5G: Is It All About IPR?

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

About two months ago, I spent some time in this blog talking about 5G and what Mobile World Congress 2014 told us about the evolution of mobile broadband technology (MWC 2014: 5G – More Relevant Today Than You Might Think). The upshot? 5G looks to be an amalgam of many, diverse technologies and network features currently being developed – technologies that could well be implemented before 5G is officially a commercial reality: peer-to-peer architectures, broadcast, self-interference cancellation, deep virtualization, etc. As a result, “Today’s network investments will have far-reaching implications. Today’s network R&D will help to decide the 5G winners and losers.”

But how real is that last point? Continue reading “5G: Is It All About IPR?”