What's in Store for 5G This Year: Wireless experts discuss network deployment and ongoing challenges

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 24/02/2020 09:00

Although 5G is poised to replace LTE for cellular communications, its base stations require about three times as much power. That is one challenge identified by members of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative in “7 Experts Forecast What’s Coming for 5G in 2020,” a round up of predictions for the technology. The initiative, an IEEE Future Directions program, is helping to pave the way for 5G.

“As more operators push 5G from demonstration sites into wider deployment, 2020 is going to be the year that power efficiency moves to the center of the conversation,” says IEEE Fellow Earl McCune, cochair of the initiative’s hardware working group

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