Technological consensus drives 5G mobiles

The technology industry is conjured with the development of 5G mobiles. The advantages and influence in all areas of the economy (also in industry) have made the doubts that existed in past years regarding the deployment of networks have dissipated. According to GSMA5G connections will exceed 1 billion in 2022 and 2 billion in 2025. By the end of 2025, 5G will account for more than a fifth of all mobile connections, and more than two in five people in the world will live within reach of a 5G network, according to the report ‘The Mobile Economy Report 2022’ of the GSMA.

This unprecedented growth represents the fastest generational deployment in the mobile industry compared to 3G and 4G. For comparison, 18 months after its launch, 5G represented more than 5.5% of mobile connections; neither 3G nor 4G exceeded 2.2% penetration in the same period of time. There are currently nearly 200 active 5G networks in seven countries, including 68 operators providing 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) services and 23 offering 5G stand-alone (SA) services. All of this supports consumer demand, fueled by a growing portfolio of 5G-enabled smartphones in various price ranges.

“The 5G it represents a much larger share of global mobile connections than 3G or 4G at the same point in their life cycles. The momentum is due to factors such as innovative plans, streaming video services, increased sales of 5G phones and expanding network coverage,” said Alex Sinclair, GSMA Chief Technology Officer. ” Additionally, the launch of 5G services in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa over the past year means the technology is now available in every region of the world, so we’re poised to see further growth and transformation for services. .”

The first network capacity initiatives are underway to support the growing number of innovative use cases for consumers and businesses in the 5G era. Among them are the use in 5G of multiple spectrum bands below 3GHz, 5G mmWave, 5G Advanced and private networks.


The world congress of mobile technology in Barcelona It was also the appropriate setting for the presentation of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking SNSJU association, a public-private association formed by the European Union, industry and research centers to promote European leadership in the deployment of 5G and in the research and technological innovation for 6G. The initiative will mobilize 1,800 million investment in seven years, of which 900 million will be financed by the European Commission and the rest by the private sector.

Pearse O’Donohue, director of the Directorate General for Communication Networks and Technology, explained that the SNSJU is “a commitment to Europe playing its role in the development and deployment of the networks of the future”. In this sense, he highlighted that one of the key aspects will be “being able to influence the development of standards throughout the entire value chain”. O’Donohue argues that European industry and the public sector must “join efforts and focus energies to secure a leadership position in technologies and services that are clearly strategic.”

The SNSJU joint initiative was legally established in December 2021 and has been publicly presented during the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. Building on the success of the partnership that is already underway for 5G (5G-PPP), this new joint initiative will work on two pillars, research and innovation in 6G and the deployment of 5G projects and actions financed by the EU and the States. members.

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6G and the advances to come

The Government is especially aware of the development of the next generation of 6G mobiles and recognizes that “although a standard has not yet been defined for the future 6G technology that will implement the new generation of mobile connectivity, expectations are already beginning to be defined”. Among the elements to be highlighted according to a recent Government report is the development of new critical applications, such as real-time automation, augmented reality or immersive environments. Beyond these more apparent than effective applications, 6G is a serious candidate to promote simulation environments in real time, to simulate industrial tests in virtual environments. On the more practical side, the development of autonomous air taxis, hologram telepresence, self-driving cars or remote medicine is possible. These are some of the applications that will reinvent the world.

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