5G Technology Gets a Logo as Hype Around it Continues Building Up


3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Group), a consortium of organizations responsible for overseeing specifications of network technology standards such as 3G and 4G, has unveiled a logo meant for 5G.

The logo is meant to clear the way as 5G gets closer to being available. It draws inspiration from that of LTE Advanced Pro indicating a sense of continuity in the new standard.

5th generation networks are expected to herald a new world of instantaneous video upload and download with speeds that put current LTE speeds to shame. Downlink speeds, for instance, are expected to peak at at least 5 gigabits per second (translation: download a full high definition movie in a matter of seconds).

While 5G networks are not expected to be in place for at least the next 3-4 years, that has not stopped companies like Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung and others and their partners, the network operators, from entering high gear with their testing of the standard as the expected 2020 delivery date of the first live public 5G networks nears.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


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