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    5G infrastructure consists of a network of small-cell and macrocell base stations required for fifth-generation cellular networks.

    2024 5G Outlook: Standalone Deployments and Private Networks Dominate

    April 2, 2024
    Spirent’s Steve Douglas shares an overview of the company’s 5th annual 5G Outlook Report, chock-full of trends such as non-terrestrial networks, open RANs, and the move to standalone...
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    5G’s Disparity Between Promise and Reality

    March 27, 2024
    It’s time to grudgingly admit that 5G has been overhyped and underdelivered. Why has it not fulfilled its promise?

    Software/CPU Duo Yields Efficient, Flexible Open RAN Implementations

    Feb. 28, 2024
    AMD’s EPYC 8004 chipsets and Parallel Wireless’s GreenRAN software platform combines to free Open RAN implementations from specific hardware requirements while also optimizing...
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    Building Canada’s First Commercial Virtualized and Open RAN

    Feb. 19, 2024
    Wind River Studio delivers cloud-native solutions for high-scale deployment of next-generation network infrastructure.
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    Where is Telecom Tech Heading in 2024?

    Feb. 14, 2024
    These prognostications for telecommunications technology come from the perspective of a provider of network testing and validation solutions.

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    Nov. 3, 2023
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    The Role of Optical Technology in 5G, 5.5G, and 6G

    Oct. 6, 2023
    Moving to 5.5G and 6G will require a solid telecommunications infrastructure to handle the next wave of connected devices.
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    Should Users Wait for 5G to Implement IIoT Networks?

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    5G Fuels Shift to O-RAN Architectures—and Its Security Challenges

    Sept. 14, 2022
    As the telecom industry evolves from a proprietary hardware-driven world to 5G O-RAN architectures, addressing all possible security concerns has become the top priority for network...
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    5G Densification: Making 5G a Working Reality

    Aug. 26, 2022
    With 5G cellular forging ahead, understanding the economics behind the investment decisions is crucial to overcoming complexities around deploying 5G.

    Collaborating on 5G and O-RAN Validation

    Oct. 29, 2021
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    Field Instrument for O-RAN Deployment Gets 5G Cell Sites Up and Running

    Oct. 21, 2021
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    Small-Cell Development is Key to a Successful 5G Infrastructure

    May 7, 2021
    Small cells are crucial for mobile operator 5G network deployments, enabling increased coverage, high data rates, and low latencies. We talk with Rex Chen of LitePoint about some...
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    Integrating 5G into the Wireless Infrastructure

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    2021: The Year When OpenRAN Becomes Mainstream

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    Pushing past lab experiments and field trials toward commercial deployments, O-RAN technology is set to ramp up significantly this year. However, successful expansion will bank...
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    O-RAN Radio Unit Brings the Outdoor 5G Experience Indoors

    Dec. 8, 2020
    Fully compliant with the latest O-RAN interface specification, these compact, cost-optimized units are specifically targeted at indoor deployment.
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    DSP Architecture Targets 5G Endpoints and Radio Access Networks

    March 25, 2020
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    Surveying the Status of 5G Technology

    Jan. 10, 2020
    Wireless carriers around the world are accelerating the buildup of 5G network infrastructure with major investments in spectrum, base stations, microcells, and hotspots.
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    5G Cellular Infrastructure and the Migration from FPGAs to Custom ASICs

    Oct. 7, 2019
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    Setting the Stage for mmWave 5G

    Sept. 24, 2019
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    Meeting Fail-Safe Requirements for 5G Wireless Infrastructure

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    Is 5G Four Times More Power Dense—or Even More?

    June 14, 2019
    The drive to achieve 5G network speeds creates an extremely challenging hardware environment from a power- and space-density perspective.
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    Brave New World: Everything Gets Smarter When 5G and AI Combine

    Feb. 11, 2019
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    What Role Will Millimeter Waves Play in 5G Wireless Systems?

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    5G will bring mobility to mmWave communications as the next-gen wireless network attempts to serve more people and even things with a major expansion of mobile services.