Fundarc Communication (www.xgnlab.com) has been in thought leadership and pursuing its consultancy support for 5G evolution. It has advocated 5G evolution as scaled up process and visualize it as large scale convergence with unified core paradigms changes. It also see 5G evolution in line of convergence of LTE, 5G NR and WiFi, and will be stepping out with LAA and NSA mode. In fact SA would also not bring 5G alone ie. in stand alone but with WiFi and LTE too.
Ironically AT&T and BT also doing significant research for 5G convergence. Boingo has also pursuaded its interest of WiFi coping with 5G.
Recently ZTE also anoounce its convergent 5G core approach, as unified core for 5G as well as other legacy technologies moving together, as its strong point of view of capex and opex of operators to evolve to 5G along with existing operations and technolgy systems in place.
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