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With 4G/LTE underway, Nokia and NTT DoCoMo talk about 5G

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:55

In developed markets, LTE service has quickly become the norm. The data service has proven to be an...

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posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:09 4

1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

people arent satisfied with 4g? sure 5g will come as all things improve with time but im in no rush for it

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:56 7

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Well with the industry going for higher resolutions, we'll need faster network speeds to get us that higher resolution content even in the same time frames we have now. I'm sure by 2020, 4K (or even higher) will be normal for smartphones and tablets, and it would take about 10 minutes to load a 5 minute 4K YouTube video at 20 Mbps, which is what I think to be an average LTE download speed. You can just forget about movies, that would take ages.

Yes, it isn't needed currently, but by the time it actually rolls out, we'll be throwing money at our networks to give it to us because we want our 4K videos to load in less than 5 seconds.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 19:08

18. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

i get it now, thanks man but i honestly think theres no reason for a 4k phone so 5g isnt really needed sure it will help but i dont think ill ever get a 4k phone so i will be happy with my 4g lol

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 22:07 1

5. express77 (unregistered)

File size is increasing day by day and speed should be increased for those large files. It should be battery friendly though.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:12 2

2. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


posted on 24 Apr 2014, 22:03

4. Joshua9007 (Posts: 94; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I thought NSN tested it's flex multi radios using 60Mhz spectrum with LTE-A (using 3 20Mhz channels and carrier aggregation) and got speeds exceeding 2Gb/s! Speeds this high will make little difference to end users, YouTube and everything else will run no smoother... Maybe if consumers are replacing home broadband or even full streaming TV, but any of this technology will still be mainly suited to urban areas and if 5G needs radios every 100m... it will not only be costly, but also difficult to get all the zoning & permits. We'll see what time will hold by 2020.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 22:54 6

6. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)

lol still doesn't matter if they limit your data usage. "2 gigabytes a second but only allow 6 gigabytes a month. Enjoy your 3 seconds of internetz"

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 23:16 2

7. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

I've pulled 41 Meg speeds before. With T-Mobile's unlimited data, don't have any problems.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 01:27 1

12. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

I saw 60Mbps visiting Dallas using T-Mobile.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:23

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

You can thank ATT & Verizon, the duopoly that controls most of the US wireless market, for this paradox. They make a lot of money selling data -- and data overages. There never will be affordable unlimited bandwidth from either of these two companies.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 15:03

17. Gawain (Posts: 423; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

Take your social justice somewhere else dude. I may not have unlimited wireless data, but my U-Verse with AT&T is bringing me 40+Mbps reliably. I pay $65 per month. All my phones and computeres connect. My phone finds Wi-Fi almost everywhere, most of it AT&T hot-spot (unlimited btw). Can Sprint or T-Mobile do the same? Oh wait, no they can't because they have no telco assets. There's already a price war going on, and don't pretend T-Mo and Sprint are some helpless babes. T-Mo's parent Deutsche Telekom is worth $100B+ and Softbank is worth about $50B+ ...there are no hobos in the big wireless game.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 19:09

19. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

i get unlimited everything for 30$ with average of 30-40mbps are you paying for your phone with the plan or is that the plan only?

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:21 1

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I'm still in 2G, not because I don't have 3G, but I have no use for 3G (my current plan doesn't allow internet connection)

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:47 1

10. shahrooz (Posts: 785; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Lol, my country still uses 2G and hspa. However there is this new carrier that has 3G.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 01:25 1

11. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

HSPA is 3G.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 03:49

13. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

This is nice. Initially it will be expensive to go on a 5G dataplan but with time like every other thing, the price will normalise for the mainstream market/subscribers.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 07:46

14. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

meanwhile in the Philippines, we have the slowest internet connection in the southeast asia region - average 2mbps speed on 4g LTE

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 09:06 1

15. NexusX (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 May 2013)

you'd be lucky to get 1mbps on Sprint's 3g network.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 14:34

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

lol. half that, and that is our general 3g speed in the whole country

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 12:24

20. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Interesting, most are still stuck with 3G coverage, and they are moving on. Almost reminds me of the days of broadband inception, and how many people still had dial up service.

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