Chip Shot: Intel’s Asha Keddy Discusses How Megabits per Second Won’t Define 5G

Asha Keddy, vice president and general manager for standards and advanced technology at Intel’s Mobile Communication Group, recently penned a blog post on how 5G will be different from previous networks. Keddy shares her thoughts on the need for 5G to support the billions of smart ‘things’ by 2020 and how 5G will be unlike from any other wireless standards before it. In particular, bits per second is the standard way of measuring network performance, but measuring 5G will involve bits per joule, bits per Hertz, bits per square meter of coverage and bits per dollar because 5G will address a variety of challenges, including energy efficiency, spectrum performance, reliability and cost.