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The 3GPP has told the industry to get cracking on standardising the air interface for 5G. The standards body wants the “5G New Radio” (NR) to be frozen by June 2018, which should help vendors have devices ready for the planned 2020 date for 5G standards to be ready to fly. Behind the radio, there will be two architectures: …

  1. m0rt

    So much of our spectrum being sacrificed to play cat videos. Truly a fitting homage to our masters...

  2. ARGO

    Released in 2018? So it might work properly by 2023 then...

    1. leexgx

      its OK the USA mobile networks will get there way and call LTE-adv (4G+) and call it 5G

  3. druck Silver badge


    I always thought 3GPP was the file extension of the crappy low res videos produced by my first Nokia with a camera.

  4. GrandTour


    So... 5G wireless means you can blast past your data cap in minutes now?

    When will data be unlimited?

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