Trade journals – mainly pro 5G

Trade journals – mainly pro 5G

I have decided not to list the forecasts, projections and talk of competition between companies. I will only mention technical content regarding the reach and development of the genre as such.  Ed.


TJ000103 Former CSIS director, defence minister urge feds to bar Huawei from 5G.    former CSIS director and defence minister are both urging Ottawa to bar Chinese telecom giant Huawei from participating in the development of Canada’s next-generation 5G wireless network over espionage and security concerns.  “We do know that China, among other countries — Iran, Russia, other non-state actors — are constantly hacking our system, and they’re state-run,” former Conservative Defence Minister Peter MacKay told CTV’s Question Period in a panel discussion airing Sunday. “Let’s not forget that Huawei is a state-run company.”….. Pub 20 Oct 2018 Added 21 Oct 2018

TJ000101 –    How IOT, 5G, And Edge Computing Are Changing The Wireless Landscape.     IOT is driving the need for new networks and computing on the edge. 5G models are varied and flexible; expect companies to compete based on their ingenuity in implementing them.   5G is important to low-latency, high-bandwidth applications, but competitors such as LoRa may dominate smart homes and other low-bandwidth uses. Pub 20 Oct 2018 Added 21 Oct 2018

TJ00100 –    Better late than…now: how European telcos could benefit from being behind the 5G curve. Declining cost curve for 5G equipment could help Europe’s operators, while accelerated investments in the U.S. could hurt credit quality, according to S&P Global. There is a real obsession in this industry with being first.  Pub 19 Oct 2018 Added 20 Oct 2018

TJ00099     Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone
The company has previously targeted 2019 to release a folding device.  It’s wasn’t too long ago that flip phones were all the rage, and now it looks they might have a spiritual successor. Richard Yu, CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, told Digital Trends that his company is working on foldable phones as part of its next-generation device lineup.  Huawei is exploring the possibility of making a 5G-capable folding smartphone, according to Yu. Pub 19 Oct 2018 Added 20 Oct 2018

TJ00098    Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G. The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars, giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks.    The EU executive is expected to announce draft legislation on the issue next month for feedback from EU countries and EU lawmakers before adopting it next year.  The decision is a crucial one for both carmakers and telecoms operators and equipment makers as the market for internet-connected cars is expected to be worth billions of euros a year…. Pub 19 Oct 2018 Added 20 Oct 2018

TJ00097   Operators may have to subsidise ‘expensive’ 5G smartphones. Mobile operators may have to subsidise the first wave of 5G smartphones in order to encourage early adoption of next-generation networks due to high cost and the absence of new use cases, analysts have claimed.  Pub 19 Oct 2018 Added 19 Oct 2018

TJ00096 – –  New 5G mobile network can be a Dh1 trillion boost to GCC economy. Healthcare, transport, agriculture and finance industries all in line to win big from 5G rollout in 2019. Imagine a new age where friends and family thousands of kilometres away can experience the same world from a virtual perspective. Fifth generation connectivity promises just that and is due to arrive in the UAE next year. Technology analysts estimate 5G connectivity will boost the GCC economy by $269 billion (Dh988.04bn) over 10 years with cheaper, faster internet access and connecting devices through the Internet of Things. Pub 17 Oct 2018 Added 19 Oct 2018

TJ00095   Ericsson: 5G a ‘commercial reality’ as networks sales rise
Ericsson has reported net sales of 54 billion SEK for Q3, up from 49 billion SEK last year. 5G is now a “commercial reality”, Ericsson has said in its Q3 earnings report, with the Swedish networking giant planning to “continue to invest to secure 5G leadership” with enhanced mobile broadband and fixed-wireless as the first use cases. Pub 19 Oct 2018 Added 19 Oct 2018

TJ00094 –   Samsung buys Spanish networks analysis firm in 5G push. Purchase of Zhilabs is part of a 3-year $22bn investment drive into new technologies. Pub 17 Oct 2018 Added 18 Oct 2018

Samsung Electronics is boosting its 5G networks business by purchasing Spanish network data analysis firm Zhilabs as the South Korean technology group tries to grab a bigger share of the next-generation telecoms equipment market. Samsung is betting that the deal — its first since announcing a big investment plan for new technology businesses in August — will aid its shift from the current 4G LTE to 5G technologies. It did not disclose any financial details.

TJ00093 –   The War For The World’s 5G Future. Today America is locked in a struggle for high-tech supremacy with China.  The battlefields range from lasers, hypersonic weaponry, and advanced unmanned systems for the military, to artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computers and even driverless cars in the civilian sector. One is transparently clear: whoever wins this struggle will become the dominant superpower in the 21st century; and one of the most decisive contests will be over  5G wireless….. Pub 17 Oct 2018 Added 18 Oct 2018

TJ00092  Huawei launches 5G Power series for simpler energy evolution.
Huawei has launched what it says is the industry’s first full-range 5G Power solution for global operators. The company announced the new product at the recent Global ICT Energy Efficiency Summit held in Turin, Italy.    The 5G Power solution aims to “ensure that energy evolution is simpler, more reliable and more efficient in the 5G network process.”
Pub 15 Oct 2018 Added 15 Oct 2018

TJ00091 –    US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy.   They’re convinced the country is opening itself to a security risk.  American politicians aren’t just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks… they’re worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to “reconsider” Huawei’s involvement in any of the country’s 5G plans.
There’s “ample evidence” to suggest that no large Chinese company is completely free of government control, Warner and Rubio claim, and that could lead to Huawei spying on the intelligence operations of both Canada and its Five Eyes allies (Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US). Pub 15 Oct 2018 Added 15 Oct 2018

TJ00090  As 5G Launches, Consumers Couldn’t Care Less. Here’s Why They Should.   If you’re like most cell phone users, you probably aren’t paying attention to the slow rollout of 5G this year, including AT&T’s recent announcement that it would bring superfast mobile connection speeds to 19 cities by early next year. But don’t worry, because your fellow wireless customers are ignoring the news, too. A new survey explains why: We couldn’t care less about the 5G launch because we’re deeply skeptical of the latest technology and maybe even a little angry with our wireless carriers. Pub 14 Oct 2018 Added 14 Oct 2018

TJ00089 HISTORICAL COMMENT  Qualcomm says 5G is the biggest thing since electricity.  Your next wireless boost is about more than faster movie-streaming. Qualcomm is buzzing about 5G as the key to our future connectivity. Pub 6 Jan 2017 Added 14 Oct 2018

TJ00088    5G is coming.  Sioux Falls’ mayor calls it a game changer.  We are talking about 5G high speed internet. Many say it’s the ‘next big thing’ when it comes to technology.  Friday Senator John Thune hosted a U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Sioux Falls to talk about the next step in bringing 5G technology to South Dakota.  The United States is in a race to bring 5G high speed internet access to everyone.  Pub 12 Oct 2018 Added 13 Oct 2018

TJ00087  How 5G can transform the factory floor.  The next generation in wireless technology is poised to kickstart a Fourth Industrial Revolution.  By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 20.4 billion. The thermostat that’s controllable from a phone; the refrigerator that sends alerts when the milk carton is low; the camera drone that sends footage to a motion graphics studio—they’re amazing, but they’re also just the tip of the spear.  Pub 12 Oct 2018  Added 13 Oct 2018

TJ00086   The race for 5G is on – Literally!  Nokia and TIM showcase 5G services at the Rally Legend in San Marino.  Finnish tech giants, Nokia have teamed up with Telecom Italia (TIM) to demonstrate some of the main use cases for 5G, in the tiny European micro-state of San Marino. The pair are making strides towards the goal of making San Marino the first 5G nation in Europe …..    Pub 11 Oct 2018 Added 12 Oct 2018

TJ00085   5G A new generation of communications.  AT&T: We’re Not Only Focused on mmWave for 5G.     NEW YORK — 5G Transport & Networking Strategies — AT&T wants you to know that it will not be solely dependent on millimeter wave as the spectrum for its forthcoming mobile 5G service in the US.      That’s absolutely not true,” Gordon Mansfield, VP of RAN and device design at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), told the crowd at Light Reading’s event Tuesday. (See 5G Transport Gets a Reboot in NY.) Pub 11 Oct 2018 Added 12 Oct 2018

TJ00084 –   The Local, National And Global Fight Over 5G Infrastructure. The whole multitrillion dollar promise of 5G — millions of jobs and new businesses — is just a pipe dream without infrastructure. Unlike 4G, which can be delivered through a relatively small number of tall towers, 5G wireless service relies on lots and lots of small receivers placed fairly close together. And installing all those little 5G cells is turning into a big fight….. Pub  11 Oct 2018 Added 12 Oct 2018

TJ00083 Ajit Pai’s 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband.  FCC plans to tilt a spectrum auction toward T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying broadband.     The change—requested by T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon—will help the big carriers deploy nationwide 5G networks, according to Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal. But the change will also make it harder for small companies to buy spectrum that could be used to fill broadband gaps in rural areas. Pub 10 Oct 2018  Added 11 Oct 2018

TJ00082 – AT&T sets up 5G test zone for Magic Leap’s HQ. The AR headset maker will be able to test apps and devices on a 5G network. AT&T will supply Magic Leap with 5G connectivity for testing its mixed-reality tech.  AT&T will build a 5G test zone at the Magic Leap campus in Plantation, Florida, next year, the companies revealed Wednesday during the LEAP (Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Program) developers conference in Los Angeles. Developers at the Magic Leap headquarters will be able to test applications and devices on the next-generation cellular network. Pub 10 Oct 2018 Added 11 Oct 2018

TJ00081 – Financial Times  Equipment vendors battle for early lead in 5G contracts. Industry heavyweights vie for deals to supply kit for next-generation mobile networks. Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found here.   It looked to be a seminal moment for the telecoms industry when Verizon, the US mobile network, launched the “world’s first” commercial 5G service a week ago. Yet Verizon’s boast was met with derision in some quarters, given that “5G” networks are already up and running in Helsinki, Tallinn, San Marino and some Middle Eastern locations. Even Lesotho has 5G after Vodacom launched a network in the tiny African nation in August.   Pub 9 Oct 2018 Added 11 Oct 2018

TJ00080 Dish Network considers $10 billion 5G network instead of spectrum sale. Satellite broadcasting company Dish Network has largely stood on the sidelines as cellular and cable companies have started building out 5G networks, but that could change — assuming that Dish chairman Charlie Ergen isn’t bluffing. According to Deutsche Bank Research analysts (via FierceWireless), Ergen is now suggesting a $10 billion 5G network buildout is its “Plan A,” with the sale of its existing 5G spectrum as “Plan B,” apparently switching its prior priorities….. Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 9 Oct 2018

TJ00079 T-Mobile promises 5G for its Metro prepaid service in 2019. T-Mobile announced it was building out its 5G network in 30 cities this February, and today, the company committed to bringing 5G service to its Metro prepaid service in 2019, as first reported by CNET. Metro is the recently rebranded MetroPCS, which was acquired by T-Mobile in 2013. Metro’s unlimited plans are also launching today, which bring perks like Google One cloud storage and an Amazon Prime membership. Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 9 Oct 2018

TJ00078 Verizon’s 5G threat to cable is ‘overblown,’ analyst says. Verizon is specifically targeting cable operators with its new 5G Home service, according to Verizon’s Ed Chan.    Verizon is targeting cities “where cable is today, just foundationally, because we definitely see the customer demand in those places,” Chan told Ars Technica. The cable industry has “done a very good job of always aligning to a single cable-only provider” in most U.S. cities…… Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 9 Oct 2018

TJ00077    The Wall Street Journal In the 5G Race, Airwave Auctions Are the Next Rivalry
Governments start selling access to spectrum for new mobile networks that would be much faster than those of today.  A new battle for cellular airwaves is under way as governments around the world start to auction off spectrum for mobile coverage that could power near-instant video downloads and help run factories, control gadgets and navigate driverless cars. Pub 7 Oct 2018   Added 8 Oct 2018

TJ00076 Nokia opens 5G skills centre with UTS. The University of Technology Sydney and Nokia have partnered to open a skills accelerator training facility for 5G, Internet of Things, networking, and cybersecurity technologies. Pub 7 Oct 2018 Added 8 Oct 2018

TJ00075 5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable? If there’s one thing that European cable TV providers know better than anyone else in the world, it’s fixed-mobile convergence.    Unlike their US counterparts, European cable TV operators have embraced mobile (voice, data, video and other services) as a key element of their product bundle for years. In fact, at last count, at least 16 European MSOs have adopted network convergence strategies so far, becoming either MNOs or MVNOs. Take that, Comcast and Charter.  Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 8 Oct 2018

TJ00074 – 5G Rollout Could Lift Verizon Stock. Some revolutions start quietly. With little fanfare, Verizon Communications last Monday began fixed, residential 5G broadband service in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. The new wireless standard promises speeds and services far surpassing 4G’s. As it spreads, Verizon stock, recently fetching 11 times forward earnings estimates, could win a higher valuation. A 20% return, including dividends, over the next year, would merely bring the shares up to their 10-year average of 13 times.   Pub 5 Oct 2018 Added 6 Oct 2018

TJ00073 – EE shows its 5G ambitions are greater than the smartphone. EE is set to green light its first 5G trial in London, testing out its fixed wireless access ambitions.
Five businesses and five homes will have the chance to test out EE’s 5G broadband capabilities as the telco shows us it’s not all about bufferless cat videos on the bus. The trial will see 5G switched on at ten sites around East London in City Road, Old Street, Hoxton Square, St Paul’s and Chiswell Street.  Although details of the trialists are thin at the moment, EE has hinted it will make use of social media to find them. If anything else, it’s an interesting idea to increase follows across the various platforms. Pub 3 Oct 2018 Added 4 Oct 2018

TJ00072 – The 5G Dilemma: More Base Stations, More Antennas—Less Energy?
5G networks will likely consume more energy than 4G, but one expert says the problem may not be as bad as it seems. A lurking threat behind the promise of 5G delivering up to 1,000 times as much data as today’s networks is that 5G could also consume up to 1,000 times as much energy. Concerns over energy efficiency are beginning to show up at conferences about 5G deployments, where methods for reducing energy consumption have become a hot topic. Pub 3 Oct 2018 Added 4 Oct 2018

TJ00071 – Vodafone chief warns governments on ‘artificial’ 5G auctions.  European countries urged not to follow short-term thinking of Italian spectrum sale. Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles.
Nick Read, the new chief executive of Vodafone, has warned governments not to gouge the struggling telecoms sector by designing “artificial” spectrum auctions designed to boost their cash-strapped coffers. The comments were made in the wake of the Italian 5G auction, which set a record price for 5G spectrum. The 14-day auction, which closed Tuesday night, generated €6.5bn but has led to fears that the country’s four mobile networks will need to raise prices or invest less in 5G upgrades to offset the high acquisition cost. Pub 3 Oct 2018 Added 4 Oct 2018

TJ00070 – Verizon’s 5G home internet is sort of real, sort of fake. Verizon became the first major ISP to launch 5G home internet service yesterday. It’s a major step on the road to making 5G a reality, but if you’ve ever in your life interacted with an internet provider, you’re probably at least a little bit skeptical: is this really 5G?
The answer is sort of. In a phone call yesterday, Verizon’s chief technology architect, Ed Chan, said that the newly launched home 5G service uses a number of technologies that have been deemed a part of 5G.   Pub 2 Oct 2018 Added 3 Oct 2018

TJ00069 Verizon’s 5G home internet service is now live in four US cities. Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento get super fast Wi-Fi. Verizon announced it was working to bring 5G home internet service to a few US cities last November, and opened up preorders last month for residents to sign up. The company’s made good on their promise to launch the service on October 1st, and installations are starting today for residents in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Customers will be able to access typical Wi-Fi speeds around 300 mbps and peak speeds up to 1 Gbps….. Pub 1 Oct 2018 Added 3 Oct 2018

TJ00068 Forbes Magazine Will Samsung’s 5G Bets Pay Off? Samsung Electronics’ networking equipment division plans to invest heavily in the development of 5G. The technology is expected to drive the next big wave of spending for global wireless carriers, who are looking to mitigate the effects of a saturating wireless market by getting customers to spend more on their wireless data services. Below, we take a look at what the company is doing to drive growth in this market. Pub 2 Oct 2018 Added 3 Oct 2018

TJ00067 – New Energy: Smart Grid IoT Applications  Leveraging preexisting grid infrastructure (like fault detectors) enables energy operators to build smart grid IoT applications cost-effectively. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, major U.S. electric utilities spend $51 billion annually on electricity distribution systems. Their main objective is to upgrade aging equipment on their distribution system and to install smart meters. These investments are part of a broader trend toward a national smart grid that leverages new technologies within preexisting energy infrastructure to optimize electrical grid performance and minimize downtime. Pub 3 Oct 2018 Added 3 Oct 2018

TJ00066 – Demand for training soars as smart meter deadline looms.Demand for smart meter training is heating up as firms race to meet the new smart metering equipment technical specification 2 (SMETS 2)… Pub Oct 1 2018 Added Oct 2 2018

TJooo65 –  FCC chair says regulations, not tariffs, are biggest barrier to 5G
The FCC wants the U.S. to remain a wireless leader, but Chairman Ajit Pai says regulations are slowing down 5G deployment.  The tariff spat between China and the U.S. isn’t the biggest obstacle, Pai says.  If China beats the U.S. to 5G adoption, Pai says, that will draw some investment and talent to their shores. …. Pub 28 Sept 2018 Added 29 Sept 2018

TJ00064 –  Why is Verizon chasing 4G speed records with 5G only days away? After nearly a year of hype, actual 5G service is now only days away. Verizon is launching commercial offerings in four cities next week — but the same carrier is touting an eleventh-hour breakthrough in 4G. Working with Qualcomm and Nokia in a live New York commercial environment, Verizon achieved a peak data speed of 1.45Gbps using LTE Advanced technology. Pub 28 Sept 2018 Added 29 Sept 2018

TJ00063 –    UK government outlines the many ways it’s working towards 5G. It’s not just mobile networks that are working towards a 5G future, it’s also the UK government, and it has recently provided an update on what it’s currently working on to that end and what its future plans are. Most of this work is done under the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme (5GTT) banner, a programme which aims to help ensure the majority of the UK has 5G coverage by 2027.   Pub 11 Sept 2018 Added 20 Sept 2018

TJ00062 This is a German publication. 5G; a revolution worth waiting for. The 5G revolution is just beginning, very slowly, but once the successor to LTE is established, it will be worth the wait. Huawei is one of the companies developing 5G and working on the breakthrough. In a conversation in Berlin, Huawei experts explain where the advantages of 5G lie and when it will finally arrive.  Pub 25 Sept 2018 Added 25 Sept 2018

TJ00061 Samsung Newsroom US Realising a connected future with 5G. At Samsung, we envision a future where devices work together seamlessly as part of a connected ecosystem. With blazing speed, minimal latency, and massive connectivity, 5G is the catalyst that will drive this technological revolution and transform the way we live, work, get around, and more. Pub 25 Sept 2018 Added 25 Sept 2018

TJ00060 – – Ontix to deploy small cells in Westminster to pave the way for 5G. Wireless infrastructure provider Ontix Limited is set to deploy small cell nodes on street furniture such as lamp posts in the Westminster borough of London to boost connectivity and pave the way for 5G.
The initiative will provide faster connectivity and greater capacity for mobile and wireless network operators. A core aim of the project is to end the pockets of patchy coverage in the borough – known as ‘not-spots’. Pub 25 Sept 018 Added 25 Sept 2018

TJ00059    How 5G Could Transform Your Home Internet Connection. Verizon is about to launch home internet service using 5G. This new wireless standard isn’t just about faster data for your smartphone—it could finally offer competition for home internet, breaking the cable companies’ local monopolies and giving you a choice.  Pub 23 Sept 2018 Added 24 Sept 2018

TJ00058  Huawei confirms 5G phone launch – with foldable screen. Huawei’s vice-chairman and rotating CEO, Hu Houkun, has confirmed that the company’s first 5G phone will be available mid-2019, GizmoChina reports. Huawei first hinted at its 2019 5G phone back in February at its own Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen,… Pub 24 Sept 2018 Added 24 Sept 2018

TJ00057   is a South African publication with wide outreach.  When to expect affordable 5G routers. Mobile operators are readying themselves for the launch of 5G, with many piloting fixed-wireless access using new CPE (customer-premises equipment). The 5G craze has spread to South Africa, too, with Vodacom and Comsolrecently trialling 5G connections with speeds of 700Mbps and 1.75Gbps respectively. Pub 23 Sept 2018 Added 24 Sept 2018

TJ00056 – T-Mobile to offer self-installation for 5G home broadband, aims to cover 50% of zip codes by 2024. The race is on for rolling out 5G wireless service, not only for mobile devices, but also for home broadband use. While Verizon is starting a limited 5G home broadband rollout next month, T-Mobile has given more details on its 5G in-home broadband goals for the next few years. Pub 21 Sept 2018 Added 22 Sept 2018

TJ00055 – the ARegister – US cities react in fury to FCC’s $2bn break for 5G telcos: We’ll be picking up the tab, say officials. Federal price cap will undercut existing agreements, says just about every big city in America.  A plan to impose a federal price cap and one-size-fits-all model for the rollout of next-generation mobile networks has been met with fury by US cities. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle and dozens of other cities have responded in anger to a public comment period on two proposals from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pub 22 Sept 2018 Added 22 Sept 2018

TJ00054 – Forbes Magazine –  Five ways 5G will rock our world. Never before has a wireless technology protocol garnered so much glowing press. But 5G is a different kind of upgrade, one that could radically alter the way we live and work. If it lives up to billing, 5G-enabled wireless systems and networking gear will blast data 100 times faster than current 4G LTE data systems. When it begins a long rollout at the end of 2018, 5G will also merge the previously separate pathways for voice and data services, allowing for more flexible usage across the board.  Pub 21 Sept 2018 Added 21 Sept 2018

TJ00053   The Register   In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America’s leg. China tit-for-tat tariff tiff a terrible thing, warns FCC Commissioner. Comment President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America’s next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned.  FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a conference audience on Thursday that part of the new tariffs announced by the White House against China will include 25 per cent levies on essential networking components.  Pub 20 Sept 2018  Added 21 Sept 2018

TJ00052 –     Beam steering: One of 5G’s components. 5G will ultimately become a combination of many technologies. The New Radio, commonly known as 5GNR, will incorporate 64QAM and 256QAM modulations. Another significant aspect is beam steering, which is making progress with new ICs and antennas.  At the 2018 International Microwave Symposium in Philadelphia, Keysight Technologies teamed with Anokiwave and Ball Aerospace to show a real beam-steering system.Pub.  5 Aug 2018 Added 20 Sept 2018

TJ00051 – EDN Networker –  5G roundup: services before the year is out. The entire point of inducing the 3GPP to accelerate its process for developing 5G standards was so that some of the largest carriers in the world, including AT&T and Verizon, could start rolling out service by mid-2018. A full quarter past mid-2018 and AT&T and Verizon have deployed some 5G network equipment, but neither has introduced a commercial service. Pub 19 Sept 2018 Added 20 Sept 2018

TJ00051 –   FCC’s 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway – expert. One-size-fits-all pricing in America will expand, not narrow, digital divide Pub 19 Sept 2018 Added 20 Sept 2018

TJ00051   LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS 2018. GSMA head hails era of intelligent connectivity. GSMA director-general Mats Granryd put the focus on mobile’s role in shaping every aspect of today’s world during his opening keynote, with a big push on the idea of ‘intelligent connectivity.’“As an industry, we have an opportunity – an obligation – to leverage our mobile networks and services to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals Pub 12 Sept 2018 Added  20 Sept 2018

TJ00050    AT&T is already dreaming up ways to milk 5G for every possible cent. After literal years of breathless hype, 5G is finally set to arrive. Verizon is rolling out the first sorta-5G network in a handful of neighborhoods starting October 1st, and AT&T will be following closely behind. Verizon has already announced the pricing for its fixed home 5G internet, and it’s actually surprisingly reasonable — just $50 for existing Verizon wireless subscribers, which gets you speeds of at least 300Mbps and no data caps, thresholds, or throttling. Pub 18 Sept 2018 Added 19 Sept 2018

TJ00049   Is 5G as CIA plot. There is a well-established principle in journalism that if a headline asks a question there is always a simple answer. But before we get to that I’d like to look at where I got the idea that 5G might be a CIA plot. It was on a bus shelter in Archway, North London. Pub 18 Sept 2018 Added 19 Sept 2018

TJ00048   MWCA: Fixed, non-standard 5G a ‘waste of time’, says AT&T CTO. AT&T is focused on a pure mobile 5G offering based on industry-wide standards, CTO Andre Fuetsch has told ZDNet, unlike its competitors. Pub 13 Sept 2018 Added 14 Sept 2018

TJ00047     Fiber-optic is important for 5G but operators will need a range of options. Momentum behind 5G is building. Through ABI Research’s own analysis, 48 countries have either carried out consultations or have taken steps to auction spectrum and licenses for 5G services. Korea, Japan and the USA probably have the most extensive 5G commercial deployment plans in place but what is particularly remarkable is the spread of countries across the globe that have committed to 5G commercial deployment by 2020. Pub 7 Sept 2018 Added 13 Sept 2018

TJ00046    EE is laying the foundation for a 5G launch in August 2019. We already know that EE is aiming to start rolling out a 5G network in 2019 – probably around August – and the company has just taken a big step towards that by announcing plans to upgrade more than 500 of its mobile towers in the next six months. These are towers which currently broadcast a 3G signal, and they will of course not be upgraded straight to 5G in that timeframe, but rather they’ll be upgraded to carry a 4G signal.
This upgrade will allow them to use 2100MHz spectrum (which EE currently uses for 3G) for 4G instead, as well as EE’s other spectrum bands, giving them five ‘carriers’ of 4G in total, which is more than any other UK mobile network. Pub 11 Sept 2018 Added 12 Sept 2018

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TJ00045   EE to put its new 3.5Ghz spectrum to the test in live 5G trial. EE will switch on what it is claiming will be the UK’s first live 5G trial network in October, in London’s Tech City. This, the mobile operator says, will connect EE’s customers to 5G for the first time.  Around the east London technology district, also known as Silicon Roundabout, 10 sites will be upgraded to 5G.  EE also worked closely with Tech City on trialling and rolling out its 4G network.

In the forthcoming trial, five small businesses and five households will also get the opportunity to try out 5G. EE will find these 10 residents and companies via social media between now and the trial kicking off. Participants will be able to use mobile broadband devices and EE is currently working with its partners to finalise these. The live trial is set to showcase 5G’s ability to provide high-speed mobile data connections, even in very densely populated areas. Pub 6 June 2018 Added 12 Sept 2018

TJ00044   Hazy 5G growth agenda nags telecom chiefs. The industry has been burnt in the past by setting unrealistic expectations.   Mobile phone users in the Finnish city of Tampere and the Estonian capital Tallinn were the first in the world to be connected to a commercial 5G network in June when Elisa, the Finnish mobile phone company, switched on the first live next-generation service and made a video call between the two cities….
Pub 10 Sept 2018 Added 10 Sept 2018

TJ00043  also from Financial Times. Global 5G regulators pit light touch against heavy hand.Global policymakers are in a fierce battle to set the standards for next-wave internet… Pub 10 Sept 2018 Added 10 Sept 2018

TJ00042   and again from the FT – Overhyped’ 3G offers cautionary note ahead of 5G rollout.  BT’s Marc Allera explains how the UK could move to the front of the pack. Pub 10 Sept 2018 Added 10 Sept 2018

TJ00041    Lition Blockchain Envisions Smart Cities and the Green Energy Revolution. The project creates a blockchain-based platform system to connect energy consumers directly to green energy producers and integrate smart technologies into existing infrastructures in cities.   Pub 10 Sept 2018 Added 10 Sept 2018

TJ00040   The 5G lessons from Google Fiber’s failure.   5G technologies are expected to put mobile broadband on par with fiber networks — and they’re rolling out on a city-by-city basis similar to how Google Fiber deployed networks between 2010 and 2016.    Why it matters: Google has stopped expanding its expensive fiber build-outs and, as a result, is seen as a failed experiment. Google Fiber’s legacy isn’t necessarily how far its networks reached, but more that it pioneered a new way of working with local authorities to get them built in the first place. Pub 8 Sept 2018 Added 9 Sept 2018

TJ00039    Huge Qualcomm 5G test phone sparks concerns ahead of network launches (Updated). If you look carefully through 2018’s numerous 5G device announcements, one concerning thread has persisted since early in the year: a hint that early 5G devices might be unappealingly large. Qualcomm acknowledged and downplayed the issue at its February 5G summit, suggesting that early 5G phones might need to be a little bigger, but with every passing announcement, it’s becoming harder to imagine a small 5G phone.
Pub 7 Sept 2018 Added 8 Sept 2018

TJ00038   The Verge –   5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready. 5G is coming, and it’s going to have a massive impact on almost every facet of how we use technology, with faster speeds and lower latency theoretically opening up huge new frontiers in everything from smartphones to self-driving cars.   Pub 7 Sept 2018 Added 8 Sept 2018

TJ00037  Worcestershire 5G Testbed to focus on security by design. 5G cybersecurity will be one of the key focus areas for the Worcestershire 5G Testbed, QinetiQ has revealed.  QinetiQ is one of the participants in the Worcestershire 5G Consortium and will focus on driving ‘security by design’ in 5G networks, as well as related IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and applications.  Pub 6 Sept 2018 Added 6 Sept 2018

TJ00036   also from  Goldman Sachs suggests rural areas could more easily get 5G than cities. Cities tend to be the focus for mobile coverage and that’s unlikely to change with 5G, but rural locations could actually be easier to bring 5G coverage to, and after the tech has been tested and honed in cities we might therefore see massive infrastructure investments to make it widely available in rural places too.
That’s according to Jason Tofsky, MD in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, who in the video below explains that rural towns will be easier to bring 5G to because they lack big buildings and other obstacles which can interfere with a 5G signal.  See their promotional video here.
Pub 21 Aug 2018 Added 6 Sept 2018

TJ00035    5G – Gee Whiz or G-Force? by James Crawshaw.  I’ve lived through a few mobile generations in my time and on the surface 5G seems to be shaping up, much like the others, to be evolutionary not revolutionary. The initial “non-standalone” implementations of 5G will, after all, use a 4G core and the radio access network of 5G will blend the New Radio air-interface with legacy cellular technologies as well as other wireless standards such as WiFi.   Pub 5 Sept 2018 Added 6 Sept 2018

TJ00034    Nokia Has Multiple Avenues To Profit From 5G. Wireless behemoth Nokia is betting on next-generation 5G technology to drive growth, after posting mixed results over the last few years amid intense competition from Chinese equipment manufacturers and weaker infrastructure spending by telecom companies.
Pub 4 Sept 2018 Added 54 Sept 2018

TJ00033 The West Midlands to become the UK’s first large-scale 5G testbed. Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton to become 5G hubs after winning national competition. The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed. The multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity will pave the way for the future rollout of 5G across the UK, making the region the first in the UK ready to trial new 5G applications and services at scale.
Pub  4 Sept 2018 Added 5 Sept 2018

TJ00032  5G readiness workshop £3,895  10-14 Dec 2018. Does your organisation looking to take the lead and gain a competitive advantage through the implementation of a clear and purposeful strategy founded on 5G and Connected Innovation? Are you clear on how to align this type of strategy with processes, platforms, teams, individuals, performance and KPIs? You see, the task of building profitable and sustainable businesses in today’s environment falls to talented individuals and teams who can effectively evaluate their own markets and their organisation’s place within it….  Added 4 Sept 2018

TJ00031   5G is not going to microwave your brain.  With the transition to a new networking technology, some familiar scare stories are reemerging. You might even have seen a few in the comments here. “5G will give you cancer,” “mmWave technology leads to brain tumors,” and “smartphones are microwaving our bodies,” or so the stories go. It’s all hogwash.
Pub 1 Sept 2018 Added 2 Sept 2018

TJ00030   ET Telecom. From the Economic Times.  Germany outlines expansion to 5G infrastructure by 2022.   Germany is preparing for the introduction of the new 5G mobile communications standard. “If we want to continue to play in the premier league of technology countries, we must now set the course for this,” said Dirk Woessner, management board member of Deutsche Telekom at a press conference at the consumer electronics fair IFA in Berlin Friday.
Pub 1 Sept 2018 Added 1 Sept 2018

TJ00029   AT&T picks Indy as 7th Mobile 5G city.
Pub 31 Aug 2018 Added 1 Sept 2018

TJ00028   Cloud and 5G central to bringing AR and VR to life. Network operators have an opportunity to play a key role in bringing Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to life and in doing so to commercialise their 5G offering, according to the GSMA, a global trade body for the mobile industry. For this reason, 5G in AR/VR was a key topic of discussion last month at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.Pub 30 Aug 2018 Added 30 Aug 2018

TJ00027   5G testbed comes to rural Netherlands.  The 5Groningen project was officially launched to bring a 5G testbed to the Dutch province of North Groningen.
The project was initiated by the Economic Board of Groningen (EBG), which was created to boost the local economy, an earthquake zone with the second highest unemployment rate in the Netherlands. 5Groningen is a collaboration between 10 partners: EBG, KPN, Vodafone, Ericsson, Huawei, the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Dutch Telecommunications Agency, SURF (the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch higher education and research) and Dutch independent research organisation the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
Pub 27 June 2018 Added 30 Aug 2018

TJ00026   Juniper Research: Far East 5G Operators Top US as ‘Most Promising’  A study from Juniper Research ranked NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, LG U+, KT Telecom, and SoftBank as the “most promising” 5G network operators. Just below the top five were AT&T and China Mobile.
Pub 29 Aug 2018 Added 30 Aug 2018

TJ00025    5G networks could displace wired solutions. Telecommunications companies that focus on wired solutions could face disruption and fresh competition from 5G wireless networks, new analysis from Citi warns. Citi’s latest Disruptive Innovations report says that wireless 5G services could potentially replace consumer broadband and offer more flexible and attractive voice and data options for small companies and branches.
Pub 28 Aug 2018 Added 30 Aug 2018

TJ00024  EU tosses Nokia a small loan of €500m, tells it to go crazy with 5G R&D Cites being left behind by US and China in tech stakes
Pub 27 Aug 2018 Added 28 Aug 2018

TJ00023    Nokia secures 500 million euro EU loan for 5G development.
HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia has secured a 500 million euro ($572 million) loan from the European Investment Bank to step up development of next-generation 5G technology capable of faster speeds, wider coverage and more stable connections.  Pub 27 Aug 2018 Added 28 Aug 2018

TJ00022    5G hype is coming. Don’t fall for it….However, for every reason to be excited about 5G, there’s an equally good reason to hold off on any purchasing decisions just yet. There are risks involved in being an early adopter, and we don’t want you to waste your hard earned money.
Pub 26 Aug 2018 Added 27 Aug 2018

TJ00021    5G is the ‘largest existential threat to broadband providers,’ and Verizon and T-Mobile could be about to win big.  Despite the hype, experts don’t expect 5G speeds to seem that different from 4G LTE speeds for a while. While mobile applications of 5G won’t seem that different, 5G fixed wireless broadband could disrupt the cable industry, according to analysts.   Pub 24 Aug 2018 Added 26 Aug 2018

TJ00020  5G and the applications driving LPWANs In a new report and forthcoming webinar, IDTechEx has examined the roll-out of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). Many operators worldwide have committed to LPWANs as part of their 5G implementation strategies.Pub 23 Aug 2018 Added 24 Aug 2018

TJ00019  UK networks could beat most of Europe to a 5G launch.... A new study entitled “Evolution from 4G to 5G: Service Provider Survey,” and carried out by IHS Markit, has shed some light both on what’s set to drive 5G and when we can expect to see it in different parts of the world – and it looks like the UK will have much of Europe beat…. As you can see in the chart below, 82% of mobile networks participating in the study are currently carrying out trials of 5G technology, with 12% set to launch 5G networks before the end of the year.  Pub 22 Aug 2018 Added 23 Aug 2018

TJ00018  Nokia caps 5G royalty at €3 as mobile industry seeks licensing peace. Trade wars generally aren’t good for technology companies or consumers, and neither are patent battles — they tend to burn millions of dollars in legal fees while delaying or halting the spread of new technologies. To help avoid future 5G licensing-related fights, Nokia today disclosed its licensing fee for 5G standard essential patents: €3 (U.S. $3.48) per device, a flat rate notably lower than 5G licenses announced by rivals Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Pub 21 Aug 2018 Added 22 Aug 2018

TJ00017 O2 trials Li-Fi on its path to 5G. 02 is running a Li-Fi trial at its headquarters in Slough, using LED lightbulbs to deliver fast wireless connectivity. The trial is being run in partnership with Li-Fi provider, pureLiFi, and 02 says the initiative is part of its network trials towards launching 5G in the UK. Where Wi-Fi which uses radio waves, Li-Fi (short for Light Fidelity) uses ‘visible light’ from LED bulbs to transmit data.
Pub 15 Aug 2018 Added 21 Aug 2018

TJ00016   www.itproportalcom Nokia and Verizon make 5G vehicle breakthrough.Verizon and Nokia have successfully conducted a new experiment that will (hopefully) bring us closer to 5G networks in our cars.
Pub 20 Aug 2018 Added 20 Aug 2018

TJ00015 Samsung announces ‘industry first’ 3GPP-compliant 5G modem. As we get ever-closer to 5G networks becoming a reality, Samsung is getting in on the action with its new Exynos 5100 modem, which they claim to be fully compatible with the 3GPP.
Pub 20 Aug 2018 Added 20 Aug 2018

TJ00014  5G is the breakthrough innovation we’ve been waiting for. A breakthrough innovation is about to revolutionise the internet of things – and unlock the future we’ve been waiting for.  Pub Aug 2018 Added 20 Aug 2018

TJ00013   Cancer Council NSW There is inconclusive evidence regarding electricity as a risk factor for cancer (this is not discussing Smart Meters or 5G) but a discussion about magnetic fields themselves.  Added 16 July 2018

TJ00012   Ensura, Ensuring Your Security  Smart locations. Smart Street lights. One such light was seen in Plymouth England. The link has disappeared but the diagram is still valid.

TJ00011   FCC Wireless Devices and Health Concerns. Consumer guide. Not enough evidence for the effect of RF. Read on.  Pub – recent. Added 3 July 2018

TJ00010 If you think 5G will solve the bad 4G signal in your office, we need to talk. There are multiple reasons why indoor coverage has suffered in some places, and plenty of these hurdles will continue to challenge operators in 5G. Pub 26 June 2018 Added 29 June 2018.

TJ00009   Gov.UK Mobile phone base stations: radio waves and health. Some awareness of the human element. Pub 10 July 2013. Added 23 June 2018

TJ00008   Huawei Works Together With Mobile Industry to Deliver Complete 5G System Standard On Time. [La Jolla, USA, June 13, 2018] 3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications.  Jun 13 2018 added 21 June 2018

TJ00007 5G phones are coming soon: The cart before the horse? Customers will not be pleased if the networks are not in place. by Sarah Wray Pub. 14 February 2018 added 20 June 2018

TJ00006  Vodafone has made a big 5G announcement, as it’s just revealed that seven cities will become trial areas for Vodafone 5G later this year. Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester Pub 20 June 2018

TJ00005   Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Communication  (March 2017) Voice of Dr Kumbesan Sandrasegaran 1:01:07  Published 20 April 2017

TJ00004   Prof. Andrea Goldsmith – MIT Wireless Centre 5G Day Talk 1: The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges 36:21 Pub 25th May 2016.

TJ00003  CES 2017:-Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkop: 5G Brings the Invention Revolution. Qualcomm sees the future built on mobile technology in which boundaries between digital and real world, wired and wireless are eliminated. 1:01:57  Pub 6 Jan 2017. Added 15 June 2018

TJ00002  IEEE Spectrum – Everything you need to know about 5G. Can handle 1000x more traffic than 4G.  6:14  Pub 6 Feb 2017 Added 15 June 2018

TJ00001   ThioJoeTech – 2.4 GHz vs 5 Ghz WiFi: What are the differences. Less channel overlap. Less crowded frequencies. Less interference.  5:13  Pub 22 Sep 2016. Added 15 June 2016

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