• 5G roll-out will be a marathon, not a sprint

    It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but 5G is nearly here. After the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) published the first specifications in December 2017, 5G gained real momentum following its s...
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  • Five Questions to Guide the Outfitting of an Outstanding Millimeter-wave Lab

    Only a few years ago, six billion hertz was plenty to manage Facebook, WeChat, and YouTube. But mobile wireless owns a fraction of that six billion so we are driving to frequencies far beyond what many of us consider ...
    Roger Nichols
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  • Keysight and Queen’s University Belfast partner to drive the next generation of millimeter-wave research

    How can our ever-growing numbers of digital devices communicate at even higher data rates, with lower latency and wider coverage than they do today? These are the questions that advanced wireless technologies such as ...
    Marie Hattar
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  • Testing Next Generation Networks – A Look at OSI and TCP/IP Models

    In April 2017, one year ago to date, Keysight announced the closing of the acquisition of Ixia. It was positioned as a perfect complement for testing and monitoring next generation networking technologies. As an engin...
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  • 400GE Innovations at OFC 2018 – Enabling 5G and IoT

    Emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality(AR)/(VR) and autonomous vehicles are driving big data and traffic explosion beyond 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ...
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  • Pokémon GO Foreshadows the Real Killer Apps in Our 5G Future

    I recall detailed conversations during the 2G-to-3G and 3G-to-4G transitions about the elusive “killer app” that would drive the ROI for a better mobile phone system. Our transition to 5G technology is no ...
    Roger Nichols
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  • MWC 2018 Reflections:  The 5G Wave is Building Fast

    I just got back from the giant Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and the main impression I took away was that the 5G future is arriving fast, with momentum building for the first rollouts of new services and d...
    Marie Hattar
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  • From Gold Medals to Wild Boars:  5G Debuts at Winter Olympics 2018

    5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, made its global commercial debut at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. This year’s Games were a huge showcase for the technology across a range of applications: driver...
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  • A Tribute to Those Who Inspired Us to Throw a Triumphant Technical Party

    The tables were turned on this well-documented “5G Symposium Critic” last month. This began last spring, when I am sure I visibly flinched when our group president said, “Let’s have a 5G Summit...
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  • Policy’s Impact on 5G: Why Keeping a Watchful Eye Matters

    My first blog posts covering the myth and reality of 5G put everything in the framework of three intertwined drivers: Technology, Policy, and Business Model. If you ever had doubts about the impact of one of these ele...
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  • 5G: Making Progress But The Challenge is Real

    After the FCC announced the availability of a huge amount of 5G spectrum in 2016, I wrote about it in this blog posting. I was rather impressed with the amount of spectrum made available but I also identified three ar...
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  • 5G Testing: Going Over The Air – Like It Or Not

    The emergence of 5G mobile communications is set to revolutionize everything we know about the design, testing, and operation of cellular systems. The industry goal to deploy 5G in the 2020 timeframe demands mmWave ov...
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  • Postcards from the 5G Wireless Symposium Circuit

    There was no celebration: in September, I attended my thirty-first public technical symposium in the guise of Keysight’s 5G program manager. From Tampa to Tel Aviv to Taipei, whether organized by IEEE, NTIA, GSM...
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  • Don’t Blink or 5G Will Leave You in the Dust

    5G has been picking up speed faster than a downhill racer—and may seem similarly on the hairy edge of control. From Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to the latest 3GPP meetings, the buzz is growing loude...
    Roger Nichols
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  • Getting Better in 5G—with a Little Help from Your Friends

    What does the collaborative power of Lennon & McCartney have to do with 5G communications? Perhaps not much—but I believe their days together yielded far more genius-level work than did their respective solo...
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  • Building One 5G Wireless Standard to Rule Them All... Eventually

    You are sitting down to your meeting and the precious hours you spent crafting your message to this important audience have resulted in a presentation resting safely on your laptop computer. You are dressed for succes...
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  • Love, Hate, and Business beyond Smartphones at MWC 2017

    I hate trade shows. I love Barcelona. I recently found myself once again in this juxtaposition. And thus, I will expound upon “the state of the industry as seen through the eyes of the MWC attendee” and fo...
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  • Five Essential Questions That Will Enhance Your 5G Wireless Design Team’s Success

    You have been tasked with leading a team to go after this 5G business. Your strategic imperatives include success and leadership in 5G and you are an essential part of making it happen. Your management, your team, you...
    Roger Nichols
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  • Blessings and Curses: Firsthand Commentary on the State of 5G Wireless Conclaves

    I hate trade shows. But this element of my role is both a curse and a blessing. Whether you call it a symposium or a circus, a convention or a carnival, events such as Globecom, EDI CON, European Microwave Week (EuMW)...
    Roger Nichols
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  • High-frequency, high-speed design revolution: Why today’s design and test flow may soon be obsolete

    A tectonic shift is underway in how electronic products are being designed and tested. The change is being driven by customer requirements for product performance and the communications technologies needed to meet tho...
    Todd Cutler
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