Ericsson, Nokia, and Huawei are all pushing to be first in the development of that latest tech.
Labs at some of the hottest mobile technology companies around the world are driving forward at full tilt to try to generate patents that will help them to be able to take a firm hold on the future of wireless tech with 5G.
At the same time that many mobile devices are just stepping into 4G, companies are scrambling to snag 5G.
In terms of the present situation, many smartphone users are only just getting into the faster levels of 4G mobile technology networks. That said, this isn’t stopping equipment providers and telecoms, alike from looking forward into the next generation of what this internet tech will have to offer. Many of the major names in the industry are racing to be the first to develop 5G, so that they will be able to land the necessary patents that will secure vital control over the industry.
Among the top names in this mobile technology race are Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and Samsung.
These companies are working not only to progress smartphone network technology but also to make sure that they are the holders of the patents behind it. Most of those companies are aiming to test 5G in some form by 2018.
Although one of the main focuses of previous generations of this network technology was to improve the speed of the internet, 5G will go beyond just speed. Professor Rahim Tafazolli the head of 5G research at the University of Surrey, Gilford, U.K. explained that this mobile network tech is expected to improve internet speeds to the degree that it will open up an entirely new world of possibilities for apps.
This will range from connected vehicles to devices that will be able to take on the Internet of Things (IoT). He stated that “5G will be the start of a new way to think about communications.”
At Ericsson, they are functioning under the belief that by 2022, there will be as many as 50 billion connected devices in use around the world. That is clearly a concept with some profound implications.