Friday, 21 July 2017

Is 4.5G really capable of delivering tomorrow’s technology today?

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom in Barcelona
Wednesday 04 March 15

While this year’s Mobile World Congress might be all about 5G, even industry leaders admit it is some way off being realised, with 2020 seeming to be the year most have in mind for launch. With more and more connected devices, though, is this soon enough?

 There is no doubt that 5G is the next big game changer for the telecoms industry. Walking around the huge Fira Gran Via, solutions to bring the technology closer to realisation are never far away. But 5G, as a standardized technology capable of delivering on its promise, is, as highlighted by the key note session ‘The Road to 5G’ at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Here, various industry leaders gathered to present their vision for 5G but none were willing to commit to a deployment any earlier than 2018…

 There is no doubt that 5G is the next big game changer for the telecoms industry. Walking around the huge Fira Gran Via, solutions to bring the technology closer to realisation are never far away. But 5G, as a standardized technology capable of delivering on its promise, is, as highlighted by the key note session ‘The Road to 5G’ at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Here, various industry leaders gathered to present their vision for 5G but none were willing to commit to a deployment any earlier than 2018…

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