May 4, 2018
This Week in 5G: Fixed First, Then Mobile .
Welcome back to our weekly roundup of news and updates on the next generation of wireless. Here’s some 5G highlights for the first week in May:
The Race to 5G
On Monday, CTIA released a video on the impact of 5G in meeting America’s growing data needs while increasing investments, creating jobs, and making possible new industries. You can look back at the 5G conversation of Twitter, using the hashtag #RaceTo5G.
Fixed First, Then Mobile
Verizon CEO said to expect mobile 5G service about six months after the launch of their fixed service in a recent interview. Verizon previously announced its intent to deploy 5G fixed wireless service in a handful of cities sometime in late 2018. In related news, Samsung designed and—this week, the FCC certified—an indoor 5G router to support Verizon’s fixed wireless service.
On Track for 5G Standards
As announced at the Brooklyn 5G Summit in NYC last week, the next set of 3GPP 5G standards are tracking to be released on schedule. Release 15 of the 5G New Radio specifications, to be used primarily by equipment manufacturers, is set to be finalized by September. These standards will complement the first set of 3GPP 5G standards approved in late 2017 to provide complete guidance on deploying 5G networks.
We’ll be back next week for more highlights and stories on the next generation of wireless networks.