Japan’s largest mobile service provider, NTT Docomo will carry experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile communications technologies with six mobile technology vendors namely Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia, and Samsung reports MyBroadband.
According to MyBroadband, the partnerships between Docomo and each of the mobile vendors will include experimental trials meant to determine the potential of 5G mobile technologies to exploit frequency bands above 6GHz.
Docomo will also aim to realize very high system capacity per unit area, and new radio technologies to support diverse types of applications including machine-to-machine (M2M) services.
5G is a new-generation cellular system targeted at commercial deployment in 2020. It signifies the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards.
It is expected to allow ultra-high-speed data transmissions at more than 10Gbps – 1,000-fold the capacity of existing LTE networks(Long Term Evolution), a wireless broadband technology designed to support roaming Internet access via cell phones and handheld devices.
Seizo Onoe, executive vice president and chief technical officer at Docomo said the new technology system is also expected to support the connectivity of a huge number of devices to support the ever-expanding market of M2M services.
“5G studies are starting to gain real momentum as we point toward 2020,” said.
10Gbps 5G mobile broadband trials [MyBroadband]