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What is the 5g era like? Let's see what the experts say

Not long ago, Qualcomm, together with China Mobile and ZTE, took the lead in realizing the world's first end-to-end 5g new air port system interoperability experiment based on 3GPP release15 standard. At the 3GPP TSG ran plenary meeting held in Lisbon, Portugal on this month, Qualcomm successfully completed the first implementable 5g new air port (5gnr) specification. Many netizens can't wait to know what the 5g era looks like? See what the experts say!

So what is the change in 5g compared to 4G? Why does the industry and beyond show such expectations for it?

Higher speed and more imagination mean lower cost

Different from 4G, 3G and 2G networks, the fifth generation mobile communication technology does not only refer to a single wireless access technology, it is a general term for a variety of new wireless access technologies and the evolution of existing wireless technologies. 5g will not only have higher transmission rate, such as low power consumption, low delay, low cost and other characteristics, but also will be the characteristics of 5g. For ordinary users, the most concern is the amazing transmission rate. Compared with the peak rate of 100Mbps realized in the early stage of 4G network, the theoretical value of 5g will reach 5Gbps or even 10Gbps, which will be 50-100 times of 4G network.

However, if you just put the imagination of 5g network on the speed, it is undoubtedly low to see its significance. From 3G to 4G, the change of network speed makes us enter the video era from single picture transmission. In the 5g era, higher speed means higher access bandwidth, lower equipment connection delay, and the Internet construction of everything will change from imagination to reality.

Higher connection speed and lower delay mean higher end-to-end connection efficiency. From a certain point of view, the improvement of efficiency will further reduce the cost of connection. In fact, the more important indicator of 5g era is downward compatibility. Networks such as current GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and fdd-lte / TD-LTE will all move smoothly to 5g. At present, China has determined to establish 5g connection in the low-frequency band below 6GHz, which means that operators do not need too much base station investment, and can evolve to 5g in the current hardware condition.

5g will also be the victory of the industry

As early as last year, the imt-2020 promotion group, jointly promoted by the Ministry of industry and information technology, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of science and technology of China, released the 5g concept white paper, in which four main technical scenarios of 5g were summarized, including four scenarios: continuous wide area coverage, hot spots with high capacity, low power consumption and large connection, low delay and high reliability.

Among them, continuous wide area coverage will meet the needs of users in remote areas, high-speed mobile and other harsh environments. Hot spots with high capacity mainly meet the needs of people intensive and high traffic areas, users can still enjoy a very high network speed.

Low power consumption and large connection are mainly used in smart city, environmental monitoring, intelligent agriculture, forest fire prevention and other application scenarios aiming at sensor and data collection, with the characteristics of small data package, low power consumption, low cost, massive connection, etc. Low delay and high reliability are mainly for the special application needs of vertical industries such as vehicle networking, driverless, industrial control and so on. Such applications have high requirements for delay and reliability, and need to provide users with millisecond level end-to-end delay and nearly 100% service reliability guarantee.

However, this is only a small part of 5g's promotion to the whole industry. In June this year, CIC released a report on in-depth research and investment forecast of China's fifth generation mobile communication technology (5g) industry 2017-2021, which made it clear that by 2035, 5g's potential sales activities in the world will reach US $12.3 trillion and will span multiple industrial sectors. This is about 4.6% of global real output in 2035. During 2020 & ndash; 2035, the global real GDP will grow at an average annual growth rate of 2.9%, of which 5g will contribute 0.2%. From 2020 to 2035, 5g will contribute US $3 trillion to annual GDP.

Therefore, 5g will not only promote the qualitative change of daily connection rate, but also the change of global mobile communication.

More changes will start with 5g

From Bell's first call to the 5g era that is about to be realized, the whole process is like a miniature of the industrial era turning into the Internet era. From the 2G era, almost every 10 years, we will usher in a new wave of speed improvement, which have completely changed our way of life. I believe that in the near future, 5g era will become the next turning point of the industry, let's wait and see!