Small Cells – low-power, short range wireless base stations – were billed as a revolution in wireless network architectures when they first emerged over a decade ago.
Early 5G demos and launch commitments may be flashy, but they ignore a critical reality: regulation will play a much more critical role in the success of future 5G networks and services.
A new iPhone – let’s call it the iPhone 8 – is being announced tonight.
Network operators like AT&T are making their networks virtual to support increasing demand and new services and open source and virtualisation go hand-in-hand, but operator resistance could impact their move toward 5G-ready networks.
In coming years 5G adoption is expected to be relatively slow in Europe, similar to the roll out of 4G.
The International Telecommunication Union in 2015 outlined three initial use cases for 5G, the next generation of mobile network technology after 4G.
5G has been on the horizon for some time but it’s getting closer.
Straight Path Communications has been acquired by Verizon for $3.1bn because Straight Path holds millimetre wave spectrum licenses that have been approved by the FCC to be used for 5G.
Over the past 20 years, mobile operators have been prone to over hyping network performance and turning technological advancements into marketing-speak.
5G mobile service has long been hyped as enabling new enterprise services.
4G is the fourth and latest generation in mobile communication technology, billed as a better and faster upgrade on 3G.
The latest US spectrum auction wound down in April, raising $19.8bn — less than half of what the US government expected — for 70 MHz of spectrum.
When the UK government announced its new Digital Infrastructure Investment fund in the Autumn Statement, Phillip Hammond announced £740m ($920m) would be dedicated to the development of 5G.