4G Americas’ Summary of Global 5G Initiatives

This white paper, developed by 4G Americas member companies using publicly available information, is a one-time overview of global 5G initiatives as of the first quarter of 2014. This white paper is only focused on the technology evolution of the wireless network.

SK Telecom and Ericsson Demonstrate Elastic Cell Technology

Elastic Cell Technology

SK Telecom and Ericsson have successfully demonstrated the Elastic Cell technology on July 21. According to SK Telecom, Elastic Cell is expected to become a key technology for 5G. Demonstrating data transfer rate improved by up to 50 percent at the cell-edge, SK Telecom aims to commercially launch the technology by 2016.

(5G) The Day Your Phone Becomes 100x Faster

5G mobile networks are expected to reach transmission speeds of about 10 Gbps, or 100 times faster than LTE. So, what's in store for your phone of the future? Here's a peek at the world of ultra-fast mobile communications that you might be enjoying by 2020.

Etisalat and Huawei Conduct First 400G Trial Optical Transport Network in Middle East and North Africa

Dubai, UAE, July 7, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, together with Etisalat, a leading telecom service provider in UAE, today announced the first successful trial of its new OSN9800 U16 and 400G technology on a commercially available optical transport network (OTN) in U

ZTE Proposes Pre-5G Concept for 4G Terminals

ZTE

ZTE has introduced its first pre-5G concept. At the LTE World Summit 2014 in Nice, France, ZTE announced that under certain conditions some 5G technologies can provide a 5G-like user experience on 4G terminals without changing the air interface standards. 

Ericsson 5G Demonstration Achieves 5 Gbps Throughput

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson has achieved 5 Gbps speed in the 15 GHz frequency band in live, over-the-air demonstrations of the company's pre-standard 5G network technology. NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom senior management witnessed Ericsson's demonstration at Ericsson lab in Kista, Sweden.

Anite-led METIS task group defines world’s first 5G channel models

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 12 June, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that an Anite-led task group within the METIS¹ project has published the world’s first channel models for 5G.

Talking LTE/LTE-A and 5G with 4G Americas

RCR Wireless News spoke with Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas, to gather some insight into current LTE deployment plans, the move by wireless carriers to LTE-Advanced and on the beginning stages of "5G" development.

Nokia and NTT DOCOMO pave the way for 5G

Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced today that the company and NTT DOCOMO INC. have agreed to collaborate on research and standardization of 5G technologies and to work jointly on a 5G proof of concept (PoC) system.

NEC and NTT DOCOMO to Conduct Trials of 5G Mobile Communication Technologies

Tokyo, May 8, 2014 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has reached an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (NTT DOCOMO) to jointly conduct trials aimed at the practical use of technologies for a 5th-generation mobile communication standard (5G).

NTT DOCOMO to Conduct 5G Experimental Trials

LTE

Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO plans to conduct experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile communications technologies with six mobile technology vendors: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung.

Anite to accelerate lab-based virtual drive testing for 4G and 5G technologies

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 20 March, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced its participation in a project initiated by Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, to develop “virtualised” testing environments in order to accelerate 4G and 5G technology development and testing.

Anite leads 5G radio channel model development

31 October 2013 - Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it has been appointed to lead the radio channel modelling Task Group within the METIS project (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the 2020 Information Society).

5G Radio Access

5G will enable the long-term Networked Society and realize the vision of unlimited access to information for anyone and anything.

IS-Wireless Acquires Funds to Start Research on 5G

5GNOW

Warsaw-based LTE/LTE-Advanced IPR provider IS-Wireless has acquired funds for research on 5G radio interfaces. The funding is done through participation in 5GNOW European research project under the 7th Framework Program of EU.