We have long been hearing that major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are aiming to implement 5G by 2019. But despite their announcements, these carriers had little to no information on what they will be working with until now. The 3GPP, the agency that oversees cellular standards, officially approved the first 5G spec on Thursday.
Here’s what this 5G spec means for telecoms
According to Fierce Wireless, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, or 3GPP, ratified the hardware specifications for the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) standards at a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The 5G spec approval reportedly includes support for low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum, which ranges from below 1 GHz to about 50 GHz. Detailed specifications will be revealed later on the group’s official website.
NSA 5G NR specs were approved today at RAN#78. Balazs Bertenyi , RAN Chair called it “an Impressive achievement in a remarkably short time, with credit due particularly to the Working Groups”. News article to follow on the 3GPP site and from 3GPP Member announcements. pic.twitter.com/b10fTV5V5nRV Capital 1H22 Letter to Co-Investors in Business Owner