5G: The first three years
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After considerable hype and uncertainty, the near term developments for 5G are now much more apparent, including which nations will go first, chip and handset availability, and the use of different spectrum bands.
Format: PDF filePages: 43 pages Charts: 07 Author: Dave Burstein Publication Date: December 2018
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Some basic timelines
- What will 5G deliver?
- What will 5G be used for?
- Current plans reviewed in the report
- What is 5G?
- The leaders are deploying millimetre wave
- Key dates
- What 5G and advanced 4G deliver
- Six things to know
- Six myths
- 5G “Smart Build” brings cost down to little more than 4G
- 5G, Edge, Cable and IoT
- Edge networks in 5G
- “Cable is going to be humongous” – at least in the U.S.
- IoT and 5G
- IoT and 5G: Does anyone need millions of connections?
- Current plans of selected carriers (5G leaders)
- Who’s who
- Phone makers
- The system vendors
- Chip makers
- Spectrum bands in the 5G era
- Millimetre wave
- A preview of 5G smart strategies
- How can carriers use 5G to make more money?
- The cold equations of growth
Table of Figures
- Figure 1: 20 years of NTT DOCOMO capex
- Figure 2: Verizon 5G network plans
- Figure 3: Qualcomm’s baseband chip and radio frequency module
- Figure 4: Intel 5G chip – Very limited 5G production capability until late 2019
- Figure 5: Overview of 5G spectrum bands
- Figure 6: 5G experience overview
- Figure 7: Cisco VNI forecast of wireless traffic growth between 2021–2022
Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 4G, 5G, AT&T, Chipsets, DT, edge, fixed wireless access, FWA, Huawei, IoT, millimetre wave, mmWave, Nokia, Samsung, smart build, spectrum, Strategy, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Verizon