Browse Definitions :
Definition

5G NR (new radio)

Contributor(s): Laura Fitzgibbons

5G NR (new radio) is a set of standards that replace the LTE network 4G wireless communications standard. An important goal of 5G NR is to support the growth of wireless communication by enhancing electromagnetic radiation spectrum efficiency. 5G NR is designed to support high bandwidth transmissions required for streaming video, as well as low bandwidth transmissions used in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. 5G NR will also support transmissions with low latency requirements -- an important consideration in vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications.

The standards necessary for a connection to qualify as 5G NR include several performance and connectivity requirements. Some of these updated standards include:

  • The connection must support wireless mobile connections.
  • It must provide connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), a concept that includes all of the various devices and wired or wireless connections that make up a user's digital experience.
  • Various aspects of industrial process and productivity control must be available to companies.
  • It must implement a lean signaling design. This means signals are only switched on when needed, lowering overall processing power.
  • Must use adaptive bandwidth, which allows devices to switch to a low-bandwidth and lower power whenever possible, saving energy for when higher bandwidths are necessary.
  • Enforces strict data transmission requirements. By forcing all users and connections to respect specific rules, the entire network is faster and more efficient.
  • Improved beamforming that allows signals to be propagated to a larger set of end points.

Similar to its predecessors, the 5G NR standard is created by a group called the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a coalition of telecommunications organizations that create technical standards for wireless technology. The first iteration of 5G NR appeared in 3GPP Release 15.  Currently, there are a number of low, mid and high frequency bands that are specified for and supported by the 5G NR standard. They are broken into frequency range 1 (FR1), which includes frequency bands that are less than 6GHz, frequency range 2 (FR2), which includes bands with a low range combined with a high bandwidth, and MMwave. The bands supported by 5G NR also include licensed spectrum and unlicensed spectrum 5G NR-U, which include bands than can be accessed by anyone.

Benefits of 5G NR

The benefits of 5G New Radio are expected to include:

  • Larger wireless area capacity.
  • Increased energy savings.
  • Lower period of time between updates, or average service creation time cycle.
  • Improved links connecting larger number of users.
  • Improved technology for maintaining the quality of a connection over a broad geographical area.
  • Enhanced speed and data rates, meaning more bits are processed over a unit of time.
  • Improved efficiency in data sharing.
  • Easier use for wireless provider services.
This was last updated in February 2019

Continue Reading About 5G NR (new radio)

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

What beneficial aspect of 5G NR are you most looking forward to?
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • GPS jamming

    GPS jamming is the process of using a frequency transmitting device to block or interfere with radio communications.

  • time-based one-time password (TOTP)

    A time-based one-time password (TOTP) is a temporary code, generated by an algorithm, for use in authenticating access to ...

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)

    A security operations center (SOC) is a command center facility for a team of IT professionals with expertise in information ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

SearchStorage

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

Close