This is Premium content available only to financial members and institutional subscribers. Log in or Join TelSoc to view.
The requirements for 5G are increased download speeds, the need to deal with increased cell density, increased bandwidth efficiency and availability of new bandwidth. 5G is likely to make use of spectrum in the millimetre range, beam-forming antenna arrays, massive Multi-Input Multi-Output, and fundamental changes to base station design. In this paper the key drivers for 5G are discussed including the very large numbers of devices in cells, the need to make available new spectrum, energy efficient ways of implementing base station capabilities, standards developments so far and 5G related issues for Australia.
Select the newsletters to which you want to subscribe
Call for papers
To see Premium content:
Individuals: Join TelSoc
Purchase issues or articles