The future of mobile communications is likely to be very different to today’s experiences, with 5G connectivity affecting huge areas of our lives. 5G networks will offer data speeds in excess of 10 Gbps, extreme low latency and ultra-reliable connections in a secured and trusted environment with greater privacy compared to today’s networks.
Moreover, 5G will be a key enabler in transforming our economy and society by providing connectivity in three broad areas:
- Extreme mobile broadband: Continuing subscriber demand for better mobile broadband experiences is encouraging the telecommunications industry to examine how networks can meet future extreme capacity and performance demands
- Massive machine communication: The Internet of Things (IoT) needs secure communication between billions of sensors and machines and the core network
- Critical machine communication: Ultra-reliable low latency communication will be increasingly required for the immediate control of robots and virtual reality/augmented reality services.
To meet all these needs, 5G core networks must be based on a cloud native core that offers the flexibility, responsiveness and adaptability to meet the high speed, low latency demands of a business environment that will come to depend on 5G.