Qualcomm has developed a technology for the operation of the network LTE-Advanced on the 5GHz band. This step was driven by analysts forecasts about the increasing pace with the huge volumes of mobile Internet traffic.
The presented solution by Qualcomm specialists, the work-based LTE-A 5 GHz, could be one of the first strikes “right on target” in the battle between the standard cellular and wireless data transmission technology, which does not require obtaining permission to private use of frequencies.
Meanwhile as demonstrated, the solution is in the prototype stage, so representatives of the U.S. company did not disclose any information about the support of one or another standard products. However, the question of using the new frequency to transmit data over the mobile network has already passed into the stage of detailed and thorough study. Most of the carrier networks today use a frequency in the vicinity of 3 GHz (2.5-2.7 GHz, and the range of 3.4 to 3.55 GHz). Suppliers like Qualcomm Atheros already offer users multiple device models with the standard WiFi, operating at a frequency of 5 GHz. Some manufacturing companies can use this value as well as the 60-GHz band. All companies conducting research in the field of cellular networks are actively considering the possibility of providing cellular services in the broadest possible spectrum of available frequencies.
Rasmus Hellberg, senior director of technical marketing at Qualcomm confident that the network LTE-Advanced network running on unlicensed frequency greatly exceeds WiFi on the effective range of its activities, as well as manageability, reliability, and overall integrity of the network coverage for the end user. In addition, mobile operators, in turn, should receive the benefit of a common standard of cellular communication therefore, these is practically ideal frequency for autonomous mobility.
Network LTE, running on unlicensed frequency is an inevitable step in the development of the industry. Despite the fact that Rasmus Hellberg in his report did not mention the device models that are now considered by the company to implement the capacity to function in the network LTE-A 5 GHz, yet the director has mentioned about the implementation of the standard presented in future SOC-system.
According to the analysts, it is still too early to talk about any clear plans for development of LTE-A 5 GHz together with the stages of modernization of the network itself, since the process of full integration will need at least 3 to 5 years.
Written by Stephanov. Source Qualcomm.