Why We Exist
The endless demand
We have an almost endless demand for connectivity , driven by IoT and consumers. Our expectations is to be able to consume high speed internet anywhere, anytime and at "no" cost. The forth industrial revolution is leaving no stone unturned and is affecting every part of society and industry.
Already today the radio spectrum used is starting to reach its capacity and the expected future growth of mobile data traffic, has been the main driver for the development and standardization of the 5th cellular generation, 5G-New Radio.
It is hard to grasp that we now are pursuing 10Gbps connections and latency below 1 ms!
Nothing is for free
After two decades of technology development looking for enhanced speed and capacity, there are no more low hanging fruits! The fifth generation mobile system is adding a huge amount of technical complexity and is using new frequency bands previously avoided. All to deliver the capacity and bandwidth required.
MIMO stands for Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output. In reality this means using multiple antennas on the same frequency band, with massive indicating a high number of such antennas. Making these antennas directional (beamforming) focusing the transmission in the direction of the receiving party. This gives great benefits in terms of spectrum- and energy efficiency as well as performance.
mmWave is normally referring to the bands between 24 and 100 GHz. This is great and underutilized spectrum. Traditionally it has been used more for short-range communication due to its inherent characteristics and propagation loss, but in combination with MIMO and beamforming it will take the next generations of cellular communication to new levels!
The first mmWave frequency bands that will be used, are the 28 and 39 GHz bands, part of the Frequency range 2.