5g News Features

  1. The Week In 5G: 1/12/2018 – CES 2018: Qualcomm Expects 5G To Boost RF Chip Sales, Kia Unveils 5G-Connected Car; Sprint Zeroes In On Mobile 5G; UK and Africa Launch Trials

    At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm says it is adopting a comprehensive approach with 5G, including developing RF chips and modems to support the first 5G phones hitting store shelves by 2019.

  2. The Week In 5G: 1/5/2018 - Verizon Taps Samsung For 5G Debut, AT&T Readies True 5G Network

    Major U.S. carriers made a slew of announcements involving their ambitious 5G rollouts for the new year. Verizon said it has chosen Samsung to supply it with pre-standard 5G equipment for its first 5G service in Sacramento, sometime during the latter half of 2018. 

  3. 12/22/2017 Week In 5G: First Implementable 5G NR Specification; 5G A National Security Priority

    The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the collaborative body that manages telecommunications and cellular standards, has completed the first implementable 5G New Radio (NR) specification. The approval of the first 5G NR standard under 3GPP Release 15 signals full-scale trials and commercial deployments as early as 2019.

  4. Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.

  5. 12/15/2017 Week In 5G: Deutsche Telekom & Ericsson Deal; China Preps Middle-Frequency Band

    Fresh off a network deal with Verizon, Ericsson clinched another one this week, inking a five-year agreement with Deutsche Telekom to upgrade the German carrier's mobile network to become 5G-ready. Ericsson will provide multi-standard radio access network (RAN) using its Baseband 6630 product and radios, along with hardware and software support.

  6. 12/12/2017 Week In 5G: Verizon & Ericsson Ink Deal; Better Batteries For 5G Phones

    Verizon has tapped telecom equipment maker Ericsson to supply it with 5G Core network, 5G Radio Access Network (RAN), transport, and associated services related to its upcoming 5G network.

  7. GAO Warns FCC That IoT Growth Could Lead To Spectrum Congestion

    The United States Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to monitor the increasing number of high bandwidth and unlicensed-spectrum devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). GAO says this would give FCC a leg up in ensuring adequate radio frequency (RF) spectrum is available for all stakeholders.

  8. The Week In 5G: Verizon Launching 5G Home Broadband In Five U.S. Cities, Ericsson and Nokia Ramping Up 5G Development

    Verizon plans to launch the first wireless residential 5G broadband services in three to five United States markets in 2018. The commercial launch follows 5G trials in the U.S. in the past year conducted in collaboration with telecom equipment makers, including Ericsson and Nokia, which are accelerating 5G trials globally.

  9. The Week In 5G: FCC Opens Up More Spectrum, Carriers Target 2020 Deployments, Intel-Apple Alliance Sidelines Qualcomm

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is picking up the pace in its drive to meet 5G usage in the United States by making available an additional 1.7 GHz of high-frequency spectrum, which will facilitate carriers’ plans to deploy next-generation mobile broadband services by 2020. 

  10. TIA Releases New Antenna Mounting Classification Standard

    The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a leading trade association of suppliers and manufacturers in the global information and communications technology industry, has issued a new antenna mounting system classification standard in anticipation of an increase in the number and types of antennas to be deployed for 5G implementations.