The world is in a race to deploy the next generation of wireless technology, known as “fifth generation” or “5G”, which promises ultra-high mobile internet speeds and greater capacity
3GPP= The 3rd Generation Partnership Project, is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations, known as the organizational partners. whose purpose is to define the industry standards for technologies that would succeed the 4G LTE standard.
Earlier this year 3GPP officially announced that 5G would become the official name for the next generation of mobile connectivity technologies that would fix the flaws of its predecessor today’s 4G technologies like LTE and LTE – Advance.
5G are still being bedded down internationally Comsol CEO Mr Lain Stevenson believes the time is right to launch a network in South Africa. A new mobile generation has opened approximately every 9 years since the first 1G system in 1982.
SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom), along with Huawei Technologies, successfully carried out South Asia’s first comprehensive field trial of Pre-5G LTE Advanced Pro technology, laying the groundwork for the next generation of broadband technologies. They used a technology called Advanced Carrier Aggregation Technology where multiple LTE carriers can be used in tandem, thus increasing the overall data throughput. Using this technology, SLT successfully reached a downlink speed of 855.9 Mbit/s in TD-LTE 2500 MHz band. They also achieved a latency of 5.5 milliseconds, thus beating the record of 15 milliseconds latency, which is the current latency for existing LTE Advanced networks.
Most definitions of 5G assume that it will provide some combination of (1) high speed, (2) low latency, (3) the ability to use high frequencies well above 6 GHz, and (4) the ability to support huge numbers of users (some of which will be machines rather than human users) and applications. Some applications require high bandwidth and low latency; many machine-to-machine applications, by contrast, require only modest bandwidth, but imply the need to support huge numbers of devices.
The next wave of mobile network innovation is provoking great excitement in the industry. And indeed, there is substantial potential for improvement. However, the exact form of the technology and the appropriate policy support are still far from clear. And we should beware of over-ambitious promises about the impact and uptake of new network technologies.
The technical means of implementing this wide range of capabilities is still very much a work in progress… All we can do now is wait and see once released, all we need is faster connectivity and less data usage..