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Short of gift ideas this Christmas?!

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

I don’t know about you, but Christmas always catches me out. At Halloween all is good, I’ve still got 2 months to get myself organized, but how time flies…one moment all the TV adverts have pumpkins in them, the next it’s all snow and reindeer…and I’m in a panic for present ideas.

Here at AccelerComm, we like to help the individuals who leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute. Our engineering elves have been busy all year following the standards and designing this year’s ‘must have’ polar channel coding IP for the 5G NR control channel.

'Game of Thrones meets Eurovision'

Posted: Nov 21, 2016

In a year when if you'd put £5 on an accumulator bet for Leicester City to win the English Premier League, UK to vote for Brexit and then for Trump to be President Elect for USA, you would now be worth ~£22M! 2016 might not have been the year of the underdog, but at the very least, it has been the 'year of the unlikely'.

Last ‘roll of the dice’ for 3GPP New Radio?

Posted: Nov 03, 2016

The recent meeting of the 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 in Lisbon was due to conclude the Phase 1 features of the 5G New Radio, (NR).

Phase 1 includes channel coding for the data channels for eMBB (enhanced Mobile BroadBand), uRLLC (ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication) and control channels. Phase 2 was for mMTC (massive Machine Type Communication), with decisions scheduled by 1Q17, but with the announcements on NB-IoT back in June 2016, it is hard to see how this could be anything but Turbo coding for the UpLink.

A week in politics…

Posted: Oct 19, 2016

It was Harold Wilson, UK Prime Minister in the 1960s & 1970s, who is attributed with saying the great quote ‘a week is a long time in politics’…all I can say is he’d never experienced a 3GPP RAN1 TSG WG1 meeting!

Are 3GPP guaranteeing 5G New Radio will be the best it can be?

Posted: Oct 04, 2016

With 5G looming on the horizon and many operators already claiming results from network testing, I thought I’d check on the status of the 5G New Radio (NR) discussions in the 3GPP R1 Working Group.

I had been loosely following the proceedings; where the decision on whether to stick with Turbo coding, (used in 3G, 4G and the soon to be released 4.5G) is being reviewed against LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check), and Polar codes. LDPC is widely used for Wi-Fi but Polar codes are not currently used in any significant volume in any application.