Initial results show positive signs for AT, as it attempts to get its networks up to speed for an expected consumer rollout by 2020.Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told audiences at Business Insider s Ignition conference last year that the company would begin piloting its 5G network in early 2016 with hopes of launching in 2017.The early rollout of 5G networks would enable a more rapid increase in mobile data usage and content consumption, particularly since 5G technology is specifically tailored to mobile video, according to McAdam.Some of the key improvements include:Speeds up to 100 times faster than the fastest 4G LTE standard currently available, according to Chinese mobile giant Huawei.Upward of 1,000 times the capacity of 4G, which could reduce the need for mobile operators to throttle the speed of a data connection.And a reduction in latency, or the amount of time it takes for data to be sent from a connected device and back to the same device, according to Next Generation.Now, the four major U.S. wireless carriers are all jockerying for position.Will McKitterick, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on wireless carriers that examines how the wireless industry has fundamentally changed since carriers began aggressively responding to the launch of T-Mobile s Un-Carrier movement.It also looks at the factors underpinning changes in the broader wireless industry and the challenges carriers face in 2016 and beyond, including the upcoming spectrum auction and the deployment of new wireless technologies.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Consumers are actually becoming more loyal to their current wireless operator even as competition between the carriers intensifies.The wireless carriers are not only battling over device financing, they re also trying to woo consumers through attractive data packages.Intensified competition between carriers has lengthened the smartphone replacement cycle, posing a challenge for mobile software developers and handset makers.With phone subscriber growth stagnating, carriers will look to alternative sources of revenue, including connected cars, tablets, and IoT devices, to drive growth.The upcoming spectrum auction, the latest ruling on net neutrality, and new technology, will change the face of the broader wireless industry in next few years.In full, the report:Examines the impact of T-Mobile s Un-Carrier movement on the wireless industry.Forecasts how the death of the two-year contract will impact the broader mobile industry.Identifies how carriers are helping facilitate the growth of mobile video consumption.Explains the changing nature of subscriptions and the growing importance of connected devices.Discusses what changes and challenges the wireless industry will face over the next five years.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the wireless carrier war.
Federal regulators said Monday they will vote in mid-July on new regulations to lay the groundwork for an ultrafast fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network that is seen as important for new applications such as autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said in prepared remarks Monday that the new rules will identify and open up vast amounts of airwaves for 5G applications.The move will help assure that the U.S. remains a global leader in the race to develop new telecommunications technologies, he saidAmong the ideas that could be advanced by 5G: autonomous vehicles, interconnected appliances, remote surgery, smart-city transportation grids, and immersive education and entertainment, Mr. Wheeler said.But Mr. Wheeler added that some of the most important applications for 5G likely haven t been imagined yet.The focus of next month s proceeding will be allocating high-band spectrum that holds the potential for superfast wireless speeds but has been underutilized because of technical challenges.The proceeding is an attempt to repeat what Mr. Wheeler termed a proven formula that made the United States the world leader in 4G…Lead the world in spectrum availability, encourage and protect innovation-driving competition, and stay out of the way of technological development.
In prepared remarks, Wheeler said the interconnected world we live in today is the result of decisions we made a decade ago and that the interconnected world of the future will be the result of decisions we must make today.That, he said, is why 5G is a national priority and why this coming Thursday, Wheeler will be circulating proposed new rules to colleagues that will identify and open up vast amounts of spectrum for 5G applications.Wheeler labeled it the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, describing it as the final piece in the spectrum trifecta of low-band, mid-band and high-band airwaves that will open up unprecedented amounts of spectrum, speed the rollout of next-generation wireless networks and re-define network connectivity for years to come.Wheeler said he is confident these actions will lead to a cornucopia of unanticipated innovative uses and generate tens of billions of dollars in economic activity.As confident as Wheeler is, it s important to remember that 5G wireless technology is still many years away.AT, however, was quick to herd expectations although it s unclear if AT was simply trying to discredit Verizon s achievements or dish out a bit of damage control in the event its research into the matter isn t as far along.
It should be noted that the UN has also proposed a 5G roadmap for 2020.High-band spectrum, like the unlicensed 14 GHz band, will allow companies to begin building infrastructure to support the next generation of wireless technologies, including faster mobile internet and Wi-Fi speeds.The FCC isn't planning to define specifications for the 5G network, leaving it up to private companies to produce and agree on standards like it did for 4G.However, Wheeler expects 5G to be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G and offer sub-millisecond latency, citing a scenario where surgeons could use VR to perform procedures on patients.Wheeler also added that many applications for 5G haven't been imagined yet, though it'll likely change the Internet of Things.We likely won't see 5G for another several years but the actions of the FCC will ensure US wireless companies won't lag behind the rest of the world.
Speaking at the open-source network function virtualisation OPNFV project, the general manager of Intel's SDN division, John Healy, said the technologies underlying 5G will need to allow agility, scalability and "mass enablement of devices".Intel, of course, has a self-interested reason for wanting ubiquitous connectivity, as it will give the firm more places to shove its chips in the so-called 'internet of things' era.He said: "NFV will be the underlying foundation for more flexible, 5G networks."He acknowledged that 5G is still a long way off, although operators have said functional trials will take place in 2018/19.Susan James, head of NFV infrastructure at Ericsson, agreed that SDN and NFV will be a perquisite to the 5G network.We'll want to shift compute power around, and make networks more flexible, easy to change and dynamic."
Though the Internet of Things IoT is heralded as a future money spinner for industries far and wide, one analyst says telcos won t see 5G-related windfalls from IoT any time soon.As reported by RCRwireless, New Street Research partner Andrew Entwistle dumped cold water on the future of IoT and its relationship to 5G wireless networks, saying that it does not offer any business case for a telecoms operator.I m perfectly prepared to accept that the internet of things is extraordinarily interesting to equipment makers and vendors, to systems integrators, to policymakers, and to people concerned with the social role of communications services in our lives, said Entwistle.To illustrate his view, Entwistle described a theoretical hospital of the future that installed healthcare-related IoT devices using 5G network capability.They sell a 5 gigabits per second fiber into the data room of the hospital today, and in 10 years time they ll probably still be selling a 5 Gbps connection, or 10 Gbps fiber at half the price of today s 5 Gbps fiber, he said.Market skeptics worry that the telcom operators IoT-driven 5G business faces the likelihood of low traffic volumes and revenue yields, with relatively thin margins.
Photo: Nora TamRevenues from data will start to offset the decline in voice for Chinese telecommunications companies from next year following rising consumer demands for data, according to a report by a leading mobile association.For Chinese telecom companies, legacy voice revenues fell 15.4 per cent in 2015 due to the widespread adoption of IP messaging services, according to the Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2016 report released by the GSM Association GSMA at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai on Wednesday.Apps such as WeChat allow users to text and make voice or video calls using a data or Wi-fi connection.The growth in data revenues is largely driven by user demand for data, as a rising number of Chinese smartphone users upgrade to higher-end handsets and move from 3G to faster 4G networks, Grant said.Expected advantages of the upcoming 5G network are large bandwidths, the ability for high capacity traffic and accessibility, all of which allows for widespread connectivity for the Internet of Things IoT and smart city applications, according to industry experts.Both IoT and smart cities have been identified by the Chinese government as important sectors to be developed, presenting huge market opportunities for telecoms to step in and fill the connectivity gap that current 4G networks are unable to efficiently provide, said Wilson Chow, Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader for PwC in China and Hong Kong.
The launch of a new Internet of things IoT low cost network by South Korean SK Networks is a logical development for Telecoms companies who have invests billions into expensive3G , 4G mobile networks.The speed and cost characteristics of these traditional telecoms networks are expensive when seeking to connect to huge low cost sensors that often need real-time instance response that is the promise of the Internet of Things.The initiative uses LoRaWAN a Low Power Wide Area Network LPWAN specification intended for wireless battery operated things in regional, national or global network.It is one a few competing standards such as SigFox that use a distributed low cost connected local network rather than the expensive Telecom masts and networks of the G mobile and data networks.The much expected 5G network standard is the next level for massive network performance of Gigabyte bandwidth, very low latency download a 4K movie in seconds type expectation and large volume sensor data traffic but it is still several years away.The important point is the LoRaWAN supports very low data rates that is ideal for collecting sensor data rates range from 0.3 kbps to 50 kbps.
Our Gs are leveling up, folks.You may be reading this on a device connected to 3G, but whether you have 4G in your area or not, our 5G network future is well and truly underway.Before we go any further, let's answer this: what is 5G?On top of this, the rise in the Internet of Things brings the need for much higher bandwidth, considering the sheer number of devices connected to our networks.That's because carriers can't deploy 5G until they know which radio frequencies they can and can't use for the new tech.The answer seems to be a resounding, "yes and no."
Vodafone and Huawei test out 70GHz spectrum as race to develop 5G by 2020 continuesVodafone and Huawei have achieved transmission rates of 20Gbps in 5G network tests and claim the use of the 70GHz band will help the mobile industry see how spectrum above 24GHz can be used to deliver the speeds and capacity required of next generation networks.The majority of spectrum used in mobile networks today is below 3GHz because of the wide coverage it provides.For example, 800MHz, 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz are the bands used to power the UK s 4G networks.However 5G will rely on more micro network technology such as small cells, making capacity a significant issue.Read More: What is 5G and how is it different from 4G?
The ZTE headquarters building in Shenzhen.The telecoms equipment firm has passed four key tests for 5G mobile networks.ZTE, China s largest-listed telecoms equipment manufacturer, said on Wednesday it successfully completed four key 5G network technology tests as mainland authorities continue to push Chinese tech firms to be among the first in the world to launch 5G networks by 2020.The company is the first on the Chinese mainland to pass all the network technology tests at one time, laying a foundation for the typical and essential 5G service scenarios, including single-user throughput higher than 10 gigabits per second and situations where simultaneous connections number more than 1 million users, ZTE said in a statement.We are aiming at becoming one of the first suppliers of 5G equipment globally and to help China gain influence in setting the standards for the network, said Bai Gang, ZTE s general manager of 5G productsHuawei Technologies, China s No 1 telecoms network equipment maker, and ZTE are among the world s leading proponents of 5G, the next-generation technology touted to deliver wireless transmission speeds 100 times faster than current 4G networks provide.
Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have made some important strides towards extremely fast internet connections.The team says they have achieved unprecedented transmission capacity, at a rate of 1 terabit-per-second.The terabit milestone is almost the theoretical maximum information transfer rate on a fibre link, the team said.It was achieved by adjusting the transmission rates so that it dynamically adapted to channel conditions and traffic demands.Instead of just a straight drag race to see how fast they could crank up the data transfer speeds, this approach seems to use a more intelligent process in order to achieve the terabit speed at a sustainable scale.Just to put that in perspective, a 1Tb connection allows the transfer of 125 gigabytes-per-second.
MoreA man uses a mobile phone inside the satellite facility for Munich Airport's Terminal 2, southern Germany, April 22, 2016.BERLIN Reuters - Germany wants to become the first country to set up a comprehensive 5G mobile network, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung quoted digital infrastructure minister Alexander Dobrindt as saying in Tuesday's editions.He told the newspaper that a 5G service would be needed to keep up with the high bandwidth required in the future for self-driving cars, medical applications, and other emerging technologies."We want Germany to be the leading market for 5G and the first country that will have a blanket 5G network," the newspaper quoted Dobrindt as saying.The new 5G service will be 10 times faster than the current 4G service.A five-point strategy paper prepared by the ministry calls for all main transportation arteries and at least the 20 largest German cities to be fitted with 5G networks by 2025, with key decisions to be made by 2018.
university of Oulu professor Matti Latva-aho oik and Nokia program manager Aki Korvala introduce the 5G network base stations.university of Oulu department of communications engineering and professor Matti Latva-aho, according to network operator business change, because the new mobile networks require a dense base station network, told the Kainuu Say.the Lower frequencies is not according to the newspaper, enough freedom, so the future move is several tens of gigahertsien class.currently, mobile phone traffic message a few gigahertz frequency peaking.So when the frequency increases, the signal proceeds to a shorter distance."Indoors, at high frequencies, the signals do not pass even through the goggles.
the Year 2020 is planned the first public 5g networks to be in operation, but the technology must first be tested.Now, Telia and Ericsson completed the first test of a 5g network in a real outdoor environment in Europe, according to a press release.During the tests the measured speeds that are more than 40 times faster than can be achieved with today's 4g technology, according to the companies.During the 2018 plan Telia to test the new technology in Tallinn and Stockholm.
Qualcomm has, in cooperation with Ericsson, Telstra and Netgear has introduced what they believe is the world's first mobile device and the cellular network reaches a Gigabit/s.the Network has been developed by Ericsson and will be launched commercially in Australia in the coming months.Qualcomm has simultaneously announced Snapdragon X50 – the company's first 5G modem.It supports download speeds up to 5Gbps.the Modem can interface with the Snapdragon-chipp which have integrated modem and thus connect to both 4G and 5G.The first mobile devices with Snapdragon X50 will come in 2018.
nokia's director Markus Borchert to keep the European situation as a challenge.nokia's European director Markus Borchert commends the commission for Gigabyte-society -project.nokia's mobile phone networks, the European leader Markus Borchert said the trade magazine that the project is very important, so that Europe will catch up the U.s., South Korea and Japan a head start.Her programme of measures, together with the electronic communications code proposal for a directive concerning with each of your operational environment of certainty, attract investment and facilitate the 5g network deployment.Borchert, according to the digistra strategy, they understand that the 5g project will require coordination.however, He recalls that the proposals require the European parliament and of the council of approval.
MoreFlags with Ericsson logo are pictured outside company's head office in Stockholm, Sweden, October 4 , 2016.TT NEWS AGENCY/Maja Suslin via REUTERSBy Olof Swahnberg and Helena SoderpalmSTOCKHOLM Reuters - Ericsson picked Borje Ekholm, a Swedish business insider and veteran board member, to steer the telecoms gear maker through its worst crisis in a decade.Ekholm's surprise appointment as CEO on Wednesday ends months of speculation over who Ericsson would select in its global search for the right leader to tackle an industry downturn and fierce competition from Nokia and Huawei HWT.UL .But it immediately raised questions over Ericsson's future and whether Ekholm, who sat on the Stockholm-based firm's board for a decade, is the right person to guide it into software and services as it waits for 5G network demand to kick in.
telephone subscriptions almost double worldwide in the next six years.at the Same time the amount of data transferred up to eight times, to predict the network companyEricsson expects that mobile phone subscriptions will rise from the current figure of nearly four billion exit from 6.8 billion to join by 2022.in the Previous forecast, with Ericsson expected number of subscriptions grow to 6.3 billion by 2021.the New 5G network technology is only being planned, but Ericsson believes the new generation network in the year 2022 already more than half a billion subscriptions."we Expect that 25% of 5G is at that time in North America and 10% in Asia", ericsson's chief strategy officer Ulf ewalds level said Reuters.
As Intel s CEO Brian Krzanich says: each autonomous vehicle will be generating approximately 4,000 GB – or 4 terabytes – of data a day.The firm said it tested a 5G network over 240,000 sq mts with data rates in excess of 20 gigabytes per second at peak and latency that was sub millisecond.The test track consists of several construction sections on the Digital Test Field Motorway in an area of around 30 km between the junctions of Nuremberg-Feucht and Greding, in which the A9 federal motorway and the high speed train route Nuremberg-Ingolstadt-Munich run in parallel, and are covered by the built up test network at the same time, it said.The infrastructure is already completed in the first partial sections, meaning that live tests can begin immediately.5G-ConnectedMobility creates an infrastructure and a real application environment on a Digital Test Field Motorway , above all to carry out tests in the area of vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, digitalization of the railway infrastructure and other applications using 5G technology.Professor Frank H. P. Fitzek, Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, 5G Lab Germany, said: There is a great opportunity in this project to test the previously developed technologies of the 5G Lab Germany, with important partners in the field.