Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Technology for 5G Spectrum Sharing | Demo by Qualcomm |

By Team Digit | Publish on 27-Feb-19
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Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) is a new technology that allows data transmission from multiple antenna points at the same time over a 5G network running on a specific unlicensed spectrum band, say 5ghz in this example. According to Qualcomm, while this does require a central unit along with additional touch points, it's very feasible to setup in indoor locations or private networks like offices, factory, hotels and other private and public places for example. This demo uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 5G modems and the data is streaming in live from Qualcomm's San Diego warehouse where this has been setup. This 5G technology allows gains from 2X to 4X depending on how many modems are deployed and what the settings are. Coordinated Multipoint can work also when 2 separate networks are created in the same place and CoMP allows both networks to sync and talk to each other in ways not possible before. Another key benefit according to Qualcomm of CoMP is that there are enough antenna's left over to create spatial separation in additional directions. This could be beneficial for unlicensed spectrum and can allow network operators to get more out of the existing spectrum. In layman's terms, it means more devices could probably connect to the same network and there should be a better overall experience along with the expected increase in speed that 5G promises to bring. This CoMP technology is still in the research phase and has yet to be proposed to be included in the next 5G standard. What do you think of this technology? Let us know in the comments below. ------- Are you passionate about technology and gadgets? If yes, then here's your chance to become a Digit certified tech influencer by joining the Digit Squad! Follow the link below to join the Digit Squad! Subscribe to Digit for the latest video updates. It's free! Welcome to Digit's official YouTube English video channel. Digit is India's most popular technology media brand across print, online and social media. Digit has 18 years of legacy in dishing out buying advice and informed opinions on how to make the most of technology in your daily lives. Digit is the only tech media publication with 2 test labs across India that tests and reviews the entire gamut of consumer technology products and services. Shop on Amazon: Shop on Flipkart: Website : Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: digit_india

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