5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for your smartphones, on Wi-Fi networks, and in satellite communications, but it enables technology to go a lot further.
Beyond being able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in seconds (even from a crowded stadium), 5G is really about connecting things everywhere – reliably, without lag so people can measure, understand and manage things in real-time.
5G will do much more than significantly improve your network connection. It provides new opportunities, enabling us to deliver groundbreaking solutions that reach across society.
Imagine billions of connected devices gathering and sharing information in real-time to reduce road accidents or life-saving applications that can take flight thanks to lag-free guaranteed connections or production lines so predictive they can prevent interruptions well before they occur.There’s no need to imagine. We are making it happen.
The different use cases will create value for society in various ways and their introduction will depend on the value they contribute to the actors involved.
Many of the expected use cases can be introduced using 4G and will be further improved or scaled by 5G. The key improvements offered by 5G will be lower latency, higher peak rates, better resource utilization, and more flexible business models/partnerships. It will take some time before 5G handsets are widely available, but several use cases such as those within mIoT will not depend on mass-market device availability.