Huawei’s network division has recently teamed up with NTT DoCoMo to begin a real-life testing of 5G. The experiment ended up with the peak of 3.6Gbps. As earlier 5G was promised to achieve up to 20Gbps, so there is still a long road to go.
Looking at the current networking trends, nowadays people began to watch TV shows and movies on their mobile devices, especially tablets. Imagine if we could achieve 20Gbps with the 5G that would mean that even the bigger sized contents would download to our devices in just a split of a second. It is like being able to instantly watch any online content, which seems pretty unimaginable right now.
According to BGR, the tests by Huawei and DoCoMo were conducted in Japan in natural conditions and not inside an unrealistic environment lab. As of now, we expect 5G to come somewhere around 2020, and other big mobile companies are also planning on beginning tests.
Takehiro Nakamura, who is responsible for the 5G experiments at NTT DoCoMo stated the following regarding the tests:
“As the first in the world to succeed with such a large multi-user environment test, this is an important milestone…”
And indeed he is right to say so, as what Huawei and DoCoMo are doing right now, will surely shape the future of wireless networking all over the world. We can admit that the jump from 3G to 4G was already a significant one, and we can only expect an even bigger shock from the 5G networking.
We hope to see the tests continue, and will bring further reports on the achievements of the experimenting companies.