5G is one step closer as first specification confirmed

24 December, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • The excessive competition to take a leadership in 5G between SK Telecom and KT is giving rise to confusion only

3GPP, the working group that is developing the 5G standard for next-gen wireless communication, has ratified the first 5G specifications at a meeting in Portugal.

The specification refers to 5G NR, for "New Radio" - essentially 5G networking's equivalent to 4G "LTE".

5G wireless networks took one step closer toward reality this week as a collection of telecommunications associations officially approved the first hardware specification standards for the next-generation networks.

In particular, "5G demonstrations have been conducted based on the independent standard of each company", the official said. "As a prime contributor to 5G standardization, Ericsson has worked with industry partners in the evolution of mobile technology to a global network platform for consumers and enterprises".




However, KT evaluated that the company was leading the way in 5G global standardization by building a communication network for a tentative 5G service at Incheon worldwide Airport and in Pangyo, Gwanghwamun, Gangnam Daero, Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bokwang and Jinbu as official telecommunication service provider for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Part of 3GPP Release 15, the first version of 5G will still require fallback to LTE networks for partial operation.

Deutsche Telekom CTO Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, said: "We view both the Non-Standalone and Standalone modes of New Radio as equally important for the completeness of the 5G standard specification".

"We have been contributing to the establishment of the standard of the 3GPP 5G structure by suggesting an NSA network structure in the Pyeongchang 5G SIG standard for the first time in the world", he added.

While the specs themselves won't be announced until next week, they're said to offer support for the full range of low (600MHz, 700MHz), mid-range (3.5GHz) and high-frequency, millimeter wave (50GHz) spectrum. Some brands like T-Mobile and Verizon have already started promising 5G networks which will probably start rolling out in 2018 and 2019. Following this announcement, the schedule acceleration was agreed at the 3GPP RAN Plenary Meeting in Dubrovnik, .

Recommended:

  • Amazon filed a patent for a YouTube-like competitor

    Amazon filed a patent for a YouTube-like competitor

    Google pulled its video-sharing platform, YouTube, from Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices earlier in December. Amazon has a long ways to go as Google's YouTube has almost four times as many monthly active users as Amazon .

    Meghan Markle joins royal family for Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace

    But at the end of the day, Dror's signature look is sexy. "She's an incredible woman". According to Markle's descripton of the interaction , she was completely starstruck.
    Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency

    Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency

    Live Nation, which has promoted and produced all Gaga's tours, will do the same for this new show. Gaga in a statement Tuesday says it has been her "life-long dream" to perform in Las Vegas .
  • Air inside Maryland frat house test positive for alcohol

    Air inside Maryland frat house test positive for alcohol

    In an attempt to flee, one person jumped out of a second-story window, while eight others locked themselves in a bathroom. They could face fines up to $315,000 (£235,000) each, though WJLA reported that a sentence that high would be unlikely.
    Slow iPhone? This might be the real reason why

    Slow iPhone? This might be the real reason why

    The slowdown in performance might convince people they need to upgrade the iPhone , instead of fixing the battery, argues Poole. The user talked about the " iPhone 6s battery fiasco" wherein the smartphone switched off even with 40% remaining battery.
    Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

    Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

    The official wrote that although he signed off on the ballot, which was not counted a day earlier, he was confused at the time. In the case of a tie in a House race, state law says the victor is chosen by lot - essentially, a coin toss.
  • Donations to Salvation Army up this year for annual Holiday Store

    Donations to Salvation Army up this year for annual Holiday Store

    The 30-year-old woman stood in the vestibule near the kettle and posed as an attendant for about an hour. The coins, worth about $8,000, are now in the hands of the Salvation Army .
    China's Ride-Sharing App Didi Raises $4 Billion in New Funding

    China's Ride-Sharing App Didi Raises $4 Billion in New Funding

    The ride-hailing company has received $4 billion in new funding from investors, increasing its valuation to $56 billion. The move is seen as posing a challenge to United States rival Uber as the Chinese company looks to expand overseas.
    Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019: Google

    Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019: Google

    Google has now laid out clear guidelines for all developers who want to make apps for the Play Store moving forward. But the service was intimately tied with the Shield TV's firmware, so it never popped up in the Google Play Store .
  • Kris Jenner

    Kris Jenner "beyond excited" about Khloe Kardashian's pregnancy

    Thank you for making me so happy my love! The 33-year-old reality star said motherhood is her "greatest dream realized". Thompson is also overjoyed and can't wait to have a baby with Kardashian.
    India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

    India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

    His explosive 165-run opening stand with Lokesh Rahul, who made 89, took the steam out of the Sri Lankan attack. The same over saw another wicket and this time it was Manish Pandey who took the catch.
    Uber dealt blow after European Union  court classifies it as transport service

    Uber dealt blow after European Union court classifies it as transport service

    The company argues it's a digital app and so ought to fall under lighter European Union rules for online services. Uber, per usual, insisted it's simply a company that makes an app that helps riders find drivers.


Popular

Dave Chappelle Sets Second New Year's Eve Stand-Up Special on Netflix
How's this for a holiday gift: Dave Chappelle will be dropping not one, but two new stand-up specials on Netflix come New Years. As you may know, Chappelle is now one of the highest paid comedians in the world, with a net worth of around $40 million.

Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half
ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com ) in a huge top four clash to kick off the festive feast of Premier League action. Salah's air-kick wasted another Liverpool opportunity and it was no surprise to hear Arsenal booed off at the interval.

Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was for presents
Vrbka said the Jirons told authorities " they didn't know it was illegal to transport marijuana in Nebraska ". Authorities say Patrick Jiron , 83, and his wife, Barbara, 80, were pulled over in York, Nebraska.

No M'sians affected by 5.2-magnitude natural disaster in Iran
Several strong quakes hit Kerman province on December 12, leaving dozens of people injured and damaging houses. Criss-crossed by several major geological fault lines, Iran is one of the world's most quake-prone countries.

Lewisville Salvation Army seeking Red Kettle bell ringers
However, the Salvation Army is still half way from reaching its goal of raising $205,000 through its annual kettle campaign. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit had taken in $4.3 million out of its $7.85 million goal for the year, as of Tuesday.

Flu activity in Kentucky now 'widespread'
An annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. "It is not too late to get a flu shot". The total number of people in the county who have been hospitalized with the flu is up to 30, she said.

Mike Pence Delaying Trip to Middle East Because of Tax Vote
But after Trump's decision earlier this month on Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority declined the meeting. On Monday, the United States, using its veto power as a permanent member of the U.N.

Rep. Lowey joins fight to save Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIP provides healthcare aid to 9 million Americans; state officials fear that a lapse of CHIP would be detrimental to recipients. The spokesperson added, as of right now, Pennsylvania has not needed to use any reserves to fund the program.

Elon Musk mistakenly tweets his phone number to the public
Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday to John Carmack , the chief technology officer of Facebook Inc. -owned Oculus . Representatives for Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

'Ocean's Eight' teaser: Sandra Bullock and company rob the Met Gala
This includes the likes of Matt Damon, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and many more. We'll be able to judge the final product for ourselves when Ocean's 8 release on 8 June 2018.