What 5G offers today, how it’s deployed and what the 5G landscape is going to look like in the next two to three years, will be vastly different.
Indeed, this next generation of wireless network technology will also be an enabler across a myriad industries and applications, and in all likelihood spur all-new use cases as well. Perhaps the most important characteristic of 5G is its promise of single digit millisecond latency. And when it comes to next generation 5G applications, latency will be critical, enabling such things as smart city infrastructure, truly autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and remote surgery.
C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) for example is a modern technology with superior and predictable radio performance, cost efficiency, and a forward evolutionary path toward 5G, designed to offer great potential to help save lives in future automated driving use cases. C-V2X will serve as the foundation for vehicles to communicate with each other and everything around them—providing 360º non line-of-sight awareness.
5G technology will also be the glue that holds together the massive number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Yes, 5G is fast, but it’s about more than that. The exponential growth in the capacity to carry more data faster will push unparalleled growth in IoT technology projects.
When 5G is fully implemented, this digital transformation will be more widely felt than any preceding network shift thus far. It has been suggested that 5G networks will be as much as 100 times faster than today’s mobile networks. Bandwidth will be measured in gigabits per second rather than megabytes. This provides less strain on batteries and computers.
5G will also have a much higher capacity for how many devices and sensors it can manage at scale.
Today, network coverage is typically optimized around people with smartphones on the move. 5G on the other hand is primed to connect every object by combining new technologies in new ways. By leveraging beamforming techniques, mid-band spectrums (1-6 GHz), and smaller cells, the coverage benefits 5G delivers will expand the power of the network to cover exponentially more users, devices, sensors, and connected vehicles.
One thing for certain, continual training in 5G wireless technology is essential for those who need to stay current in this fast moving 5G adventure.
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