Ericsson is in the development process of developing Ericsson’s First 5G device. It might also be the world’s first 5G devices, as Ericsson is testing out a new 5G device on the streets of Stockholm, Sweden and Plano, Texas.
Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson were already racing to develop 5G mobile technology. The race to develop the 5G explains the rationale behind the €15.6bn acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia and the €1.4bn joint venture between the European telecoms industry, European Commission and Huawei. As the 5G technology is on the edge of its launch, the industry also needs to prepare for it. It will come sooner than people expect and will be much bigger than what people expect.
Currently the Ericsson’s 5G device is in the prototype phase and is very huge. The device is so huge that Ericsson is forced to transport the device through vans or specially designed carts that looks like golf cars. The reason Ericsson’s 5G model is so huge in its present structure is on the grounds that its what’s referred to in the industry as a test bed, significance it can be reconfigured to function as tablet or cell phone.
Now let’s talk about the speed of this device. This 5G device underpins some blazing speed, Ericsson routinely checks 2 Gbps in its outdoor tests. That is now ten times speedier than the 200 Mbps rates accessible on today’s most intense 4G systems, and it’s truly just the starting. These high speed and high numbers sounds great but the objective isn’t to give a single user on the system incredible high speed connectivity, but instead to convey copious data transmission to a large number of gadgets all the while.
There is so much excitement about the 5G, its ultimate fast speed and the breaking and crossing the peak speeds but it’s not only about speed. Håkan Andersson, Technology Researcher at Ericsson said:
“The more exciting problem is creating a consistently fast network with no dead zones, no congestion and no limitations on the number of devices it can support.”
Moreover, the researchers are also attempting to cut down the network delay encountered by the users, chopping it down from 30 milliseconds today to as much as a single a millisecond in the future. The researchers are also concentrating on building much slower systems than what we utilize today. Instead of enhancing the network for speed the mobile industry could upgrade it for power efficiency and cost reduction.