5G technology is here, at least if we are to go by the claim made by Vodafone and Huawei. They claim to have made the call in an event that was held in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.
As per the report published by El País, the call was made using a computer at an innovation center and it was Albert Buxadé, Director General of Vodafone to have made the call. It was answered by José María Lassalle, the Spanish Secretary of State for information society and digital agenda over a mobile from the company headquarters in Madrid.
As per the reports, the transfer of information attained a speed that was more than 2 GB per second as a dual 4G-5G connection technology was used during the call. This was announced by Vodafone in an official press release.
Commenting on the new development, which used the Radio Access Network or RAN equipment developed by Huawei, Santiago Tenorio, the Director of Architecture and Network Strategy of Vodafone regarded the achievement as a new milestone in the world of telecommunication, and said that this has opened a gateway to an entirely new era. He also thanked the engineers and researchers of Vodafone and Huawei for the new achievement.
Experts are of the opinion that the introduction of 5G connectivity will give a shot in the arm of wireless connectivity, and the 5th generation wireless connectivity is expected to roll out by 2020 and replace the present network communication system subsequently.
Meanwhile, Intel the US telecom giant has come up with 5G technology and is already using it in 2018 Winter Olympics, which is underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The company has claimed that they are using this latest network technology to offer the press as well as the spectators a ‘5G powered experience’, which include 360-degree video streaming, augmented reality and virtual reality.