The next-gen wireless network will have to handle billions of devices and myriad traffic types, so let’s give it some time, okay?
Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industries. In this essay, Ericsson’s Vish Nandlall describes the transformation of the mobile network.
Huawei CEO Ken Hu isn’t just promising to deliver a technology that’s nowhere defined. He’s reducing network innovation down to a question of mere speed. The mobile industry should have much bigger priorities.
We’re surrounded by broadband connections wherever we go, but we’re not allowed to access them. What if we could connect to every network we encounter? At Mobilize 2013 we’re advocating for a broadband commons.
WiMAX was a flop for Intel, but it hasn’t given up on mobile networking. It’s staking a claim in the next generation of mobile broadband technologies, 5G, creating an organization called ISRA to research it.
The mobile industry is creating a mythology around LTE-Advanced and 5G that won’t match reality. Those terms imply leaps forward in mobile innovation that today’s networks can’t deliver.
Valuing spectrum often focused on how well the frequencies pass through walls and how far they travel. Coverage will always be important, but now we need to increasingly focus on capacity.
Samsung has become the latest company to play fast and loose with 5G. It may have produced some impressive technology but it’s doing itself a huge disservice by conflating its accomplishment with technology that doesn’t yet exist.
5G is still just the merest twinkle in the mobile industry’s eye, yet the blogosphere is now using the term to describe T-Mobile’s forthcoming network. Just as with 4G, we’re conflating technology with marketing, and we need to stop.
Europe used to lead the world in mobile technologies, but with 4G it’s fallen behind. Neelie Kroes wants to change that by funding 5G research and improving EU spectrum coordination.