The Race to 5G
The Latest 5G News and Analysis
Germany’s Federal Network Agency Catches Flak For 5G Rules
Critics say the agency’s proposed coverage obligations “disregard the laws of physics” 6 Dec
Spectral Monitoring for Drone Defense Applications
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “drones,” have been gaining popularity in recent years 24 Apr
Test and Measurement Is a Major Hurdle for 5G
New test rigs and strategies are crucial to keeping 5G on track 26 Nov
5G is the next generation of wireless technology scheduled to arrive in 2020. Once here, 5G should help wireless networks provide more bandwidth, higher data speeds, and lower latency to many more electronic devices. It’s also one of the most hyped topics in technology—with enthusiasts promising it will be the gateway to self-driving cars, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things. Here, IEEE Spectrum follows 5G news from around the world as telecommunications companies develop standards, test new technologies, and prepare to roll 5G out to customers.
Verizon’s 5G Rollout Experiences Are a Mixed Bag So Far
While performance for those using the prototype 5G network was great, coverage was very limited 12 Oct
Meet Martti, the Finnish Robocar That Uses 5G
Experts Disagree on Top Applications for 5G
Carriers argue that 5G will enable intelligent vehicles and the Internet of Things, but not everyone is convinced 13 Jul
5G Beam-Steering Antennas: More Accurate, Less Power Hungry
Taking a new approach to phase shifting antennas increases network range, data rate, and capacity 26 Jun
More Base Stations, More Antennas—Less Energy?
5G networks will likely consume more energy than 4G, but one expert says the problem may not be as bad as it seems 03 Oct
New “Network 2030” Group Asks: What Comes After 5G?
The ITU focus group wants to make sure the backbone of every network can support future demand for data 15 Aug