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Our Top 10 5G Articles of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close here’s a run-down of the 5G + Virtualisation community's top 10 articles this year.

  1. Practical 5G: What is it good for? 5G networks are fast becoming known as the future of wireless technology, enabling the connected world, supporting multiple devices and services at one time. Emily Impey looks at the practical challenges the industry needs to face to make 5G a reality. Read more.
  2. Fixed Wireless Revival: 5G FWA for Wireless Fiber Broadband in Urban MarketsVerizon and AT&T have been first movers in conducting field trials of 5G technologies to support fixed wireless services in the US. Berge Ayvazian, Senior Consultant with Wireless 20/20, looks at 5G FWA trials in the US market and solutions for urban areas. Read more.
  3. 5G - Latency: New Use Cases and the Need for Network Slicing. Mark Gilmour outlines how 5G network slicing will allow MNOs to deliver the capacity, speed, latency and availability necessary to meet the differing needs of 5G use-cases and services. Read more.
  4. Introducing Sergio Pozo & Davide Cherubini. Ahead of Network Virtualization Europe 2017 we caught up with 2017 speakers Sergio Pozo and Davide Cherubini, the Network Virtualization and SDN/NFV Architects at Vodafone.  We caught up about the current state of virtualization, the lessons learnt so far and their predictions for the future of the space. Read more.
  5. Analyst View: Is 5G a Solution Looking for a Problem to Solve. Virat Patel is Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia, a management consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and digital in Asia. Prior to our 5G Asia event we asked for his view on the Asia market and 5G development. Read more.
  6. Overcoming the Challenges in Deploying Rich Communications Services. Bianca Löwemann, Proposition Manager Voice & Messaging - Rich Communication Service at Deutsche Telekom, answers questions on some on some of the new services, such as chatbots, that we are seeing carriers provide and on Deutsche Telekom's launch of VoLTE and VoWiFi. Read more.
  7. The Roaming Revolution: VoLTE and VoWiFi Calling. Brian Loftus, Senior Product Marketing Specialist at Sonus explains the impact VoLTE and VoWiFi can have on operators' profits. Read more.
  8. What Will 5G Mean for the Automotive Industry? While today’s networks will still handle many applications, 5G will be needed for applications such as autonomous vehicles and connected cars, seen by many as a major use case for 5G. A new eBook download looks in greater depth at the implications of 5G on the automotive industry. Read more.
  9. Overcoming the Challenges When Implementing SDN/NFVManish Singh, Vice President, for SDN and NFV Product Management at Tech Mahindra discusses the challeneges and the benefits of implementing SDN and NFV.  Read more.
  10. Analyst View: What is Really Achievable for 5G? Neil Shah, Research Director, Devices & Ecosystems at Counterpoint Research talks us through the challenges in rolling out 5G networks and what is really achievable for 5G in terms of capacity and latency. Read more.

Look back at 2016's top articles here.

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