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5G Basics – Everything 5G in seven fun lessons

What is 5G, where does it come from, and how do you get it? Mike MacDonald answers all these questions and many others in this educational series produced by Seeds for the Future, Huawei’s flagship talent development program.

Part 1: History of 5G

We look at what came before 5G, starting from analog 1G in the 1980s.

Part 2: Ahead of future needs 

4G may seem good enough for now, but as data transmission needs keep growing, an innovation breakthrough was needed.

Part 3: Why standards matter

Standardization allows equipment from different manufacturers to be compatible with each other. Standards enable the rapid roll-out of 5G worldwide.

Part 4: You gotta have spectrum

Spectrum is an essential component of network deployment. It is typically sold at auctions, although this may not be the best way to allocate it.

Part 5: New technologies

To operate, 5G relies on several new technologies such as beam forming and polar coding.

Part 6: Cloudification

Unlike previous generations of wireless communications, the network core in 5G is hosted on the cloud.

Part 7: No health risk

There is really no way that 5G radiation could harm human health or the environment. Here, we see why.

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