Only a few years ago, our industry was largely skeptical about the value of anything new coming along in a next-generation radio. These doubts have gradually diminished as new approaches and coding schemes have been proven relevant to emerging use cases.

An important milestone was reached back in March when 3GPP published its first study item reports on New Radio (NR). In these reports and the standardization work that has happened since, it is becoming clear just what this new radio is going to look like.

However, one question remains, will this new radio really be a true paradigm shift away from 4G or simply more of an overhaul and a refresh for a new generation.

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