About 5G

  With all the disruption on events and conferences due to Covid-19 pandemic, it wasn’t a surprise that CES 2021 was completely digital. It was also moved by a week so it did disrupt a few smaller events here and there. I thought it may be worth sharing a few quick videos to give you
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The Cambridge Wireless (CW) Content Production & Delivery group recently delivered a two part webinar series exploring ‘5G for content acquisition and distribution’ These online events introduced participants to the state of play with 5G for content distribution and production and the path to delivering the benefits 5G. Aspirational discussion of benefits of 5G for
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Here are the posts, from most popular to the tenth most popular, in descending order of popularity  1. 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), May 2020 2. EPS Fallback in 5G Standalone Deployments, Feb 2020 3. How MOCN RAN-Sharing Works, Jan 2020 4. Prof. Andy Sutton: Backhauling the 5G Experience, Jan 2020 5. Key Technology Aspects
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Andreas Mueller, Head of communication and network technology at Bosch Corporate Research and Chair of 5G ACIA recently spoke at ‘What Next for Wireless Infrastructure Summit’ by TelecomTV about Industrial 5G. The following is paraphrased from his presentation ‘Industrial 5G: Remaining challenges and future perspectives’ which is embedded below:  5G has the potential to become
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Although a couple of SON mobility robustness features have been introduced in LTE radio networks it is still a common problem in some network areas that a high number of handover failures leads to higher drop rates and large numbers of RRC Re-Establishments. Often these problems occur due to quickly changing radio conditions in the
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Back in October, Huawei held Better World Summit 2020 (a.k.a. “Win-Win Future” Global Online Summit). The theme of this online summit was “Power Digitalization 2025”. Experts and operators shared their ideas, vision and challenges. The following summary was shared by Huawei: Today, how should global operators respond to opportunities and challenges brought by changes in
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It’s been just over a year since I wrote a detailed post on what I called ‘5G and Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)’. The technical term being used in the industry for this feature is Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC).  BBF (@Broadband_Forum) has published 3 new standards to accelerate global 5G adoption – https://t.co/ufoHRfK3BE – Wireless Wireline Convergence (#WWC)
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Earlier this year, MediaTek had announced that its MT2625 NB-IoT chip has been validated for LwM2M over NIDD on SoftBank Corp.’s cellular network across Japan. This achievement marks the first global commercial readiness of LwM2M over NIDD; a secure, ultra-efficient IoT communications technique that is being adopted by operators worldwide. The benefits of LwM2M over NIDD include
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Mats Näslund is a cryptologist at the National Defence Radio Establishment outside Stockholm, an agency under the Swedish dept. of defence. As part of his work, he represents Sweden in technical LI standardization in 3GPP. Mats also has a part time appointment as adjunct professor at KTH. Her recently delivered a HAIC Talk on Lawful
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The premises of virtualization is to move physical network functions (PNF in hardware) into software and to design them in a way so that they can be deployed on a NFVI (Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure, a.k.a. the cloud). MANagement and Orchestration (MANO) is a key element of the ETSI network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture. MANO
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Cloud native is talked about so often that it is assumed everyone knows what is means. Before going any further, here is a short introductory tutorial here and video by my Parallel Wireless colleague, Amit Ghadge.   A simple explanation of Cloud Native by Antía Fernández López, Gradiant at @cambwireless #CWTEC #CloudNative #CloudComputing pic.twitter.com/0XkQAPmPNv — 3G4G
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One of the interesting features of 5G is Ultra-Reliability and Low-Latency Communication or URLLC. It has been enhanced as part of 3GPP Release-16. A summary of the changes in eURLLC can be seen in the picture above.  This ATIS webinar that I blogged about last week covered this topic as well. For example L1/L2 changes
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3GPP Organizational Partner, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions), recently delivered a webinar (video & slides below) titled “5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond”.  3GPP News details: An expert panel brings you up-to-speed on the current state of 5G standardization. The webinar delivers a broad overview of 3GPP’s work and introduces some of
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GSMA recently published updated “5G Implementation Guidelines: SA Option 2“. It explains the two types of SMS in 5G, the same way there were 2 types of SMS in LTE. Within 5GC, SMS Function (SMSF) supports SMS over NAS (SMSoNAS) defined in 3GPP TS 23.501. Besides, SMSoIP can also be considered as IMS based SMS
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This new video and presentation looks at the operation and terminology associated with multiple SIMs in mobile cellular devices. Slides and video embedded below introduces the concept of transceivers, active and standby states and then look at Dual Sim Single & Dual Standby (DSSS / DSDS), Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA), Triple SIM Triple Standby
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With the mobile technology gaining even more subscribers and smartphones becoming common, the telecom services pricing that includes voice, SMS and data is falling. Many operators are now including bundles with generous amounts to satisfy everyone. In many European countries, it is very common to have plans with unlimited everything.  One of the reports that
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