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08 August 2017

5G is the highly anticipated technology that is expected to change the way we live by connecting everything around us. 5G falls into three main categories. 1) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), 2) ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC) for critical machine communications, and; 3) massive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Each application requires a slightly different set of parameters. To facilitate the “enhanced broadband everywhere” concept that comes with 5G, gigabit levels of capacity will be required, which has some wondering if microwave has the wherewithal to backhaul 5G cell sites.

01 February 2017

Microwave backhaul technology plays a significant role in providing reliable mobile network performance and is well prepared to support both the evolution of LTE and the introduction of 5G. Work has now started on the longer-term use of frequencies beyond 100GHz, targeting the support of 5G evolution toward 2030.

19 January 2017

One of the trends of Mobile World Congress 2017 is sure to be the innovation shown in millimetre wave. With existing access and backhaul bands often congested, fragmented and expensive to acquire, millimetre wave offers a huge opportunity to scale capacity cost effectively as data demand grows.

02 March 2016

Although 5G is yet to be standardized, vendors are aggressively investing in 5G development efforts with a principal focus on new air interface transmission schemes, higher frequency bands and advanced antenna technologies such as Massive MIMO and beamforming.

12 February 2016

ATT announced that it will start testing 5G wireless connectivity in 2016 as part of a plan to broadly roll out 5G connectivity across its network in the future.

15 December 2015
Small Cell Backhaul a 5-Year $6.5 Billion Opportunity

A cumulative $6.5 billion will be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2015 and 2019, reports IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its latest IHS Infonetics Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment report.

23 November 2015

In its latest forecast for Outdoor Small Cells, ABI Research, a leader in technology intelligence, upholds its expectations that 2015 marks the start of meaningful deployments, with the market to deliver a healthy 43 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) throughout the forecast period.

11 August 2015
Millimeter Wave Technology Set to Modify Transmission of Data across Wireless Communications

The proliferation of smart devices and rising significance of interconnectivity is intensifying the demand for high-speed data connectivity, high-resolution data transfer, and cost-efficient data security; Millimeter wave (MMW) technology can address all of these demands.

22 July 2015

Interest in millimeter waves from 30 GHz to 300 GHz has increased significantly during the past year as carriers and researchers drive toward 5G cellular.

24 June 2015

In the context of wireless communication, MM waves are generally referred to as bands of spectrum of around 38 GHz, 60 GHz, and 94 GHz.  MM wave technology is widely used in sectors such as mobile & telecom, consumer & commercial, healthcare, and others. The MM wave technology market is expected to reach $1,699.1 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 42.70% from 2015 to 2020.

10 June 2015

Spectrum bands in the sub 20 GHz bands are increasingly experiencing congestion—a number of countries have taken steps to make the spectrum in the higher bands available for backhaul use. Millimeter waves, which include the V-band (60 GHz) and the E-band (70 / 80 GHz) bands are proving of interest to operators for small cell backhaul deployment. ABI Research expects a combination of fiber-optic and MMW will represent approximately half of total backhaul links in 2019.

09 April 2015

Network operators will ramp up their deployments of small cells over the next two years, creating robust demand for small cell backhaul, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider.

31 March 2015
Small Cell Backhaul Performance Assurance

Mobile data will increase 1000-fold between 2014 and 2020, with users expecting service quality to keep in step. RF capacity has its limits, and is unable to keep up with demand unless a new radio access model emerges.

24 March 2015

EE was working with the University of Surrey and the University of Lancaster to develop some of the standards and technologies that might be associated with 5G. He expected EE to be “among the first delivering 5G” in about the 2020 timeframe.

11 February 2015
EE, the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, works closely with the EU's Horizon 2020 "TWEETHER" project

EE has recently been named as best for rural phone call quality and reliability, and best for 4G and 3G speeds and coverage.

21 January 2015

Rural blackspots and network congestion could end thanks to a new wireless high-speed data communications system under development by a European team led by engineers at Lancaster University.

22 December 2014

Engineers at Lancaster University in the UK are to lead a project developing the world’s first W-band wireless system, which will lead to a greater availability of cost-effective, high-speed internet.

19 December 2014

A European team is working on the world’s first W-band wireless system -  millimeter wave technology for high speed wireless mobile and fixed point Internet - as part of a £2.8 million TWEETHER project.

19 December 2014

Lancaster University engineers are to head up a European team working on the world's first W-band wireless system, heralding the arrival of cost effective, high speed internet everywhere, every time.