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Investigating developments, challenges for converged WiFi-5G

An influx of reports and statistics have half-filled the post-CES void this week, selling visions of splendor for 2019 by breaking down the various milestones achieved in video and network technologies last year. A couple of reports covering broadband connectivity piqued our interest, most notably one investigating the convergence of WiFi and 5G – tipped to be one of THE defining trends to come this year. Wireless industry bodies the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have published a joint report identifying a number of potential use cases for a converged connected world. Their big claim is that convergence at the network level between 5G and WiFi, with each radio access network (RAN) bringing unique and…

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