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What are 5G requirements? The IMT-2020 draft

The same way True 4G had a real definition based on IMT-Advanced, the ITU released in February 2017 the draft of IMT-2020 describing the minimum requirements related to technical performance for IMT-2020 radio interface(s), which sets the goals for 5G.
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5G Frequency Bands overview

One of the objectives of 5G requires a massive use of frequency bands to allow both flexibility of use cases and large chunks of bandwidth allocated for very high throughput. Here is a summary of what frequency bands are considered so far for 5G.

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What’s next in mobile? #MWC2017

Topics seen at MWC this year – Day 1

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5G will be called 5G and has an official logo

3GPP has unveiled the logo and name which will be used for 5G networks, which will be called 5G (unlike 4G which official name has been LTE). This designation and logo are meant to be used from 3GPP Release 15 and onwards and intend to show some kind of continuity between LTE and 5G.

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GSM-R, LTE-R and Hyperloop at 1,200 kph

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of the American start-up which develops a concept of super fast train moving on electromagnetic suspension at 1,200 km/h has recently signed an MoU with the region of Occitania in France to set-up its European R&D center. This made me wonder how it will be possible to communicate from an Hyperloop train with our smartphone.

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5G Network Architecture

Here is a diagram that I found interesting, showing the logical architecture of a 5G network including the Core and Radio subsystems, as it is being discussed in the 3GPP working groups.

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How fast is 5G?

We hear a lot about 5G these days as competition between network equipment vendors, operators and chipsets manufacturers is heating up to be the one to impose its views on how 5G should be standardized. But how fast can 5G be?

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An ocean of e-junk is flooding the Internet

In the past 10 years, the processing and delivery of information to human being has been accelerating in an exponential way. Is it a good thing for us human beings and can we handle it? Are we going to drown in an ocean of e-junk flooding the Internet?

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5G Terminology : gNB

5G specifications are ongoing, and we discover little by little the new acronyms that we will have to remember. So after the BTS (Base Transceiver Station) in 2G, the NodeB in 3G, the eNB in 4G, here comes the gNB in 5G.

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What will the air interface for 5G look like?

There is a race between equipment manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, carriers and  standardization bodies to take the lead on defining what 5G will actually be. One of the hot topics is the choice of the most appropriate waveform and mutliple access method to meet the requirements of 5G.

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