 5G.
EE will lose the technological credibility it has built up over LTE if it fails to be first and best with 5G in the UK, its senior technical team has said.
Ericsson has extended its partnership with Red Hat to define and deliver “fully ready” open-source cloud infrastructure for next-generation LTE networks.
Operators should use technology such as LTE-Advanced Pro, virtualisation and NB-IoT to develop the right business models for 5G, a summit has heard.
Vodafone and Huawei have joined the week's flurry of 5G demonstrations with a trial of the tech using high and low frequency bands.
Nokia and wireless carrier US Cellular have tapped 28GHz spectrum to demonstrate 5G fixed wireless with latencies of less than two milliseconds.
Telia and Ericsson have completed a 5G trial on a live network in Europe, achieving top-line peak rates of 15Gbps and latency of less than three milliseconds.
Huawei has claimed a breakthrough on channel coding for 5G networks during a field trial in China, achieving download speeds of 27Gbps.
Orange is the latest operator to be swept up by Ericsson's seemingly all-encompassing 5G research strategy, working with the Swedish vendor on selected use cases.
SK Telecom and Qualcomm have held what they claim is the first over the air demonstration of license assisted access (LAA) technology and its enhanced counterpart.
Cellular standards are often criticised from the moment they are released, with LTE attacked for its lack of reliability and 3G for its speeds, but BT is among a growing number of telcos confident that 5G will get it right.
Telcos and car makers have launched the latest 5G consortium, this time looking at how next generation technology can be brought onto the roads.
MTS has brought Samsung into its 5G network strategy by signing a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of a range of technologies.
More than 20 telcos, including Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Ericsson, Nokia and NEC, have partnered to trial an integrated fronthaul and backhaul technology demonstration.
T-Mobile USA has carried out preliminary 5G testing using 28GHz, as part of network and application trials with Nokia.
Spectrum allocation will be vital for the development of 5G, Qualcomm has warned, urging governments to ensure operators can buy chunks of more than 100MHz of contiguous frequency.
Ericsson has continued its 5G research by opening a "Garage" in France for start-ups and employees to explore the potential of the technology.
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