MDR 5G – Prepared for the future

TrellisWorks are well prepared for the MDR 5G future with the best product partnerships. The current status of 5G, +1, +10 Gbps and <1-20ms Latency, with different ‘waves’ for different applications, fixed, NB-IoT and Low Latency, display signs of future potential. Not only that, but many 5G-smartphones are scheduled for release and over 20 carriers worldwide have announced support for this standard. The current status of 5G in the UK currently stands at 6 cities, London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester.

Meeting significant engineering challenges

5G technology includes broadcasting at frequencies between 30 to 300 GHz, has small cells requiring minimal power to operate and includes massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) supporting about a hundred ports. Not only this, but Beamforming identifies the most efficient data-delivery route to a particular user and Full Duplex enables 5G to transmit and receive data at the same time, on the same frequency.

A 5G network and user requirements, possibly billions of connected devices, pose significant engineering challenges for the future. But it’s a test that TrellisWorks is well prepared for and, as a matter of fact, we’ve already started working on.

The promise of 5G

5G promises a lot more in the form of a new wave spectrum, speed and latency. New wave frequencies include mmWave, Sub 6GHz and Sub 1GHz.

Greater tower density

Low band 5G also trades speed for reliability and densification, offering much greater tower density and requires ubiquitous fibre for backhaul.

Speed & more speed

Download speeds are over 1Gbps which is at least 10x faster than the typical 4G-LTE speeds and it’s faster than dedicated broadband services.

Imperceptible latency

Latency is potentially down to an imperceptible 1ms delay compared to around 20-50ms delay which is typical of 3G and 4G networks.