5G: The Hype, the Hope and the Must Have?
- Jan 22, 2021 3:12 am GMT
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Cellular carriers have invested significant marketing dollars in promoting their 5G cellular services, touting lightning speeds, universal access and amazing streaming video services that this next generation of connectivity will provide. In their effort to entice customers to jump to their network there has been a proliferation of future capabilities that have set expectations that may take some time to realize.
What is all the hype about 5G?
There are many advancements that are at the core of 5G that indeed can provide increased speed performance over earlier generations, the International Mobile Telecommunications 2020 standard (IMT-2020) identified 8 fundamental requirements improvements over 4G, as shown in the following chart:
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