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ITU determines the Speed of Fifth-generation (5G) Networks
2/5/2017
​​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has determined the speed of5 G telecommunications networks tentatively; this took place in a conference held in San Diego, California. The conference was attended by a delegation of 12 members, and they decided that the speed of the fifth-generation networks up to the speed of 20 Gbps, which is twenty-fold faster than the currently available networks, which provide speeds up to 1 Gbps. The actual speed that will be provided to the users  as it will actually range between 100 to 1,000 Mbps, depending on many factors, but any way it will faster manifolds than the fourth-generation networks that are currently available.

The fifth-generation networks will enhance the growth of "Internet of Things (IoT)" market significantly, as it will provide a great speed of up to 100 mbps, and will control about one million devices operating by the "Internet of Things", within one kilometer area. Moreover, it will allow for better control of household Smart devices. All the details of the standards regulating the fifth generation 5G networks standards will be decided next October, after the obtainment of 193 members in ITU. It is worth mentioning that the fifth-generation networks will be launched in 2019, and the commercial use thereof will take place in 2020 after getting all necessary commercial approvals.