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Wireless Mantra of the Week: 5G Peak Data Rate

Mantra: 5G aims for the peak data rate of 20 Gbps.Brief Explanation:According to ITU’s IMT-2020 requirements, 5G needs to support the peak data rate of at least 10 Gbps and even 20 Gbps in some cases. It would be a while before we experience such data rate in practice. Key factors that contribute to such […]

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Wireless Mantra of the Week: What is 5G?

Mantra: 5G is the fifth-generation cellular technology with unprecedented performance capabilities and flexibility and aims to offer amazing services on a massive scale. Brief Explanation:3GPP has defined 5G that can meet ITU’s performance requirements for IMT-2020. 5G utilizes flexible and efficient New Radio air interface, virtualization-friendly and service-based radio and core networks, Network Slicing, Multi-access […]

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Wireless Mantra of the Week: 5G Phases

Mantra: 3GPP has defined 5G Phase 1 in Release 15 and has been working on 5G Phase 2 in Release 16. Explanation: To accelerate time-to-market, 3GPP adopted divide-and-conquer approach and has worked on 5G specification in phases. 5G Phase 1 has been fully defined in Release 15 with support for NSA NR with the EPC […]

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Wireless Mantra of the Week: SA NR and NSA NR

Mantra:Two popular architecture options for 5G deployments are Non-Standalone New Radio (NSA NR) with the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Standalone NR (SA NR) with the 5G Core (5GC).Brief Explanation:In the NSA NR with the EPC architecture, the 5G UE can simultaneously do data transfer with the LTE Master eNB and 5G Secondary gNB. Furthermore, […]

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