Saturday, 10 December 2016

If 5G is 'done right' we won't need a 6G

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 16 May 14

EE claims that emerging technology will create infinite capacity, but marketers might be left wanting more.

The mobile industry could be on its last 'G', if comments made this week by U.K. operator EE are anything to go by. "My wife asked me: 'how many 'Gs' do you have left in you?' Looking at my pension, I'd say there's at least one," said Andy Sutton, EE's principal network architect, on Thursday, insisting that "there might not be a 6G if we get 5G right." EE expects the first 5G networks to come online from around 2020 and for widespread adoption to commence two-to-three years after that. "5G is very much at the fundamental research phase…but it's the right time to do that fundamental research…

The mobile industry could be on its last 'G', if comments made this week by U.K. operator EE are anything to go by. "My wife asked me: 'how many 'Gs' do you have left in you?' Looking at my pension, I'd say there's at least one," said Andy Sutton, EE's principal network architect, on Thursday, insisting that "there might not be a 6G if we get 5G right." EE expects the first 5G networks to come online from around 2020 and for widespread adoption to commence two-to-three years after that. "5G is very much at the fundamental research phase…but it's the right time to do that fundamental research…

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