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CCA convention starts with a call for carriers to get involved in 5G

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During an executive breakfast panel at the 2015 Competitive Carriers Association conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. today, T-Mobile’s North American Vice President of Radio Network Engineering Mark McDiarmid and Ericsson’s CTO and Head of Strategy Glenn Laxdal said North American participation in the global 5G discussion has been less than stellar and called upon U.S. operators to get involved. “Regional …

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Ericsson report: Microwave to be the dominant backhaul technology in the future

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Ericsson has released latest in a continuing series of reports on Microwave Towards 2020, an in-depth report on the state of the microwave business, and notes that in 2020, 65 percent of all cell sites will be connected with microwave solutions (excluding China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan). The choice between fiber and microwave in backhaul networks will not be …

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Verizon sets roadmap to 5G technology in U.S.; field trials to start in 2016

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Although an industry consensus identifies that a 5G standard and accompanying technology won’t become publicly available until 2020 or beyond, Verizon Wireless said today that  it has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung in a 5G Technology Forum to promote faster innovation and bring the technology to trials next year. It has also been reported that the carrier …