By Victor Ernest
The 3GPP cellular standards group has officially announced the next generation wireless communication technology, adopting the term ‘5G’.
The ‘Organisational Partners’ have approved the new logo of 5G along with the name, which will become the forthcoming wireless standard.
The new 5G logo is derived from the LTE Advanced Pro design, but forgoing the general recurrence of the 4G LTE branding.
According to 3GPP cellular standards group, the idea behind this derived logo is to keep a familiar design aspect with the use of plain black text and textured waves.
The group said the5G wireless technology specifications are still being finalised and it is expected to be ready by late 2018.
They also made it known that the first of the imminent phases – Phase 1 – will roll out, while the Phase 2 is due for completion in the year 2020.
The 3GPP group made it clear in a release that the use of the 5G logo on 3GPP specification cover sheets is intended to help the industry to identify at which point in time 5G features will appear,
The release stated that the advancement of 5G will begin after the Phase 1 rolls out across the globe, which would, according to the group, hopefully include India in the roadmap.
According to Gadget360, Several telecom companies, chipset manufacturers like Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia and Samsung have already unveiled their devices that will support the upcoming technology.