Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2018 20:38 UTC
Internet & Networking

It's been a long time coming, but there's finally a finished 5G standard. Earlier this week, the 3GPP - the international group that governs cellular standards - officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. It's another major step toward next-generation cellular networks finally becoming a reality.

Now, if you've been paying attention to the cellular industry, this may sound familiar and for good reason: the 3GPP also announced a finished 5G standard in December 2017. The difference is that the December specification was for the non-standalone version of 5G NR, which would still be built on top of existing legacy LTE networks. The agreed-upon specification from this week is the standalone version of 5G, which allows for new deployments of 5G in places that didn’t necessarily have that existing infrastructure.

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2G to 5G
by ksec on Sat 16th Jun 2018 10:06 UTC
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2013-04-04

I think a lot of people didn't realise how fast of the pace we have in the last 10 years.

While we have 3G in 2008, no one were really using it 9 ( Apart from Japan ). It wasn't until iPhone 3G, and 3GS did the data usage become a thing. We basically moved from 2G/3G Network to end of 4G Network and introduction of 5G in mere 10 years.

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RE: 2G to 5G
by kurkosdr on Sat 16th Jun 2018 21:54 UTC in reply to "2G to 5G"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

I think a lot of people didn't realise how fast of the pace we have in the last 10 years.

While we have 3G in 2008, no one were really using it 9 ( Apart from Japan ). It wasn't until iPhone 3G, and 3GS did the data usage become a thing. We basically moved from 2G/3G Network to end of 4G Network and introduction of 5G in mere 10 years.


I don't know how Jobs convinced carriers to stop pushing their silly "Portals" (read: walled gardens full of overpriced junk) and let us access The Real Internet for a reasonable price, I am just glad he did.

In Greece, back in 2010 the carrier cashier had to register my LG Optimus 2X as an iPhone 3GS so that I would qualify for the biggest subsidy in a plan that included a reasonable amount of data.

Edited 2018-06-16 22:03 UTC

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RE: 2G to 5G
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2018 00:18 UTC in reply to "2G to 5G"
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2005-07-06

While we have 3G in 2008, no one were really using it 9 ( Apart from Japan ). It wasn't until iPhone 3G, and 3GS did the data usage become a thing.

Don't be so US-centric... I, and quite a few others, were already using mobile internet connection to access full web in 2007.

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Waiting for the joke
by quatermass on Mon 18th Jun 2018 19:22 UTC
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2005-08-03

I'll be waiting for the idiotic sales talk that'll appear when they start claiming 5G can do theoretical speeds in the real world....

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