Huawei teams with Russia’s MegaFon to develop 5G

Huawei teams with Russia’s MegaFon to develop 5G
The fifth generation of wireless communication is still a standard looking for a definition, but that has not stopped a number of initiatives by several notable companies from working on what is expected to be super-high-speed data.

While the industry works out the formal specifications for a “5G” standard, the switch manufacturers and carriers still need to see how far outside today’s envelope they need to push.

In broad terms, 5G will have to deliver very short latency, very fast throughput, and allow for much better power efficiency. Tests have been so far delivering data speeds well in excess of 500Mbps, and latency at about a fifth of what we might see today on a 4G LTE network. Most of this is being achieved using much higher frequency radio bands, which typically have a shorter range. Those issues can be offset as the technology evolves and different antenna arrays are develops.

Huawei is the world’s second largest switchgear maker, and it has signed a memorandum of understanding with MegaFon, the Russian Federation’s second largest carrier, to build a trial 5G network which will be operational during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

The trials will be the first of their kind in Russia, and it gives MegaFon a seat at the table in developing a communications standard that will be adopted around the world at some point. The test-bed will involve large scale user participation with M2M devices, as yet not fully defined. Huawei will also test emerging mobile technologies, and the terminal equipment that will be used to measure the performance in the trials zones which will cover 11 cities.

source: Light Reading

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18 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

meanwhile most of the world don't have 4g

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

also why would anyone need 500mbps on their phone, 10-20mbps is good enough I think.

3. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Because we hope one day this is going to replace cable broadband, so I can tell comcast to stick it and their monopoly.

14. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

You are correct. When wireless is fast enough we will have the option to cut the cord once and for all. If nothing more, this will add competition and bring down prices. That is a good thing for consumers.

5. av911 unregistered

"good enough" I'm glad you're not running things.

10. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lols Tell me about it. what a beta

9. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Quickly downloading Porn shot in 4K for our 4K screen phones u fool, what else??!?!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

We don't get proper 3G speeds here in India.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1530; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

4g is enough right now but they should really concentrate on getting 4g everywhere else instead of developing the next level.

12. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

true, but u gotta keep movin

15. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Enough for who?

16. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

like enough for the SD card storage memory of most peoples phones, enough. like id love to Quickly download a whole season of a tv show so i could have it when im out of reception range, but i wouldnt even b able to watch it all at that time neways. so yea its technically enough. but in reallity, its not even close. Speed = Life = Freedom

11. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

no shiz, hell, u dont get proper WATER in India

7. emitchell4luv

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

men i think it is awesome, but how many country have really develop theirs to standard, my country Nigeria, on mobile phone yhu can barely get 1mb/s with unstable network, i just want them to deliver the actual mega bits per sec, in 3g data transfer

13. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

sorry man, keep wishing. or move the pfhuck outa Africa already n have some mixed babies wit a horny ass white chick thats chasing big black dongs. they even swallow :-D u gotta get to America man.

8. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

The Russian sure do crazy things. I can hardly effort a 4g connection, and they are going for 5g wow. But business.

17. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah , in Nigeria here our 3G is not fully developed... The highest speed I've gotten is 2mb/s. Reckless562 I see you point man. #America.

18. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah , in Nigeria here our 3G is not fully developed... The highest speed I've gotten is 2mb/s. Reckless562 I see you point man. #America.

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