Currently, some private organizations are using 5G through unlicensed spectrums. It is assumed the real life applications based on 5G will appear around 2020. The next-generation mobile network will be based on 5G. 5G delivers internet at five-time higher speed. Recently, four cities in US got 5G networks launched by open 5G TF network built on Verizon Home. It is the next generation Verizon 5G Home, empowered with super fast wi fi. The company’s representatives claim the innovations will attract new service investments and businesses in the cities e.g. Sacramento, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Houston. The new systems will require massive changes in hardware and intallations. However, the new regulations restrict the ability of infrastructure where it requires a small cell like device to fit into a small box to be installed on utility poles. Also, to get the best, one need to install fibre or a better system.
Recently, the Technology Solutions specialist at ProLabs announced about evolving architecture to make use of 5G. The new architecture is based on transition from CPRI to eCPRI, point-to-point to point-to-multipoint and from RF to fibres. It may involve as number of M2M devices. Ambroise Thirion of ProLabs announced this month about a trial of 5G in West Midlands in the UK.
Evolution of Gs
2G introduced mobile voices, 3G mobile data, 4G - IP telephony / HD videos, and 5G can provide bandwidth up to 10GB per second per device that can introduce new means of communication.
What are the major changes needed in IT network and infrastructure for 5G?
5G is a step forward towards building smart cities with speedy internets and improved securities on internet.
The technologies involved in it is CPRI - which is a digitalised and serial internal radio base station interface, which provides connection between the base band units and the radio or remote radio heads through single hop or multi hop topologies.
The architecture of E-ULTRA will involve radio bearer and node BS and MIMO that allows receiving and sending more than one data signal through antenna to improve data rate between the transmitter and receiver.
It needs mobile cord which focuses on virtualised RAN. It integrates data centre economies and cloud agility. It will involve 5GNR i.e. the new radio that provides beam forming and full duplex wireless technology.
Network slicing is required to get virtual slices of physical networks for specific performance.
Impact on cloud
Currently, there are many network services offering 5G on the top of 4G networking infrastructure, but technology advancement is required in the area to tap 5G, its impact on cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things, although, 5G infrastructures can provide customised networks for applications, devices, cell phones, services, IoTs sensors etc. It can provide better internet quality, and its infrastructure will be flexible, fluid and dynamic to suit cloud.
It is suitable for all types of IT applications and vendors, where low latency of the spectrum will support applications with highly reliable data, which will appear near –real –time. It can provide a perfect system for security, entertainment, appliance, engineering, construction and applications that will ease complicated communications and heavy traffic.
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