• 3GPP Approves Spec for Standalone 5G New Radio

    3 monthes ago - By Phone Scoop

    The 3GPP today ratified another piece of the 5G specification, termed the Standalone 5G New Radio, or SA 5G NR. This spec is for 5G networks that are developed on their own, apart from legacy or pre-existing networks. The Non-Standalone portion of the 5G spec was ratified late last year and covers 5G that hooks into existing LTE 4G systems. "The freeze of Standalone 5G NR radio specifications represents a major milestone in the quest of the wireless industry towards realizing the holistic 5G vision," said Balázs Bertényi, chairman of 3GPP RAN. "5G NR Standalone systems not only...
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  • Sprint Reiterates 5G Commitment, Welcomes New 3GPP Standard

    3 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Sprint on Thursday reiterated its commitment to embracing the next generation of wireless connectivity, having also welcomed the 3GPP's approval of the first standalone 5G New Radio specification made at its 80th plenary meeting held earlier this week in La Jolla, California. The Overland Park, Kansas-based mobile service provider said it's been actively involved in the latest 5G research and development endeavors, adding that it's planning on continuing those efforts going forward. Sprint's near-term 5G plans are focused on limited commercial deployment in the first half of 2019, with the...
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