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FCC wants to use up to 71GHz band to offer 5G speeds of up to 10Gbps

The FCC proposes new 'flexible user service rules' that would allow transmission of 5G signs of up to 71GHz

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 26, 2015 10:27 pm CDT - 1 min, 2 secs reading time

The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to make 5G mobile Internet a reality, drafting rules that would allow companies to broadcast cellular signals at far higher frequency spectrums than what we have today.

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The FCC's proposed new "flexible user service rules" would allow transmission of signals in the 28, 37, 39, and 64 to 71GHz bands. All of these bands are above and beyond the 700 to 2600MHz that 4G LTE networks use, with the FCC wanting public comment on any other bands above 24GHz that could be used for 5G.

It believes that the distance limits and ease of obstruction of using the spectrum above 28GHz can be overcome, and when it does overcome these issues, 5G mobile networks can push speeds of between 1Gbps and 10Gbps - around 1GB/sec to your smartphone, through 5G. The FCC specifically cites "dynamic beam-forming antennas as an engineering advancement that can support high-frequency, high-capacity networks" reports TechSpot.

The FCC's proposal for 71GHz isn't final right now, but they expect to authorize unlicensed, licensed, and shared high-frequency spectrums in the very near future.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

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