Samsung and Nokia to be a part of NTT Docomo's 5G trials in Japan

Samsung and Nokia to be a part of NTT Docomo's 5G trials in Japan
Perhaps your carrier just started offering 4G service in your area. Now, you're already reading about plans for testing 5G networks. Last year at around this time, Samsung announced that 5G would be ready for the public by 2020. During a test, Samsung used 64 antennas to reach the 1Gbps mark, still short of what would be considered 5G speed. Today, Japanese carrier NTT DocoMo announced that it will partner with a number of hardware vendors, including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung, to test out 5G technology.

The testing will involve the usefulness of running 5G speeds on high frequency bands above 6GHz. 5G involves data-transmission at a high-speed of 10Gbps, which is 1000 times the capacity of current 4G LTE. The test will determine how well this frequency will support 10Gbps, even if a large number of devices are trying to connect to the network at the same time, in a small area. Docomo will begin testing 5G this year, inside at its R&D Center in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Outdoor trials will begin next year.

The data that comes out of the testing will be shared with with research institutions and global conferences so that international standards for 5G can be hammered out. The discussions to determine exactly what the standards for 5G will be, should start in earnest in 2016.

source: NTTDocomo via Engadget



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Damn 10gps... Too bad the U.S. carriers will create its own 5G standards with 100mps and try to sell it to the general public as the amazing 5G...

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

by then we will say goodbye to 2gb down to 500mb of data

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nuh, we'll have unlimited of data by then, but get throttled by the time we used 500mb of data.

2. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I'm trying to imagine the speed,, crazy!!!!

3. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

5g, damn! I can't even get 3g with TMo in my area.

5. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

I pay enough for 4G so im not in no rush for 5G. Bring on the project for free world wifi :)

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So much more could be done with a pervasive, high capacity, low power, super reliable, 4G network.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I think everyone is happy with 4gLte speeds I have 20Gb 4G a month which isn't bad

8. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

1000 times? Here in holland we have 50mbps max At least with my provider. For now that is fast enough but with 4k upcoming i think it would be handy to have 5g

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