5G Functional Split: CU, DU and RRU

What the Haul?

5G is coming, and the pipes are getting fat. Please put a penny in the operator's hat. The standards bodies defining 5G services are having a fine old time dreaming up more and more new uses for the 5G mobile network, from ultra high-speed mobile broadband through to integrated transport networks and autonomous vehicles, connected wearables, mobile healthcare, sensor networks, container tracking, and wireless factory automation. These all sound great, but you need a network to connect all of these services.  They all need very different performance and quality of service attributes.  Some services need high bit rates, some low ...
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Subscriptionless Devices Offer Potential Revenue Opportunity for Network Operators

There is no ignoring the rapid proliferation of connected devices, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).  The IoT is the inter-networking of objects, both physical and virtual, that collect and share data.  IoT objects can range from simple sensors that tell you when to water your plants to sophisticated devices enabling driverless cars. All of these devices — forecast to number in the billions within a few years — rely on the network for sharing data. Occasional data needs? No need for costly subscriptions Today’s fixed-cost networks are built and optimized for stable, predictable, and high-value subscriptions.  ...
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5G Mobile World Congress 2016

Innovations in 5G Core

With the forthcoming 5G network, service providers have set the ambitious goal of delivering a highly reliable, secure and resilient network that will provide communication services to a wide variety of industries — anywhere, at any time, over any access technology and on any device.  New 5G Core network capabilities will be a key element in fulfilling this goal. Although basic network slicing is supported in 4G, in addition to network slicing enhancements, the 5G Core introduces a more robust and flexible authentication framework, a new QoS and Policy framework and adds new data exposure capabilities that will be leveraged ...
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oneM2M’s Value Proposition for IoT Application Developers

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds the promise of billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars in economic opportunity. However, to capitalize on the huge commercial upside, IoT application developers face many pain-points created by the increasing complexity and diversity of IoT deployments. Think about a smart building, smart city or smart factory. These environments house many different types of devices, technologies and vendors. In such situations, the immense scope of the IoT allows for mixing-and-matching across different types of IoT technologies, ranging from different forms of network connectivity to multiple semantic ontologies. The burden of dealing with a ...
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Putting the oneM2M Standard into Action: ATIS OS-IoT Software

Machine-to-machine (M2M) services are now present in almost every area of social and economic activity. From personal fitness to city-wide environmental monitoring, data is being collected, processed and summarized to support smart services. With this explosion comes important challenges such as ensuring the reliability, maintainability, scaling and security of these innovations. To provide a platform to address these areas, the oneM2M global partnership has developed a technical standard defining a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers ...
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