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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOY & TEST A 5G NR NETWORK

March 19, 2019 | (9:00 AM)
USA (United States of America)
5G is becoming more and more of a reality, with numerous trials and proofs of concept occurring throughout the world. Some mobile operators have even announced their first commercial launches. However, several aspects of a 5G New Radio (NR) deployment present a significant departure from previous mobile technologies: for example, the use of new frequency bands including 3.5GHz and mmWave spectrum, larger carrier bandwidths up to 100MHz, active antennas capable of supporting massive MIMO operations, and beam management functions like beam forming and beam steering. Additionally, more traditional requirements like band clearing or interference analysis all may require a comprehensive amount of testing and validation, particularly in real-life conditions and to assure the optimal performance of this new type of radio signal.