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Biljana Badic, Christian Drewes, Ingolf Karls and Markus Mueck, Rolling Out 5G, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1506-7_3

3. Evolving from 4G to 5G

Biljana Badic, Christian Drewes1, Ingolf Karls1 and Markus Mueck1

(1)Intel Deutschland GmbH, MUNICH, Germany

As discussed in the previous chapters, the definition of each cellular standard has been driven by a set of key use cases.

Their evolution was driven by market requirements. Building on analog technology, 1G was designed for voice only. The step to digitization was achieved in the context of its evolution to 2G, offering improved voice and text messaging. 3G was designed to support integrated voice as well as low-cost and low-data mobile Internet. The current cellular system, 4G, represents ...

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