Millimeter wave (mmW) wireless backhaul at 60 GHz, full dimension multiple input multiple output (FD-MIMO), and mmWave mobile radio access are three of the technologies that Samsung Electronics will demonstrate during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona this week.
SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics are apparently making progress on their commitment to work together on 5G network technology research. The pair will jointly demonstrate 3D beamforming using millimeter-wave (mmW) frequency bands when the industry convenes at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week.
Samsung's decision to acquire mobile payments provider LoopPay was widely interpreted as a way to counter Apple's aggressive moves with Apple Pay. Developers on Twitter, however, suggested they weren't buying it.
BlackBerry swears it's not for sale, but reports that Samsung offered to buy the troubled smartphone maker ignited a ton of buzz from developers on social media.
While providing comments on how the FCC should treat the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz, interested parties also shared their visions for 5G--everything from M2M to robots and drones.
A lot of the comments filed on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz were positive, praising the commission for launching the proceeding to investigate potential opportunities for using millimeter wave (mmW) bands to accelerate 5G services. But many interested parties are calling for caution as well, especially when it comes to framing rules around the use of the mmW bands.
AT&T is going to conduct a live, in-stadium trial demonstration of AT&T LTE Broadcast technology. And, unlike the demonstration rival Verizon conducted outside the MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl in 2014, AT&T plans to conduct this trial inside AT&T Stadium when the Ohio State Buckeyes meet the Oregon Ducks for the first-ever college football national championship in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12.
You'd have to be hiding under a blackjack table to miss the barrage of Internet of Things rhetoric pouring out of the panels, press conferences and exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
According to top executives in the space, the wave of 4K technology in the pay-TV market is rising--and it likely will become a standard feature in the next few years--but there remain a number of obstacles for the technology to overcome in the near term.
So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but also every other kind of thing imaginable, from toothbrushes to cars, and it promises to brings lots of revenues.