Showing posts with label 5G. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 5G. Show all posts

Friday, July 16, 2021

Ericsson partners with John Deere on 5G in agribusiness

Ericsson Brazil is collaborating with John Deere to develop 5G agribusiness opportunities.

Ericsson and John Deere R&D and innovation centers will apply IoT Mobile ecosystem technologies such as Narrowband IoT (NB-loT) and Cat-M1 to drive agribusiness solutions based on 3GPP standards.


The proofs of concept will initially be jointly developed at John Deere’s Central Office for Latin America, in Indaiatuba (Sao Paulo), and John Deere’s Center of Agriculture and Precision and Innovation (CAPI) in Campinas, where 5G equipment will be installed. The agreement includes equipping John Deere’s factories with fifth-generation equipment to contribute to the journey of digital transformation and immersion in 5.0 agriculture.

Murilo Barbosa, Business Vice-President for Southern Latin America, Ericsson, says: “It’s essential to understand agribusiness as a complex and plural value chain, from farm to table, to ports and cars, which employs millions of Brazilians, contributing with almost 25 percent of Brazil’s GDP. The entire agribusiness ecosystem, from 5G onward, can make the country even more productive than it already is. 5G technology will play a key role in this new cycle of innovation and we are delighted to be able to move forward in this direction in partnership with John Deere.”


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Verizon Business expands its 5G fixed-wireless

Verizon Business' has expanded its 5G fixed-wireless Internet service is now available in parts of 42 U.S. cities, an expansion from the previous total of 24 announced in April.


Verizon Business is also offering a credit of up to $1,500 to offset early-termination fees for eligible customers switching to Verizon from another Internet provider, and the previously announced 10-year price lock guarantee for eligible new customers is still in effect.

“5G Business Internet customers get more than just a new kind of superfast Internet connectivity for today -- they also get a 5G digital-transformation platform for tomorrow," said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer of Verizon Business. "Professional installation from Verizon means easy setup and quick application deployments from the start, and, as 5G technology evolves, customers will also have a scalable framework for leveraging technologies like edge computing and IoT.”


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Keysight and Qualcomm demo 10G using 5G NR-DC

Keysight Technologies and Qualcomm demonstrated a 10 Gbps data connection using 5G new radio dual connectivity (NR-DC), an industry-first.

NR-DC allows 5G NR devices to concurrently connect and aggregate multiple NR cells, leading to significantly increased data transfer speeds.

The demonstration included Keysight’s network emulation platform and Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System with Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave Antenna Module to aggregate 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum. The demonstration used spectrum in both frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mmWave), which enables 5G user equipment (UE) to leverage wide bandwidths and high order modulation, leading to data transfer speeds of more than 10 Gbps. Flexible spectrum utilization combined with higher data speed connections allows mobile operators to dynamically deploy 5G services in wireless congested areas where bandwidth resources need to be managed efficiently to support advanced applications.


“We’re pleased to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to reach another industry-first milestone that lays the foundation for consumers and enterprises to achieve wired-broadband grade speeds in this next phase of 5G,” said Cao Peng, vice president and general manager for Keysight’s wireless test group. “This accomplishment clearly reflects that the industry has entered the second phase of 5G NR deployment, which will enable advanced wireless communications built on the latest 3GPP Release 16 specification.”

“Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to work with Keysight to develop pioneering solutions that allow device makers to accelerate innovations that support considerable performance improvements,” said Francesco Grilli, vice president, Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This achievement builds on the recent milestone Qualcomm Technologies and Keysight realized in March 2021, showcasing 5G low/mid and high band aggregation across key global combinations on a smartphone form-factor device equipped with the Snapdragon X65 using Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions. Together, we move significantly closer to providing users access to seamless, rapid connections on 5G devices in traditionally congested areas worldwide.”

http://www.keysight.com


Monday, July 5, 2021

TPG Telecom launches 700MHz 5G in Australia with Nokia

TPG Telecom switched on a live 5G standalone (SA) network in Australia on the 700MHz spectrum band using equipment from Nokia. 

Nokia is supplying equipment from its latest ReefShark based AirScale product range including its unique triple band remote radio unit that supports 700, 850 and 900 MHz bands. The unit also supports 3G, 4G and 5G simultaneously across all TPG Telecom’s low-band frequencies. TPG Telecom’s 5G SA service is now successfully activated in parts of Sydney and this means that the operator’s customers will benefit from having 5G available in more places.


Barry Kezik, Executive General Manager Mobile and Fixed Networks at TPG Telecom, said: “We’re excited to be the first network in the world to realise the true potential of low band 5G SA at 700MHz. TPG Telecom’s low band 5G will expand our 5G coverage, supporting our goal of reaching 85% of the population in Australia’s top six cities by the end of the year and changing the way people and things connect to the TPG Telecom 5G network.”

Dr Robert Joyce, Chief Technology Officer at Nokia Oceania, said: “Nokia is proud to support another 5G world first. We have a long-standing partnership with TPG Telecom, and we have jointly developed our unique triple band radio solution specifically for them. Today we get to see the result of that joint effort and collaboration which will deliver premium wide area 5G SA coverage for TPG Telecom and its customers.”

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Nokia deploys 5G in Denmark for Telenor/Telia


Nokia is the exclusive supplier of 5G RAN in Denmark for TTN, the joint venture network from Telenor and Telia.

TTN is Denmark's largest mobile network with more than 4,300 sites. The merger between the two networks first began in 2012 with both companies each owning 50 percent of the network. It provides customers with better coverage, capacity, and quality, as well as reducing the companies' overall CO2 footprint.

Thomas Kj√¶rsgaard, CEO of Telia Denmark, commented: “The 5G network supports the increasing need for data and advanced communication solutions in Denmark. With the modernization of the network, we are making a significant investment in and upgrade of the vital Danish telecoms infrastructure. A strong network is the foundation for our continued work to support the digitalization of Denmark, the development of our economy, innovation, and sustainable solutions for the future."


Lars Thomsen, CEO of Telenor Denmark, said: “As with everything else we do, our rollout is based on how we create the most real value for our customers. With our nationwide network rollout, Danes will experience higher speeds and better coverage in both urban and peri-urban areas. Specifically, the 5G upgrades will mean twice the speeds in densely populated areas and significant improvements across the country."


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Viavi offers streamlined 5G Network Tester

Viavi Solutions introduced a streamlined version of its flagship TM500 Network Tester in use with virtually every wireless base station manufacturer around the globe. 

The new TMLite is an extension of the TM500, providing test capabilities trusted by leading manufacturers. It enables functional, system and performance testing for the latest 5G Standalone (SA) features, including FR1, FR2, FDD, TDD, and up to 4x4 MIMO, and delivers the RF, baseband and higher layer processing for one 5G NR carrier – on a single COTS server. With TM500 family application programming interfaces (APIs) optimized for automation environments, TMLite tests can be compared with TM500 insights for efficient parallel testing and high-quality product development. Customers also have access to the unmatched VIAVI support model, providing access to engineering expertise in every region of the globe.

“In order to prove the quality of their products in an ever-widening competitive field, small cell manufacturers and new market entrants need early access to the same 3GPP feature set as established vendors,” said Ian Langley, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI. “We have harnessed our decades of experience in lab test tools for both cellular and virtualized networks to develop a test environment tailored to their technical requirements and budgets.”


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Samsung announces 8nm RF chip architecture for 5G

Samsung Electronics introduced its newest radio frequency (RF) technology based on 8-nanometer (nm) process.

Samsung’s 8nm RF process technology is the latest addition to an already broad portfolio of RF-related solutions, including 28nm- and 14nm-based RF. The company notes shiptment of more than 500 million mobile RF chips for premium smartphones since 2017.

Samsung has developed a unique architecture exclusive to 8nm RF named RFextremeFET (RFeFET) that can significantly improve RF characteristics while using less power. In comparison to 14nm RF, Samsung’s RFeFET supplements the digital PPA scaling and restores the analog/RF scaling at the same time, thereby enabling high-performance 5G platforms. Compared to 14nm RF, Samsung’s 8nm RF process technology provides up to a 35-percent increase in power efficiency with a 35-percent decrease in the RF chip area as a result of the RFeFET architectural innovation.

“Through excellence in innovation and process manufacturing, we’ve reinforced our next-generation wireless communication offerings,” said Hyung Jin Lee, Master of Foundry Technology Development Team at Samsung Electronics. “As 5G mmWave expands, Samsung’s 8nm RF will be a great solution for customers looking for long battery life and excellent signal quality on compact mobile devices.”

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Spirent and AWS collaborate on automated 5G network testing

Spirent Communications is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring automated 5G testing capabilities to communications service providers (CSPs) building 5G networks on AWS.

The collaboration combines AWS’s Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline with Spirent’s vendor-neutral 5G test capabilities.


With the introduction of 5G Network Validation on AWS, utilizing Spirent’s Landslide 5GC Automation Package, operators can easily leverage the fully integrated 5G test automation capabilities to rapidly test and validate both deployments and updates of 5G network functions and services. It provides a continuous delivery framework using AWS CodePipeline, together with its security and observability best practices, and is available in all AWS Regions. The solution is fully decoupled and highly scalable, supporting many parallel tests, while allowing several types of network tests which can be automatically triggered as part of the 5G Network application pipeline.

“Service providers around the world are facing a number of distinct challenges as they look to deliver on the promise of 5G,” said Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s Lifecycle Service Assurance business. “The race is on to deploy new 5G technology, but because it is highly complex and new, there is a genuine lack of expertise and resources available to establish and deliver the vital 5G core testing and validation necessary to successfully get these complex networks and services to market.”

“Manually establishing such complex testing requirements is a very time-consuming process, typically running into many months,” says Roberts. “Thanks to our new collaboration with AWS, service providers can leverage Spirent’s 5G expertise and proven test methodologies to easily incorporate automated 5G testing and validation on AWS, reducing months to minutes. They will be able to test with confidence, dramatically accelerate time-to-market, and analysis shows significant cost savings can be achieved compared to traditional manual testing methods.”

http://www.spirent.com/Landslide5GCAP

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

India gives go-ahead for 5G trials to 4 operators, 3 vendors

India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT)issued permits for 5G trials to Bharti Airtel, Reliance JioInfocomm, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL.  

Equipment vendors and technology providers supplying these operators for the trials are Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT.  In addition, Reliance JioInfocomm Ltd. will also be conducting trials using its own indigenous technology. Huawei and ZTE are not included in the trials.

DoT has approved experimental spectrum in the mid-band (3.2 GHz to 3.67 GHz), millimeter wave band (24.25 GHz to 28.5 GHz) and in Sub-Gigahertz band (700 GHz).  TSPs will also be permitted to use their existing spectrum owned by them (800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2500 MHz) for conduct of 5G trials.

Some other notes from DoT:

  • The duration of the trials, at present, is for a period of 6 months. This includes a time period of 2 months for procurement and setting up of the equipment.
  • The test equipment is not to be connected to the operator's existing networks.
  • Trials will be on non-commercial basis.  
  • The data generated during the trials shall be stored in India.  
  • The operators are also expected to facilitate the testing of the indigenously developed use cases and equipment as part of the trials. 
  • One hundred applications/ use cases selected by DoT after conducting the recent Hackathon on 5G applications can also be facilitated in these trials. 

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1715927


Monday, May 3, 2021

AT&T ties in with Ericsson's Cradlepoint for 5G SD-WAN

AT&T and Cradlepoint, which is now a division of Ericsson, are expanding their joint 5G offerings for businesses.

The new solutions combine clean-slate-designed Cradlepoint 5G wideband adapters and routers, and its NetCloud Service, with AT&T’s nationwide wireless broadband network, data plans, and an AT&T management option for Cradlepoint devices. 

Cradlepoint's  W-Series Wideband Adapters provide a cloud-managed 5G modem for SD-WAN. Enterprises can use 5G with SD-WAN as a primary connection, to augment a wireline link, or a high-speed failover connection. AT&T offers SD-WAN solutions, including AT&T Wireless Broadband, for virtually any business need with next-generation software in the cloud for enhanced agility, control, and visibility. Together, AT&T and Cradlepoint provide enterprises with multiple options for bringing 5G to SD-WAN.

“AT&T Wireless Broadband plays an essential role in bringing 5G to businesses nationwide,” says Rasesh Patel, Chief Product and Platform Officer, AT&T Business. “Businesses continue to transform and are crucial in building an ecosystem that brings the benefits of 5G to life. So, we’re delivering the tools for businesses to innovate fearlessly and build the foundation for a 5G world.”

“5G is the catalyst to ushering in a fast and agile Wireless WAN that will help transform how enterprise and government organizations generate revenue, streamline operations, and serve customers,” states Ian Pennell, Chief Product Officer at Cradlepoint. “What sets Cradlepoint apart is our cloud-delivered and I.T.-centric NetCloud Service that integrates with existing infrastructures, like VPN and SD-WAN, and provides network admins with the visibility, security, control, and management they need to build and maintain a Wireless WAN.”


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

5G for 12GHz Coalition lobbies the FCC

A new "5G for 12GHz Coalition" has been established to promote the 500 MHz of available capacity in the12 GHz bandfor 5G.

The group, which is backed by more than 20 prominent public interest groups, trade associations and companies, is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act swiftly and modernize decades-old rules to allow the critical capacity in the12 GHz spectrum band to be utilized for 5G. 

“America has a historic opportunity to immediately unleash the power of the 12 GHz band for 5G, and the members of this Coalition are linking arms to call for much-needed, swift action. This will ensure our nation’s position as a global leader, enhance broadband infrastructure and availability, expand consumer choice, and drive innovation,” said Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, one of the Coalition’s founding members, and Co-Chair of the Coalition.

5G for 12 GHz includes the following group of diverse founding members:  INCOMPAS, Public Knowledge, DISH, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), RS Access, Open Technology Institute at New America (OTI), Federated Wireless, AtLink, Cambridge Broadband Network Groups (CBNG), Center for Educational Innovations, Center for Rural Strategies, Etheric Networks, GeoLinks, GoLong Wireless, Granite Telecommunications, mmWave Tech, Resound Networks, Rural Wireless Association (RWA), Telnet Worldwide, Tilson, White Cloud, Xiber and X-Lab.

https://5gfor12ghz.com/x

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

ADVA intros outdoor PTP grandmaster clock for 5G fronthaul

ADVA introduced an ultra-compact outdoor PTP grandmaster clock with multi-band GNSS receiver and integrated antenna for delivering nanosecond precision needed for 5G fronthaul and other emerging time-sensitive applications. . 

ADVA says its new OSA 5405-MB synchronization device ensures timing accuracy by eliminating the impact of ionospheric delay variation. The multi-band GNSS receiver and integrated antenna enable the OSA 5405-MB to meet PRTC-B accuracy requirements (+/-40nsec) even in challenging conditions.  By receiving GNSS signals in two frequency bands and using the differences between them to calculate and compensate for delay variation, the OSA 5405-MB eliminates inaccuracy and ensures ultra-precise synchronization whatever the space weather conditions. It can also work with up to four concurrent GNSS constellations (GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and BEIDOU), increasing the number of observable satellites in urban canyons.

“Our multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver provides an extremely cost-efficient way to achieve PRTC-B UTC-traceable network timing with the levels of accuracy needed for next-generation use cases. By adding this technology to our versatile, small-form-factor OSA 5405 Series, we’re offering a route to precision synchronization at the network access without significant investment,” said Gil Biran, general manager, Oscilloquartz, ADVA. “A ruggedized design and minimal visibility make our OSA 5405-MB easy to install in almost any outdoor location. With the power to compensate for ionospheric delay variations and provide resilience against jamming and spoofing, our compact edge solution really is the key to 5G synchronization.”

http://www.adva.com

http://www.oscilloquartz.com

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Spirent intros subscription-based Automated 5G Core Test Suite

Spirent Communications introduced a subscription-based, automated 5G core test platform designed to accelerate time to market for service providers and significantly reduce costs associated with 5G core validation.

The Spirent Landslide 5GC Automation Package provides access to a managed library of hundreds of prebuilt test cases covering compliance, capacity, and performance testing for nodal, adjacency and end-to-end assessment, including the largest nodal coverage in the industry. It is built around a number of award-winning products and solutions such as Spirent Landslide core emulation, Spirent Velocity test automation, and the company’s world-class professional services.


“This is a true automation pipeline approach for service providers that need to accelerate their 5G deployment while managing tight budgets and resources,” said Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s Lifecycle Service Assurance business. “The value extends well beyond initial deployment, helping validate network changes and, as standards evolve, eliminating the need to resource for ongoing test development.”

“Customers will not only benefit from significant time and cost savings, they can also be confident that they are relying on Spirent’s extensive 5G expertise and proven test methodologies to minimize risk and ensure their 5G rollouts are a success,” added Roberts.

http://www.spirent.com/Landslide5GCAP

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

DISH builds its 5G core in AWS

DISH Network will construct its 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) network on AWS.

DISH, which is partnering exclusively with vendors offering cloud-native technology, plans to begin deploying the network in Las Vegas later this year.  All hardware and network management resources will be connected through AWS, including DISH’s fully automated Operation and Business Support Systems (OSS and BSS) for 5G services.

DISH said its groundbreaking, cloud-native strategy will help to simplify the process for developers to create new 5G applications.

  • To support real-time workloads at the network edge and quickly process inbound and outbound data from its O-RAN infrastructure, DISH will leverage AWS Local Zones and AWS Outposts. AWS Local Zones are an infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database, and other select services close to large population, industry, and IT centers for applications requiring single-digit millisecond latency, while AWS Outposts extend AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to virtually any on-premises facility, such as the factory floor or a 5G base station. With this combination of AWS infrastructure, DISH can push its 5G Core to the edge and achieve consistently high performance across its service area, while also enabling developers to take full advantage of 5G speeds when building new applications and services.
  • In addition, DISH will use AWS capabilities such as compute, containers, IoT, machine learning, and security to process 5G data and run its 5G Core, BSS, and OSS at scale while optimizing costs. DISH will use AWS Graviton2-based instances to power its compute workloads (AWS’s custom-designed Graviton2 processors with 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores provide up to 40% better price-performance over comparable current-generation x86-based instances) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to run containerized workloads, helping it deliver high availability during periods of peak network use. Running its 5G network over AWS will allow DISH to further reduce costs by bypassing the capital expenditure investments typically associated with building and operating network infrastructure hardware. DISH will also apply AWS machine learning capabilities at the network edge to help improve service by predicting network congestion at specific locations, as well as recognizing anomalies in network function, and then automatically taking corrective actions to optimize performance.

“Through this collaboration with AWS, we will operate not just as a communications services provider, but as a digital services provider harnessing the combined power of 5G connectivity and the cloud. Together, we will enable our customers to take full advantage of the potential of 5G. Our approach will revolutionize wireless connectivity by giving customers the ability to customize and scale their network experience on-demand,” said Charlie Ergen, DISH co-founder and chairman. “As a new carrier, leveraging AWS and its extensive network of partners enables us to differentiate ourselves by operating our 5G network with a high degree of automation, utilizing the talent of AWS-trained developers and helping our customers bring new 5G applications to market faster than ever before.”

“DISH’s cloud-native and truly virtualized 5G network is a clear example of how AWS customers can use our proven infrastructure and unparalleled portfolio of services to reinvent industries,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This collaboration means DISH and its customers can bring new consumer- and enterprise-centric services to the market as quickly as they’re created to deliver on the promise of 5G. Together, we’re opening the door to new technologies that will transform factories, workplaces, entertainment, and transportation in ways people have only dreamed.”

https://aws.amazon.com

DISH picks Nokia for security automation and orchestration

DISH has selected Nokia’s NetGuard solution to assist with securing its Open RAN-based 5G network. This partnership will enable DISH to safeguard 5G network slices, which will be provisioned to support enterprise and wholesale customers.DISH is deploying NetGuard to support the security orchestration, automation and response capabilities needed to rapidly scale its network and intelligently assess and resolve cyber incidents with minimal manual intervention.DISH...

DISH picks Allot to protect its OpenRAN-based 5G network

DISH Network has selected Allot Ltd. to provide end-to-end User Plane Protection (UPP) against DDoS and botnet attacks for its forthcoming cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network. In addition, DISH will partner with Allot to provide cybersecurity threat protection services for its consumer, MVNO and SMB customers. This protection will cover DISH’s 5G network and off-network activities against cyberattacks such as malware, viruses, ransomware...

DISH picks Palo Alto Networks to help secure 5G network

DISH Network has selected Palo Alto Networks to help secure its upcoming cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G wireless network.DISH will leverage Palo Alto Networks for container security, secure network slicing, real-time threat correlation and dynamic security enforcement. DISH will use Palo Alto Networks' industry-first, cloud-native security offering, including the VM-series and CN-series Next-Generation Firewalls, as well as Prisma Cloud. Financial...

DISH Network enters long term lease with American Tower

DISH Network entered into a master lease agreement for space on up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites across the United States as it deploys its new nationwide 5G network. Cash lease payments will commence in 2022 and grow over time as DISH’s network deployment progresses. In addition, DISH may lease shared generators from American Tower on select sites and will have the ability to utilize American Tower’s zoning, permitting and other...



DISH picks Amdocs’ for 5G billing

DISH Network has chosen Amdocs’ cloud-based billing system, Optima, to support enterprise and wholesale customers on its upcoming 5G network."Amdocs Optima is a cloud-based platform that has the flexibility to support our 5G needs and can scale to support enterprise and wholesale customers," said Atilla Tinic, Chief Information Officer, DISH. "This containerized component within our greater 5G billing architecture will offer us multi-cloud - public...


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ericsson hits 315 Mbps upload speed with 5G Massive MIMO

Ericsson hit a new benchmark for 5G with Massive MIMO by delivering a single user uplink data rate of 315 Mbps.

The new performance level opens the door for applications such as the sharing of 4K/8K video content captured by consumers with 5G mobile devices.

Ericsson reached near theoretical peak uplink single user throughput leveraging the SU-MIMO technology and uplink (UL) 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) in New Radio (NR) Standalone (SA) mode. This was built on top of Ericsson’s industry leading Uplink Booster implementation and the UL SU-MIMO algorithm automatically adapts the waveforms to further increase the coverage range. It provides the best combination of user data rate, cell capacity, interference suppression and capacity for the uplink.

Accomplished leveraging the 5G Distributed Innovation Network and with various Time Division Duplex (TDD) patterns in Ericsson’s North America headquarters in Plano, Texas, the demonstration reached a peak data rate of 315 Mbps. With a test license of 100 MHz from 3700 MHz to 3800 MHz and a mobile test device powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X60 5G Modem-RF System, Ericsson established a live C-Band network with a commercial 64T64R Advanced Antenna System (AAS) radio on the building rooftop, supported by 5G core software.

“We continue to accelerate 5G across many frontiers,” said Paul Challoner, Vice President of Networks Product Solutions, Ericsson North America. “Ericsson has the expertise and track record to offer the best performing 5G networks globally. We have demonstrated performance enhancements in the downlink and with this demonstration, we have now made a significant breakthrough in the uplink data rates, improving user experience when uploading data to the network.”

https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/6/2021/4/ericsson-accelerates-5g-massive-mimo-single-user-uplink-data-rate-record

Qualcomm shows 5G Standalone (SA) mode Dual Connectivity


Qualcomm Technologies has completed 5G data calls that combine millimeter wave (mmWave) with FDD or TDD sub-6GHz spectrum by utilizing 5G Standalone (SA) mode Dual Connectivity. 

The calls were completed with smartphones using 4th-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System and the Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave Antenna Module.

Qualcomm engineers first aggregated 5G sub-6 GHz FDD with 28GHz mmWave spectrum, then 5G sub-6GHz TDD with 39GHz mmWave spectrum, demonstrating Snapdragon X65’s ability to aggregate low-/mid- and high-bands across key global combinations.

“As the world’s leading wireless innovator, Qualcomm Technologies has continuously pioneered 5G solutions capable of scaling in both performance and global reach,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “These milestones combine the massive bandwidth of mmWave with the coverage of sub-6 GHz FDD or TDD bands, enabling consumers and enterprises across the globe to make the most of 5G networks and devices, especially in traditionally congested, bandwidth-hungry spaces.”

The Snapdragon X65 and Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave Antenna Module are currently sampling to customers, with commercial devices expected to launch later in 2021.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Verizon extends rollout of fixed 5G Home Internet to more cities

Verizon expanded its fixed 5G Home Internet service to more cities, including parts of Milwaukee and Tampa.

Verizon 5G Home Internet is now available in 30 markets.

The carrier says most customers can experience max download speeds up to 1 Gbps, with typical download speeds of 300 Mbps.


https://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-5G-home-internet-is-available-in-more-cities

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Nokia and Optus demo 10 Gbps downlink from a live 5G site

Nokia and Optus achieved a record-breaking aggregate site throughput of 10 Gbps during a downlink speed demonstration using 800 MHz of millimetre Wave (mmWave) spectrum at a live 5G site in Brisbane, Australia. The site is powered by Nokia AirScale Radio.


The recent demonstration showcased the capabilities of Nokia’s 5G mmWave technology and the benefits of adding it on top of an existing 5G/4G site.

Lambo Kanagaratnam, Managing Director of Networks at Optus, said: “We’re committed to keeping Australia connected and at the forefront of 5G. By partnering with global technology leaders like Nokia, we’ve taken an exciting step towards unlocking the massive potential that 5G mmWave will bring to the consumers, enterprises and industries in Australia. Reaching 10 Gbps per site is a crucial step in our 5G development and validates the progress we’ve made with the technology together with Nokia.”

Anna Wills, Head of Oceania at Nokia, said: “This is another milestone in the development of 5G services and demonstrates the confidence operators have in our 5G solutions. Today’s achievement with Optus shows the potential of mmWave deployments, particularly at a time when connectivity and capacity are so crucial. We’re proud of our long-standing relationship with Optus and the great strides we continue to make together in this new era of connectivity."

Monday, March 22, 2021

NTT DOCOMO selects Samsung as 5G supplier

NTT DOCOMO has selected Samsung Electronics as a 5G network solution provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Samsung's range of solutions will include O-RAN-compliant solutions.


“As a leading mobile operator, our goal is to provide our customers the best possible services for creating innovative, fun and exciting experiences and finding solutions to social issues,” said Sadayuki Abeta, General Manager of the Radio Access Network Development Department at NTT DOCOMO. “We are excited to collaborate with Samsung for the next phase of 5G Open RAN and accelerate the expansion of our ‘Lightning Speed 5G’ coverage in the nation.”

“We are pleased to be part of DOCOMO’s 5G networks and look forward to continued collaboration in advancing 5G innovation for their customers,” said Satoshi Iwao, Vice President and Head of Network Division at Samsung Electronics Japan. “Our goal is to leverage Samsung’s technical leadership to bring the best network solutions to mobile operators around the world, so they can deliver the next generation of transformative 5G services and electrifying user experiences.”

Samsung wins huge 5G contract with Verizon

Samsung Electronics America has won a contract valued at approximately US$6.6 billion (7.9 trillion won) to supply network infrastructure to Verizon. The announcement was made in a financial disclosure posted by Samsung in Korea. The contract runs through 2025. The contract is likely the largest 5G infrastructure deal to date for Samsung and likely comes as a loss to one of Verizon's European suppliers. http://dart.fss.or.kr/dsaf001/main.do?rcpNo=20200907800091 Samsung...

Samsung claims biggest share of Korea's 5G rollout

Equipment from Samsung Electronics Co. represents the largest share the recent 5G network rollouts from all three mobile operates in Korea. Korean operators have been transmitting 5G signals in Seoul and metropolitan areas since December 1, 2018 using 5G base station radios and 5G core solutions from Samsung’s Networks Business unit. Specifically, Samsung has supplied 5G core solutions and more than 53,000 5G radio base stations to Korea’s three...

NEC and Samsung Electronics are close to announcing a strategic alliance in 5G base stations, according to numerous sources over the weekend. Samsung is already a key supplier of network infrastructure to KDDI.  An alliance with NEC could help open doors to NTT Docomo. KDDI and Samsung prove 5G mmWave works at 190 kmh Tuesday, September 12, 2017  5G, KDDI, Korea, MmWave, Samsung   KDDI and Samsung...


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Verizon expands fixed 5G Home service to 10 more cities


Verizon is expanding its fixed 5G Home Internet service to 10 more cities including Cleveland, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE; San Diego, CA; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Hartford, CT; Kansas City, MO and Salt Lake City, UT.

As it activates its newly acquired C-band spectrum, Verizon anticipates expanding the service to roughly 15 million homes by the end of 2021.

“We continue to lead the industry with ever-expanding broadband and mobility options for our customers, and our new C-band spectrum holdings, in combination with our extensive mmWave spectrum holdings, will only accelerate that for customers,” said Ronan Dunne, CEO, Verizon Consumer Group. “5G internet disrupts the current delivery of broadband internet service and provides speed and reliability, possible only because of our winning network combination. That’s 5G Built Right.”

Verizon's 5G Home Internet has no data limits and offers speeds up to 1 Gbps. It is priced at $50 a month for Verizon customers with a qualifying mobile plan, and $70 a month for non-Verizon customers. 

https://www.verizon.com/home/internet-service-provider/