Looking into the future of a technology is like trying to predict the life of a newborn. There are few certainties, which come from the genetic makeup of the child, but as any parent knows, the vast majority of the child’s characteristics will evolve over time. Today “5G” is not yet a newborn; and we, as its parents, are still trying to define its genetic makeup. As it is impossible to predict all the use cases of the future, we need to ensure that the DNA of 5G is as flexible as possible while it maintains the dependability of the previous generation of mobile networks. The flexibility and dependability characteristics of 5G together will ensure that this network will be a common fabric used to run a wide variety of innovative applications.