5G and You
The evolution & elements of wireless technology
Fixed wireless is abuzz with the potentials of 5G technology, which will increase network capacity thousandfold and increase speeds by a factor of ten when compared to current 4G networks. This is especially good news, as current 4G networks are quickly reaching capacity at a time when applications – such as VR, IoT and autonomous driving – are starting to reach the public stage.
However, there’s a catch. The standards for 5G have yet to be set. Current gear that is being marketed as “5G” is simply a best bet as to what these standards are going to be. This means that we are still a few years away from seeing “official 5G,” as dictated by the 3GPP, but there are five emerging technologies that are likely going to influence the development of 5G.
These 5 emerging technologies are Millimeter Waves, Small Cells, Massive MIMO, Beamforming, and Full Duplex.