A fundamental feature of wireless (duplex) bidirectional communication systems is the way to separate the transmitted and received signals. We almost always find that the standard either establishes alternating them in time intervals, with the device quickly switching between transmission and reception, or transmitting them in different frequency bands and separating them by means of radiofrequency filters.
In my previous blog post last week on 5G, we saw how Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is considered a cornerstone use case for 5G and a new source of revenue stream for both MNOs and CPEs manufacturers.
Up until now, we have talked extensively about 4G and 4G+ (4G Advanced) mobile communications, and even more so about the upcoming 5G networks. However, I would like to take this opportunity to address mobile wireless technologies based on a private LTE network.
We’re living at an age where the technologies used in telecommunications keep changing for the better. It seems it was only yesterday when we were discussing the advantages 3G could bring, and now 5G is already knocking at our door. When we think about a change in technology, we automatically have higher downloading speeds and a broader bandwidth in mind. But 5G can potentially provide connectivity to a wide range of devices connected to the network.
2018 was a critical year in the move towards 5G technology or fifth generation mobile networks. An initial agreement defining a roadmap to develop this technology was published within the 3GPP Alliance in the middle of last year, and there is a second phase to underline certain aspects of the technology planned for the end of 2020.