While a major proportion of the world population is yet to get a chance to witness the miracles of 4G network, leaders from the five most emerging economies (BRICS) have come together to cooperate in building the next generation of connectivity, the 5G network.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa kept their views upfront, showing their consent to the fifth generation communication standard 5G and support the project initiated by European Union and China at a meeting held in Moscow last week (via RIR).
This moves come in a bid to diminish US dominance in the industry. The man behind the idea of wider cooperation in the 5G sphere, microchip design and equipment and software production is China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei.
Professor Lyudmila Vasilenko of the presidential academy RANEPA said –
Of course, the US leadership makes one feel uneasy. The domination of one country – regardless of what that country is — is not very good. There should always be an alternative. It is a very different matter that we should not be disconnected from the rest of the world. We should stay within the global system. But there must certainly remain some alternative routes.
In order to build 5G, the millimeter wave frequencies over 24 GHz are to be used for wideband mobile access, that would push the connectivity to more than 10 Gigabits per second. This is roughly around 10 times of the transmission speed that an optical fibre can offer at its max capability.
It seems that even Russia has been uneasy with the US dominance (thats obviously obvious) in the industry and is teaming up with rest if the world to build 5G. At the end of September it invited the International Telecommunication Union to standardize for 5G networks frequency ranges of 4440-4500 MHz, 4800-5000 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz, which are widely used in the country.
Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov, has said –
I very much liked the idea of synchronizing watches regarding the introduction of the 5G communication standard. If that is done fast within the BRICS group, the standard will gain a firmer foothold and the decision in its favor will encompass half of the globe’s population.