Home / Software & Service News / Draft 5G specs lay the groundwork for a real standard

Draft 5G specs lay the groundwork for a real standard

With all the hype around early 5G launches and tests, there’s one glaring problem: the telecom industry hasn’t really defined what 5G is. However, the super-fast wireless is starting to take shape. The International Telecommunication Union has published draft 5G specs that set performance expectations. As a user, you should get 100Mbps download speeds and 50Mbps for uploads — unlike with LTE, though, that’s more of a consistent baseline than a theoretical maximum. You should also see extremely low lag of no more than 4ms (versus 20ms for LTE), and service should work on trains traveling as quickly as 500km/h (311MPH). In short, this should be as fast as a good home internet connection.

On the back end, cell sites should have a minimum of 20Gbps downstream and 10Gbps upstream to share with their connected users. The technology should also handle 1 million or more devices per square kilometer (about 0.38 square miles), although Ars Technica notes that this is more likely for low-demand Internet of Things devices rather than urban hubs full of smartphones.

There’s the chance that these specs could change between now and when they’re likely to be approved at an ITU meeting in November. Even if they do, though, this is a big step — it gives carriers and equipment makers a target they can work with. While the hardware and a formal standard are still a ways off, the ball is finally rolling.

Via: Ars Technica

Source: ITU

Click Here For Original Source Of The Article

About Ms. A. C. Kennedy

Ms. A. C. Kennedy
My name is Ms A C Kennedy and I am a Health practitioner and Consultant by day and a serial blogger by night. I luv family, life and learning new things. I especially luv learning how to improve my business. I also luv helping and sharing my information with others. Don't forget to ask me anything!

Check Also

These are the best deals on Amazon’s home tech devices for Black Friday

TwitterFacebook

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

Black Friday is a battlefield, y'all. Tablets, smart home assistants, and all the other Amazon devices we've been drooling over all year are finally marked down.

Here's what you need to know:

Life is easier with smart home assistants

If you've been wanting to get your hands on an Echo Dot, snag one at their lowest price ever for just $29.99.

Save on the bigger Echo products as well — grab the classic Echo for $20 off at just $79.99 and the Echo Plus for $30 off at $119.99.

Speaking of Echo, you can add a smart plug to any Echo purchase for only $5 — that's $20 off. Read more...

More about Tablets, Kindle, Black Friday, Amazon Prime, and Reading

css.php