Networks represent how the underlying radio access technologies can be developed further to support up to 1000 times higher traffic volumes compared to 2010 travel levels over the next10 years.
Samsung demonstrated a wireless system using millimeter mm-wave technologies with data rates faster than 1 Gb/s over 2 km.
What will the 5G network, which is anticipated to be standardized around 2020, look like? It is now too early to define this with any certainty.
However, it is widely agreed that compared to the 4G network, the 5G network should achieve 1000 times the system capacity, 10 times the spectral efficiency, energy efficiency, and data rate.
That is the peak data rate of 10 Gb/s for low mobility and peak data rate of 1 Gb/s for high mobility, and 25 times the average cell throughput.
The aim is to connect the entire world and achieve seamless and ubiquitous communications between anybody people to people, anything people to, machine to machine, wherever they are anywhere, whenever they need anytime.
Using whatever electronic devices/services/networks they wish anyhow, this means that 5G networks should be able to support communications for some special scenarios which are not supported by 4G networks.