While many countries including US, UK and Asia-Pacific nations are just migrating from Third Generation (3G) to Fourth Generation (4G), Huawei  has already set the sights on Fifth Generation (5G) technology – and plans to commercially introduce it by 2020.

Huawei plans to launch 5G by 2020A report publish recently by Bloomberg says that the Chinese telecom equipment giant has devoted hundreds of engineers to research and develop the technology, which is proposed to offer speed 100 times faster than 4G.

The 5G service will run on 10GB per second, compared with 100Mb per theoretical maximum per second under 4G. The technology will also allow people to expectance fiber network like interface on a wireless connection.

Zhou Yuefang, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Huawei’s LTE business unit, said that there will be billions of connections in the next seven years and 5G can provide massive connectivity. He said the process for new broadband technologies to become mainstream and adopted by mobile ecosystem usually takes at least five years.

Yuefang said that the company will install small cells within buildings to improve the quality of indoor coverage and ultimately the 5G will have enhanced spectrum management flexibility. The COO, however, refused to disclose the amount to be spent for the development of technology.

Earlier this year, Samsung had claimed that it tested 5G wireless service in-house and that technology was hundreds of times faster than 4G. The South Korean electronics giant had also announced the version to commercially roll-out the technology by 2020.

Mobile internet services began with 3G. Its predecessor 2G was for voice calls, while 1G refers to an original analog, voice-only cellular telephone standard that was developed in the 1980s.

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