As Mobile World Congress attendees pack their bags for the trip to Barcelona, and get ready for the ham and seafood culinary delights and architectural feats that await, here’s a taste of what to expect at this ginormous wireless event.
Blue Danube Systems will be at the show promoting its FDD LTE (News - Alert) Massive MIMO commercial trials with Shentel and AT&T.
Cobham Wireless will also make an appearance, demonstrating a software-defined 5G user equipment simulator. It’s based on Verizon’s (News - Alert) open 5G standard. And it can test downlink throughput of 10 gigabits per second. The company will also be running an Internet of Things proof of concept that emulates up to 1 million 5G IoT devices in an effort to validate network performance at this scale and on this kind of network.
And Casa Systems will be there with its small cell solutions, a related management solution, and some new virtual network functions.
Speaking of small cell solutions, Nokia (News - Alert) recently announced femtocell solutions for the small office home office environment. The Femtocell Multi-band SOHO leverages Qualcomm’s (News - Alert) FMS 99xx chipset.
Nokia also offers the AnyHaul mobile transport portfolio. This end-to-end networking system is programmable and suitable for 5G. The company also has new solutions including the evolved Service Operations Center, the NetAct Archive Cloud, a new session border controller, and the Deepfield Big Analytics system, which it will be showing at Mobile World Congress.
Nokia in December announced plans to buy Deepfield, and it completed the deal last month. Deepfield is a real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security solution.
The company also recently announced it is doing testing work along with AT&T and Intel (News - Alert). The effort with AT&T was a 5G streaming test using AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW service and Nokia’s AirScale radio access platform. The partnership with Intel has the two companies opening joint 5G labs in Finland and New Jersey.