No, the ITU has not defined 5G as a 20Gbps technology

Erdogan Syndrome award* to… the blogosphere You may have read that the ITU has decided that for a network to be considered 5G – which means it will conform to IMT2020 recommendations – it must offer peak speeds of 20Gbps. Headlines such as these (below) all give the impression that the ITU has just decided what 5G will offer in terms of peak speeds: ITU defines 5G as a 20Gbs per second network ITU defines 5G as speed of 20…

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5Qs on 5G: With 3GPP

Stemming all the way back from 1998 when it aimed to make a globally applicable 3G system based on GSM, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has certainly overseen a lot of change in network technology. As the journey towards 5G picks up speed following the recent Mobile World Congress, ‘Inside5G’ spoke to 3GPP’s Marketing and Communications Officer Kevin Flynn to see how the project is looking towards the next-generation. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G?…

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