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August 3, 2018

This Week in 5G: Racing Toward Next-Gen Networks .

    This Week in 5G: Racing Toward Next-Gen Networks


    Jason Johnson

    Welcome back to This Week in 5G! The only 5G blog with all of the latest developments in next-generation wireless news.

    Here’s what happened this week:

    B with a Billion?

    Nokia won a $3.5 billion order from T-Mobile this week to provide the wireless carrier network equipment for its 5G rollout. It marks the world’s largest 5G investment to date.

    5G is Burning Rubber

    The world’s first 8 Gbps 5G communication with a vehicle was completed by Japan’s NTT DoCoMo in partnership with Ericsson and AGC. The companies utilized a car equipped with glass-mounted antennas enabling high-speed in-vehicle communication.

    Audi inked a deal with Ericsson to outfit the German automaker’s production plant with 5G technologies. Audi will test how 5G can be used to produce vehicles and enable a “smart factory”.

    How Many Small Cells?

    Sprint has dished out more than 260,000 Magic Box small cells in upwards of 200 cities. The wireless carrier plans to deploy more than 1 million small cells to businesses and consumers for improved wireless coverage across the country.

    Are You America’s Next Top Innovator?

    The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office released a second RFP to engineer and administer ways to advance next-gen wireless research. The core mission of the project is to maintain U.S. leadership in wireless technology.

    5G Phones are Here

    Verizon partnered with Motorola to announce the new 5G Moto Mod which will enable mobile devices with 5G connectivity. It’s promising news as 5G innovations continue to develop and next-gen networks rollout.

    FCC Moves USA Ahead in Race to 5G

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a big stride at this week’s Open Meeting. The agency took steps to free up high-band spectrum critical for 5G and removed barriers that would slow down network deployment. For more check out our blog.

    That’s all for This Week in 5G! Tune in next week for more in next-generation wireless news.

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