A lot happened in the world of 5G this year. Stay on top of the standard updates and get our director of RF and wireless research, James Kimery’s perspective on the incredible changes the wireless industry saw in 2017:
The 3GPP agreed to accelerate the 5G deliverables by up to six months. A complete Non-Stand Alone (NSA) architecture is expected to be finalized by March of 2018 with the SA version using a 5G core network coming six months later.
Not yet, but the foundation is being laid today. Semiconductors, software, infrastructure, data centers, edge computing, and of course test and measurement must rise up to realize the vast potential that 5G promises.