Video, virtual reality and vehicle connectivity are paving the way to 5G
August 20, 2015
Thanks to the widespread deployment of LTE in the U.S., mobile broadband services are now ubiquitous. Today's consumers own multiple connected devices -- from tablets to smartphones -- and their usage of the wireless network is growing exponentially.
Although LTE has dramatically increased the data throughput and better spectrum management has made today's wireless networks much more efficient than in the past, there's still a need to accelerate the network so that it can handle the next wave of applications that will likely need more throughput, more speed and improved latency. In fact, Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research noted in a report commissioned by 4G Americas that engineers working on 5G are planning for at least another 10-fold or greater increase in throughput.