• BT’s Andy Sutton provided a deeply technology‑focused update on the Group’s progress along the path to 5G.

Sutton provides technology‑focused update on BT Group’s 5G progress

Sutton provides technology‑focused update on BT Group’s 5G progress

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In a recent presentation for a network engineering professional peer group Andy Sutton, BT Group’s Principal Network Architect, provided a deeply technology‑focused update on BT Group’s progress along the path to 5G. While the talk addressed long–term transitions towards dual‑connectivity in a multiple radio access environment, as previously outlined by Sutton (BTwatch, #296), some examples of infrastructure equipment that could be used in the architecture were referenced.

Huawei capabilities in developing baseband units, radio units, and passive antennae for 5G services were highlighted. In noting the range of options on antennae as systems evolved towards massive MIMO, equipment from vendor Airrays was also pictured. Airrays is an antennae developer that was selected for the Telecom Infra Project’s Ecosystem Acceleration Centre programme in Germany by BT peer and stakeholder Deutsche Telekom during 2018 (BTwatch, #300).