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Go Big By Going Small

GO BIG BY GOING SMALL NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION Experts estimate by 2020 the telecommunications network will need to support more than 1,000 times today's volume of traffic. Already the frequency range used by cellular devices is strained. Smart antennas operating on the millimeter-wave band offer one possible engineering solution to the problem of how to move the future's data. FROM 3G TO 4G AND BEYOND II IN 2014, A FOURTH-GENERATION (4G) CONNECTION GENERATED THE 2020 NETWORK WILL NEED TO SUPPORT TRAFFIC VOLUMES MORE THAN 10% 4G 1000x MORE TRAFFIC ON AVERAGE THAN A NON-4G CONNECTION GREATER THAN WHAT WE SEE TODAY Although current 4G connections represent only 6% of mobile connections today, they already account for 40% of mobile data traffic. GROWTH OF CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS 497 mm MILLION 97% MOBILE DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS WERE ADDED IN 2014 OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS HAVE A MOBILE PHONE 7.4 OF THAT GROWTH 88% WAS ATTRIBUTED BILLION TO SMARTPHONES GLOBAL MOBILE DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS GROWTH IN 2014 LONG-TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2013 2014 2020 25% 40% 90% By 2020, total mobile subscriptions will approach 480 million, of which smartphone, mobile, PC, tablet and router subscriptions will comprise nearly 450 million FUTURE DEMAND Throughout their four-decade existence, cellular communications have relied exclusively on a strip of spectrum known as the ultrahigh frequency band Wireless engineers have long considered this frequency range- 69% between 300 megahertz and 3 gigahertz-to be the "sweet spot" for mobile networking 2014 GLOBAL MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC GROWTH 3G The UHF band is also used for satellite communication, broadcasting, paging systems and by third-generation (3G) CONTINUED HIGH-DEMAND wireless services GROWTH IS THREATENING TO TAX THE INDUSTRY'S MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC IN THE U.S. AND CANADA WILL BE CLOSE TO 6 EXABYTES PER MONTH BY THE END OF 2020 ABILITY TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE SUPPLY SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH-DEMAND GROWTH Industry experts agree that fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology will need to arrive by the end of this decade SG DIFFERS FROM EARLIER STANDAROS BY THE USE OF MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES DEPENDING ON THE DEVICE AND APPLICATION Used in combination with lower-band spectra already deployed for 4G LTE networks, the next generation of mobile networks promise data speeds that may exceed 10 gigabits per second – ten times what is currently available on the fastest fixed networks using fiber 5G optic cables DOWNLOAD SPEED INCREASE From today's 4G peak of 150 megabits per second to at least 10 gigabits per second means that it will take 4 seconds to download "Guardians of the Galaxy" instead of 6 minutes U.S. PROVIDERS ARE PROMISING TO DEPLOY SG NETWORKS AS EARLY GOVERNMENT REGULATORS AS 2020, WITH VERIZON SLATED TO BEGIN FIELD TRIALS IN 2017 They could make as much as 100 GHz of this spectrum available for mobile communications-more than 100 times as much bandwidth as cellular networks access today It's too soon to say how much 5G will cost, but carriers' ongoing 4G build-out may total $1.7 trillion through 2020 NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology SOURCES

Go Big By Going Small

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Experts estimate by 2020 the telecommunications network will need to support more than 1,000 times today’s volume of traffic. The frequency range used by cellular devices is already strained and wit...


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