Posts about LTE-A

A recent report on LTE to 5G evolution from the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) underlines the increasing interest in LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, LTE-TDD and LTE broadcast services. This is good news for end-users as new, high-bandwidth services become available ...
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IEEE recently held its Brooklyn 5G Summit – which for all practical purposes provides an update on the current status of 5G from a technical, deployment and business case perspective.

While enthusiasm remains overwhelmingly high – there was a cautionary air to the event regarding what exactly is 5G in these early deployments. Is it really 5G or more like 4G+, 4.5G or perhaps even 4.9G? ...

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4G as a mobile telecommunications technology has been bandied around for over a decade or so and has appeared prematurely in several guises, predominately due to industry rumors, gossip and, alas, hype ...
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The new “enhanced” primary reference time clock (PRTC) recommendation from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), G.8272.1, looks set to be one of this year’s key innovations in the world of network synchronization. Aimed at producing the levels of accuracy necessary for 5G, enhanced PRTCs (ePRTCs) go far beyond the current technology. While the time output of today’s PRTCs should be accurate to within 100ns of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), this new generation of clocks promises to deliver time to within just 30ns. ePRTCs also offer a greater level of reliability – unlike current PRTC technology, which has no holdover specifications, the emerging enhanced clocks are able to hold time accurately for 14 days, ensuring time service performance during GNSS outages ...
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