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FCC to Explore 5G In the 24GHz Region

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Oct 17, 2014, 2:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today opened a notice of inquiry that will see the agency begin to explore next-generation wireless networks. The FCC is hoping to use spectrum above 24GHz for new wireless networks. This spectrum, sometimes referred to as millimeter waves, has long been regarded as ill-suited for wireless networking use due to its short-range and line-of-site propagation characteristics. However, the densely packed waves can hold large volumes of data, or 1,000 times more than current-generation technology can, according to the FCC. The FCC plans to study the technical needs of making this spectrum useful and the potential regulatory regime needed to oversee it. The move comes as 4G LTE networks are in their final stages of being built in the U.S. The FCC knows it needs to find new ways to meet the crushing demand for capacity. "How do we meet these demands?" asked Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. "We look up. Way, way, up. To infinity and beyond."

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Oct 19, 2014, 9:38 PM

Realistically, what can't you do on LTE/LTE-A that 5G would be needed?

I can nail almost 60 megs on my LTE right now - and in most areas of a town of 3+ million hit almost always 10 plus megs.

Besides downloads, what can't you do with this type of speed? There's a certain point where enough is enough, now focus on other points - not to say technology improvements aren't good or needed, but I'm more concerned with my battery life than a 5G network.

They need to research and implement batteries that can charge in unique ways, or hold larger amounts of power without hindering the phone with excess weight.

We've already had diminishing returns on the CPU front (Desktop status) - same can be said for phones - they really aren't making large strides like they used to. We've kind of reached a reali...
According to Apple you don't care about battery life because your main concern is having a phone that is so thin that it only has one side. You care so little about battery life that Apple plans to remove the battery altogether with the next phone sin...

Oct 17, 2014, 3:39 PM

4G LTE networks are in their final stages

" 4G LTE networks are in their final stages of being built in the U.S."

I guess they haven't used T-Mobile as they seem to be in the final stages of deploying their Edge network.
It seems like to me that T-Mobile and Sprint see no reason to build out the actual network. Just attempting to expand new technoligies within the existing network.

Which is sad. The more you need out of a carrier, the smaller your options become, u...

Oct 18, 2014, 4:29 AM


It's clowns are amazing, final stage, we don't nothing close to LTE-A and this clowns said we are on the final stage lol

Make sure LTE-A it's developed at full capacity before talk about 5g clowns lol
I don't agree with that, if you wait until 4G is fully implemented to begin developing 5G it will already be too late. Innovation means always pushing the envelope, always moving forward, you don't wait. Granted, it's far off before we can begin talk...
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