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RLAH-85G is becoming more frequently a topic of discussion in Telecoms industry meetings and in Telecoms news. As many followers of ROCCO like to know more about 5G, we have filtered through recent news and commentary to give you the highlights of the discussions.

5G (5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems) denotes the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. NGMN Alliance or Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance think that 5G should be rolled out by 2020. They define 5G network requirements as:

  • Data rates of several tens of Mb/s should be supported for tens of thousands of users.
  • 1 Gbit/s to be offered, simultaneously to tens of workers on the same office floor.
  • Up to Several 100,000’s simultaneous connections to be supported for massive sensor deployments.
  • Spectral efficiency should be significantly enhanced compared to 4G.
  • Coverage should be improved
  • Signaling efficiency enhanced.

Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Acting CEO, Huawei Technologies said last week in an interview with Telecoms.com

As impressive as it is 4G can only support connections numbering in the tens of billions. In the era of IoT, the number of connections will reach more than 100 billion. Everything we see will be connected: our toothbrushes, sneakers, glasses, and watches, as well as the forklifts and robotic arms used in factories. The connection capabilities of 4G are not enough to meet this future demand.

Greater bandwidth. Existing 4G technology does not support the bandwidth required by holographic technology and other modes of communications emerging on the horizon.

Ken Hu also claimed.

Ultimately, the success of 5G will depend on the success of the entire ecosystem, one in which innovation will become the key driver behind 5G development market demand. Our ability to imagine the future is still quite limited, but we know it will be a super-connected, super-intelligent world. The doors to technological and business innovation have just begun to open, and we are at the beginning of the beginning.


Wikipedia reports it will soon be time for the next generation…

A new mobile generation has appeared approximately every 10th year since the first 1G system, Nordic Mobile Telephone, was introduced in 1981. The first 2G system started to roll out in 1991, the first 3G system first appeared in 2001 and 4G systems fully compliant with IMT Advanced were standardized in 2012. The development of the 2G (GSM) and 3G (IMT-2000 and UMTS) standards took about 10 years from the official start of the R&D projects, and development of 4G systems started in 2001 or 2002.

[2][3] Predecessor technologies have occurred on the market a few years before the new mobile generation, for example the pre-3G system CdmaOne/IS95 in the US in 1995, and the pre-4G systems Mobile WiMAX in South-Korea 2006, and first release-LTE in Scandinavia 2009. In April 2008, NASA partnered with Geoff Brown and Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corp to develop 5G communications technology.


BBC News reported in February…

Record-breaking speeds have been achieved during tests of 5G data connections

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) reported. They managed one terabit per second (Tbps) – many thousands of times faster than current data connections.

The head of the 5GIC said he hoped to demonstrate the technology to the public in 2018. Ofcom has said 5G could be available in Britain by 2020.


CNET Reported in January that Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has his eye on the next “G.”

“We are seeing the biggest transformation ahead of us,”

Vestberg said in an interview. Ericsson, which Gartner pegs as the world’s largest telecom gear vendor, benefits from more wireless connections, and Vestberg has been talking about his notion of a connected society for years. Though he doesn’t see 5G coming until 2020, Ericsson is already working on the technology. The move to 4G has been all about speed, but the upgrade to 5G, according to Vestberg, will be more expansive. He said he sees service-aware networks springing up, or networks that are smart enough to understand the situation and context around the connected device.

He gave as an example a person sitting in a self-driving car. A 5G network will have to be smart enough to know that the person in the car will need a higher connection speed going into her smartphone, while the self-driving car will need a connection with lower latency, which speeds up its response time. Or the network will recognize that a device is running low on power and will reduce the number of radio pings to conserve energy.


Source: Huawei, Telecoms.com, Wikipedia, BBC, Ericsson, CNET

By | 2017-08-24T23:45:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: RESEARCH NEWS|

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