Millimeter waves, massive MIMO, full duplex, beamforming, and small cells are just a few of the technologies that could enable ultrafast 5G networks. Read more: spectrum.ieee.org/video/telecom/wireless/everything-you-need-to-know-about-5g

Today’s mobile users want faster data speeds and more reliable service. The next generation of wireless networks—5G—promises to deliver that, and much more. With 5G, users should be able to download a high-definition film in under a second (a task that could take 10 minutes on 4G LTE). And wireless engineers say these networks will boost the development of other new technologies, too, such as autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things.

If all goes well, telecommunications companies hope to debut the first commercial 5G networks in the early 2020s. Right now, though, 5G is still in the planning stages, and companies and industry groups are working together to figure out exactly what it will be. But they all agree on one matter: As the number of mobile users and their demand for data rises, 5G must handle far more traffic at much higher speeds than the base stations that make up today’s cellular networks.

Read more: spectrum.ieee.org/video/telecom/wireless/everything-you-need-to-know-about-5g

Comments

    • Kyle Dailey
      Kyle Dailey

      Shame on IEEE Spectrum. "1G" was plenty fast for SMS. That's the reason they made it.
      What take more data, 10,000 word text or 10 second of talking?
      Audio takes much more data than texting. Morse Code vs. Telephone Call in 1950?

      about 17 hours ago
    • Kwaga2009
      Kwaga2009

      Satanic tecnhology

      about 1 day ago
    • TJ NJ
      TJ NJ

      yes 5g is NOT here... will take tech that is a decade or more away (government slows it down) and most of these tech cant NOT work together. you need a 5-6band phone or more. the EMF alone is factors (many) more intense than the phone you use today.
      Doh! cancer!?

      on top of all this tech... you talking about replacing 4g that took almost 10 years to get complete (not complete today) and you need at minimum 5x the hardware at their best guess....

      more like 20x the equipment. its insane. of yeah... cost is about 5 trillion.... PLUS R&D of at least 1 trillion to get there.

      ALL those 5g adds you see are lies to get you to pay for what does not exist.

      about 1 day ago
    • Wayne Smiles
      Wayne Smiles

      nothing about the health effects?

      about 2 days ago
    • Lenny Weinrib
      Lenny Weinrib

      This is the single most stupid thing in history of mankind and the most dangerous!

      about 3 days ago
    • Gabriel Petkov
      Gabriel Petkov In reply to Lenny Weinrib

      And why is it dangerous

      about 23 hours ago
    • leguy42
      leguy42

      This video is, by far, the best explanation I have seen of 5G technologies. Great job!.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ananya Chaudhuri
      Ananya Chaudhuri

      So I can cook a movie in 1 minute and download my brain in half a second..

      about 4 days ago
    • TruthSeeker-2019
      TruthSeeker-2019

      The coming New World Order folks search it...agenda21 and agenda30 👀 we'll have even more 5g drones spraying us like bugs 😲😡

      about 7 days ago
    • Vert Xavier
      Vert Xavier

      Next 5 years? Well, approximately 2 years actually.

      about 10 days ago
    • madelief47
      madelief47

      Einstein; energy never gets lost... so where wil it go? Into blisters on your skin, your cooked brain, cancer in your body. GREAT, DO IT!

      about 11 days ago
    • Money Mantra
      Money Mantra

      I don't want this cancerous bullshit

      about 12 days ago
    • Venkatesh Babu Ponnuchamy
      Venkatesh Babu Ponnuchamy

      Extreme high tall thin towers with line of sight. But distance is a hassle. Focus linkage point to point.

      about 13 days ago
    • Siobhan Angel
      Siobhan Angel

      I'm really scared and worried for this internet of destroying

      about 13 days ago
    • R K
      R K

      5G Beware https://youtu.be/W2EyQp7GP68

      about 13 days ago
    • Blaine Lippe
      Blaine Lippe

      5G has so many more uses all of which are diabolical in nature. There is nothing good about 5G and if you look at the majority of the patents, they are held by government organizations.

      about 14 days ago
    • Tom Sezt
      Tom Sezt

      https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

      about 15 days ago
    • Tom Sezt
      Tom Sezt

      https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

      about 15 days ago
    • Tom Sezt
      Tom Sezt

      https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

      about 15 days ago
    • Tom Sezt
      Tom Sezt

      https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

      about 15 days ago
    • Tom Sezt
      Tom Sezt

      https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/


      That’s all I’ll say

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Christ taught his Disciples how to pray in secret because of the Fallen angels who try to incept prayers and Christ told them in the closet with the doors closed and ask of Our Heavenly Father in secret

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy of obligations and Christ prescribed Saturday to be the Sabbath day in full filling that law and the Roman's change it to Sunday without authority from Our Heavenly Father

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Our Heavenly Father said he will Judge and he called it Judgement Day

      about 15 days ago
    • Siobhan Angel
      Siobhan Angel In reply to tamika jackson

      Please let Him come back before 5G will kill us all😔

      about 13 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Was it not a twinkling angel that started from the Garden of Eden of a reminder of what not to do

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Why do you think Our Heavenly Father alienated some of the rebellious angels ? The forbidden knowledge tree came with many branches and twigs and consequences

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Digital World Monsters and depreciation of books

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Thats called cheating

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      Many visit the ones stripped ugly from Glory and alienated in space and gather forbidden knowledge and return to Earth hybrid and appear genuis to the colleges

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      These cells phones are such a joke the screens keep cracking up and they always in your business subliminally.

      about 15 days ago
    • tamika jackson
      tamika jackson

      The ones stripped ugly from Glory and alienated in space dummied down the English language to smh wtf and sexting for children exploited video cameras where they can see themselves outside of Earthly Places

      about 15 days ago