The people’s Daily China reported China will further strengthen the research and development of 5G technology, the fifth generation mobile communications technology, which is not an independent new technology like 3G or 4G, but the technology evolution of existing wireless access technologies and WiFi.
Further, the Chinese version 5G standard is expecting to be the world standard in the 5G era. Currently, the fact indicated Chinese manufacturer Huawei looking at a 5G rollout by 2020. Align with the global trend, the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance voiced that 5G should be rolled out by 2020 to meet business and consumer demands.
Every ten years, the mobile communications technology upgrading one step ahead (1G). Each of the developed countries will be put high efforts into the technology that can create new momentum. For example, In April 2008, NASA partnered with Geoff Brown and Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corp to develop 5G communications technology; in 2012, the UK Government announced the setting up of a 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey – the world’s first research centre set up specifically for 5G mobile research. Finland is another country to jump on the 5G bandwagon, with its first fifth-generation test network being built in the northern city of Oulu, March, 2015.
Each generation of network technology has enabled a new set of features: 2G was about voice, 3G was about data and 4G is about video. 5G is expected to be about creating intelligent networks that can handle those billions of connected devices (CNN).
So, are you still enjoying your 4G or complaining about your snail-paced 3G speed? Before that, Let us have an idea about 5G… For general consumers, it takes 70 minutes to download an 8G movie in the 3G era, 7 minutes in the 4G era, but in the 5G era, it is just about 6 seconds!!
In the coming soon, South Korea, Japan and China are joining the 5G world. The underlying reason for the above is South Korea hosting the winter olympics for 2018 and Japan hosting the Summer olympics for 2020. Plain and Simple. But the investment is not as so simple, the government in South Korea have sinking $1.5 billion into upgrades it’s mobile communications there 1,000 times faster than they are today.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has his eye on the next “G”, put in this words: “It’s that network intelligence that will better manage the burgeoning trend of the Internet of Things, or the concept that every object can connect to the Internet and talk to each other.”