US 5G Study 2019: The Greatest Show on Earth - Focus on Energy Efficiency - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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This 5G NR benchmark study focuses on energy efficiency. For this study, the author used a Galaxy S10 smartphone in the Verizon Wireless 5G NR (millimetre wave) and LTE networks located in and around Minneapolis, MN.

Highlights of the Report include the following:

Methodology

The author measured basic network parameters with XCAL-Solo and then separately measured real-time battery current while transmitting various bit rates (maximum possible, 30 Mbps and 5 Mbps) with the Umetrix data platform. They included two 5G NR radio conditions and multiple LTE radio conditions, including 2CCA and 3CCA configurations.

5G NR has better Energy Efficiency than LTE

Although 5G NR generates higher current drain than LTE, it can also be meaningfully more energy-efficient than LTE when transmitting maximum possible bit rates. This finding is true, even with relatively modest 5G NR data speeds and LTE speeds that are substantially higher than most U.S. consumers observe, on average.

LTE has better Energy Efficiency than 5G NR

With low bit rate transfers, such as what would occur with web browsing and video chat applications, for example, LTE has better energy efficiency than 5G NR.

It Doesn't Matter

Ironically, the energy efficiencies and inefficiencies of 5G NR do not have a major impact on the battery life since another phone usage (backlight, VoLTE, etc.) can have a much bigger influence on the battery life. If anything, a faster data connection generally means the phone's display is turned off sooner.

A Day in the Life

Using real-world data and varying assumptions regarding daily mobile data usage, voice calls, and other phone-related activities, we calculate the expected battery life. Although it is theoretically possible to deplete a phone battery (4400 mAh) during a normal workday, it takes some extreme conditions and aggressive user behaviour for it to occur.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Key Observations

3. 5G NR and LTE Current Analysis Results

4. A Day in the Life

4.1 Heavy User with 50/50 Split Between 5G NR and LTE

4.2 Moderate Heavy User with 25/75 Split Between 5G NR and LTE

4.3 Ultra Heavy User with 100/0 Split Between 5G NR and LTE

4.4 Ultra Heavy User with 0/100 Split Between 5G NR and LTE

4.5 Sensitivity Analysis

4.6 Thermal Revisited

5. Test Methodology

6. Final Thoughts

7. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Accuver Americas
  • Spirent Communications
  • Umetrix
  • Verizon
  • XCAL-Solo

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