RESEARCH BRIEF: A Glimpse Into the 5G Future: 48 Hours With Gigabit LTE

As 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) continues to mature, the industry is looking toward new technologies like Gigabit LTE to help consumers transition to 5G. Gigabit LTE is a marketing name for 3GPP’s (3rd Generation Partnership Project) LTE Advanced Pro technology, included in 3GPPP Release 13. This technology is part of the 4G LTE family of technologies and represents the next phase of 4G LTE’s evolution. It is the coverage layer that most users will experience once 5G becomes a reality.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Gigabit LTE Device & Network Technologies
  • Gigabit LTE Use Cases
  • Experiential Testing & Speeds
  • Gigabit LTE’s Role in 5G
  • Call to Action
  • Figure 1: Netgear Nighthawk M1
  • Figure 2: Playing Overwatch While Streaming on Facebook
  • Figure 3: Result

Companies Cited

  • Alienware
  • Blizzard (Overwatch)
  • Ericsson
  • Facebook
  • Google YouTube
  • Insta360
  • Lenovo
  • Netgear
  • NextVR
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Snapchat
  • Sprint
  • Telstra
  • Twitter Periscope