Global Race To 5G Network

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The raceto lead the world and be the first to deliver theanticipated Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Internet Network Service is taking shape, and countries like China, South Korea, and Japan are doing everything they can to win.

The nascent technology would be a sequel to the 4G or Long-term evolution (LTE)  network currently enjoyed. Though experts say the 5G would consume more energy than the 4G, tech companies have promoted it to be a transformative high -speed boost for wireless connectivity. 

The 5G network which is set to be released to manufacturers during the second half of 2019, is expected to hit the market early 2020. The network will reportedly download movies to Smartphone in seconds, aid in artificial intelligence (AI) as well as improve spectral monitoring for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones for defense applications, among others.

According to Daily Trust, Intel using the company's  XMM 8160 5G modem to support both standalone and non-standalone specs for the 5G New Radio (NR) standard,  as well as backward compatibility with the 4G, 3G, and 2G networks in one chipset.

Meanwhile, over 17 manufacturing companies including Samsung, Nokia/ HMD, Fujitsu, Asus, Sharp, Sony, HTC, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo LG, ZTE, and OnePlus are reportedly working with Qualcomm and its Snapdragon X50 5GNR modems, but Huawei and Samsung are both working on their own in-house 5G modems