The mobile broadband industry has evolved rapidly over the past decade.
This massive transformation has created vast new capabilities that will benefit consumers and businesses far into the future. The steps from 3G to 4G were steep, and the current transformation from 4G to 5G is even more dramatic.
The reality is that a digital transformation, enabled by mobility, cloud and broadband, is taking place in almost every industry, disrupting and making us rethink our ways of working. A survey report published by Ericsson indicates that machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, broadband connectivity, cloud services, and mobile constitute a key driving force behind business innovation within the respondents’ companies and industries.
The great majority companies indicated they intend to make significant changes to their businesses in order to take maximum advantage of 5G, which is currently rolling out across the U.S.
Exploration of the corresponding business cases – in sectors such as agriculture, automotive, construction, energy, finance, health, manufacturing, media, retail and transport – is therefore critical to ensure that 5G standards ultimately meet the needs of the targeted customer base.
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), an international standards organization that develops protocols for mobile telephony, has been a key factor (apart from the technological advancements of systems engineers) in pushing forward the evolution of wireless architecture.
With its initial standards specifications of Release 8 in 2008, 3GPP has been a driving force behind the development of 3G through 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and finally the ongoing manifestation of 5G with Releases 15 and above.
This 12-year period of broadband transformation has seen some amazing new technologies arrive, such as:
- Autonomous vehicle control that enables an increase in autonomous driving, assisting humans, for instance, and bringing a number of benefits such as an improvement in traffic safety, increased productivity, improved quality of life.
- Intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) that facilitate efficient traffic management, dynamic traffic rerouting, traffic light control and so on.
- Factory cell automation systems including devices in an assembly line communicating with control units with a sufficiently high level of reliability and sufficiently low latency to be able to support critical applications.
- Remote medical examination and surgery enabling very low latency for telehaptic control so the surgeon gets tactile feedback that is designed to be indistinguishable from or better than manual operative techniques.
- Shopping malls allowing delivery of personalized shopping experiences.
- Smart city networks including remote monitoring of city infrastructure, real-time traffic information and public safety alerts for improved emergency response times.
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