What are the technology challenges of 5G?
5G is foremost about enhanced mobile broadband, requiring much greater throughput than 3G or 4G. The vision for 5G also includes ultra-low latency speeds to enable futuristic applications. But implementing 5G also has its challenges – it will require exploiting millimeter wave frequency bands, which has been formidable so far. Here’s more about the 5G technology hurdles the wireless industry is working to surmount.
About the Author
Ray Butler is vice president of Wireless Network Engineering at CommScope, responsible for wireless technical sales leadership in outdoor RF products. Before, Ray led the R&D team responsible for base station antennas, filters, combiners, remote radio heads and RF power amplifiers. He previously worked for Andrew Corporation as vice president of base station antennas engineering, and systems engineering and solutions marketing, respectively. He has served as director of national RF engineering with AT&T Wireless and vice president of engineering, research and development, and international operations at Metawave Communications, a smart antenna company. Ray was technical manager of systems engineering for Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, having also held other management positions responsible for the design of RF circuits, filters and amplifiers. Ray holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master of science in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University.