Whether it’s a new commercial deployment or a new use-case, there is no single week where 5G doesn’t make news headlines. The momentum of this groundbreaking technology is building as well as the expectations among consumers and the industry. As a result, mobile service providers will have to build their services accordingly.
Every time a subscriber turns on a new 5G device, their expectations about the service will be high – they expect amazing speeds, virtually no latency and a seamless user experience. But first, the subscriber has to be in an area with 5G coverage. 5G radio is one of the critical, top-of-mind requirements for mobile service providers.
A fast base station rollout is key to a first mover advantage in the market, but will that be enough? Currently, there are several examples that suggest otherwise:
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.