Even as India is struggling with 4G, the world is moving towards the next big thing – 5G.
The 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) cellular standards group, a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations also known as the Organisational Partners has officially adopted the name “5G”. In fact, even the new logo, along with the name has been approved, and will become a wireless standard.
The logo, according to the Organisational Partners, has been created keeping in mind the need to have a familiar design aspect. The logo, much like the previous ones, makes the use of plain black text and textured waves.
According to 3GPP, Phase 1 of the 5G roll-out is scheduled to be completed by September, 2018, to address a more urgent subset of the commercial needs. Phase 2 is set to be completed by March, 2020.
The definition of 5G is yet to be given by 3GPP, however, it’s speculated that the focus of 5G will shift from higher speeds to larger bandwidth.
“The use of the 5G logo on 3GPP specification cover sheets is intended to help the industry to identify at which point in time 5G features will appear,” said the 3GPP in the release.
But even as the future of internet becomes a lot clearer, India’s struggles with existing technology are problematic to say the least. While companies like Airtel and Reliance Jio have tried to make 4G a more available choice of spectrum with their enticing offers and schemes, the sad reality is that offers alone cannot help if the state of infrastructure is shoddy at best.
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