5G is here and pushed onward by 3GPP, this amazing technology is evolving right before our very eyes.
While total wireless infrastructure revenue declined 4.4% in 2020, worldwide 5G network infrastructure market revenue almost doubled in 2020 to reach $8.1 billion.
GSMA Intelligence estimates that there will be 1.2 billion 5G connections by 2025, accounting for 40% of the global population, or approximately 2.7 billion people.
It hypothesizes that 5G network architecture is a real opportunity to create an agile network that adapts to the different needs of specific industries and the economy.
It’s now abundantly clear that organizations still without a 5G game plan will be playing catch up for a very long time.
One key enabler of that 5G reality will be network slicing.
With network slicing, each slice can have its own architecture, management, and security to support a specific use case. While functional components and resources may be shared across network slices, capabilities such as data speed, capacity, connectivity, quality, latency, reliability, and services can be customized in each slice to conform to a specific Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Automation will be a critical component of network slicing, as it is expected that MNOs will have to design and maintain hundreds or thousands of network slices.
(Almost) Zero Latency Factor
For most of 5G’s short existence, the headline has had to do with its crazy speeds. But that will likely prove to be of secondary importance.
Often overlooked is the reality that 5G addresses a much more critical challenge – the near elimination of network latency. Latency specifies the end to end communication delay, measuring the time between the sending of a given piece information and the corresponding response.
Low delays achieved by the development of 5G-based mobile networks open the way to radically new experiences/opportunities, including multiplayer mobile gaming, virtual reality experiences, factory robots, self-driving cars and other applications for which a quick response is required.
Latency has held back technologies and inhibited use cases in industries that are otherwise technologically ready for 5G. For example, boundless XR with 6 DoF couldn’t be possible with the latency of the 4G era.
The same goes for remote control of critical infrastructure and machinery, like medical devices that require extreme precision — even the slightest delay can be problematic in critical situations where there is no room for error.
Latency is also a significant pain point in cloud gaming, where it remains one of the biggest hurdles to a more captivating experience. Games are all about reaction time, and delay can cause you to miss your shot in a first-person shooter game or mishandle a turn in a racing game.
Industry, governments, businesses and academia are investing heavily in new 5G technology.
And little wonder considering the explosive impact the 5G broadband network will have on people, municipalities and culture itself. 5G also represents an opportunity to step back and rethink new use cases, a new core network, new air interfaces and innovative types of devices for massive broadband at much higher speeds.
5G Wireless Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex helps individuals, organizations and companies learn about 5G and its possibilities. Tonex offers 20 courses with a wide array of topics from 5G fundamentals to 5G-specific classes, such as LTE Advanced Pro Training, Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Training and mmW Technology Training.
Learn how 5G introduces new radio interfaces including New RATs, frequency, channel bandwidth and modulation scheme used to communicate between a UE and a wireless base station.
Participants learn about 5G broadband technological advances and all the 5G applications that will change lives as our world becomes increasingly connected.
Learn about: Millimeter Wave (mmW), Sub 6Ghz, Sub 1 GHz, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communication (MTC)/ Massive IoT, Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC), Critical Communications and Public Safety, Autonomous Driving and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication, initial Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), enhancements to support additional V2X operational scenarios, Smart Grid and Smart City, Group Communication Service Enabler (GCSE), Discovery and Device to Device (D2D) for Proximity Services and integration with 802.11ax, 802.11ay and 802.11az.
Like its slower relatives before it, 5G is a wireless technology designed to keep up with the proliferation of devices that need a mobile internet connection.
Engineers, students, businesses and organizations should know what’s coming and be prepared for the 5G standard as it rolls out today and evolves into the future.
Our expert trainers have been following the evolution and forecasts of 5G and have developed classes to help individuals, organizations and agencies prepare for the upcoming tech revolution.
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