Let’s Get Together – NIST Forms 5G mmWave Alliance of 130 Companies

NIST has launched the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance to accelerate the development and use of accurate measurements and models for next-generation communications technology. By bringing together researchers from multiple stakeholders—including communications technology companies, academia and government—NIST is accelerating 5G innovation. The widespread use of 5G technologies is expected to produce $3.5 trillion in output…

beCloud, Huawei hit 2Gbps speeds in 5G test

Infrastructure provider Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) and Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei claim to have successfully demonstrated speeds of 2Gbps in their 5G technology test zone at the TIBO-2017 telecoms event in Minsk. The tests were carried out on a demonstration network built at the event, reporting download speeds more than double those currently available theoretically…

NI and AT&T Collaborate on One of the World’s Fastest mmWave Channel Sounders for 5G

NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, and AT&T*(NYSE: T) today announced their collaboration on one of the world’s fastest and most accurate tools for 5G  Millimeter Wave (mmWave) channel characterization. mmWave frequencies look to play a big role in the future…

AT&T Set to Acquire Straight Path to Support Development of 5G Technologies

AT&T* has announced plans to acquire Straight Path Communications which holds a nationwide portfolio of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, including 39 GHz and 28 GHz licenses. This acquisition complements AT&T’s January acquisition of FiberTower and augments the company’s holdings of mmWave spectrum. The acquisition will support AT&T’s leadership in 5G, which will accelerate the delivery…