Telekom Austria has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMNA) in a bid to influence the development of 5G technologies.
Technology such as massive MIMO and multi-user shared access (MUSA), dubbed pre-5G, will bridge the gap between LTE and future telco standards, a ZTE executive has claimed.
An ultra-dense cloud-based radio access network will be the first priority of the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), as the research organisation received a £5 million (€6.39 million) investment from partner Huawei.
SK Telecom and Ericsson have co-developed a new smart cell technology to improve the energy efficiency of base stations by dynamically controlling when they are activated.
Samsung is teaming up with SK Telecom to conduct 5G research into technologies such as small cells, massive MIMO and next generation modulation/demodulation.
Samsung has hit a 5G milestone, clocking speeds of 7.5Gbps in a stationary environment and 1.2Gbps within a vehicle moving at more than 100 kilometres per hour.
Apple has issued a fix for its new operating system and joined The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance as it looks into 5G.
Telefónica and Huawei are setting up working groups to explore the possibility of technology including 4G/5G networks, the connected home and virtualisation.
Vodafone has formed a partnership with Dresden University of Technology to research and develop 5G technology, while the group's UK arm has extended its rural connectivity program.
The tussle around who will be in charge of 5G innovation has continued with the announcement Huawei is setting up a South Korea-based research centre in partnership with local operator LG Uplus.
Ericsson has demonstrated new technology that it said improves data transfer rates and will become "a key enabler" for 5G.
ZTE is proposing to apply some 5G technology on top of existing 4G networks, as the vendor unveiled what it called a “pre-5G concept”.
Ericsson has demonstrated download speeds of 5GBps on the 15GHz band, as it becomes the latest vendor to test 5G technology.
The increasing hype surrounding 5G technology has been greeted by a surprising source of scepticism: that of the GSMA.
"The game is not over." That was the upbeat declaration by KPN CTO Erik Hoving on the telecoms industry but it was a rare moment of optimism on the first day of LTE World Summit.
Dynamic mesh networking should be at the heart of building 5G networks in order to help base stations work alongside one another, according to ZTE.
A Metis task force led by network and handset testing supplier Anite has published the first channel models for 5G technology.
Six vendors will use the likes of massive MIMO and candidate waveforms as part of experimental trials of 5G technology in partnership with Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO.
The small cell market is set to put a disappointing 2013 behind it by experiencing growth of 65 percent by the end of this year, according to new research from Infonetics.
Small cells will be central to the implementation of 5G technology, according to NSN, as the industry gears up for the next talking shop about the future of wireless technology.
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