Posts about 5G

A recent report on LTE to 5G evolution from the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) underlines the increasing interest in LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, LTE-TDD and LTE broadcast services. This is good news for end-users as new, high-bandwidth services become available ...
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IEEE recently held its Brooklyn 5G Summit – which for all practical purposes provides an update on the current status of 5G from a technical, deployment and business case perspective.

While enthusiasm remains overwhelmingly high – there was a cautionary air to the event regarding what exactly is 5G in these early deployments. Is it really 5G or more like 4G+, 4.5G or perhaps even 4.9G? ...

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Discussions around 5G tend to focus on radio technologies and frequency bands. As with any innovation, the technical aspects are important, but they are a means, not an end. Furthermore, the deployment of 5G will require a tremendous expenditure of time and money. Why will operators invest their precious resources in 5G? ...
 
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4G as a mobile telecommunications technology has been bandied around for over a decade or so and has appeared prematurely in several guises, predominately due to industry rumors, gossip and, alas, hype ...
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