EU, South Korea team up for future '5G' wireless networks

EU, South Korea team up for future '5G' wireless networks
The European Union and South Korea have teamed up to develop future '5G' mobile wireless networks, which will be the fastest on the planet.

As part of the deal, a new joint group will be created to set standards, and get radio frequencies ready for the new networks.

The overall goal is to have a "global consensus and vision" on '5G' by the end of next year.

According to EU data, 5G speeds would be significantly higher than the current 4G standards with users able to download a one-hour HD video in just six seconds. Huawei of China has already set aside $600 million through 2018 for R&D on 5G, and universities in the U.S. are also researching the standard.

South Korea is certainly a good partner for the EU in the 5G race. The country's mobile-penetration rate is over 100 percent, meaning there is over one mobile device in use for every person in the nation. The nation also has the fastest broadband speeds for home users.

Source:
WSJ


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jun 2014 22:26
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  • 5 comments
  • hearme0

    And just as reported earlier this morning that the US has the WORST healthcare (every aspect of it to be honest), we also have the WORST internet speeds and cellular speeds across the globe in the category of "developed countries"

    EU will always take more pride in what it produces/invents than the US. US settles for mediocrity all the time.

    18.6.2014 12:03 #1

  • dEwMe

    Yeah but didn't the US used to innovate?

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    18.6.2014 16:15 #2

  • DDR4life

    Originally posted by dEwMe: Yeah but didn't the US used to innovate?
    The key words there being used to.

    18.6.2014 20:49 #3

  • DXR88

    Originally posted by DDR4life: Originally posted by dEwMe: Yeah but didn't the US used to innovate?
    The key words there being used to.
    We still innovate, its just that America has developed a nasty habit of selling out our innovation and never using it for our own sake. unless its new thermo-bomb, a laser armed warship, or a new US Armed forces self flushing toilet.

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    18.6.2014 21:51 #4

  • bhetrick

    Originally posted by hearme0: Because of Capitalist, US corporations settle for mediocrity all the time. I fixed that for you.



    19.6.2014 10:34 #5

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