The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has defined the first specifications of the fifth generation mobile internet network that should begin to be marketed worldwide from 2020. It was determined that the speed of the new standard should be up to 20 Gbps, the ensure that download a high-definition movie in just 10 seconds.
Of course, all this speed will not be made available to customers on a massive scale, since it’s goal is to achieve maximum transmission technology that is yet to be chosen.
The ITU also determined that the average speed of 5G networks should be 100 Mbps to connect about 1 million sets that follow the concept of “Internet of Things” in an area of 1 km². Even with the worldwide marketing being expected to start in 2020, South Koreans can experience the new speeds in 2018.
South Korea must show the new network of mobile internet during the Winter Olympics 2018 to be held in Pyeongchang. Still, there is not a specific technology to standardize 5G networks globally. The ITU should start receiving suggestions from researchers in the coming months and then choose an alternative.
In 4G networks today, the technology used is the LTE, which is still in popularity in many countries. The intent of Korea is to remain leading the development of mobile broadcast technologies. The ITU may further define specifications for the 5G at meetings to be held in July and November this year.