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Wireless technologists around the world are changing our lives — where innovation and investments are defined by possibilities in mobile wireless and not it’s limitations.

Understanding this transformation takes some effort, facilitated through education and cutting edge broadband training.

The 5G broadband rollout is now taking place in the U.S. but it will be several more years before mobile carriers have sorted out the specifics of 5G technology and set up reliable, inclusive networks.

To understand this transformation, it helps to start with taking a hard look at the new 5G NR (new radio) standard.

This 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. 

5G NR is the evolution from LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro wireless technologies. It supports diverse spectrum, diverse services and diverse deployments. It provides major performance, cost and efficiency improvements from previous wireless technologies. Moreover it incorporates backward compatible enhancements to the next generation wireless devices.

The 5G NR standards are important because of the complexities of 5G technology. Understanding the standards helps individuals and organizations get a better sense for what is expected of 5G technology and how to plan for these implementations in the future.

The 5G NR standards are also intended to assure 5G advantages over earlier mobile network technologies. According to 3GPP, these advantages include:

  • Offering a much faster, scalable and efficient network which can support billions of devices and emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT). Moreover, unlicensed spectrum has unlimited opportunities due to higher bandwidth even up to 500MHz.
  • Ultra-low cost deployments of scalable network with deep coverage and ultra-reliability. Less power consumption makes this system energy efficient and adaptive.
  • Low latency design offers a much more reliable network and support mission critical application with higher accuracy. Low latency and precision are very crucial in autonomous driving and connected car concept.

Essentially, 5G technology is an amalgam of technologies merged together to make 5G achieve these specifications. These technologies within a technology include millimeter waves, small cells, massive MIMO, beamforming and full duplex.

5G technology is expected to handle 1000 times more traffic compared to 4G and at 10X faster speed.

Applications benefiting from the 5G NR roadmap include healthcare and wearable applications, autonomous driving and position mapping, industrial automation and real time monitoring, smart sensor technology for agriculture and farming, inventory management, warehouse and shipping, and smart city and security applications.

To present a clear understanding of the incredible transformation that is currently underway in the mobile industry, Tonex offers Mobile Broadband Transformation Training Bootcamp | 3GPP 5G Training, a 4-day bootcamp type course that covers 3GPP technologies and procedures for LTE to 5G mobile broadband evolution.

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