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10.2019

3GPP Release-17: Enhancing 5G

3GPP Release 17 is about to be started soon. It will mostly be about enhancing and “further” enhancing 5G features in different areas. Regarding the overall timeline, the content of Rel-17 is to be defined in Q4 2019, and the aim is to froze it in Q3 2021.

10.2019

5G Reality Check – 2nd Annual World 5G Summit

It was a very interesting event, despite being small in the number of participants. We could listen about the current 5G status from different angles including perspectives from vendors, solution providers, verticals, standardization, governments and research. The one I was missing though, was the MNO “reality check”. I believe that the industry reached now the time, when we are slightly moving beyond the 5G hype and switch from “5G is the answer – now, what was the question” to “who pays for the new infrastructure and spectrum”, being the reality check.

08.2019

Custom monitoring for dense Wi-Fi using Kibana

We’ve built a high density and high capacity network. In order to properly operate such network, we designed a custom monitoring and analytics solution based on Elastic Stack and MQTTbeat receiving the measurements from all 494 IoT gateways (i.e. 494 Wi-Fi APs) through an MQTT broker. In this post I’m sheding some light on the different aspects of the solution and custom dashboards.

07.2019

Spectrum sharing, resource virtualization, machine learning… – CROWNCOM 2019 conference summary

This year’s CROWNCOM conference was held on 11-12 June, in our hometown – Poznan, Poland – discussing the following topics: ML for spectrum management, spectrum sensing, REM, spectrum sharing and management, spectrum assessment and valuation, HetNet and hybrid networking, current 5G standardization and future topics for 3GPP, RAN slicing, business models innovation, which are summarized in this post.

06.2019

Why Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax) will be different than previous Wi-Fis?

The AP schedules the transmission according to the actual needs, and nobody wastes time on waiting and on collision. So, we end-up having the system that: is more robust towards low latency services; is more spectrally efficient; allows for actually use some QoS profiles; and coordinates the use of spectrum.

05.2019

5G health issues explained: What’s wrong with the “studies”?

The photon energy of electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum, is by at least 5 orders of magnitude too low to cause any harm in living cells. The only possible impact is a heating effect, but the energy applied by a mobile phone is at least 4 orders of magnitude lower than that used by microwave ovens and can heat human tissues by less than half a degree. The situation around studies of health risks connected to mobile phone usage is discussed. Serious studies show that mobile network and mobile phone usage have no adverse effects on health.

Author: Kurt Behnke
05.2019

Monitoring and Management in IoT system

IoT System consists of multiple devices and we expect each of them to work flawlessly. There are many reasons why the service might not work in such complex environment. Starting from physical damage of the device, power outage, up to network failure or software bug. Whatever the issue is, we want to be aware of it as soon as possible.

03.2019

Is this anything to worry about? 5G health issues explained

Each time a tower for a cellular network is built or planned to be built in a city or near a rural settlement, there is a new discussion about health issues of mobile phone or network radiation. It is about time to put things back into perspective. I’d like to deal with the reality of mobile network radiation in this post.

Author: Kurt Behnke
01.2019

Wi-Fi Generations – new naming convention for WiFi

Wi-Fi Generations affect not only new releases, but also refer to the past amendments. Currently Wi-Fi Alliance has defined 6 generations. Each step is significant improvement in network performance and security. No more minor version changes that can cause only confusion.

01.2019

5 Most Popular Posts From 2018

2018 was a very interesting year for us and technology. We introduced our IoT product “Souly”. 5G entered the normative work in standardization and released the first “version” of 5G. Wi-Fi introduced new security schemes and changed nomenclature. The networking world shifted towards SDN/SD-WAN solutions.

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