Nokia and KDDI trial 5G with AirScale Radio for Wireless Ultra-Broadband in Megacities

Nokia and leading Japanese operator KDDI have conducted a country-first trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28GHz band. The trial, conducted between the KDDI Research Building and an apartment approximately 100 meters away, achieved speeds in excess of 1Gbps on…

T-Mobile Announces Plans For Real Nationwide Mobile 5G

Fresh off its game-changing results in the US government’s historic 600 MHz spectrum auction and another industry-leading quarter, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today became the first US wireless company to announce plans for truly nationwide 5G. On top of expanding and strengthening its LTE coverage, the Un-carrier will use a portion of its $8 billion mother…

Deal Done – Verizon to Acquire Straight Path Spectrum to Accelerate 5G Deployment

To scale and accelerate deployment of next-generation broadband services throughout the United States, Verizon Communications Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Straight Path Communications Inc. a holder of millimeter wave spectrum configured for 5G wireless services. Verizon will purchase Straight Path for $184.00 per share, or a total consideration of $3.1 billion,…

NTT DOCOMO Announces Strategy to 2020 —Six Declarations for More Innovative Business Structure in 5G Era—

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today its new medium-term strategy for implementation through the 2020 fiscal year, effective immediately. The plan focuses on six declarations that DOCOMO will act upon to realize a more innovative business structure in the coming era of 5G. The underlying objectives of the “Declaration beyond” plan are 1) to exceed the…

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…