A recent report from Fierce Wireless claims that the 3GPP, the organisation governing cellular standards, has officially signed off on the first specification for 5G at meeting in Lisbon Portugal.
The signing of the agreement gives companies a list of hard specifications for bringing the real 5G to customers. Having said that, the 5G will encompass a wide range of spectrum, from as low as 600 and 700MHz bands to the millimeter wave portion of the spectrum at 50GHz. The complete and precise information will be released after the finalised standards are published later.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Just a few minutes ago, the first spec for 5G has been declared complete by the 3GPP!
Congratulations to all the brilliant people, from Qualcomm and many other companies around the globe, who worked so hard to make this happen on an accelerated timeline! pic.twitter.com/9Eq3OVAWFn
— Sherif Hanna ? (@sherifhanna) December 20, 2017
There were earlier reports that the download capacity of a 5G network of a single cell phone must be at least 20Gbps. Now that the specifications have been finalised, we can expect the technology to reach to our pockets may be by the end of next year or in 2019. However, here is a disappointing news for us as it may take even longer for the technology theto reach India.