5G Mobile Networks Coming to the EU

14/10/2015 11:24

So, it looks like the tech giant Huawei has done it again and broken new ground in the world of technology. The tech geniuses over at Huawei have managed to achieve mobile network speeds of 3.6Gbps whilst demonstrating their new 5G tech.

You may have already come across a few articles from the likes of Samsung and the University of Surrey; only problem is though, these records cannot be recreated or used commercially in the real world.  On the flip side, Huawei demonstrated their tech in China, in the real city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province earlier last week. This involved the wireless signals having to navigate their way around real life buildings and infrastructure which usually block mobile frequencies.  Huawei set up 24 user devices across the city where they were able to achieve the high speeds, all on a network frequency running at below 6GHz.

Even better news is that Huawei has been working with both China and the EU; where they have agreed to commercialise 5G before 2020; whilst researching the new tech in order to achieve the beginning of 5G wireless standards being established in 2016.

Industry bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the GSM Association (GSMA) are yet to define any standards for 5G, a term used to describe next-generation mobile networks that are expected to have incredibly fast speeds.

Ofcom has said 5G could possibly be available in the UK by 2020 and it believes 5G mobile should be able to deliver speeds of between 10-50Gbps, while in contrast 4G currently offers an average download speed of 15Mbps.

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