The switch to 5G is already well underway, with countries like China and the United States spending billions of dollars since 2015 to get infrastructure in place.
And by 2035, it’s estimated that 5G will enable $12.3 trillion of global economic output, according to a recent report from IHS Markit.
What 5G will mean
Here are some of the key differentiators that 5G will provide to future wireless connectivity:
10x decrease in latency
Latency will be as low as 1ms.
10x increase in connection density
This will enable more efficient signaling for IoT connectivity.
3x spectrum efficiency
More bits per Hz will be achieved with advanced antenna techniques.
100x traffic capacity
This will drive network hyper-densification with more small cells everywhere.
10x experienced throughput
Multi-Gbps peak rates will be achieved with uniformity.
100x network efficiency
Network energy consumption will be optimized through more efficient processing.
The switch to 5G will mean longer battery life for devices, lower costs, enhanced cellular footprints, higher throughput, enhanced capacity, low latency, and virtually no packets dropped.