back to article Japan, EU: we'll research 5G unicorns together

We don't know what 5G will look like yet, apart from fast and probably expensive, but Japan and the European Union have agreed to cooperate to research the coming-in-2020 mobile standards. Under the agreement announced Friday, the partners will work together on standards efforts, and to harmonise the radio spectrum to be used …

  1. bazza Silver badge

    Good idea

    This is something to be glad about.

    GSM, UMTS and LTE came about through cooperation, and they've worked out pretty well for everyone including the punters. Qualcom's CDMA and CDMA2000 didn't get much traction outside of the US, and even the US went for LTE; the price of trying to go it alone and corner the whole market to oneself...

    1. Lars Silver badge

      Re: Good idea

      And lets hope they can avoid feeding the patent trolls.

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  3. James 51

    5G frequencies and technologies need to be harmonised in as many places as possible. Imagine how slick all those feature phones will be with 5G in them!

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