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UK government along with industry partners begin funding 5G network research

5G network research begins thanks to UK government and industry partners
By: Anthony Garreffa | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:29 am

I've only begun to be impressed with 4G here in Australia, but we all know that the technology industry doesn't sleep with news that 5G research is now underway thanks to the UK government and industry partners.




They've teamed up to create the 5G Innovation Centre, which is set to be established at the University of Surrey in the coming months, and will be funded in a joint effort between the UK government and a bunch of companies from the wireless tech industry.


The UK government has pledged $18.6 million or so, while another $38.5 million will come from partners found in Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica, Fujitsu, Rohde-Schwarz, and AIRCOM International. The goal of this 5G network research will be to make the UK the center of 5G network deployment, which could be even ten years or more away.


There's no details of what 5G would bring, but if 4G networks can reach 100Mbps, we should expect this to be at least 500Mbit (!). I'd expect full 1080p or even 4K streaming over this network, and by then we're going to need it. Excitement level - level 10 engaged.


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