Posts about 5G

The new year is almost upon us and so it’s time to look ahead. What will be the hot trends in network timing, and what technologies will change the synchronization game in 2020? 2020 will see more applications requiring greater levels of network timing accuracy, and that means the migration to IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) will accelerate. This is already happening in many verticals with examples in the power utility industry, financial sector, cable networks and in enterprise data centers ...
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Posted by Arthur Cole on September 25, 2019

One of the more significant aspects of the transition to 5G communications is the aggregate network that will backhaul traffic to centralized processing resources. 5G traffic is expected to be substantial, after all, which means it will be necessary to upgrade network infrastructure from the edge to the mainframe and back.

The challenge, however, is in knowing where to boost aggregate bandwidth, and how. It stands to reason that urban areas will likely see more 5G traffic than rural – everything from autonomous cars to smart sneakers. At the same time, many of these new services will require far higher levels of reliability and availability than most mobile network operators (MNOs) are used to, which means equipment at the cell site will have to be increasingly sophisticated, even intelligent, as the market evolves ...

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Space may not be the final frontier – but it is certainly becoming the next frontier for communications services as both interest and investment in low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites is soaring to new heights. 

According to the Space Investment Quarterly published by Space Angels, $1.3 billion was invested in space companies in in the second quarter of 2019, bringing YTD funding to $2.9 billion, representing 88% of the total amount invested in 2018 ...

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