BELLEVUE, Wash. –August 21, 2018 – 5G will lead to a new era of technology innovation as it transforms how people and things interact in the world even as LTE capabilities expand to serve billions of subscribers.
5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, announced today the publication of LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation, a comprehensive 5G Americas technology whitepaper authored by Rysavy Research, clearly explaining the technical advances for the transformation of networks from LTE to 5G. LTE, the mobile broadband foundation for 5G, today with 600 network deployments worldwide (TeleGeography), has an ever-expanding road of development even as new innovations for 5G have been designed to integrate with LTE networks. By 2022, Ovum forecasts 9.2 billion cellular connections, including 5.6 billion LTE and 400 million 5G connections.
2018 saw the completion of the first 5G standard in an initial version of 3GPP Release 15, making tremendous strides in defining new technical capabilities for 5G and allowing network deployment to begin as soon as late 2018. The flexible capabilities of 5G enable a wide range of business models, including fixed-wireless access, enhanced mobile broadband, and IoT support. The innovative 5G technical standard provides the specifications for harnessing new millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum that has never before been used for cellular technology communications.
Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas commented, “The industry is rapidly changing and responding to the surge of applications, services and machines that consume even more wireless data. Operators and vendors are collaboratively working towards efficient, faster, and higher-capacity networks for the realization of 5G.”
By supporting new types of applications and flexible use of spectrum, 5G will provide the communications foundation for a future world of augmented and virtual reality, autonomous cars, smart cities, wearable computers, Artificial Intelligence (AI), an everything-connected environment, and innovations not yet conceived. 5G IoT capabilities will connect every type of conceivable device, leading to better health, economic gains, and other numerous advantages.
“5G will require low, mid and high band spectrum to fulfill its promise. By harnessing new spectrum, such as mmWave bands above 24 GHz, 5G will eventually be able to access more than ten times as much spectrum than is currently available for cellular operation. Furthermore, using radio bands of hundreds of MHz will result in multi-Gbps of throughput capabilities,” stated Peter Rysavy, President of Rysavy Research and the paper’s author.
5G Americas whitepaper LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation captures the scope of the most important wireless developments in 2018, such as:
LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation was written collaboratively by Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research and 5G Americas member companies and is available for free download along with a PowerPoint presentation on the 5G Americas website.
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org or Twitter @5GAmericas.
5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Ericsson, Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc., Telefónica and WOM.
Rysavy Research has been analyzing and reporting on wireless technologies for twenty-five years. See http://www.rysavy.com
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