The massive growth in devices and applications connected to the internet is driving an explosion in internet traffic. Applications that demand a next-gen experience have new requirements for lower latency, improved synchronization and jitter, lower packet loss, increased quality of service and improved security.
5G is an exciting development. However, it also introduces a number of new challenges that will affect the entire transport network, such as the huge growth in mobile data traffic, the increased densification of base stations and access points, strict latency requirements and a multitude of vertical use cases. This will require additional capacity and connectivity as well as better synchronization and improved security.