The Race for 5G Commercialization Begins in the RAN.

Author:Papa, Steve
Position::DATABASE AND NETWORK INTELLIGENCE: SHOWS NEWS
 
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At MWC this year, operators and vendors from across the globe will be competing to demonstrate they are leading the race for 5G commercialisation. We've already seen debate in the US market, as T-Mobile and Verizon have fired shots at AT&T for claiming that a service that they are marketing as 5G, is in-fact just supercharged 4G.

"Today, 5G is primarily concerned with radio access network (RAN) technology, as the 3GPP specifications for the core network have not yet been finalised. Being first to market with 5G is, therefore, about how quickly operators can introduce 5G radios into their networks and integrate them with legacy 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructure.

"In order to rapidly deploy 5G, the telecom industry is exploring virtualised RAN (vRAN) and open...

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