The Road to 5G NR and Why Fibre is Pivotal
Radio spectrum. It’s a scarce resource that we cannot see or touch. Yet, without it, modern communication systems crumble. Our society, now accustomed to the ability to communicate across vast distances in an instant, is underpinned by the exploitation of an invisible but defined spectrum.
That spectrum is one which has enabled the rapid ascension of wireless networks as a means to transmit information. Each successive wireless generation has acted as a catalyst for the development of peripheral technologies, all of which converge into one singular ecosystem.
The next stepping stone to enable the growth of a new wireless ecosystem is 5G NR. Call it what you will: a buzzword flaunted to an agonising extent or an industry hype spiralling out of control. But, notwithstanding the latter, the reality is that commercialisation of 5G NR is a momentous breakthrough for the wireless industry.