solution in the 2. 5 GHz range by late 2019. T-Mobile
also announced their 600 MHz spectrum last year, and
is expected to use the entire band to enable a complete
indoor/outdoor 5G network. Offering a key performance
advantage, 600 MHz radio waves travel twice as far and offer
four times better performance around buildings/obstacles.
In Canada, carrier Telus has partnered with Huawei
to launch 5G wireless-to-the-home trial service using
custom-designed 5G customer premise equipment.
Before the unveiling of 3GPP standards, they had
demonstrated successful 5G pilot networks over a 28
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile
telecommunications operator (by subscriber count), has
announced aggressive 5G plans, with large-scale trials
launching in 2018 and a standalone rollout to begin in
2020. Rather than integrating 4G and 5G networks,
a standalone rollout will mean total revolution of
the current architecture and core network. These
new networks are expected to run mostly in the 3. 5
GHz band, with focus on testing massive MIMO
technologies. A single standard solution promises great
economies of scale.
Vodafone Ireland has also promised a 5G rollout within
the next two years, having tested pre-standard 5G in the
3. 6 GHz spectrum. Together with Huawei, Vodafone has
completed the world’s first call using the Non-Standalone
3GPP 5G NR standard and sub- 6 GHz spectrum.
European carrier Deutsche Telecom and Huawei recently
announced field tests of 5G NR with mm Wave (E-Band)
technology. Previously they had announced the first pre-
standard 5G connection in a live network.
With these and many other announcements coming in
rapid force, it’s no wonder GSMA has forecasted that
by 2025, there will be 1.1 billion 5G connections around
Over the next few years, many flavors of 5G will begin
to deploy around the world. These initial deployments
may only bring incremental improvements, but over
time the full capacity of 5G will be reached and
deployed, bringing the promised long-term benefits
with it. At full maturity, a 5G network promises
customers near-zero latency, improved data speeds, low
energy, and increased capacity. While this ideal remains
a few years off, we can all agree the wait and journey
will be worth it. ECN
for Industrial Applications
New 1.27mm pitch Archer Kontrol connectors in horizontal
and vertical layouts with 12-80 pin combinations.
Designed with surface mount solder tabs for additional
board retention strength, it can withstand lateral and
twisting forces in high vibration environments.
Temperature range of -55°C to +125°C
Assists with blind mating
Fully shrouded connector system
Tested to perform up to 500 operations