GSMA: 5.5G is expected to enter the commercial stage in 2024

Drive China October 28, 2022 News, at the recently held 2022 Global Mobile Broadband Forum “5.5G and 2030 Smart World” media round table, GSMA Chief Technology Officer Alex Sinclair said that according to the 3GPP standard rhythm, it is expected that 5.5G will be released in 2024. Year into the commercial stage.

Alex Sinclai emphasized that the intergenerational life cycle of recent generations of mobile communication networks is generally 10 years, and there will be a watershed around the fifth year. 2.5G, 3.5G and 4.5G have brought significant performance enhancements and network management. Efficiency is significantly improved, energy consumption is significantly reduced, and 5.5G will play the same role.

In addition, Walid Mathlouthi, Director of ITU’s Future Network and Spectrum Management Division, added that in the development stage of 5G-oriented 5.5G in the field of mobile communications, spectrum will be a very important aspect. Ultra-high bandwidth spectrum issuance and full uplink spectrum usage are topics of common concern in the global industry chain. All parties in the industry need to work together to conduct in-depth discussions and collaboration in network, ecology, business and other aspects to promote the healthy and sustainable development of the industry.

It is worth mentioning that Gao Quanzhong, general manager of Huawei 5.5G, agrees with the above point of view. Gao Quanzhong said that wireless technology needs to continue to evolve on the basis of 5G to meet the needs of the development of intelligent society in the next 5-10 years. As an upgraded version of 5G, 5.5G’s iconic capabilities of downlink 10G, uplink gigabit, 100 billion connections and endogenous intelligence will become the backbone supporting the development of the digital economy.