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Ericsson achieves 5 Gbps over next-gen 5G test network

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Jul 2, 2014
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  1. While most of the world is still adopting 4G LTE networks, Ericsson is busy testing next-generation cellular connectivity in their labs. Recently, the company successfully managed to send data at a whopping five gigabits per second over test 5G networks.

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    As long as 5G isnt a power guzzler, bring it on!
  3. Kezhen Gao

    Kezhen Gao TS Member Posts: 23   +19

    The average subscriber probably have no more than 2 GB in their monthly data cap. So if you were actually able to hit your max speed, you would max out your data plan in less than 4 seconds.
    I think the focus needs to be bring down the cost of data transfer to the end consumer.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. fredk

    fredk TS Rookie

    Its 4G/5G - not GB #tool LOL

  5. Holyscrap

    Holyscrap TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +18

    5G(eneration) offers 5Gbps dl speeds which is 640MB/s which means 1920MB in 3 seconds therefore he is right
    cliffordcooley and Kezhen Gao like this.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,610   +1,899

    By the time it is deployed, we should have our phones nuclear-powered and have at least 4K resolution on them.
    ikesmasher likes this.
  7. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 988   +422

    4k yes. Nuclear? No way. We don't need people making pocket sized dirty bombs.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Not just that, but no one wants to run the risk of having an isotope in their pocket that can cause cancer xD.

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