What’s Next: 5G

5G is the next big thing in the wireless industry. 5G networks promise to offer higher speeds, lower latency, increased flexibility and more capacity than existing LTE systems. 5G will have the ability to transmit massive amounts of data in various frequencies and may also incorporate LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) to accommodate skyrocketing data demand.

The industry’s vision for 5G is expansive. 5G will connect everything—our homes, our cars, our cities—blurring the lines between fixed and mobile technologies and devices and enhancing accessibility by blending cellular, Wi-Fi, and other network technologies supporting Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity. 5G is expected to be a unifier of spectrum and bands, operating in bands as low as 1GHz and as high as mmWave and everything in between. 5G will provide the foundation for new services and business models, driving further innovation in the industry.

5G is just on the horizon, with anticipated commercialization in 2020, much work must still be done to prepare today’s networks and devices for compatibility and most importantly, to create a stable environment for successful sharing that can accommodate the numerous services and devices that are expected to operate within a shared band.

Spectrum Effect’s Spectrum-NET solution has the advanced technology needed to provide a clear picture of these complex, overcrowded 5G networks. Spectrum-NET will help mobile operators carefully navigate this new shared landscape by pinpointing and classifying external interference and effectively mitigating it to maintain service quality and availability. As the 5G vision becomes a reality, Spectrum-NET will be the key to protecting operators’ current and future spectrum investments.


About Spectrum Effect
Spectrum Effect’s revolutionary solution, Spectrum-NET, helps operators make the most of their valuable spectrum assets by rapidly identifying, locating and mitigating sources of RF interference and optimizing networks for future sharing opportunities.

Spectrum Effect has developed the key technology building blocks needed to rapidly maximize and monetize limited spectrum resources on today’s networks.
Spectrum Effect Product Solutions, Identify & Mitigate External Interference
As data demand steadily escalates, Spectrum-NET provides operators with the deep network visibility needed to protect their sizable investment in licensed spectrum and ensure ongoing service quality.
Spectrum Effect’s breakthrough, Spectrum-NET, addresses this dilemma by enabling mobile operators of shared spectrum networks to rapidly identify, characterize, and locate sources of external interference during normal network operation with no downtime.
Spectrum Effect’s Spectrum-NET solution has the advanced technology needed to provide a clear picture of complex, overcrowded 5G networks.
Spectrum Analytics at Mobile World Congress
As spectrum sharing solutions such as LTE-U, CBRS, and LSA are deployed, the external interference will dramatically increase by design making Spectrum-NET’s external interference management capabilities an even more critical asset for operators.