The next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022

There’s a growing sense that the next big update to the 5G standard won’t be finished until 2022, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, there are widening fears that the global geopolitical tug-of-war between the US and China could fracture the 5G standard in a way that would create a Chinese version of the technology and a US version of the technology.

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SRG: 5G coverage maps are ‘optimistic’

RCR Wireless Kelly Hill February 4, 2020 Testing of 5G at sub-6 GHz frequencies concludes that mid-band LTE is “the weakest link” Even with low-band 5G New Radio deployments that would presumably provide more, and more robust, coverage than millimeter-waved-based 5G,...

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Verizon’s SA rollout will be multi-year effort

FierceWireless Monica Alleven January 27, 2020 While the standalone (SA) version of 5G New Radio (NR) offers the ability to do snazzy new things like network slicing, it’s going to take time for U.S. operators to get to that stage, with Verizon’s VP or Technology...

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  • The next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022

    October 20, 2020

    There’s a growing sense that the next big update to the 5G standard won’t be finished until 2022, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, there are widening fears that the global geopolitical tug-of-war between the US and China could fracture the 5G standard in a way that would create a Chinese version of the technology and a US version of the technology.

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  • Barr’s call for U.S. control of 5G providers quickly rebuked

    February 8, 2020

    Associated Press Tali Arbel February 7, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) — Trump administration officials, increasingly intent on preventing Chinese global technological domination, keep floating the idea that the U.S. government should take a more direct hand in running next-generation 5G wireless networks. But the notion isn’t terribly popular — not even within the administration. On […]

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  • SRG: 5G coverage maps are ‘optimistic’

    February 4, 2020

    RCR Wireless Kelly Hill February 4, 2020 Testing of 5G at sub-6 GHz frequencies concludes that mid-band LTE is “the weakest link” Even with low-band 5G New Radio deployments that would presumably provide more, and more robust, coverage than millimeter-waved-based 5G, carriers’ 5G coverage maps are still “optimistic,” according to new drive test data from […]

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