Connectivity for internet today is the necessary thing for any one having the smart phone. Internet has evoled from 2G to 3G and nowadays in many country 4G connectivity is also available. Still there are problems in using 4G networks in smart phones due to the battery and the heating problem, then also recently Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia and japan’s NTT DOCOMO are to work jointly on research in fifth generation (5G) technologies.
Nokia’s netwrok or NSN divuision hav given a statement that “Nokia and NTT Docomo have agreed to collaborate on research and standardisation of 5G technologies and to work jointly on a 5G proof of concept (PoC) system,” According to the Nokia this move builds on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two companies in January 2014 to research future radio access experimental systems.
Seizo Onoe, chief technology officer at NTT DoCoMo while sharing their thought told that “We chose Nokia as our partner for the 5G research project based on its clear vision as well as its extensive mobile broadband experience and technology leadership”
While further Hossein Moiin, executive vice president & chief technology officer of Networks said that “Expanding our cooperation with NTT Docomo on 5G radio technology is an important step towards defining future mobile networks”
Nokia also said that, to meet the demand for extreme capacity and performance, future 5G networks will need to overcome the challenges that will become relevant for operators, such as guaranteeing cell-edge rates in excess of 100 mbps and reducing latency by a factor of 10.
Nokia and Docomo’s move towards developing the proof of concept will solve the connectivity issue for sure but as said earlier the issues like heating problem and the battery consumed due to that is the one which needs more light on them. 70GHz spectrum band will be used by Nokia and Docomo for 5G proof of concept.
It’s good to see Nokia and Docomo both working on 5G and we will see something cool and new that’s the expectation.
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