Get on the 5G bandwagon & learn what’s happening in North Asia
Eagled-eyed readers may have already noticed that the b4G International Forum is set to take place next month [25th-26th November 2013] in Taipei, Taiwan. The Forum is co-organised by Magenta Global with ITRI, Taiwan. The first wave of the 4G networks- namely LTE, are being deployed around the world presently. In Asia, particularly North Asia, LTE deployments have taken place very rapidly, with Taiwan scheduled to award four new 4G LTE licenses by the end of November 2013. Seven bidders have already been selected for the final process, amongst whom are three completely new players.
The auction will be for spectrum in either the 700-MHz or 2.6-GHz bands, coupled with spectrum in the 900-MHz and 1,800-MHz band refarmed from 2G operations.
Similarly, China is also concurrently, rolling out its 4G LTE licenses bidding exercise.
As the 4G technologies are being tested and deployed in many countries around the world, efforts to define, research and develop Beyond 4G (b4G) are under way.
The question is … Have we exhausted most the low-hanging 4G ideas? Is LTE-B good enough for the future?
Or do we need a new disruptive, innovation momentum, to allow the mobile wireless industry to continue to create value and be relevant?
Indeed, 5G mobile technology will deliver data speeds 100 times that of the fastest LTE networks, which max out at 100 Mbps when afforded the necessary spectrum.
Of course, 5G speeds will likewise be dependent upon the spectrum available.
5G will likely be introduced in 2020. In Asia, China may work with Taiwanese companies on 5G technology and set up a mutual supply chain.
And Korea, Japan, USA, Europe are all forging forward… on this new wave…
Taiwan’s government expects to begin discussions later this year  regarding the development of industries relating to 5G.
This entails a clear and detailed plan to promote the development of 5G technologies, which will involve issues such as human resources, the assignment of a frequency spectrum and policies in several areas.
Numerous companies are hopping on the 5G bandwagon, even though standards are only now being debated and are far from being decided.
For instance, one international company based in Korea (Samsung), said earlier this year  that it had developed a new adaptive array transceiver technology that will enable 5G speeds using millimeter-wave bands.
As it is, there already are at least 29 partners spanning telecommunications manufacturers, network operators, the automotive industry and academia currently, actively participating in 5G research.
And now, the telecom giants are jumping onboard.
Readers can booktheir places now and join senior representatives from Telcos bidding for both Taiwan’s and China’s 4G LTE licenses, 4G visionaries & experts, leading lights in gesture & emotional technology, wearable computing, emerging handset manufacturers, new OTTs & apps designers to probe the mobile telecom standard of the future. Register: here.
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Topic to be deliberated at the Forum include: -
- 4G LTE New Licenses and Rollouts: Latest Developments
- The New 4G LTE Licenses in Taiwan: New Migration Management Challenges and What Could be the Overall Network Spectrum Strategy of New and Incumbent Operators
- 4G LTE Rollouts in China and meeting the Equipment Requirements
- Building the LTE Network Infrastructure and Business Environment: What Business Models to Best Leverage Key Benefits of LTE?
- Augmented Reality, 4G LTE Smartphone Design and Applications: The ‘Next Big Thing’
- Personalization of the Network: Gesture Technology and Emotional Technology as Waves of the Future
- Smart Services: Voice Recognition, Interpretation and Localization
- Special Highlight: Wearable Sensing, Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, iWatch, Toq Smartwatch, and Other New Smart Devices
- IOT New Developments: How Could Telcos Develop a Suite of M2M Services to Meet Increasing Market Demand?
- LTE Release 12 Standardization
- LTE Chipset Development Update, Future SoC Trends
- Voice Over LTE Developments
- QoS for the 4G LTE Market
- LTE Network Performance Management Analytics
- RCS Deployment in Asia: Challenges of Rich Communication Services Above LTE
- SON Latest Developments
- Small Cells Developments in the LTE Era
- LTE Device Ecosystem Development
- Digital Dividend TV Broadcast, the MBMS Model
- Interconnect Challenges for 4G LTE Operators and LTE Roaming Trial Between VFOpcos and Third Parties
- How to Connect Cloud with 4G Mobile
- How will Cloud Computing and SDN Affect How Mobile Networks and their Services Evolve?
- How Can Carriers and OTT Service Providers Cooperate to Successfully Grow Their Revenues Profitably? Could LTE be the Perfect Platform for OTTs? Could Telcos become just Bit Pipes?
- How will Cloud and IMS Service Environments be Leveraged Together to Provide a Rich, Rapidly Evolving Service Set for Carriers and End-Users?
- Mobile Networks as Service MNaS
- Convergence of Fixed Mobile and Broadcasting
- Opportunities and Challenges for HetNets: The Reshaping of Network Architecture and the Operator’s Business Models
- Millimeter Wave Application in Cellular Network
- Social Networking Device Integration
- Mobile Payments and LBS: Positioning Strategies
- Big-data and Analytics in Asia
- B4G & 5G Initiatives in North Asia and the World: R&D Collaboration and Pilot Projects – Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, USA, Europe and more
- Technology Strategies of Developing B4G: Prototyping and Test-Bedding for Emerging B4G Technologies
- 5G in-the-Making: New Mobile Network Technologies – an Update on Research Progress in 5G Worldwide