New 3GPP effort on NR in unlicensed spectrum expands 5G to new areas

3GPP recently began a new study of 5G New Radio (NR) operating in unlicensed spectrum. Access to shared and unlicensed spectrum will extend 5G into a wider range of deployments and create opportunity for innovation; it will enhance mobile broadband deployments anchored in licensed spectrum by aggregating spectrum for extreme bandwidths (similar to LTE-U and Licensed-Assisted Access), but also expand to new types of deployments such as enhanced local broadband and private networks (similar to MulteFire).

Publish Date: May 9, 2017

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