Agilent and China Mobile to collaborate on 5G wireless

June 25, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Agilent Technologies has announced an agreement to collaborate with the China Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., Research Institute (CMRI) on the next–generation 5G wireless communication systems.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing. Agilent will actively support the research and development programs on 5G, led by CMRI, and provide test and measurement solutions for next-generation 5G wireless communication systems.

As the deployment and commercial operation of 4G systems are speeding up, technologists worldwide have begun searching for next-generation wireless solutions to meet the anticipated demands in the 2020 era given the explosive growth of mobile Internet, and this will lead us to the fifth generation 5G.

The 5G research areas of CMRI will focus on the major technical aspects of 5G, including large-scale antenna systems (LSAS), full-duplex radio, energy efficiency and spectral efficiency co-design, and new signaling/control mechanisms to achieve the main theme of green and soft.

Green and soft defines the interconnected areas of 5G research by CMRI: energy and spectral efficiency co-design; no more cells; rethinking signaling and control; invisible base stations; and full duplex radio.