A Greenfield 5G Network for Everyone in 2022
A Greenfield 5G Network for Everyone in 2022does
The first 5G networks are being deployed in some major metropolitan areas around the world, but the full,
potential of 5G won’t be realized until we have nationwide coverage and ubiquitous access to the technology.
For that to happen, everyone will need 5G in their lives—including the approximately 2 billion people who don’t have any internet connectivity at all today.
Getting there will require some innovative thinking and lots of investment, but we’re on track to make it happen with our Greenfield 5G Network by 2022. Here’s how we can do it.
How will we get there?
There are many ways to get a greenfield 5g network. One is to use the current frequencies with more bandwidth, another is to make new spectrum bands available, and a third is to make better use of the existing spectrum.
The problem with this last option is that it won’t be enough until something else can be done because there’s just not enough frequency space.
The other two options would require governments to coordinate efforts so that they don’t interfere with each other or other countries’ networks, but these changes will take time and cooperation.
Hopefully, as we move towards the 2020s and 2030s, there will be a world where everyone has access to a greenfield network.
To do this, companies will have to work together and think about the bigger picture of what their technologies could do. That’s one way that humanity will come together through technology.
There is one major hurdle to be overcome before greenfield 5g networks are a reality.
Mobile operators need access to more spectrum that is not currently used by television broadcasters and governments.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed auctions with new rules that would increase the amount of spectrum available to mobile carriers,
But some experts warn that the auctions may not generate the revenue needed to finance new greenfield deployments.
To have a greenfield network in 2022, mobile operators will need access to more spectrum than what they already have, as well as innovative ways of financing network deployment.
With so many other countries developing their own 5g strategies, the United States risks being left behind.
Small cells everywhere;
Small cells will be everywhere. The sheer number of small cells will make them blend into the background,
just as power lines do today. Your phone will connect to whichever small cell is closest and has the best signal at the moment.
You’ll probably never have to worry about battery life either because your device will intelligently switch between different small cells depending on where you are and what you’re doing.
And if you can’t find a small cell nearby, your handset’s radios can broadcast a Wi-Fi signal so that you can use data services with other devices nearby.
A greenfield 5g network could deliver all this tomorrow.
Imagine how it would feel to walk out of an airport terminal with all of that information being streamed from your devices without any interruption or delay – without worrying about spotty service or dead zones.
That’s what we’re going for when we talk about a greenfield network – one that delivers incredible experiences for everyone.
Aggressive beamforming techniques;
For the greenfield 5g network to provide high data rates, beamforming techniques will be used. In the absence of any obstructions and reflections, the coverage area of an omnidirectional antenna is circular and its range is determined by its power or gain. Beamforming techniques are used to improve signal performance or capacity by directing energy from one or more antennas at a particular user or a group of users without significantly affecting other users and/or systems. If you want to know more about what beamforming can do, just ask your local cell phone provider! It’s worth noting that not all beamformers require individual calculations for every transmitted symbol or modulation level. The directional patterns that come out of these smart antenna arrays can be set using parameters calculated using software before transmission (for instance based on geographical maps).
This technique could help operators increase throughput and prevent saturation in dense urban areas where users have to share channels with many neighbors. One potential downside: Operators might have to purchase new hardware which may limit their ability to take advantage of the latest spectrum technologies, but on the upside, they won’t need as much spectrum because they’ll have better efficiency from their transmissions with this kind of setup.
Higher-efficiency modulation formats (MIMO);
First, the 20-year timeframe of the greenfield 5g network is more than enough time to develop a new wireless infrastructure. This will be accomplished by a combination of fiber, next-generation millimeter wave (mmWave), and submillimeter wave (sub-mmWave) wireless networks. Second, with this new technology, there will be substantially higher bandwidth capacities. That means up to 10 gigabytes per second download and up to 1 gigabyte per second upload speed. The third point is that this level of speed makes it possible for people to experience virtual reality at true real-time speeds.
The mobile network of the future is going to be drastically different from what it is today, but luckily there are many ways we can prepare for these changes. One way is to build a greenfield 5g network that will serve people with all types of devices. The first step to building a greenfield 5g network is by implementing new technologies such as LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi. Building a greenfield network would have many benefits including more flexibility, better performance, and better coverage.