5G Radio Frequency
It’s hard finding good information on 5G. It seems every blog, news website, YouTube channel today all want to talk about 5G and it’s amazing benefits and future but never really get down to the actual technical details. We all know 5G is revolutionizing the world today, not just in “fast internet” but in so many areas like IoT, Autonomous Vehicles, Space Communications, and more. This page is meant to be home to 5G radio frequency information like bands, specifications, IEEE, 3GPP specs, and country standards on frequencies used that are being defined as 5G.
5th generation wireless systems, abbreviated 5G, are improved networks deploying in 2018 and later and may use existing 4G or newly specified 5G Frequency Bands to operate. The primary technologies include: Millimeter wave bands (26, 28, 38, and 60 GHz) are 5G and offer performance as high as 20 gigabits per second; Massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output – 64-256 antennas) offers performance “up to ten times current 4G networks;” “Low-band 5G” and “Mid-band 5G” use frequencies from 600 MHz to 6 GHz, especially 3.5-4.2 GHz.