Nowadays, most people are phone-addicted. They are always on the phone, using social networks, gaming, chatting, movie streaming etc. The demand for mobile network usage is increasing, as users seek a fast, stable and secure network – 5G. 5G is the Next Generation
Mobile Networks and defines the following requirements:
- Data rates of tens of megabits per second for tens of thousands of users
- Data rates of 100 megabits per second for metropolitan areas
- 1 Gb per second simultaneously to many workers on the same office floor
- Several hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections for wireless sensors
- Spectral efficiency significantly enhanced compared to 4G
- Improved Coverage
- Signalling efficiency enhanced
- Latency is reduced significantly compared to LTE
Major different between 3G, 4G and 5G
|TECHNOLOGY||Broadband with / CDMA/ IP technology||Unified IP and seamless combination of LAN/ WAN/ WLAN/ PAN||4G + WWWW|
|SERVICE||Integrated high-quality audio, video and data||Dynamic information access, variable devices||Dynamic information access, variable devices with all capabilities|
Future of mobile network
2020 is the big year for 5G. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, in 2020, there will be a reach of 9 billion mobile connections and 6.2 billion subscribers globally. 5 million of which will be 5G subscribers, covering a 15% of global population. 5G applications will make use of enhanced mobile broadband, mission-critical services and Internet of Things (IoT).
The EU has decided to develop a 5G broadband network technology that uses the 694Mhz to the 790Mhz frequency band and major telecommunications service providers will be able to obtain usage rights by the end of June 2020.
The British government announced an updated 5G development strategic plan in December 2017. They strive to ensure 95% geographic mobile coverage and the availability of essential services where people live, work and travel. Also, they are developing a model to secure fast, reliable mobile connectivity on main rail routes and major roads. Some large and midsize businesses are paying for the trial of 5G high-speed networks.
In the US, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier is co-operating with a South Korean based company, Samsung, to deploy and tested 5G in five cities across the United States. T-Mobile US Inc plans to launch 5G in 2019, and complete the nation-wide infrastructure rollout by 2020.
5G development in mainland China is led by the government and is part of the governments ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy. Three of the major network providers have announced their 5G implementation schedule, and are striving to achieve a goal to be 5G network ready by 2020.
KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telephone company, is working with Ericsson and local network suppliers to run a 5G network pilot testing during Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, in 2018.
Japan Telecom operators, including NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank, will officially provide 5G communications technology services by 2020, while nationwide deployments are scheduled for 2023. The total investment will reach 5 trillion yen (about 45.7 billion US dollars).
Overall, the progress of 5G in 2017 has achieved gratifying results. We believe that in 2018, there will be a bigger breakthrough.