February 10, 2018

5G NETWORK IS Coming! First 5G Spec Has Been Finalized

We all know very well that 5G technology will arrive in 2020 to change connectivity in many ways. To this end, operators, telecommunications companies, manufacturers and other relevant actors have been working in recent years both in the laboratory and in real environments. However, now according to the latest reports, recently, the first 5G spec has been finalized.

5G technology will arrive in 2020 to change connectivity in many ways. To this end, operators, telecommunications companies, manufacturers and other relevant actors have been working in recent years both in the laboratory and in real environments.

However, until now everything was considered pre-5G due to the absence of an approved official standard. That comes to an end after learning that 3GPP members have approved the “Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR)” specification, the basis for commercial 5G products.

There have been many months of debate and work to reach a consensus on 5G. The truth is that the past experience of 3G and 4G, together with future needs, make it very important to be able to define the standards that will guide the fifth generation of mobile telephony.

At the beginning of the year, the telecommunications industry reached an agreement to accelerate to the maximum the necessary steps to have 5G standards approved before the end of the year and we can confirm that they have kept their word.

Approved the 5G standard, although the concrete details will have to wait

Just yesterday, a series of messages confirmed that the 3GPP had completed the first official 5G specification. That happened at a meeting held in the city of Lisbon. Of course, the official details will not be known until a few days, when this body publishes everything.

However, we already have the first positive reactions to this first official specification. As the giant chip manufacturer, of course, Qualcomm says that it is a big step forward to allow manufacturers to start building the smartphones and devices necessary to make this technology work.

As it has been known, the approved 5G specification covers a good part of the frequency spectrum. We have low bands such as 600 or 700 MHz, medium bands, such as 3.5 GHz or higher bands such as 50 GHz. All of them will be part of the 5G specification and each of them will have a special role.

The Standalone (SA) version of the 5G will be complete by June 2018 that will define other aspects of the technology. For the moment, the manufacturers, operators and other key players in the sector already have something to work with more accurately to have everything ready for the launch of the technology in about 2 years.

So, what do you think about this 5G specification approval? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.
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