‘5G LTE'' Discussed at Recent Texas Wireless Summit

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�5G LTE'' Discussed at Recent Texas Wireless Summit

Nov 18, 2014 9:20 AM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB

AUSTIN�The 12th annual Texas Wireless Summit was hosted on November 14th by the University of Texas (Austin) Wireless Networking and Communications group, along with the Austin Technology Incubator. One of the major topics discussed at the event was an Industry push towards �5G LTE'', a new networking technology that is mean to accommodate the ever increasing demand for mobile data capacity.

Jeff Andrews, a Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology at UT, spoke at the conference, according to RCRWireless.com. He said there will be three primary differences between 4G LTE and 5G LTE: utilization of more spectrum; increased use in urban areas of femto and pico cells; and of course, more antennas.

Andrews told RCRWireless: �It''s natural to ask, �What''s going to come next?'' There''s a great deal of inertia on LTE. There''s a view that five years from now or so � mobile data keeps doubling every year � we''ll need something that''s even more powerful than LTE, more flexible, can use other types of spectrum, perhaps integrate more easily with Wi-Fi. There''ll be an ongoing effort to improve the network.�