Tuesday, 24 October 2017

4T4R is the default configuration for 5G-like experiences in today’s 4.5G environment

By George Malim For Total Telecom
Tuesday 18 April 17

As mobile operators across the world are faced with the challenge of supporting radically increased throughput, largely the result of big video traffic, across their networks, they are looking for technological answers that allow them to deliver 5G-like experiences over today’s 4.5G networks. Live mobile video is projected to grow 39-fold between 2016 and 2021 and mobile video will account for 78% of all mobile traffic by 2021, according to Cisco’s 11th Mobile Visual Networking Index. The potential speed and coverage capabilities of 5G mobile will alleviate operators’ pressures but 5G itself remains some years away with early testing and standardisation efforts only starting to gather pace. What’s needed is a way to address network demands with mature technology today. The good news is that 5G has always been thought of as an onward evolution from 4G and many of the technologies that have been developed to extend the capabilities of 4G…

As mobile operators across the world are faced with the challenge of supporting radically increased throughput, largely the result of big video traffic, across their networks, they are looking for technological answers that allow them to deliver 5G-like experiences over today’s 4.5G networks. Live mobile video is projected to grow 39-fold between 2016 and 2021 and mobile video will account for 78% of all mobile traffic by 2021, according to Cisco’s 11th Mobile Visual Networking Index. The potential speed and coverage capabilities of 5G mobile will alleviate operators’ pressures but 5G itself remains some years away with early testing and standardisation efforts only starting to gather pace. What’s needed is a way to address network demands with mature technology today. The good news is that 5G has always been thought of as an onward evolution from 4G and many of the technologies that have been developed to extend the capabilities of 4G…

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