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June 15, 2018

This Week in 5G: Milestones for the Next Generation of Wireless .

    This Week in 5G: Milestones for the Next Generation of Wireless


    Jason Johnson

    From the opening of the FIFA World Cup, to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report and the finalization of the 3GPP 5G standards, it was a busy week for the next generation of wireless. Here are some of the standout moments in This Week in 5G:

    NTIA Spectrum Symposium

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the agency responsible for government spectrum management, hosted a spectrum symposium where policy experts fielded questions on U.S. spectrum needs.

    AT&T, E3 & 5G

    At E3, the world’s premier event for computer, video games and related products, AT&T featured a mind-blowing hologram experience that demonstrated the benefits of the high speeds and low latency 5G has to offer the video game industry.

    Ericsson Mobility Report

    Ericsson released its annual Mobility Report which provides projections and analysis of the latest trends in the mobile industry. Some prominent highlights were: 20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023, with North America leading the charge in next-gen traffic with a 48 percent increase as U.S. providers race toward 5G deployment.

    The World Cup of 5G

    In Moscow, Russian officials have designated a “5G zone” at the World Cup where spectators can view matches in virtual reality and switch between camera angles in real time.

    5G Standard Finalization

    The telecommunications world announced the approval of standalone 5G specifications by the standards-setting group 3GPP in La Jolla, California this week. The outcome of the standards is set to provide the world with faster speeds and bandwidth and even more innovation.

    5G Outdoors

    Verizon and Nokia celebrated a successful completion of a series of data sessions over the 3GPP New Radio 5G standards outdoors and used multi-provider aggregation to boost the signals. Their milestones give the companies an insight to how 5G will be deployed by consumers and businesses.

    South Korea Auction

    South Korea begins auctioning 280 MHz of 3.5 GHz spectrum—in addition to 2400 MHz of 28 GHz high-band spectrum—making these valuable MHz available for use starting in December of this year. Read more in our blog.

    That’s a wrap for This Week in 5G. Check back in next week for the latest in 5G developments.

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