5G Network Components: Enabling future communication technologies

Are you prepared for 5G technology?

5G is not just one small step for wireless communications, it represents a giant leap that has the potential to reshape every aspect of industry and daily life. With data delivered 100x faster than today, with no detectable delay and guaranteed reliability, it opens the door to super-charged connectivity. 

5G will proliferate exponentially as adoption is seen not only in smartphones, but in Machine-to-Machine technologies, the Internet-of-Things and mission-critical applications such as autonomous vehicles. In 2021 there will be 340 million 5G connections, which is forecasted to surpass 1 billion by 2023.

For those directly involved in designing this new world or creating products that incorporate this innovative technology, we can help. 

As standards and technologies evolve, we will make it easier for you and support: 

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What are the 5G network components?

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What is 5G network and how does it work? 

The following technologies are vital for understanding how 5G networks function:

What is MIMO? 

Mobile operators are under huge pressure to meet the increasing demand for data. To meet this demand they need to add more network capacity. Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) is an effective way to add capacity into those networks. Massive MIMO increases network capacity through the addition of antennas to existing base stations and transmitters. 

What is Beamforming?

Massive MIMO is also used in conjunction with beamforming, which allows the signal to be directed precisely at the device using the data. This increases the effectiveness of the antenna and reduces the amount of energy required to transmit the signal. 

What are 5G Small Cells?

Base stations transmit their signal in a fixed radius. 5G signals operate at a higher frequency which allows for a higher data rate, but is less powerful to cover distance and penetrate into buildings. The solution is to install more towers. But these are not always practical or welcome, especially in scenarios such as crowded urban areas. To ensure network coverage, antenna masts and towers are supplemented by a web of thousands of smaller transmitters called Small Cells. These can be deployed throughout the target area: on buildings, on lamp posts and can even be installed inside, where high capacity is required. This allows for super-charged coverage in scenarios such as thousands of people at a stadium uploading photos to social media or commuters at a busy station checking email or watching movies on mobile devices.

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