AT&T Mobility indicated it is pleased that the FCC is poised to take steps to accelerate the deployment of wireless network infrastructure, including small cells. Although the FCC has not fully detailed what steps it will take, AT&T is giving strong hints of what will in the draft order--and that it likes what it sees.
Windstream may be one of the lone holdouts in the telco TV race, choosing to resell Dish Network satellite TV services, but the advent of its Kinetic video service shows that it wants a piece of this growing segment.
While and LTE Advanced networks are still being rolled out, there's already a call to see what the 5G network will look like.
FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker recently checked in with Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Networks, to discuss his vision for 5G. Moiin thinks 5G will most likely have a new air interface that will be standardized, and he also touched on the possible use of millimeter wave technology, how network resources will be allocated and what needs to be done to move from 5G hype to reality. Hot Seat
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Though LTE and LTE Advanced are still being rolled out worldwide, the wireless communications industry is already gearing up for 5G, envisioned as its next technology revolution. Many in the industry are debating exactly what features and benefits should be offered by this next generation of wireless. FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker recently checked in with Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Networks, to discuss his vision for 5G. Following is an edited and condensed version of that conversation.
Suggestions that 5G--the next generation of wireless networks--will include a basket of technologies or a network of networks highlight the looming risk of 5G fragmentation. I sometimes wonder if 5G might end up with the dreaded silos of vertical solutions that share little or no commonality.
One area 5G researchers have been targeting is radio channel models. Why? Because the current models are not suitable for this next generation of wireless networks, according to an Ericsson Research blog post.
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