Soon 5G Will Be The New Reality

By : |February 23, 2016 0

The hottest news of Mobile World Congress’2016 is 5G. The buzzing 5G could potentially serve 10 to 100 times faster than today’s LTE.  Though there is no single 5G standard yet, but corporations from AT &T and Verizon to Ericson, Huawei and ZTE are all set to collaborate to develop and test 5G offerings.

“We’re kicking off 5G trails in our labs in the coming weeks with Ericson and Intel.” – John Donovan, Chief Strategy officer and Group President – AT & T.

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5G Radio test – bed field trials will set in 2016 and Ericson is active In aligning industry time plans to assure the commercial launch of 5G this year.

On being the leading researcher for 5G pre-standardization, Ericson has agreements with 20 major operators around the world, highest comparing to other vendors.

“Our portfolio is constantly evolving to keep pace with customer demands. Now, with industries are even whole societies being disrupted by mobility, broadband and cloud. We are accelerating our own transformation.” – Hans Vestberg, President and CEO said at MWC’16 Barcelona.

Intel, aware about the past failure of 4G ‘Wimax’ said on 5G’s announcement “We are not going for bragging rights” – said Intel corporate vice –president, Aicha Evans. She also added, “This is not about smartphones and tablets; this is about devices of the future.”

Facebook, of course, needs better and faster mobile phone data network. Hence, in an initiative that could  boost the spread of 5G connectivity, they have been asking telecommunication companies to work with them and share designs.

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