5G has long been mentioned, but now the next generation of mobile technology seems to be in the starting blocks. On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, announced Sprint plans to work with LG Electronics on its own 5G smartphone. It will then be launched on the market in the middle of next year.
“Sprint is moving fast on the road to 5G, and we are thrilled to announce the first 5G smartphone with the innovative team at LG” – John Saw, Sprint Chief Technology Officer
5G innovations for our mobile network
5G is also eagerly awaited in other areas. The enormous improvement in performance and connectivity is intended to create a new network standard to which the hardware must also adapt. According to current estimates, 5G is even four to eight times as good.
With the so-called “Massive MIMO technology”, which is an essential component of the new Sprint phone, the new smartphone should, according to the current press release, even be able to deliver up to 10 times as much capacity as current LTE systems, which significantly increases the data speed, especially at highly frequented locations. However, these improvements will not only be in speed alone; there will be less congestion and lower latency.
The Massive MIMO enables almost unlimited data and high-bandwidth applications, such as HD television and virtual reality applications, Sprint continues.
“LG has been working side-by-side with Sprint for nearly 20 years, and we are looking forward to expanding this partnership with 5G” – William Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics North America.
But more is needed to break the new network standard. 5G-enabled telephones are only part of the overall picture, because until there is no 5G network, they are useless despite all specifications and possibilities. Many companies are therefore working to make the dream of the fast mobile Internet come true.
Sprint plans to introduce its 5G mobile network in nine major U.S. cities, and Verizon plans to introduce 5G networks in four cities. Also Germany in Germany companies are working on introducing this new standard, but it could, according to experience, take a little longer for us.