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D2D communication pushes the boundaries of future telecom systems

It’s no secret that today’s networks are carrying exponentially more traffic as demand from new devices and their applications increase. The rising traffic being generated by smart devices and mobile broadband services is on course to becoming too much for network resources such as spectrum to handle.

A new research initiative is underway to address this. The joint project sees Ericsson Research, Wireless@KTH and the Automatic Control Lab of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm collaborating not only to investigate how to better support D2D communication but also the opportunities it presents in 5G networks.

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5G – the book

Our book “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology” has just been published by Cambridge. This is where you will find a full overview of the 5th generation of mobile communications (5G), including use-cases, spectrum aspects and technologies. Let me share with you the story of this book, which mirrors the journey of 5G to date.

If you are a mobile network operator, a regulator, an industry ICT/IoT technology strategist, or an ICT/IoT researcher, this book will hopefully equip you with an insight into the impact and opportunities of 5G.

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The METIS 5G System Concept

Our 30 month project is wrapping up, and a lot has been achieved! One of the most important outcomes is the METIS 5G System Concept, which has been developed to meet the requirements of the beyond-2020 connected information society. Based on detailed evaluations, we can conclude that the technical objectives of our project have indeed been met.

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