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11.2018

3GPP Release-16: Further LTE and 5G NR Enhancements – Part 2 (Study Items)

This post focuses on the selected Study Items that 3GPP has chosen for Rel-16 including: V2X, SON, NOMA, Unlicensed Spectrum Access and beyond 52.6GHz, and more.

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10.2018

3GPP Release-16: Further LTE and 5G NR Enhancements

This year we have seen the rapid standardization of 3GPP Rel-15, 5G-NR, laying the foundation for the first 5G networks. This blogpost, discusses the ideas and enhancements that are currently being worked on for 3GPP Release-16. These enhancements cover not only 5G-NR, but also LTE which is being advanced in parallel.

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02.2018

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) Overview – Post from Grandmetric Advisor

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a secure, reliable, and efficient type of Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Technology that was standardized by 3GPP in Release 13 (LTE Advanced Pro) and uses licensed spectrum.

01.2018

5 Most popular posts from 2017!

2017 was a very exciting year with a lot of new technological trends emerging such as 5G, IoT, MTC, SDN, etc. We tried to cover a vast variety of topics in our blog posts and also introduced the Grandmetric Guidepaper to get deeper understanding of the technological concepts.

10.2017

What are the practical aspects of LTE, LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G? – A new book.

This book guides you through the LTE, LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G from the perspective of practical aspects of air interface, RAN, Core Network and end-to-end data transfer. The practical approach is reflected by the angle of system design, link budget process, network planning, parameter configurations and optimizations together with the required tradeoffs. We also evaluate the different features’ impact on the overall system as it evolves from LTE to LTE-Advanced and then going further to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G.

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09.2017

Which technologies are used for IoT? An overview of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN)

In this blogpost, we will discuss the most popular LPWAN technologies which are present in the current market that enable “Connectivity” for these IoT devices.

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04.2017

3GPP Release-15: Further LTE Enhancements and 5G Normative Work Kick-off

LTE-Advanced Pro1 was defined within Rel-13, but the standardization didn’t stop there. Further enhancements have been introduced in Rel-14 and recently started Rel-15. In parallel to LTE evolution, both releases initialized, the first set of study and work items towards 5G.  While Rel-14 focused solely on 5G study items, the normative work for the first […]

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03.2017

LTE-Advanced Pro and Massive MTC: NB-IoT

LTE-Advanced Pro¹ has addressed the needs of the massive MTC use cases under the Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT)[1] feature². To address the IoT requirements in this segment, namely, support for: low throughput and sporadic transmission, limited mobility, large number of devices, low device cost, enhanced coverage – the PHY layer, protocol stack and signaling procedures have been […]

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