According to a recent study that was made by a team of researchers from the University of Sussex, the telecom service providers will have to find ways to share 5Gf frequencies if they need to bring improvements in high-speed mobile broadband across Britain. The team proposed abstraction from latest cognitive radio techniques and wireless networks that can allow intelligent sharing of frequencies as per demand. If this can happen, the team says, it would bring significant movement ahead from 4G, where frequencies were auctioned for special usage.
In order to support things like VR (Virtual Reality) and UHD video over mobile phones at much higher frequencies that are actually needed for this purpose. Though there is the provision of more bandwidth with 4G, high ranges of frequencies can get very crowded, this implies that only safe solution for future purposes is to share the frequencies. Professor Maziar Nekovee, the engineering design department head at the University of Sussex, adds, “Millimetre-wave frequencies are already used for satellites, military applications, radio astronomy and mobile backhaul. Using the same approach for 5G as we did for 4G would be hugely wasteful of a precious resource and could cause problems for existing users of these ultra frequencies.”
The same was confirmed by Professor Nekovee, the ex-head of the 5G research team at Samsung, he is of the opinion that entertainment will be one of the major beneficiaries in coming time. He further adds, “5G phase one is really focused on giving us ultra-fast mobile broadband. With technologies like VR and augmented reality (AR) racing ahead, we really need 5G in order for our infrastructure to catch up” The research team further plans to launch a series of projects keeping in mind future application for 5G like self-driving vehicles or robotics.
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