5G specifications are ongoing, and we discover little by little the new acronyms that we will have to remember. So after the BTS (Base Transceiver Station) in 2G, the NodeB in 3G, the eNB in 4G, here comes the gNB in 5G.
So the new radio access technology is called “NR” and replaces “LTE”, and the new base station is called gNB (or gNodeB), and replaces the eNB (or eNodeB or Evolved Node B).
|Generation||Radio Technology||Base Station Name|
|2G||GSM||BTS (Base Transceiver Station)|
|4G||LTE||eNB, Evolved NodeB|
|5G||NR||gNB, G???? NodeB|
Does anyone know what this “g” means?
[Edit] the answer is in the comments below, gNB stands for “Next Generation NodeB”