Kriativ-tech Volume 1, Issue 9, April 2018, Pages: xxx Received: Dec. 28, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2020. Published: Oct. 11, 2021.


Sérgio Pinto, Teaching Assistant at ISTEC



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Sergio Pinto, Overview of 5G cellular networksDOI: 10.31112/kriativ-tech-2021-10-56


The 5G technology corresponds to the 5th generation of mobile cellular networks, which, by the time this paper was written, was not yet commercially available in some countries, like Portugal. Therefore, the reason for this paper subject is to make known a general description of this new 5G technology, namely, its main improvements in respect to the previous 4th generation: the support of higher data transmission rates, enabling a network capacity/connectivity increase and the lower radio transmission latency, with their benefits for users and operators.


5G, eMBB, mMTC, URLLC, CUPS, SBA, virtualization, cloud, slicing


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