What is 5G?

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.
5G is the fifth generation of the cellular network and is much faster than 4G. 5G will provide the never-seen opportunity for remote working, smart cities, IoT devices, digital transformation initiatives, and many other areas of tech.
5G will provide faster connectivity speed, ultra-low latency, and greater bandwidth which will lead to the advancement of societies, transform the industry, and enhance the day-to-day experience. With 5G technology, we can help to create a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future.

5G evolution

Things have changed a lot since the first generation of mobile technology
  • The 1G era was defined by briefcase-sized phones and short conversations between a relatively small number of professionals.
  • In the lead up to 2G, the demand for mobile service grew and never slowed down
  • Phones that could fit in your pocket, SMS, and mobile internet access were hallmarks of the 3G
  • Thanks to 4G, it provided Smarts phones, app stores, and gaming
  • Now, 5G is completely reshaping both our professional and personal lives by adding new use cases like connective mobility, augmented reality, and enhanced video and gaming

What makes 5G different?

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.

What is 5G capable of?

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.

Three main use case categories have been defined for 5G:

  • Enhanced Mobile BroadBand, eMBB: Builds on the existing 4G mobile broadband model by providing higher bit rates and improved efficiencies. Mobile operators recognize this need given the expected growth in general mobile usage of internet-based content and services. Several markets, like Japan and South Korea, are driving eMBB to support the growing density of traffic in their major cities. In addition, several early initiatives are underway to use mobile systems to provide cost-efficient alternatives to fixed services (Fixed Wireless Access) to homes and offices.
  • Massive Internet of Things, mIoT: Addresses the support for high density of connected devices, e.g. related to smart cities, smart energy grids, and so forth. Sensors, control units, and other connected devices will be used to optimize time, effort, and performance in various contexts. Besides supporting a huge number of devices, the power consumption of the devices is reduced to allow for extended battery operation of up to 10 years. Many companies and the public sector deem mIoT as interesting for addressing new business verticals such as eHealth monitoring, transport management, and production control.
  • Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication: Is designed to support business or mission-critical communication scenarios, such as during emergency situations. Remotely operated or autonomous vehicles or robots also belong to this category. Many use cases are still to emerge, and we expect governmental agencies and specific industries, and possibly gaming, to drive this. Examples include public safety services (police, ambulance, and fire departments), remote operation of excavator/mining vehicles, industrial robots, and virtual and augmented reality used for remote inspection, remote medical intervention, and entertainment.

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.

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