Mobile technology has experienced a number of generation changes, which have transformed the cellular landscape into a global set of interconnected networks. By 2020, these networks will support voice, video and a complex range of communication services for more than 9 billion subscriptions and billions of connected devices. Around the same time, the next generation, 5G, of telecom technology, performance levels, equipment and devices will become commercially available.
But what is 5G? It is the next chapter of telecom networks designed to meet a more advanced and more complex set of performance requirements. But 5G represents a new way of thinking. It encompasses innovative network design for deploying machine-type communication (MTC). And 5G networks will be able to efficiently support applications with widely varying operational parameters, providing greater flexibility to deploy services. As such, 5G is an important enabler of the Networked Society.

The coming generation is evolution rather than revolution, enabling communication, media, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and much more everywhere. The aim is for 5G networks to be highly efficient and faster, as well as being able to support more users, more devices, more services, and new use cases without a corresponding impact on cost or carbon footprint.

Have a look at these publications released by Ericsson, and learn more about 5G