This webinar reviews the common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. First, the composition of the network and multiple access techniques are summarized. The radio interface protocols implemented between the Base Station and the handset are discussed. Various processes or interactions between the base station and the handset (e.g., fining of a base station and handover) are illustrated. Finally, key points of the webinar are summarized.
Previous generational upgrade cycles required operators to undertake the expensive, time-consuming process of spectrum refarming. But, for 5G, dynamic spectrum sharing allows carriers to side-step that process by transmitting LTE and 5G NR in the same band at the same time. DSS, coupled with the availability of compatible devices, will lead to widespread 5G coverage in 2020 and help ease the transition on to standalone 5G.
In this webinar, we explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective, as well as take a crystal ball perspective on what the future with 6G may look like.
This webinar uses real measurements from the first commercial deployments of 5G to analyze the true performance and quality of 5G networks, examine its ability to support defined use cases and take a forward look to the emergence of a more reactive, reliable and higher capacity network able to support demanding use cases.
As of now all sub-8 GHz 5G NR deployments are based on Time Division Duplex (TDD) and therefore use unpaired frequency bands at the 3.5 GHz frequency range. Phase 2 of 5G NR network deployments, anticipated for mid-2020, will utilize Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode. Almost 90% of all spectrum is organized as paired frequency… Read more »
Panelists from Rohde & Schwarz, Sprint, US Cellular and Global Telecom discuss NB-IoT, 4G-5G, Sigfox, Curiosity Platform to determine a suitable technology to deploy based on user applications.
This video explains the basic technical principles behind Passive Intermodulation (PIM), why PIM is an issue in wireless communications, and how to test PIM in the field.
This webinar uses a real case study from the first pervasive 5G network in Europe to examine the importance of site acceptance testing, identify the various deployment scenarios and define an efficient methodology to test the associated KPIs to ensure delivery of QoE to the 5G end user.
Internet of Things (IoT) and over-the-top (OTT) applications – how to quantify signaling impact and power consumption
Countless devices use cellular connectivity in order to exchange data. Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), which are part of the ongoing 5G discussions, foresee exponential growth in additional devices. Every day, new applications on smartphones become available, potentially influencing the user experience since smartphone batteries discharge very quickly. Each… Read more »
Battery life of 10+ years is a key requirement for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 3GPP Release 12 and later releases added LTE features such as eMTC, NB-IoT, eDRX and power-saving mode (PSM) to meet this important requirement. In order to select the most appropriate feature(s) and parameters, it is essential to understand the… Read more »