Wireless technology evolution: Transition from 4G to 5G

5G Americas

This white paper 5G Americas details the extensive standards work by the global organization 3GPP in the development of 5G wireless technology.

LTE and its advanced evolutions, currently deployed on 609 commercial networks worldwide, is expected to be the dominant mobile wireless technology well into the next decade and now Release 15 the first phase of the 5th generation (5G) of wireless technologies.

While 3GPP Release 14, which was frozen by mid-2017, produced LTE-Advanced Pro features, it also focused on the study items towards 5G mobile wireless technology and architecture including Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) communications.  

However, in Release 15, the first phase of normative specifications for 5G provided specifications for a wider range of spectrum bands, from below 6 GHz to millimeter (mm) Wave bands up to 100 GHz enabled by a New Radio (NR) access technology

This white paper first appeared on 5G Americas website

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