5G white paper --minimally technical
Understand the Evolution of 5G and Opportunities for Product Innovation.
Learn the benefits and challenges of 5G mmWave including compliance testing, and promising use cases.
Driven by trends such as high-quality communication and the Internet of Things (IoT), the number of connected devices is expected to grow by more than 10 times what existed in 2019. In order to keep up with the need for more connected devices, as well as demands for increased data speeds and reliability, technology standards for cellular networks are expanding into their fifth generation, called 5G. This new generation will enhance the capabilities of mobile broadband, massive machine type communication and ultra-reliable, low-latency communications. It will enable the development and adoption of new applications that have been pursued for a long time, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), self-driving cars, smart medical services, and smart buildings. However, these opportunities come with challenges. 5G requires large infrastructure investments to realize its full benefits. Also, the technology requirements for hardware, software, raw materials, communication architectures and applications are radically different than what was required for previous cellular generations. The expanded connectivity and high-risk applications of 5G, such as autonomous vehicles, also increase security challenges. This white paper outlines the evolution of 5G, its technological requirements, industrial opportunities and security challenges.