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Following a working party meeting in San Diego, the ITU has announced the timeline for 5G standardisation. The IMT-2020 process, outlined here, envisages completing standards for 5G during 2020. The standards body expects to complete its 5G vision statement to be completed this year, which will let it start serious work on 5G …

  1. gerdesj Silver badge

    "The standards body expects to complete its 5G vision statement to be completed this year, which will let it start serious work on 5G technical performance requirements at the beginning of 2016."

    Always get the vision statement in first before you do something useful ...

    "We will create a new faster G" - there you go in 5 seconds flat. Now crack on and do it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thanks ITU. We'll have been using 5g-draft for about 3 years by then, good luck cleaning up the standardization mess your dog slow processes are going to spawn.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    So, LTE was a lie?

    see above.

  4. W Donelson

    Signal penetration?

    Always the hangup

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  6. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    2020?

    That will mean 2030 before we get it anywhere outside London then.... and at a 100% price premium to boot (remember EE's 4G intro prices?)

  7. PassiveSmoking

    Of course by the time the standard actually comes out people in the marketing department will be calling it 42G.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who needs this?

    What's the use case for being able to download an UltraHD movie in 10 seconds? It still takes two hours to watch!

    1. Dig

      Re: Who needs this?

      the Use case is 720 people being able to download the UltraHD movie at the same time. Though I gues with the protocol overhead and such like its more like 72.

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