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New 5G Network Promises 1-Second
By Cherlynn Low / Published
March 11, 2014
Can you imagine being able to
download a full-length movie on your phone in
just a second? Thanks to a new
agreement signed by British Prime Minister
David Cameron and German Chancellor
Angela Merkel, that future is near for
residents of those two nations.
Cameron announced, at Europe's Cebit tech
show, a set of initiatives that
will spur 5G research and develop the
blazing fast network in the
next four years.
While analysts don't expect 5G
to be available until the year 2020, it is
widely believed that the network
will offer speeds that are 1,000 times
faster than the existing 4G
framework, up to 1 GBps. This means we can
potentially download a full
movie (size typically ranging from 600MB to
1.5GB depending on resolution
and quality) in under a second while on the
go. However, no one is saying
what exactly the tech is behind 5G speeds.
Cameron envisions 5G will power
an Internet of Things in the two countries,
facilitating speedy communications
between smart devices such as
smartphones, tablets, home monitoring
systems and appliances. South Korea
announced earlier this year
that it has already begun building its
next-generation network and
hopes to make it commercially available by 2020.
Whether 5G will hit us sooner
rather than later largely depends on carriers
and manufacturers adopting it.
While other countries compete to deliver 5G
connectivity before others,
some carriers here in the U.S. continue to
struggle with providing reliable
4G LTE networks nationwide. Verizon
Wireless is also working on
deploying an improved AWS LTE spectrum for
better connections before the
end of 2014.
I never think of the future.
It comes soon enough." -- Albert Einstein,
German-born theoretical physicist
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