5G: The Communication Technology of the Next Decade
Type Of :
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
This academic paper is an article that presents the overview and situation about the fifth generation of mobile communication technology or called 5G for short, which should be available in Thailand by 2020. The content of this paper introduces the evolution of mobile communication technology. Then, the driving factors of this emerging 5G technology, the important technologies that support 5G, the important requirements for 5G technology development and the enhancements of this technology (e.g., the data speed that increases 20 times when compared to 4G and very low latency) and the 5G use cases or applications are also described. Furthermore, this paper also presents the status of 5G in other countries and in Thailand. Thus, this paper is an appropriate start for researchers or anybody who wishes to learn more about 5G technology that will provide the services in the near future.