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Mimosa spiked! Wireless kit has multiple security holes

5G wireless vendor Mimosa Wireless has patched against a bunch of remote code execution, denial-of-service and file disclosure vulnerabilities. The bugs were reported by Ian Ling on Full Disclosure, and apply to firmware used in the company's access points, client products, and backhaul systems. The products' Web interface …
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Moneybags Verizon swoops in, swipes Straight Path from AT&T with a $3.1bn pot of gold

Just one month after announcing a $1.7bn acquisition deal with AT&T, 5G spectrum holder Straight Path now says it is instead inking a $3.1bn deal with Verizon. The telco giant announced on Wednesday that it would be paying $184.00 per share in an all-stock acquisition deal. Pending shareholders' and US comms watchdog the FCC's …
Shaun Nichols, 11 May 2017

ITU's latest specs show that 5G is not just a wireless network

Analysis We can no longer see 5G as a wireless standard alone. Its heart may still be a 3GPP-defined radio, but to deliver commercial benefits to operators (old or new), wireline links will be as important as wireless ones, and architectural change will be more important than an updated air interface. Several important developments …
Wireless Watch, 27 Apr 2017
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British government has bought a £200m 5G 'academic wet dream'

"5G doesn't mean anything to us," says Kirill Filippov, chief executive of SPB TV, an OTT TV, IPTV and mobile TV provider touting live 360 VR in 4G at this year's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Filippov, who was hot from a handshake photo opportunity with Russian Minster of Communications and Mass Media Nikolay …
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FCC greenlights small cell free-for-all in the US

America's favorite watchdog the FCC has suggested a set of new rules for installing hardware for 5G wireless broadband networks. The communications regulator's notice (PDF) of proposed rule-making sets out new guidelines for carriers and places the burden for blocking small cell antenna units on the city and state authorities …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Apr 2017
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ITU and IEEE fail to put technology flesh on fascinating 5G concepts

Most work on 5G radio standards is driven by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project* (3GPP) with the IEEE and the Wi-Fi community remaining a separate, and even competing, wireless path. However, most stakeholders would welcome convergence between the two, and this was once promised as a byproduct of "5G" – through common …
Wireless Watch, 12 Apr 2017
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Russian mega-telco exec: 'No business case' for 5G

While the 5G enthusiasts often hit the headlines with visions of AI-driven robots and virtual reality, many operators remain sceptical of the new business models 5G will drive, at least in the short term. Vasyl Latsanych, CMO at Russia's largest telco, MTS, echoed the sentiments Wireless Watch hears from many of its MNO research …
Wireless Watch, 30 Mar 2017

UK's BT Openreach settlement highlights wider issues of 5G convergence

Comment There will be far tighter integration between fixed and wireless connectivity in 5G than ever before. Dense virtualized networks will require huge numbers of high-capacity fixed links; fixed broadband will be delivered over wireless as well as wireline; fixed/mobile convergence for content and service delivery will become table …
Wireless Watch, 15 Mar 2017
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UK.gov 5G strategy 'mostly sensible', says engineering brainbox

Government plans to dip its toe in 5G tech with a £16m test hub as part of its "5G strategy" have been welcomed by one of the most vocal critics of the technology as a pragmatic move. Along with the budget yesterday, the government released its 5G strategy (PDF) further detailing how it would splash the £740m previously …
Kat Hall, 9 Mar 2017
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Fibre and 5G will get customers cracking open wallets, or so Cisco hopes

MWC Weak customer spending on networking gear will pick up once organisations start splashing cash on next gen tech like 5G, with Brexit also playing a part in sluggish sales, Colin Kincaid, CTO at Cisco's Service Provider Business has said. Speaking to The Register at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Kincaid said technologies …
Kat Hall, 3 Mar 2017
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Anyone for Virtual Monkey Tennis? Telco tries to sell us on 5G

MWC Two "gigabit" phones are being shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The name comes from their ability to download data at speeds of 1Gbps – or near enough – which is a halfway house from today's LTE to whenever's 5G. ZTE's demo unit was a testbed that showed real download speeds, while Sony's flagship …
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BT, Ericsson square up to Arqiva, Samsung over 5G arms race

Hot on the heels of Arqiva revealing plans for a 5G trial with Samsung this morning, Ericsson and BT have also announced a partnership to develop 5G projects. Mobile phone and broadcasting towers biz Arqiva is best known for infrastructure broadcasting. Simon Beresford-Wylie, Arqiva chief exec, said the business has been " …
Kat Hall, 24 Feb 2017
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The final 5G technical performance specs have been set

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published a draft of what it expected to become the final 5G specification. The significance of “Draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT-2020.TECH PERF REQ] - Minimum requirements related to technical performance for IMT-2020 radio interface(s)” is that “IMT-2020” is the offical name …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Feb 2017
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Intel scales Atom to 16 cores, updates Xeon SoCs

Intel's tossed out a batch of new products ahead of Mobile World Congress, all of them handy for internet of things applications operating on very fast wireless networks. Among them is a new generation of "Denverton" Atom processors. The new C3000 family now offer between two and 16 cores, with clock speeds up to a swift 2.2 …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Feb 2017
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Cisco's Visual Networking Index: Rather optimistic traffic numbers, aren't they?

Updated One of the toughest jobs in this industry is analyzing out the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index. First you have to get your head around all those numbers which are impossible to visualise, like exabytes. And then you start to see questions in the logic, and wonder if perhaps Cisco has gone too far off in one direction or …
Faultline, 14 Feb 2017
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Blighty watchdog Ofcom has a butcher's hook, clocks spectrum for 5G

Ofcom has identified the spectrum bands in the UK for the much-hyped use of 5G, ahead of the yet-to-be-determined international standards for 5G. The first wave of commercial products is expected to be available in 2020. However, initial pre-commercial deployments are already expected to start from 2018. The Update on 5G …
Kat Hall, 8 Feb 2017
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MNOs will lose 5G rewards to new entrants if they will not share networks

Analysis The advantages of network sharing seem glaringly obvious in a world where the mismatch between mobile data demand and mobile data ARPU is rushing MNOs’ profits. The need to reduce the cost of delivering those rising tides of data is urgent, but many operators are ready to discuss almost any tactic – Wi-Fi offload, automation, …
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If USA wants a say in 5G, Cisco HAS to buy Ericsson

Opinion Results from Ericsson this week will have all of us pundits reaching for just how the Swedish telecoms giant is going to survive the continual onslaught from China’s Huawei. How long will it be before it needs to be acquired and why Cisco needs to be the acquirer. Since Ericsson’s revenues began sliding, we have done this …
Faultline, 30 Jan 2017

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