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5G Service Innovation

With 46 5G networks now deployed globally as of November 2019, 5G networks are expanding the value of wireless communications like never before. According to IHS Markit, up to 13.2 trillion worth of sales enablement and 22.3 million jobs will be supported by 5G by 2035. To illustrate the increasing value of 5G uses, 5G Americas today announced the publication of a white paper titled, 5G Services Innovation which identifies emerging services across a wide range of uses, including home broadband replacement, cloud gaming, smart utility grid enhancements, unmanned aerial vehicles, and others.

Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas said, “5G is in the early phases of commercial deployment. However, we are already seeing a lot of work being done in some of the early use cases like the fixed wireless access and enhanced mobile broadband which are now a reality.”

The white paper presents a comprehensive introduction of the adoption and barriers in implementing 5G. It highlights detailed use cases that could serve as potential new revenue streams for enterprises and network providers. 5G Services Innovation highlights several key areas, including:

  • Explaining end-to-end architectural aspects of each use case and the importance of 5G as a technology enabler
  • Requirements and key performance indicators (KPIs) expected from the 5G component on each architecture
  • Activities around the deployment of each use case
  • Key issues that need to be addressed for each use case

In addition, 5G Services Innovation explores how 5G will use a wide array of available low, mid, and high spectrum bands and support licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum to deliver new services. Spectrum diversity enables 5G to scale from traditional wide area, to enterprise and to indoor/outdoor hotspot deployments.

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