Enabled by the convergence of a broad array of advanced technologies, 5G networks promise to wirelessly interconnect devices, individuals, enterprises, and nations at unprecedented levels of performance and service. The technologies underlying the 5G infrastructure complete the digital transformation of communications networks, offering a more fluid fabric needed to respond to fast-changing demands. In protecting […]
The Fifth-Generation New Radio (5G NR) communications framework provides an entirely new approach to cellular communications. It supports scalable waveforms, multiple access schemes, and service multiplexing across wide bandwidths. It also supports existing services while being forward compatible with future requirements.
The first tangible evidence of Fifth-Generation (5G) infrastructure has not been in mobile network base stations but rather in the Verizon™ fixed-wireless access (FWA) base stations for very high-speed broadband delivery to homes and businesses. This move has seemed counterintuitive for many people for two reasons:
The fifth generation (5G) of what used to be called cellular radio is like none before it. It encompasses not just smartphones and tablets but almost everything that can benefit from being connected to other things and the Internet. For the first time, connecting businesses is as important as connecting consumers, and while mobility remains […]
Not only will the new Fifth-Generation (5G) wireless infrastructure open the door to new applications, but it will greatly improve the applications that exist today for 4G and earlier wireless generations. With the 5G network’s enhanced performance, communication will be faster, with improved interactivity resulting from a significantly lower latency. That’s great for the consumer […]
The new Fifth-Generation (5G) standard is a unified mobile communication framework for our connected, mobile society; it supports high data-speed applications as well as mission-critical communications with ultra-reliable and low-latency requirements, and it connects billions of devices that can communicate with each other autonomously. This is the vision the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) […]
By 2020, more than half of United States households are expected to have 4K- and 8K-capable televisions. Wired broadband can support 4K/8K video streaming in homes, but it can’t support data-thirsty apps on the go.
The 5G mobile communications standard is designed to fulfill several performance and use case requirements currently not possible in 4G networks, including: Enhanced broadband that brings fiber-optic speeds and bandwidth to over-the-air (OTA) connections Low latencies and extreme reliability for realtime OTA process control Much higher device densities that will enable the massive Internet of […]
It was the technology visionary Steve Jobs (1955–2011) who expanded the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s (1813–1855) philosophical quote which originally said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Steve applied this notion to technology saying, “You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So […]
Amid all the positive signs about the advent of 5G, mobile communications service providers have a number of questions. Are they doing things right today? Should they change their offerings? How should they monetize data traffic and services when 5G comes along? Are there newer and better ways in which to monetize traffic and usage […]