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08.2017

3GPP Release-15, Part 2: LTE and 5G Study Items

With this blogpost, we continue our discussion on the latest Study Items (SI) which are being worked on in 3GPP Rel-15[1,2]. We posted a similar article in April 2017 on our blog 3GPP Release-15: Further LTE Enhancements and 5G Normative Work Kick-off (do check it out if you haven’t already), and this post will add to the Work Items already discussed in the previous one and will present the latest studies on the LTE enhancements and 5G.

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07.2016

5G trends – buzzwords reviewed

As the “5G” research and standardization is progressing, I would like to elaborate a bit on some concepts that are potentially serving as building blocks for the future systems. They are divided in this post into: Air interface and Networking concepts.   Selected air interface aspects millimeter Wave (mmW) – The high-frequency ranges are currently becoming […]

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07.2016

5G-mobile vs. IP-networks techniques: Slicing

Within this series of posts, I want to review the 5G concepts from the IP-networks perspective and explore the available techniques on the market which allow translating the presented concepts into real infrastructures. This post is related to a concept known as slicing. Recently, there are many documents describing 5G principles and architectures. One of […]

Author: Marcin Bialy
03.2016

Towards 5G – research activities in Europe (part 2 – H2020 projects)

  This article presents the currently ongoing activites in the area of 5G research under the umbrella of Horizon-2020 EU-funded projects. It is the second part of the “research activities in Europe“, following the previous article focused on FP7 projects, namely Towards 5G – research activities in Europe (part 1 – FP7 projects).   Overview of the 5G […]

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02.2016

Towards 5G – research activities in Europe (part 1 – FP7 projects)

    According to the latest 3GPP approach, “5G will be delivered” in two phases: Phase I (to be completed by H2 2018, within Rel-15), in which 5G RAT will be provided as an add-on tightly integrated with evolved-LTE; Phase II (to be completed by December 2019, within Rel-16), with 5G RAT provided as a […]

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