News from C-Tel

12 February 2019

 

 What's Different About The Upcoming 5G Network?

 

5G Network Creative Telecoms

 The promises of 5G have been indicated, from speeds of up to x100   faster than those delivered by current connectivity to ultra-low latency   in the range of one millisecond. The result is that end users already   have huge expectations for the services and applications supported by   5G networks.

 However, 5G isn’t simply the next phased update to existing   communication standards. The services and network quality anticipated   from 5G networks depend on many different elements. Therefore,   advanced and severe testing is vital at every phase of 5G deployment. Network operators are to ensure delivery of consistent performance that both applications and users require.

The inherent complexity of 5G represents several obstacles for any testing process. Unlike the linear growth of 3G and 4G, 5G requires an exponential increase of RF channels, making channel emulation much more complex. Moreover, 5G’s infrastructure is immensely changed, including massive MIMO (multiple-input/multiple-output), the use of new frequency bands such as millimetre wave (mm Wave) spectrum, larger carrier bandwidths, and beamforming. The technology used in 5G test equipment must advance rapidly to reimburse for this new level of complexity.

However, the inherent complexity of 5G represents several obstacles for any testing process. Unlike theSpeeds of 3G 5G linear expansion of 3G and 4G, 5G requires an exponential increase of RF channels, making channel emulation much more complex. Moreover, 5G’s infrastructure is vastly different, comprising massiveMIMO (multiple-input/multiple-output), the use of new frequency bands such as millimetre wave (mm Wave) spectrum, larger carrier bandwidths, and beamforming.

As such, the technology used in 5G test equipment must advance rapidly to compensate for this new level of complexity. 5G deployment testing can be complex and challenging.

 

The Creative Telecoms Team