Have you ever dreamed of a free Q&A website where you will be able to get expert advice on telecommunications topics? The Telecommunications Q&A site on StackExchange will be for pros sharing questions and solutions within the field of fixed and mobile telcos: engineers working for MNOs or ISPs, experts working for equipment vendors, experts working in telecom regulation and international standardization bodies.
In a previous post I presented how to calculate the maximum throughput of LTE, and this was focusing on LTE FDD (Frequency Division Duplex), where an equal bandwidth of spectrum is allocated for both the Downlink and the Uplink. As a reader asked, in this post we do the same for LTE TDD (Time Division Duplex) a.k.a TD-LTE.
Snapdragon just announced the X16 LTE Modem that can achieve 1 Gbps throughput thanks to higher order modulation (256 QAM), 4×4 MIMO and 4x Carrier Aggregation of 20 MHz. But how can we calculate the maximum theorical peak LTE throughput depending on those parameters?
There is a race between equipment manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, carriers and standardization bodies to take the lead on defining what 5G will actually be. One of the hot topics is the choice of the most appropriate waveform and mutliple access method to meet the requirements of 5G.
5G is coming in 2020! Great! But wait, what is 5G exactly?
According to Wikipedia,
5G (5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems) denotes the proposed next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards.