5 things you need to know about 5G

Even before 4G could make its presence felt, 5G is being considered in India

GN Bureau | March 1, 2017


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India seems to be in a tearing hurry to allow wireless internet access at a much, much higher speed. 4G could soon become passé as 5G seems to be just round the corner.
 
Telecom secretary JS Deepak has said in Barcelona that the government was working to ensure that it takes a leap on 5G and is issuing guidelines on use of high frequency spectrum bands. 
 
 
So, what is 5G?
 
The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance, an international mobile telecommunications association of mobile operators, vendors, manufacturers and research institutes, helps demystify 5G.
 
  1. The fifth generation of mobile technology (5G) is positioned to address the demands and business contexts of 2020 and beyond. It is expected to enable a fully mobile and connected society and to empower socio-economic transformations in countless ways.
     
  2. In 5G, there is a need to push the envelope of performance to provide, where needed, for example, much lower latency, ultra-high reliability, much higher connectivity density, and higher mobility range.
     
  3. 5G should include by design embedded flexibility to optimize the network usage, while accommodating a wide range of use cases, business and partnership models.
     
  4. In 5G, the need is anticipated for new radio interface(s) driven by use of higher frequencies, specific use cases such as Internet of Things (IoT) or specific capabilities (e.g., lower latency), which goes beyond what 4G and its enhancements can support.
     
  5. 5G will operate in a highly heterogeneous environment characterized by the existence of multiple types of access technologies, multi-layer networks, multiple types of devices, multiple types of user interactions, etc.
 

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