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.
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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