5G – Fifth Generation
5G is the term given to the fifth generation of mobile communication technology. Work began within the 3GPP on the first Release 15 specification for 5G, termed the NexGen (Next Generation) architecture in December 2016. The 5G NR (New Radio) standardization work is also in the development process, with the first phase of expected 5G deployments based on Release 15 due in 2020.
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