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5G: 'Right Around The Corner'

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The long wait for high-speed 5G will end by 2018. The Winter Olympics in South Korea will be the launch pad for the new technology.

Looking ahead to a wireless technology that can be 100 times faster than current ones, Qualcomm has launched world's first 5G wireless chip, the Snapdragon X50 on Monday. It can work in phones as well as home wireless networks. The new wireless technology is projected to be 10 times faster than Google Fiber.

The X50 5G model will be used for field tests and initial establishment of 5G networks. It will have download speeds of 5Gbps. It will work in the 28 GHz band, with 800 MHz bandwidth support in both 4G and 5G. It would have SDR051 mmWave Transceivers and PMX50 power management chip.

Fifth generation wireless system is expected to offer high Internet speed and higher number of mobile broadband users per area unit. This kind of speed would help newer technologies to perform precisely. Remote surgeries using robots, self driving cars, etc would be a reality with 5G network.

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