Tag: 3gpp

Key Issues: TIP Summit 2018

The Facebook-driven Telecom Infra Project (TIP) held its third annual Summit this week, for the first time outside Silicon Valley. In a well-attended and...

Why the Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint Will Succeed This Time

The marriage between T-Mobile and Sprint has played out like a long saga of unrequited love: the two sides have much to gain by...

The Role of Wi-Fi & Unlicensed Technologies in 5G

Despite being sill defined, 5G is becoming a priority for telecom operators as 5G comes with the promise of unseen services and a broad...

The 5G vs WiFi False Debate

There is a growing number of 5G skeptics that are engaging on a 5G vs WiFi false debate concluding that 5G is not needed...

ETSI MEC widens its remit to fixed links and WiFi

Changes name to Multi-access Edge Computing, but its converged focus may create tensions with other edge-focused initiatives.  Last week’s Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress...

5G empowering vertical industries

Standards work on 5G began in late 2015, and the first commercial networks probably won’t launch until 2020 at the earliest. But it’s not...

IEEE must push WiFi to the heart of the 5G agenda...

There is a broad assumption that 5G will end up being an umbrella platform which includes a range of radio access technologies under its...

WiFi/3GPP relations thaw over LTE-LAA but not LTE-U

In a workshop in China this weekend, there appeared to be some thawing of the cold war between the WiFi community and those promoting...

LTE Unlicensed – Operator Spectrum Grab?

I recently attended a FierceLive! webinar presented by Qualcomm on LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U), also known as License-Assisted Access (LAA) LTE.  For me, this presentation...