5G TIMELINE

5G testing

  • Network slicing demo
  • Testing radio networks
  • Industrial labs
  • Radio test 5+ Gbps
  • 3GPP 5G standardization process begins
  • Radio test 10+ Gbps

    2016

  • Radio test 20+ Gbps
  • Field testing

    2017

  • 76% of leading
    edge operators
    plan 5G tests
  • DIGITAL SUMMIT
  • 3GPP R-14

Standardization

    2020

  • 3GPP R-16 NX phase 2

    2019

  • Commercial use
    of 3GPP-
    compatible services
  • World Radio
    Conference

    2018

  • 3GPP field testing
  • 3GPP R-14
  • 3GPP R-15 NX phase 1

5G will be first commercially applied in areas where it could bring vital enhancements, directly or indirectly

5G will be standardized by 2020, and it is very likely that commercial 5G devices will also work over the 4G network. 5G will boost speeds, lower end-to-end network latency, and expand areas of use. 4G and 5G will work in symbiosis, and in 2025 we will probably have a 4G/5G network that has features from both generations.