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posted by martyb on Friday December 01 2017, @03:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the all-the-quicker-to-reach-your-data-cap dept.

Verizon will launch "5G" wireless service in three to five cities by the end of next year, starting with Sacramento, California:

Verizon is getting closer to releasing its first commercial 5G network, with the company announcing today that it plans on launching 5G in three to five cities by the end of next year. The rollout starts with Sacramento, California sometime in the second half of 2018.

Verizon press release.

Related: 5G Draft Technical Requirements Announced
Intel Announces Development of 5G Modems (Due in 2019)


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5G Draft Technical Requirements Announced 2 comments

The ITU has announced draft technical requirements for 5G mobile technology:

The total download capacity for a single 5G cell must be at least 20Gbps, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) has decided. In contrast, the peak data rate for current LTE cells is about 1Gbps. The incoming 5G standard must also support up to 1 million connected devices per square kilometre, and the standard will require carriers to have at least 100MHz of free spectrum, scaling up to 1GHz where feasible.

These requirements come from the ITU's draft report on the technical requirements for IMT-2020 (aka 5G) radio interfaces, which was published Thursday. The document is technically just a draft at this point, but that's underselling its significance: it will likely be approved and finalised in November this year, at which point work begins in earnest on building 5G tech.

[...] Under ideal circumstances, 5G networks should offer users a maximum latency of just 4ms, down from about 20ms on LTE cells. The 5G spec also calls for a latency of just 1ms for ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC).


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Intel Announces Development of 5G Modems (Due in 2019) 11 comments

Intel Announces XMM 8060 5G & XMM 7660 Category 19 LTE Modems, Both Due in 2019

Intel last week announced that its first commercial 5G modem, the XMM 8060, is now under development and will ship in a couple of years. As part of the announcement, the company reiterated its plans to offer a top-to-bottom XMM 8000 family of 5G modems for various applications, including smartphones, PCs, buildings and vehicles. In addition, the company announced its XMM 7660 Cat-19 LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps, which will be available in 2019.

At present, Intel's 5G Mobile Trial Platform is used to test 5G technologies in different locations around the world. For example, one of such devices installed aboard the Tallink Silja Europa cruise ship is used to enable Internet connectivity to passengers while in port in Tallinn, Estonia, (where another 5G MTP is installed) and the nearby area. Meanwhile, Intel's 5G Modem for client applications is evolving as well. Intel said that devices powered by the silicon can now make calls over the 28 GHz band. The 5G MTP will be used for its purposes for a while and will even gain new capabilities over time, but the company is working on a family of commercial modems that will be used for mass applications sometimes in 2019 and onwards. The Intel XMM 8000-series multi-mode modems will operate in both sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave global spectrum bands, combining support for existing and next-gen radios. Intel does detail the whole lineup two years before the launch but indicates that it will be able to address smartphones, PCs, vehicles, and fixed wireless consumer premise equipment (CPE).

Previously: ITU Defines "5G" as up to 20 Gbps, 2018 Olympics Demo Planned
5G Gets a Shot in the Arm From the FCC
3GPP Sets 2018 as Freeze Date for 5G Air Interfaces
5G Draft Technical Requirements Announced


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday December 01 2017, @03:17PM (6 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 01 2017, @03:17PM (#603923) Journal

    To hell with the cities. Roll out the fiber. For that matter, just roll out the wire. Us people in the sticks* would like to catch up to 1990 USA, if not 2000 USA. Here you are working on 2020, and we're still putting along with internet that most third world countries would be ashamed of. Let's just get the OLD definition of "broadband" finished, before we start on the new definitions!!

    *What's that? You ask what "the sticks" means? I'm 140 miles from Little Rock, 180 miles from Dallas, and about 40 miles from Texarkana. Fort Smith is a three hour drive north, Shreveport Louisiana a two hour drive south. I'm at a major freaking CROSSROADS of the United States, and I can't get decent broadband! Oh yeah - flyover country. Screw all of you decision makers.

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    • (Score: 5, Informative) by DannyB on Friday December 01 2017, @03:27PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 01 2017, @03:27PM (#603930) Journal

      You want something faster than dial up in the sticks? Do you realize who is in charge of the FCC right now?

      Sorry, due to new FCC deregulation, internet service is no longer available in your part of the city. To be notified if service becomes available in your area, enter your email address here.

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    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 01 2017, @04:43PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 01 2017, @04:43PM (#603956)

      What's that? You ask what "the sticks" means?

      It's actually the Styx [wikipedia.org], thimblewit. Yeesh! What the hell are they teaching kids these days?

    • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Friday December 01 2017, @06:34PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Friday December 01 2017, @06:34PM (#603996) Journal

      Us people in the sticks* would like to catch up to 1990 USA, if not 2000 USA.

      Then stop fellating that invisible hand and start acting like it.

    • (Score: 2) by forkazoo on Friday December 01 2017, @06:35PM

      by forkazoo (2561) on Friday December 01 2017, @06:35PM (#603997)

      "Fort Smith" and "Texarkana" probably aren't the best places to cite when billing yourself as being at a major hub.

    • (Score: 2) by Wootery on Saturday December 02 2017, @03:31PM

      by Wootery (2341) on Saturday December 02 2017, @03:31PM (#604298)

      No telco here in the UK is planning on rolling out 5G for a few years yet, which I completely agree with. I don't see the point in putting time and effort into 5G until 4G is consistently available, which it still isn't, on any of our four physical networks (EE, O2, Three, Vodafone).

      Fibre roll-out is making real progress, but we're not really there yet. I don't live out in the sticks so I get it easy; my home broadband is fine.

      Also, what will 5G really mean, anyway? I can already stream video to my phone. What good will more mobile bandwidth do me?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 01 2017, @04:37PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 01 2017, @04:37PM (#603954)

    In other news, by the end of 2018 Verizon will finally start giving customers in up to 5 cities the 4G they are already paying for. Film at 11. (Streamed in 3G, naturally)

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