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Is spectrum famine over? MNOs gain new ways to harness underused airwaves

Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) is an important element in the Release 15 5G standards, because it makes it easier and cheaper for operators to deploy 5G base stations within 4G networks, upgrading their capabilities and use cases before they need to migrate from the LTE core. DSS enables MNOs to transform 4G base stations via a software upgrade to become hybrid 4G/5G base stations supported by a common LTE core. Users of DSS-capable 5G NR devices can then access 5G services where they are available, while the MNO can allocate its existing spectrum flexibly across many bands, dynamically switching between LTE and 5G based on traffic demand. Qualcomm has announced an extended partnership with testing company Keysight to help accelerate…

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