5G should be available in 2020. 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, the standards body that is helping define 5G) made a decision to accelerate the initial phase of 5G NR (New Radio). As with previous generations of mobile networks, it will take time to proliferate the new 5G network. 4G LTE will continue to grow and serve as the anchor of the 5G mobile experience (via multi- connectivity) for many years to come by providing Gigabit data rates outside 5G coverage areas.
What are the challenges in 5G technology ? There are many challenges to address when we move towards 5G standard which demands much higher data rate, ultra low latency, high reliability and security. As we know, fourth generation wireless communication technology LTE and LTE advanced has already been deployed all over the world. 5G – the fifth generation wireless technology requires a new standard to support ultra fast, low latency services to customers. Let’s take a look on major challenges in 5G technology design, development and implementation stages.
1. Frequency Bands 5G NR- New Radio standard for 5G networks are set of frequency bands at sub-6 GHz range and millimeter waves of the RF spectrum. Design of hardware at millimeter waves are much complex than low frequency range. 2. Huge Data Volume As the technology advances, the data volume of each network also increases every year and the trend is growing. Each network has to support huge volume of data since many applications capable of high resolution video calling, live streaming, downloading etc.…
Complex MIMO antenna arrays will be used to deliver high speed data to individual users. The idea of MIMO is to increase number of
- Fall '19
- WiMAX, 3GPP Long Term Evolution, 5G Networks