The latest generation of wireless technology marks a dramatic shift. Every new generation looks to increase the capacity and bandwidth of a fixed amount of spectrum. But the developers of 5G learned more lessons from the previous LTE technology than just higher speeds.
5G is not just a new radio access standard. Rather, the innovation is the integration of multiple networks serving many different sectors and applications – from multimedia and virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR) to Machine-to-Machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), public safety, high-speed transport and Smart Cities.
One of the key lessons from the roll out of 4G LTE was the ability to work with other network technologies, in particular Wi-Fi. As a result, the definition of 5G over the last decade has deliberately included the ability for different networks to work together. At Blu Wireless, we have been working at the forefront of these developments.
Download our e-book, Making Waves to discover:
- How agile 5G frequency bands can meet a wide range of applications
- How 5G small cells overcome deployment barriers
- The role of programmability in achieving flexible networks