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5G reaches important milestone but are we ready for it yet?

Published Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 | 15:30 CET
The 3GPP has published Release 15, formalising the 5G standard. A Non Stand-Alone (NSA) version of 5G was approved last year already, with signalling still over 4G, and now the standalone version of 5G is ready. In the evolution to 5G, we've already seen numerous partnerships, the development of use cases, plans for 5G spectrum auctions and most recently the first networks launched. While the ...

5G reaches important milestone but are we ready for it yet?

Published Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 | 15:30 CET The 3GPP has published Release 15, formalising the 5G standard. A Non Stand-Alone (NSA) version of 5G was approved last year already, with signalling still over 4G, and now the standalone version of 5G is ready. In the evolution to 5G, we've already seen numerous partnerships, the development of use cases, plans for 5G spectrum auctions and most recently the first networks launched. While the ...

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5G reaches important milestone but are we ready for it yet?

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