The 3GPP consortium (3rd Generation Partnership Project) that develops specifications for mobile telephony, approved the official name for networks of the fifth generation. They will be called, as suggested earlier, 5G.
Was also presented the official logo of the 5G technology, which will replace the modern 4G networks such as LTE or LTE-Advanced.
As you can see, waves similar to those present in the existing logo 4G (although their form has been slightly changed), and was selected by green color, which corresponds to the standard LTE-Advanced Pro. These symbols of radio waves complemented by a clear and concise inscription 5G.
Adoption of the specs of the 5G is scheduled for completion in the first phase in 2018, and commercial operation of new networks is expected in 2020. It is expected that the logo will be used for later versions of the standard.
The speed of data transmission in 5G networks up to 10 Gbit/s (for comparison, the current LTE modems for smartphones support speeds up to 1 Gbps). The new standard will also significantly increase network capacity. Support of a large number of simultaneously connected devices opens up great prospects for the “Internet of things”.
According to forecasts from the Ericsson Mobility Report, by 2022 the number of users of 5G will reach half a billion.