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According to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, 5G technology is developing rapidly and will reach over half a billion subscriptions globally by 2022. This will create extraordinary new opportunities in the near future for people, business and society.
5G is the foundation for realizing the full potential of the Networked Society. 5G will enable organizations to move into new markets and build new revenue streams with radically new business models and use cases, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new capabilities of 5G span across several dimensions, including tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs.
The first generation mobile network (1G) was all about voice. 2G was about voice + texting. 3G was about voice + texting + data. 4G was everything in 3G but faster. 5G will be something totally different.
It will deliver:
- Up to 100 times faster data rates: instant access to services and applications
- Network latency lowered by a factor of five:use cases in areas such as intelligent transport and remote machinery
- Mobile data volumes expanded by a factor of 1,000
- Ten times better battery life: remote sensors and more sustainable networks
Like the transitions to 2G and 3G, the move to 5G will add a new element: the industrial internet. And like the transition to 4G, it will be much higher performance than the previous generation. But it will be much more than that. With 5G, we’ll see connectivity-as-a-service based on network slicing. 5G will enable more secure transactions and the energy efficiency to deploy IoT devices with a battery life that is 10X longer than today. All this will create opportunities for new use cases that we haven’t yet dreamed of, new markets, and radically new business models.
What consumers should expect from 5G:
Broadband and Media Everywhere
With 5G, users will experience broadband access in crowded areas like concerts, sporting events and festivals, alleviating issues with capacity, interference and reliability. 5G customers will also enjoy 4K movies downloaded in just seconds without a wifi connection, while live TV broadcasts and sporting events will become immersive viewing experiences, as if you were at the event in real-life. For customers, 5G will also maximize their experience in both indoor and outdoor connectivity and offer high QoS broadband even in challenging network conditions.
Human machine interaction
The high performance of 5G networks will make the Internet of Things (IoT) more accessible to humans by enhancing the awareness of the context in which people live.
Critical control of remote devices
A 5G network allows for remote control of heavy machinery. This opens the way for new possibilities such as increased efficiency and reduced cost or risk reduction in hazardous environments.
5G technology will expand business opportunities and business models through monitoring, tracking and automation capabilities on a large scale. From connected farms and agriculture to smart cities and buildings, 5G technology reduces costs, improves efficiency and provides real-time data in amazing new ways.
Smart vehicles and transport
The movement towards 5G means massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) will allow cities, transportation and infrastructure to transmit real-time data for improved maintenance and greater operational efficiency.
Critical services and infrastructure control
The high reliability and low latency of 5G unlocks the ability to control critical services and infrastructure. This creates new opportunities for public safety, government, city management and utility companies.
The importance of 5G to telecom operators and industries:
According to Ericsson’s recent report “Opportunities in 5G: The view from eight industries”:
- 92 percent of executives from 100 telecom operators agree that 5G paves the way for the emergence of new technologies.
- 94 percent of executives from 8 major industries rate next-generation mobile networks as a top strategic priority.
- More than 80 percent of operators who have announced 5G plans have chosen to work with Ericsson, more than any other vendor.
Ericsson is making 5G innovation a reality, with the strongest global 5G ecosystem to enable rapid growth, leading innovation with the best 5G platforms for the real world, and transforming to 5G successfully.
Globally Ericsson has 27 operator MoUs, 12 industry partners, more than 20 universities and research institutes partnerships in 5G. Ericsson has more operator partnerships in 5G than any other vendor, and large industry partnerships with ABB, SKF, Boliden, Volvo, Zucchetti, BMW, and many more.
Ericsson 5G testbed
Ericsson 5G testbed concept is designed to support full trials and not only lab demos and includes inherent support for important 5G features such as beam forming and tracking, multi-user MIMO, multi-site transmission, ultra-lean design, dynamic TDD etc. The concept includes all functionality, e.g. reference signals and feedback reports, needed for pre-commercial trials. This enables the world’s first 5G pre-commercial system ready for trials with customers and partners around the globe.
Low latency Video to demo 5G
This demo shows the low latency of 5G to support almost real time video, telling the story of how this can be used for consumer remote control as well as for enterprise uses. Currently this can be done with only wired connection and used in medical, surveillance, heavy machinery, but this can now be extended wirelessly with 5G.
Ericsson AIR 6468 – World’s First 5G NR Radio
The Ericsson AIR 6468 features 64 transmit and 64 receive antennas enabling it to support our 5G plug-ins for both Massive MIMO and Multi-User MIMO. The high-performance beamforming, required for Massive MIMO, is enabled through the use of a split Cloud RAN architecture, which brings the required intelligence and scalability to this new radio. The AIR 6468 is designed for compatibility with the 5G NR standard while also supporting LTE.
More information on Ericsson’s AIR 6468: https://www.ericsson.com/networks/offerings/5g-radio