Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines on the Next Generation Communications community this week.
The week started off with the news that Qualcomm (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. has joined forces with the Industrial Technology Research Institute to accelerate 5G NR small cell product commercialization by Taiwanese OEMs and ODMs. “This new collaboration will provide ITRI early access to Qualcomm Technologies’ key 5G small cell technology, including the creation of industry-grade quality assurance capability for communication protocol product and a live network test bed to enable product testing and performance verification under real world environment prior to product launch field trials,” explained Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiueh, general director of information and communication labs at ITRI. Continue reading HERE.
Next up came the news that SK Telecom is developing and testing a 5G repeater. As TMC’s (News - Alert) Paula Bernier writes, “The South Korean service provider built the amplification solution to allow for longer reach. Reach is especially challenging for mobile networks relying on high frequency spectrum. And such spectrum is being used for 5G networks.” Everything you need to know is HERE.
Bernier also discussed Huawei’s (News - Alert) introduction of its X-Haul 5G bearer solution. The company will be demonstrating it at the Ultra-Broadband Forum in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 18 and 19. You can find all the details pertaining to this solution HERE.
Finally, the week rounded out with the news that more and more senators are hopping on the 5G bandwagon. “According to the New Hampshire Business Review, Senator Maggie Hassan has officially boarded the 5G bandwagon. Recently, the senator joined Senators Roger Wicker from Mississippi and Brian Schatz of Hawaii in introducing a bipartisan resolution that’s aim is to support deploying 5G mobile broadband technology across the U.S.,” I wrote earlier in the week. You can find everything you need to know HERE.
There’s plenty more to read about over on the Next Generation Communications community. Be sure to check out the other articles, and come back next week to read all the latest news.