4G/LTE is yet at its peak in the country but as more demands of data allocations and bandwidth increases by the day, there’s still the need to improve our data connection and wireless telecommunication services. The successor of our current 4G infrastructure is currently being prepared as we move along with numerous testings being done by a collaboration of companies but a definite standard has yet to be made up until recently.The International Telecommunication Union recently published a draft for the 5G specs which will be used as the baseline of future 5G infrastructure.
On paper, 5G is significantly a huge leap from 4G with a theoretical 100Mbps download and 50Mbps for upload speeds with low latency at 4ms than the 20ms currently optimized for 4G. Also with 5G. More so, it should work on high-speed trains travelling at around 500 km/h, this will provide users reliant to the wireless network an internet services comparable to home wired connections.
For telcos, 5G network implementations will require a minimum of 20Gbps downstream and at least 10Gbps upstream of shared internet access to users, the draft also implies that the service should be able to handleat least 1 Million or more devices per square kilometer. While these specs are like an answer from our crawling wireless internet connections, these specifications are more likely possible in low populous area. We’re still in doubt that it could be fully implemented fast enough on rural areas, but with continuous service upgrades, we’re up to hope for something better. Currently we are already enjoying 40Mbps at most of downstream here in the Philippines under LTE connection, a 100Mbps at minimum should already be something to grasp for.
The 5G specification draft may change overtime as more testing are being done until it gets approved hopefully at the ITU Meeting later this year.