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5G broadband is rolling out with 5G NR (New Radio), a set of standards that replace the LTE (Long Term Evolution) network 4G wireless communication standard.

The new 5G NR standard is the creation of  3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a coalition of telecommunications organizations that create technical standards for wireless technology. The first iteration of 5G NR appeared in 3GPP Release 15. 

Highlights of the 5G NR standards include:

  • It must provide connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), a concept that includes all of the various devices and wired or wireless connections that make up a user’s digital experience.
  • Various aspects of industrial process and productivity control must be available to companies.
  • It must implement a lean signaling design. This means signals are only switched on when needed, lowering overall processing power.
  • The connection must support wireless mobile connections.
  • Enforces strict data transmission requirements. By forcing all users and connections to respect specific rules, the entire network is faster and more efficient.
  • Improved beamforming that allows signals to be propagated to a larger set of end points.
  • Must use adaptive bandwidth, which allows devices to switch to a low-bandwidth and lower power whenever possible, saving energy for when higher bandwidths are necessary.

An important goal of 5G NR is to support the growth of wireless communication by enhancing electromagnetic radiation spectrum efficiency.

5G NR is designed to support high bandwidth transmissions required for streaming video, as well as low bandwidth transmissions used in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

5G NR is also intended to support transmissions with low latency requirements — an important consideration in the ongoing development of vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications.

More 5G NR Benefits

The new 5G broadband standards are intended to increase energy savings, improve links connecting a larger number of users, and improve the technology for maintaining the quality of a connection over a broad geographical area.

Additionally, 5G NR benefits include improved efficiency in data sharing, easier use for wireless provider services and enhanced speed and data time – more bits processed over a unit of time.

Want to learn more about 5G New Radio? Tonex offers 5G NR Training, a 2-day technical course covering all aspects of 5G New Radio (NR) air interface, protocols, operations and procedures.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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