Without question, 5G technology is the driving force behind almost every technological advancement, including the digital transformation movement.
5G applications are mapped into three different classes of use cases offering improvement in key performance parameters of speed and bandwidth, coverage and availability, and latency. This is also known as the 5G Triangle, and features:
- eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband): Speeds 10-20 times faster than with 4G
- mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communications): Up to 1 million devices can be connected per square kilometer
- URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications): Guaranteed latencies below 10 ms
The combination of the three 5G classes at different levels has helped to define solutions to many bottleneck problems in diverse application areas, driving digital transformation and leading to the ultimate user experience.
For example, the eMBB has certainly played a pivotal role in the initial phases of the 5G rollout, considering wireless broadband for mobile handhelds and fixed users in remote areas (FWA) is the primary motivation for the evolution of this technology.
Due to the URLLC feature for 5G, the 3GPP Release-16 specification has introduced distinct 5G enablers for Industry 4.0, industrial IoT (IIoT) that incorporate 5G as a bridge to IEEE TSN, officially includes non-public networks and support for 5G-LAN type service. This is helping industrial designers to develop mobile networks that meet requirements for coverage, time-critical performance, and security aspects to achieve the expected Quality of Service (QoS).
Likewise, with the 5G mMTC aiming to connect 1 million devices per square kilometer, the agriculture industry can benefit from a massive number of interconnected sensors collecting precise data from crops, plants, and livestock.
eMBB and URLLC promised by 5G have opened new avenues for the healthcare industry as well. With 5G, vital tracking wearables and HD cameras can now meet hard, real-time specifications enabling remote streaming consultations and addressing emergencies with no delay.
Advanced sensing and computation technologies combined with 5G offering mMTC and URLLC can improve automotive safety and coordinated driving by providing assistance for blind turns on roads, intersections, queue warning, and speed optimization by providing real-time signaling and high definition maps with a latency as low as 10ms.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers 5G & 5G Advanced Fundamentals, a 2-day course that covers 5G’s history and background as well as a very high level technical concepts including use cases and user experiences.
Participants also learn the important role 5G plays in the digital transformation ecosystem and how it provides a faster and better connectivity to the users.
Additionally, gain knowledge about the cellular technologies and telecom operator business.
This course is recommended for those who have some basic knowledge about cellular technologies.
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