Features

The industry has been marking milestones, but despite the 2020 start date the 5G wireless broadband future still poses many questions

ZTE chief scientist Xiang Jiying details the company’s latest developments in 5G and Pre5G

Our third annual Rewind feature looks back at the telecoms news stories that dominated the headlines and captured our readers’ attention on telecomasia.net in 2016

5G has made a lot of progress in 2016, but spectrum challenges and cost concerns could delay commercial services in most markets until long after 2020

Huawei’s Mao Dun explains how 4.5G will not only pave the way for 5G, but also create new revenues streams in its own right, from WTTx and verticals to public safety and the IoT

Commentary

Industry players welcome earlier 5G NR timeline

Julian Bright/Ovum

The change will enable operators to introduce large-scale 5G trials and even commercial deployments

Julian Bright/Ovum

The change will enable operators to introduce large-scale 5G trials and even commercial deployments

Sarah McBride/Ovum

Spectrum assigned during the $822m auction has been allocated on a technology-neutral basis

Michele Mackenzie & Tom Rebbeck / Analysys Mason

As a result the focus was on competition between LTE variants

White Papers

This paper summarizes the issues and challenges that will accompany 5G hyper-dense deployments and offers mitigation techniques to enable the challenge to be met

This report provides an initial industry assessment on how unlicensed technologies will contribute to 5G framework definition

This paper examines the essential aspects that encompass the development of IoT uses cases specifically enabled by cellular 3GPP technologies

Blogs

Jouko Ahvenainen

Jouko Ahvenainen

Observations from the ground in Barcelona

Lachlan Colquhoun

In networks and in devices, a string of announcements shows the Finnish brand is resurgent