Whiles demand for mobile broadband will continue to increase particularly in Africa, largely driven by ultra high definition videos, better screens, new ways of programming, innovations, renewed ways of education and more, we are already seeing the growing impact on the human possibilities of technology as the things around us become ever more connected than ever.
5G is the new generation of radio systems and network architecture for extreme connection, data transmission and more. It is the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance defines the following requirements for 5G networks:
- Data rates of several tens of megabits per second should be supported for tens of thousands of users
- 1 gigabit per second to be offered simultaneously to many workers on the same office floor
- Several hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections to be supported for massive sensor deployments
- Spectral efficiency should be significantly enhanced compared to 4G
- Coverage should be improved
- Signalling efficiency should be enhanced
- Latency should be reduced significantly compared to LTE
Every industry will be affected by 5G, with network speeds as high as 10Gbps with extremely low latency would be the driving force for new applications that use massive broadband capabilities. 5G will be the platform enabling growth in many industries, ranging from the IT industry to the car, entertainment, agriculture, manufacturing industries and many many more.