Successful experiments have paved the way for the 5G or 5th generation data transfer standards. The revolutionary 5G internet is expected to be functional by 2020. The world is soon going to experience up to Terabytes of data transfer per second with 5G enabled devices.
Verizon reported that Samsung, Nokia, Ericsson, Intel and Qualcomm have joined hands with Verizon to make a 5G rollout possible in the near future. All the major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) giants including Apple, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Cisco, Qualcomm and Samsung are aggressively perusing the technical achievement of 5G in the real world.
The 5G technology forum of Verizon is also the driving force behind the innovations in the field of 5G related ICT Research and Development (R&D) projects. The level of quality and quantity that 5G provides will change the whole arena of modern technologies.
The Internet of Things will become a utility of daily life. Remote surgery, automatic cars, holographic videos, artificial intelligence and robotic developments will reshape the human life in a new dimension. In February 2015, a team British scientists from the University of Surrey successfully achieved the milestone of transferring 1 Terabit data per second. The experimental lab test could be the base for future of 5G technologies.
In May 2016, researchers from the University of Bristol and University of Lund, Sweden, achieved another world record of 145.6(bits/s)/Hz data transfer. The scientists used MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) array technique. In this technique, multiple antennas are coordinated to transfer the data to multiple users.
The Verizon forum for 5G development is considering the following ICT equipment and experiments to make 5G a real world experience at the earliest.
- Millimeter and Centimeter wave spectrum based on various deployment conditions.
- Beam tracking, Beam-forming and massive MIMO wide band spectrum.
- Flexibility and antenna form factors along with mm Wave antennas.
The Verizon led 5G innovation is purely based on the commitment to broaden human approach towards technology and make it accessible to all the left behind communities of the world. The power and range of the 5G technology are expected to handle the more connected devices and accommodate the level of data traffic with growing e-commerce and Internet of Things.