Those dreaming of a wireless connection 40 times quicker than 4G may see it materialize in the near future (not that close, though). Rogers, Bell, and Telus are busy developing operating standards for 5G networks, with Bell Canada set to begin testing of the emerging architecture, reports the Star.
“Bell [has] built a reputation for broadband network leadership and we plan to be out front on 5G too,” said Mark Langton, a spokesman for Bell Canada parent, Montreal-based BCE Inc.
“We’ll begin 5G trials shortly and are involved in writing the 5G specs as a member of the Next Generation Mobile Networks consortium.”
Since 5G isn’t a technology standard yet, Rogers hasn’t disclosed any details of its related plans, but another incumbent player, Telus, is partnering with third parties to “research and test the evolving standards in a 5G Living Lab at the company’s Vancouver home base.”
In March, the Ontario government announced that it has partnered with Huawei Canada for a project called 5G Ontario. The focus is research and development of 5G wireless technology and aims to position the province as a global tech hub. Huawei will pour $300 million into the project, while the remaining $16 million will be invested by the Ontario government.
According to experts, 5G will significantly enhance the overall experience, eliminating latency or connectivity gaps, but one thing still under “research and development” is pricing. So, prime your wallets for the 5G revolution!
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