UK and Germany to develop next gen 5G wireless internet.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans for the UK to develop the next generation of wireless, 5G internet in collaboration with Germany.
Speaking at the CeBit trade show in Hannover, Cameron said that in the current world of “permanent technological revolution” the UK could not afford to miss out on developing 5G.
“With 4G, an 800 megabyte movie takes around 40 seconds to download; with 5G that would be cut to one second,” said Cameron.
“This is a prize that researchers all over the world are going for and so I am delighted to announce a new collaboration, between the University of Dresden, King’s College University in London and the University of Surrey.”
Despite his insistence that Europe must take the lead in developing the technology, Cameron did not clearly outline what money would be used to fund the research.
This is in contrast with the South Korean government who announced in January this year that they would be investing 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) in developing 5G technology over the next six years.
Cameron did announce however plans for £73 million of public money to be directed towards boosting research in the Internet of Things – the concept of endowing ordinary objects with low-power internet connections to allow them to share data.
We are on the brink of a new industrial revolution and I want us – the UK and Germany – to lead it,” said Cameron. “Take British ingenuity in software, services and design, add German excellence in engineering and industrial manufacturing and together we can lead in this new revolution.”
4G stands for 4th generation and is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications standards . It is the successor to the 3G standard which culminated in 2010 with 3.9G , also known as Pre – 4G . 3G was the first communication protocol, where one of the ” generations ” began to speak , a name which in the meantime has become convention .
The speed of 4G is 100 Mbit / s or approximately 12.5 megabytes per second if you sit in the train or car , and 1000 Mbit / s per second, or about 125 megabytes per second if you stand still or walking are. There is – in part because of the high demands on the speed – but still a standard by the ITU to the requirements to be allowed to be called 4G LTE Advanced . Mid-2013 only in South Korea, a commercial 4G network was active .
The current in the rest of the world active ’4 G ‘ networks are in fact 3.9G .
Despite this, many manufacturers have their 3.9G products marketed with names that suggest the 4G products . For example, 3GPP Long Term Evolution as a marketing name ” 4G LTE ” inherited and prices Dutch telecom providers a network based on this standard are often as a ’4 G network .
The Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo expects its 5g network to be taken in use in 2020. The new network should be as 4g and have a thousand times the capacity of the current network .
5g with a rate one hundred times as high speed would amount to 15Gbit / s , the current theoretical maximum of NTT Docomo ‘s 4G network is 150Mbit / s . The network should go live in 2020 , says the provider at Engadget . The European Union wants at that time to be ready for the live setting a 5g network.
This is the Japanese provider ahead of ourselves , because for now it is not even a standard 5g . Now 4G is going to be used worldwide watch companies in the industry how to 5g should look like and what it should be , the work on 4g began over ten years ago. Moreover, it remains to be seen how feasible the claims of the Japanese provider prove , for 4g was also previously reported that the direction of 1Gbit / s would go , but current subscriptions in the Netherlands have a maximum speed of 50Mbit / s .
The network 5G also has according to NTT Docomo thousand times as much capacity as the current network, so that providers will have streaming services like Spotify and Netflix and more are used
South Korea Building 5G Mobile Network.
The country’s science ministry is investing 1.6 trillion won (£900m) into the technology, with a view to rolling it out by 2020.
“We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010,” said a spokesperson for South Korea’s science ministry. “Now it is time to take pre-emptive action to develop 5G.”
South Korea isn’t simply undertaking this effort to provide its citizens with a faster means to download movies and play online games without lag. The ultimate goal is to turn South Korea into the world’s preeminent provider of 5G technologies. To do that, the country is enlisting the help of its SK Telecom and Korea Telecom, as well as Samsung and LG