Thursday, October 18, 2018

PHAZR cleared FCC and CE approvals for 5G commercial roll outs of it millimeter vRAN Solution.

ALLEN, TexasOct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PHAZR, Inc., the only US-based 5G virtualized radio network (vRAN) provider, announced today that it has received FCC/CE certification for commercial deployment of its 5G millimeter wave base stations in the US and Europe.
PHAZR's 5G vRAN boasts Cliff ComputingTM, where massive antenna arrays, RF and baseband functions are integrated into a single physical unit reducing latency and eliminating the need for expensive fronthaul. This unique approach of pushing compute into the antenna units enables advanced capabilities such as fully digital Hyperdense® beamforming that packs dozens of beams across a 120-degree sector. The RF front-end is highly programmable and capable of supporting frequency bands in the 24 GHz to 40 GHz range with dual polarized multi-antenna arrays.
"PHAZR is the first 5G solutions provider to be granted both FCC and CE certification for millimeter-wave radios. We are very pleased to receive these compliance certifications, which allows us to offer 5G products for early commercial deployments with customers in the US and Europe," said Farooq Khan, CEO of PHAZR. PHAZR's certification covers operation in the 27.5-28.35 GHz, as well as the 31.8 – 33.4 GHz bands.
Phazr used Radisys gNB software for developing its cloud native vRAN Solution, Solution is said to be rel 15 compliant. 
"We are pleased to have selected Radisys for its industry-leading 5G gNB and vRAN protocol solutions," said Farooq Khan, CEO, PHAZR. "PHAZR is one of the select vRAN providers chosen for early 5G trials and deployments by major mobile operators in the U.S. and in Europe. We wanted to partner with a protocol stack provider that is nimble in rolling out new standards-based features, as well as provide maturity and stability in its underlying engine. Radisys has helped augment PHAZR's 5G solution that leverages ground-breaking capabilities such as Quadplex®, Cliff Computing™ and HyperSON® for large-scale vRAN deployments." 
  • Service providers globally are looking to accelerate deployment of 5G solutions. PHAZR's advanced 5G portfolio is being trialed today by three of the four major U.S. mobile operators with commercial solutions targeted for early 2019. Radisys' gNB software provides key capabilities to enable PHAZR to successfully complete the 5G New Radio trials already underway.
  • The gNB software is compliant with 3GPP Release 15, providing support for millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz frequencies that pairs well with PHAZR's Quadplex® technology.
  • PHAZR is also leveraging Radisys' 4G vRAN  / Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for Non-Standalone (NSA) and 5G Next Generation Core (NGC) for Standalone (SA) solutions.

802.11ay solution from qualcomm - WiFi 5G challenge with 10Gbps

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1, delivering 10+ gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network speeds and wire-equivalent latency, while setting the industry low-power benchmark for extended device battery life. As a new connectivity era dawns, reliance on high-bandwidth mmWave spectrum will increase, bringing powerful new wireless experiences like ultra-high-definition video streaming, Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR), mobile screen casting and fixed wireless mesh backhaul. Qualcomm Technologies' 60GHz Wi-Fi portfolio has the flexibility to meet those challenging demands while harnessing unique capabilities that support new 60GHz Wi-Fi Sensing applications like proximity and presence detection, gesture recognitions, room mapping with precise location and improved facial feature detection. Qualcomm Technologies is the first-to-market with a 60GHz Wi-Fi solution with optimizations based on the 802.11ay specification, enabling best-in-class 60GHz Wi-Fi speeds and unmatched coverage performance.
"mmWave holds enormous potential to support a new class of user experiences, and Qualcomm Technologies is leading the charge with both its Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G NR modem family and unlicensed 60GHz Wi-Fi mmWave solution," said Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity and networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Our 11ay solutions were developed with the flexibility to support a broad ecosystem of smartphone, router or fixed wireless access platforms and provides the industry with the critical building blocks needed to take connectivity performance to the next level."
Qualcomm Technologies' industry-first family of 11ay 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets includes QCA6438 and QCA6428 for infrastructure and fixed wireless access, and the QCA6421 and QCA6431 for mobile applications. Earlier this year, Qualcomm Technologies, and Facebook announced they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook's Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on the QCA6438 and QCA6428 chipsets. Distinct from the 2.4 and 5GHz bands commonly used in Wi-Fi networks all over the world, mmWave-based 60GHz Wi-Fi is a low interference, bandwidth-rich spectrum that delivers increased wireless capacity, multi-gigabit speeds, and ultra-low latency. These attributes make 60GHz Wi-Fi ideally suited across a wide range of wireless ecosystems spanning mobile, enterprise, outdoor backhaul, and the smart home. 
 "We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies to develop 60 GHz solutions based on Facebook's Terragraph technology and Qualcomm Technologies' chipsets," said Anuj Madan, Product Manager at Facebook. "By enabling service providers to offer high-quality internet connectivity in dense urban and suburban areas, this collaboration supports our work to bring more people online to a faster internet."
Empowered by double-digit gigabit-per-second speeds, this new family of solutions provides wire-equivalent latencies enabling new and exciting gaming and entertainment experiences such as 4K streaming, virtually lag-free mobile screen casting to an entertainment system and truly immersive wireless virtual and augmented reality experiences, all while providing high power efficiency to significantly extend battery life.  
"As consumers all around the world are increasingly relying on mobile devices to power their gaming and entertainment activities, they expect seamless experiences powered by unrivalled speed and ultra-low-latency," said Bryan Chang, General Manager of ASUS Mobile Business Unit. "Our latest line of Republic of Gamers (ROG) mobile devices are designed specifically to meet these high-performance mobile gaming needs while leveraging Qualcomm Technologies' existing 60GHz Wi-Fi solutions.  We are happy to see Qualcomm Technologies continue their innovation on 60GHz Wi-Fi technology." 
Signature attributes of 60GHz Wi-Fi go far beyond high performance throughput, as Qualcomm Technologies' new chipsets enable unique, always-on ambient Wi-Fi sensing capabilities, enabling devices to identify people, objects, movements and precise location without being affected by light conditions. Networking and mobile devices alike can take advantage of these new Wi-Fi sensing features to provide new and differentiated experiences to end users.   
"802.11ay brings unprecedented connectivity for wireless devices, providing the best-to-date alternative to cable and fiber," said John Tully, chief executive officer, MikroTik. "Qualcomm Technologies' new family of 11ay 60GHz Wi-Fi solutions helps us enable countless new use cases across the Enterprise."
Qualcomm Technologies' new 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 are available today.  

Samsung marks its entry into auto space

Samsung has marked its entry into auto space with the introduction of its new brands targeted at automotive solutions.

The Samsung Exynos Auto and Samsung ISOCELL Auto offer cutting-edge application processor and image sensor technology solutions to the road. The Exynos Auto will help manufacturers develop in-car apps for infotainment, advanced driving assistance systems, and telematics. 

ISOCELL Auto, on the other hand, is targeted at developing in-vehicle infotainment systems and telematics solutions. The sensors provide for better visibility of the road and surroundings even in low-light for precise identification of objects. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Telecom Infra Project, betting on opensource MEC platform.

TIP, the Facebook-backed Telecom Infra Project, has formed a new group that will focus on developing open source APIs designed to help app developers create new products to run on edge computing assets, particularly those that are part of mobile network operator infrastructures.

The Edge Application Developer Project group, which is being headed up by Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), will be a royalty-free project group that will develop open source software (APIs and software developer kits) and aim to build a global developer community to foster application development targeted at deployment on edge computing.

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Sterlite tech bagged half a billion dollars project for Indian navy digital network construct.

The Rs 35-billion project includes design, execution, operations and maintenance of the Navy's digital network.

In a note released on Tuesday, the company informed stock exchanges about having bagged the project, the advanced purchase order for which it had received in February this year.

"This network will give the digital defence supremacy at par with the best naval forces in the world. The project includes the creation of an independent high-capacity end-to-end communications network, linking multiple Indian naval sites and India-administered islands. The project will include setting up of highly secure data centres and that are software-defined," said in its letter to stock exchanges. 

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Monday, October 15, 2018

SK Telecom run 5G call using Samsung gears.

SK Telecom (SKT), the largest mobile operator in South Korea, and Samsung completed what they said was the first 5G call using the 5G non-standalone new radio (NR) standard and commercial 5G equipment.

The 5G non-standalone call, made during a trial at the operator's 5G testbed, used 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band and commercial 5G equipment jointly developed by the two companies, SKT said in a statement.

The country's three major mobile operators are working towards a joint commercial 5G launch in March 2019. Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT has put pressure on the companies to collaborate on 5G technology to "avoid excessive competition" and ensure the country is the first to launch the next-generation technology.

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T-Mobile presented to FCC its 5G plan -impact comparison of T-mobile and New T-mobile with Sprint merger

Below is excerpt from what T-mobile Presented to FCC for its 5G plan and its impact, 

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