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Entel to Deploy Massive MIMO, Extends Partnership Towards 5G with Ericsson

Chile’s telecom service provider Entel and Ericsson have extended their partnership to prepare Entel’s network in the evolution path towards 5G by deploying its latest LTE FDD network technologies and LTE TDD Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output). The operator plans to deploy Massive MIMO nationwide. Massive MIMO is a wireless technology that uses multiple transmitters and […]

Ericsson Expands 5G Portfolio

Ericsson has introduced a new radio product, AIR 3246, for Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (Massive MIMO), which is a complement to Ericsson’s global 5G radio offering. AIR 3246 supports both 4G/LTE and 5G NR (New Radio) technologies and is Ericsson’s first 5G NR radio for frequency division duplex (FDD). Commercially available in the second […]

SK Telecom Demonstrates 5G Trial Networks using 3.5GHz Band

Telecom has successfully demonstrated 5G communications using the 3.5GHz band through collaborations with Samsung Electronics and Nokia in Korea. Operator joined hands with Samsung Electronics to develop a 3.5GHz 5G end-to-end network comprised of 5G virtualized core, virtualized RAN, Distributed Unit (baseband unit and radio unit) and test device – based on the 3GPP 5G […]

ZTE and SoftBank Trial 5G in Tokyo

ZTE has signed an agreement with SoftBank for a 5G trial over sub6GHz spectrum at 4.5GHz across metropolitan areas in Tokyo. For this trial, ZTE will provide 5G end-to-end network solutions and will work together with SoftBank to verify the performance of 5G technologies under real world conditions. SoftBank has already started joint research and […]

Ericsson Demonstrates 5G New Radio in Indonesia

Ericsson has completed a demonstration of 5G in Indonesia, including 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robotic arm and live 4K video streaming. The demonstration achieved a peak downlink speed of 5.74 Gbps and latency as low as 3 ms, said the company. Company’s 5G test bed […]

Global Mobile Operators, OEMs Commit to Accelerate 5G NR for Large-scale Trials and Deployments

Today a contingent of mobile communications companies announced their collective support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019. AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, INC., SK Telecom, Vodafone, Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., British Telecom, Telstra, Korea Telecom, Intel, LG Uplus, KDDI, LG Electronics, Telia […]

3GPP Announces a New Logo for 5G Specifications

3GPP has approved a new logo to be used on 3GPP 5G specifications from Release 15 onwards. The use of the 5G logo on 3GPP specification cover sheets is intended to help the industry to identify at which point in time 5G features will appear. It will be used on the relevant 5G Phase 1 […]

What is 5G New Radio (5G NR)?

5G New Radio (NR) development is part of continuous mobile broadband evolution process to meet the requirements of 5G as outlined by IMT-2020, similar to earlier evolution of 3G & 4G wireless networks. 5G NR aims to make wireless broadband same as of wireline with the fiber-like performance at a significantly lower cost-per-bit. With new […]