Industry confidence in investing in Wi-Fi reaches record levels

WBA Annual Industry Report highlights how Wi-Fi is positioned to support 5G-type Performance and Use Cases London 18 December 2017 – The level of industry confidence in Wi-Fi investment is at its highest-ever, according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Annual Industry Report for 2017. As the wireless industry becomes crucial to delivering high quality, high speed, low latency connectivity, the new global study has revealed that over 80 per cent of those surveyed feel as or more confident than they did a year ago. And when looking at unlicensed spectrum…

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Small Cell Forum Unveils Operator Research Showing Accelerating Densification and Enterprise Deployments on Road to 5G

New non-residential small cell deployments set to grow at compound annual rate of 36% from 2015 to 2025, with Enterprise deployments set to 17x over same period San Jose, CA – 5th December 2017 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, today announced the results of an in-depth survey of over 50 mobile operators, undertaken by Rethink Technology Research. The survey questioned operators’ deployment plans and business drivers for a dense HetNet, as well as the barriers they expect to have to overcome. The results showed…

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European Commission publishes study by LS telcom on spectrum assignment in the EU with a view to future 5G services

London, UK, Lichtenau/Baden, Germany, 23rd October 2017 – LS telcom today announces the publication by the European Commission of the “Study on Spectrum Assignment in the European Union”. The report, written by LS telcom together with PolicyTracker and VVA, examines the approaches used by EU Member States for authorizing and assigning spectrum with a view to determining which methods might be most appropriate in the context of future 5G services and the development of industrial sectors, so called vertical markets, in the European Union. “This study will inform regulators, operators…

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When will Exponential Mobile Growth Stop?

London, UK, Lichtenau/Baden, Germany, 10th October 2017 – LS telcom today announces the publication of a report entitled “When will exponential mobile growth stop?” Richard Womersley, Director Spectrum Consulting of LS telcom, explained the rationale for the study, “Exponential growth cannot continue indefinitely as the result would be that whatever is growing will eventually reach an infinite size. We wanted to examine more closely how future mobile data traffic will really evolve and whether current estimates of continuing exponential growth until at least 2030 are valid, in order to inform…

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Small Cell Forum Boosts Membership to Accelerate Progress on Path to 5G

Momentum continues to grow for SCF’s work in enabling the digitized enterprise, densification and lighting the path to 5G London, 9th October 2017 – Small Cell Forum (SCF) has welcomed nine new members from across the wireless and Internet ecosystems, further expanding its breadth of expertise – especially in key Asian markets – and strengthening its efforts in laying the groundwork for robust and interoperable 5G networks. The Forum’s new members are: Ciena, Druid, Fastback Networks, InCoax, NextNav, Plasma Antennas, Raycap, Shenzen Gongjin Electronics Co and Technicolor. As networks continue…

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ZTE and Telenet spark 5G innovation with launch of Innovation Centre

October 5, 2017, Brussels – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today marks the opening of Telenet Belgium’s new Innovation Centre in Brussels. In the centre, Telenet will not only test new technology for connectivity, entertainment, value added services and customer experiences, but also give partners the opportunity to test their projects using Telenet technology and provide access to Telenet expertise. The Telenet Innovation Centre will also serve as a knowledge and innovation centre for the…

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Plasma Antennas Unveils PSiAN mmWave Technology to Halve Cost of 5G Base Stations

Plasma Silicon Antenna is Smaller, Lighter and More Power-Efficient than Current Technology Winchester, UK – 2nd October 2017 – Plasma Antennas, the inventors of plasma silicon technology, today unveiled the mmWave Plasma Silicon Antenna (PSiAN); that offers huge improvements in performance for 5G base stations compared to the current generation of technology. Based on the company’s patented Plasma Silicon technology, the antenna reduces the cost of a 5G base station by up to 50% by eliminating phase shifters, reducing and consolidating amplification and reducing computation. The PSiAN has no moving…

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CEOs and CTOs from across Europe head for Lisbon for Connected Europe next month

London, UK, 20 September 2017 – Leading industry figures from across the European telecommunications industry are Lisbon-bound next month for the inaugural Connected Europe conference and exhibition. Themed “High Speed Connectivity for Europe’s Future”, the event will look at how the region is going to meet EU priorities in an environment further complicated by IoT, 5G, smart cities and big data. Among those taking part are Paulo Neves, Chairman of PT Portugal, Enrique Blanco Nadales, Global CTO of Telefónica S.A, Allison Kirkby, CEO of Tele2, and Hans Witdouck, CEO of…

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Aricent launches 5G Software Frameworks for Network Equipment Manufacturers to Accelerate Product Development

Virtualized Architecture Enables NEMS to Launch Multi-Service Products Faster to Capitalize on the $247 billion 5G market opportunity Santa Clara, California – September 20, 2017 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company, today announced the launch of two 5G-ready software frameworks for network equipment manufacturers (NEM) to fast track their next-generation product roadmaps based on an agile, virtualized and scalable architecture capable of delivering multiple services simultaneously. The Aricent 5G frameworks-for radio access network (RAN) and core network (CN) nodes-enable NEMs to develop advanced features such as dual and…

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COBO President: “Advance bandwidth growth with new optical modules to help realise next generation of technology”

Gothenburg, 18 September 2017 – Next-generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) stand to benefit from equipment manufacturers’ adoption of on-board optics, the President of Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), Brad Booth highlighted today. Speaking on the opening day of ECOC 2017 – Europe’s largest global optical communications exhibition – Booth explained how the data center infrastructure will need new approaches such as on-board optics to better cope with the large increases in traffic generated by these new innovative technologies. “Consumers are getting used…

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