In-Building Wireless in the 5G Era

IN-BUILDING WIRELESS IN THE 5G ERA Nick Marshall: Research Director 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As we enter the 5G era, the radio access network (RAN) will undergo structural disruptions as it evolves to a very high throughput ultra-dense heterogeneous network (HetNet). In this evolving RAN, exploding data traffic must be managed while maintaining high quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS) for the user. In order to accomplish this without also significantly increasing total cost of ownership (TCO), network architects are adopting techniques such [...]

DAS could solve 5G indoor coverage problems

According to an often quoted stat from the analyst group Informa, approximately 80 percent of mobile phone calls are now made from inside a building. As the UK increasingly moves towards being a nation of urban dwellers, this figure is perhaps not surprising — and indeed, factoring in the continuous increase in the use of mobile devices in the workplace — research from Aruba HPE found that 60 percent of employees link mobile technology with the ability to be productive [...]

5G Indoor Wireless Equipment to Represent Only 5% of $10 Billion Global Market by 2025

5G deployments indoors and in venues may be delayed by one year or more when compared to outdoor 5G deployments starting from 2020. ABI Research estimates the global equipment market for in-building wireless, including active distributed antenna systems (DAS), passive DAS, and repeaters, for 2025, will reach close to $10 billion. The overall system revenue in 2025, which includes services and equipment, will grow at a CAGR of 15% to top $19 billion in 2025. Out of this market, [...]

Huawei has another go at slicing the 5G euphoria

Huawei has unveiled its latest breakthrough in the world of smart grids, with a bit of 5G network slicing magic. At the PT Expo China 2017 in Beijing, Huawei successfully demonstrated 5G network slicing application for smart grids, in what it has claimed is a world first. Such an implementation of 5G is designed to restore power to affected areas in 300ms. The technology itself is based on Huawei’s 5G Core solution Service-Oriented Core (SOC), part of its E2E 5Gsolution, and demonstrates how 5G network slicing can be customised to individual verticals. According to Huawei’s Wireless X Labs [...]

Ericsson survey reveals 28% of operators expect to deploy 5G by 2018

13 October 2017, 17:05 p.m. Ericsson has released the results of its 5G Readiness Survey 2017 which features some fascinating insights on how the industry is preparing itself. According to the survey, 5G trials are being carried out by 78% of the respondents in 2017 compared to 32% in 2016. 28% of the respondents expect to deploy 5G in 2018. According to the survey, 5G trials are being carried out by 78% of the respondents in 2017 compared to 32% in [...]