BLOG / 10.14.16
BY PAUL STRUHSAKER
It’s been a very busy summer in the mobile wireless community. The 5G wireless standards group “3GPP,” spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, NTT Docomo and SK Telekom, approved an “Accelerated Plan” for a fixed wireless standard in their meeting in late June in Nanjing, China. The London-based 5G World show, anchored by Huawei, provided a forum for a range of 5G ecosystem companies to highlight their plans and offerings. Finally, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), voted unanimously to formally approve the “Spectrum Frontiers” plan. Spectrum Frontiers creates 11 GHz of new licensed and unlicensed spectrum for 5G and advanced Wi-Fi deployments.
Continental AG, the German automotive manufacturing company, held their annual four-day media event last week where hundreds of reporters from all over the world converged in Hanover, Germany as Continental showcased their awesome new technology offerings for the coming year and beyond. One of the highlights of the event was the announcement that they are integrating Carnegie Technologies’ Network Convergence Platform into Continental’s Smart Telematics portfolio for vehicle manufacturers. The solution runs on Continental’s next generation telematics control unit (TCU) with a supporting cloud-based component for analytics and diagnostics.