This white paper, developed by 4G Americas member companies using publicly available information, is a one-time overview of global 5G initiatives as of the first quarter of 2014. This white paper is only focused on the technology evolution of the wireless network.
LTE is the common global 4G standard for paired (FDD) and unpaired (TDD) licensed spectrum. We can now extend the benefits of LTE Advanced also to unlicensed spectrum, the shared resource used by multiple technologies such as Wi-Fi. This is an ideal solution for mobile operators to augment mobile broadband and help to meet the 1000x challenge.
An LTE Direct workshop organized by Qualcomm and Samsung in May 2013 brought together thought leaders from Deutsche Telekom, DOCOMO, KDDI, Orange, Placecast, Samsung, SAP, Sapient, SKT, Softbank, Tagged, and Verizon.
5G mobile networks are expected to reach transmission speeds of about 10 Gbps, or 100 times faster than LTE. So, what's in store for your phone of the future? Here's a peek at the world of ultra-fast mobile communications that you might be enjoying by 2020.
The introduction of smart meters and smart grid sensors demands a cost-effective and easily deployed communications solution. Laboratory and field tests have demonstrated that LTE networks successfully meet the technical requirements for smart grid communications.