Wednesday, 28 June 2017

5G takes telcos back to school

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 18 September 15

Work on next-gen mobile tech is well underway in the U.K., but the lack of spectrum hangs like a cloud (no, not that kind of cloud) over everything.

The University of Surrey impressed this week with the launch of a 5G testbed at its shiny new 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC). It promises to put the U.K. towards the top of the class when it comes to developing the next generation of mobile technology; however, the lack of allocated millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum may hamper its progress. The 5GIC's testbed is an impressive set-up. It consists of three clusters, each comprised of one macro cell site operating LTE-Advanced TDD kit, augmented by around a dozen LTE…

The University of Surrey impressed this week with the launch of a 5G testbed at its shiny new 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC). It promises to put the U.K. towards the top of the class when it comes to developing the next generation of mobile technology; however, the lack of allocated millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum may hamper its progress. The 5GIC's testbed is an impressive set-up. It consists of three clusters, each comprised of one macro cell site operating LTE-Advanced TDD kit, augmented by around a dozen LTE…

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