A recent white paper from Ericsson examines how the research required for 5G wireless networks is now well underway, and should be a reality by 2020. "5G will enable the long-term 'Networked Society' and realize the vision of unlimited access to information for anyone and anything," predicts the company.
According to Ericsson, this vision will be achieved not by replacing existing technologies, but by combining evolved versions of today’s radio-access technologies (RATs), including LTE and HSPA, with complementary RATs for specific use cases, which will jointly fulfill the requirements of the future.
The paper examines how the recently founded European METIS [Mobile and Wireless Communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty Information Society] project is aimed at developing fundamental concepts of the 5G system and aligning industry views.
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