With the same spectrum but using carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-Class LTE can deliver download speeds 2-7 times faster than 4G LTE.
Because it uses the same spectrum as 4G LTE, Gigabit-Class LTE has the same long-range propagation characteristics.
Users can deploy Gigabit-Class LTE edge networking solutions today and run in 4G LTE mode until Gigabit-Class LTE is turned up in their area.
Gigabit-Class LTE will be the primary failback technology for 5G. Both connections will be live, making failback seamless.
The first form factor of 5G will be an adapter that will plug into the Ethernet port of Gigabit-Class LTE wireless edge routers.
Because Gigabit-Class LTE simply involves applying new techniques to current infrastructure, its market penetration will be rapid.
Operators are rolling out Gigabit-Class LTE rapidly; soon it will be available in most markets around the globe. With minimal effort, an organization could deploy Gigabit-Class LTE today and immediately gain 2-7 times the performance of 4G LTE. Below are three Gigabit-Class LTE deployment options that organizations should consider. In each scenario, a 5G Ready router and edge networking service is deployed with Gigabit-Class LTE. As 5G services roll out, 5G adapters simply connect to the routers as additional WAN links. The edge networking service then orchestrates link usage according to site requirements and needs.
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