5G Network – Quicker Connection/Increased Bandwidth
Owing to new data rich maps by Ordnance Survey, the next generation smartphone can evade signal drop-outs. The detailed 3D models comprises of buildings, proposed constructions, trees, hills together with weather cycles most of which can impede with 5G signals. Researchers would be capable of testing towers in several locations and immediately check on their performances.
One analyst had mentioned that the tool would be helpful for networks in providing improved coverage. The next generation 5G networks tend to provide quicker connections together with increased bandwidth for video streaming events. However, according to Ordnance Survey, the higher frequency signals tend to have a shorter range than the prevailing 3G and 4G signals and seem to be more vulnerable to interference from raindrops as well as leaves.
The planning tool would be utilising mapping data and high resolution aerial images of Ordnance Survey to produce its 3D models while the weather data would be provided by the Met Office.Analyst at CCS Insight, Ben Wood has commented that the character of 5G means the location of cell towers is more sensitive and it would be very significantto understand fully the topography of each area.
Useful Tool for Companies
He further added that the better the tools networks help site cell towers precisely, the more likely would they get high quality coverage from the start. 5G comprises of higher frequency signals which in spite of providing the larger bandwidth to support Internet of Thing application, tends to operate over shorter ranges than 3G and 4G.
It could be hindered by various construction materials or heavy rain and it needs more equipment together with careful positioning in order to make it a strong network. Ordnance Survey has stated that its maps have been so detailed that they also include vegetation cycles in determining how trees could affect 5G coverage at different seasons.
Some areas of Bournemouth have been modelled already utilising the experimental tool that Ordnance Survey expect to be rolled across the UK. Mr Wood has stated that it would be a useful tool for companies deploying 5G networks though there would be no alternative in spending the money to install a lot of cell sites.
Smart Map for Smart Future
Though the next-generation 5G network would be providing the consumers with quicker connectors together with growing bandwidth for video streaming, Ordnance Survey state that upward magnitude signal tend to have a shorter operation than stream 3G and 4G signals.
Andrew Loveless, commercial director of Ordnance Survey termed the tool as a smart map for a smart future. He further added that the purpose was to deploy 5G rapidly and efficiently and linking OS data to spectrum information together with meteorological data would be delivering quicker speeds together with improved coverage to connected devices while at the same help in keeping roll out cost to the minimum.
Ordnance Survey stated that the data visualisation tool would make it possible for network planners to be aware of most of the relevant points remotely. The Met Office would be contributing high resolution weather conditions resulting from weather satellite as well as radar data to evaluate the effects on signal transmission.