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What are the capabilities of 5G?

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Mobile World Congress 2015 (37)At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia is showing how 5G applications run on its network infrastructure as operators explore the new business opportunities of an increasingly connected world. These demonstrations, including eight from Bell Labs, showcase how Nokia-developed 5G communications – with massive bandwidth capacity and virtual zero latency – are supporting new applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to remote robotics, and underline Nokia’s commitment to be a strong leader in next-generation technology.

According to Nokia, with its 5G multi-service network architecture for mobile and fixed networks, operators can provide services far beyond voice and data applications to address new business opportunities in many different industries.

Nokia 5G era use cases at Mobile World Congress 2016:

5G Autonomous vehicles:5G facilitates autonomous driving by providing ultra-low latency connectivity for fast-moving autonomous systems, which require constant and virtually uninterrupted communication flow to improve road safety and reduce congestion.

5G Industrial networking connecting robots: An ultra-reliable, low latency 5G network rapidly synchronizes interconnected robots steered by remote intelligence. With 5G, manufacturing industries will be better equipped to achieve productivity targets through a unified, computing infrastructure instead of today’s fragmented industrial standards.

5G stadium experience: Fast, live multi-casting with synchronous data transmission across a large number of smartphones. Users will be able to augment and share their real stadium experience with live video feeds from different camera positions and virtually no delay in transmission.

5G Interactive Virtual reality: Through 1 millisecond latency and high throughput, two mobile virtual reality users will be able to collaborate as if they are in the same physical location. Remote collaboration and telepresence will optimize various business applications and processes, including distance learning, manufacturing and the maintenance and repair of machines.

5G Massive Capacity: Bell Labs has also developed aggregation technologies that will deliver record-breaking peak rates of 30 Gbps and provide a more consistent and reliable quality of experience for subscribers. This is achieved by aggregating different mobile and fixed technologies into a single, ultra-capacity stream for the end user. These innovations allow operators to maximize the utilization of their network assets.

5G Massive Connectivity: Nokia will demonstrate the transformations in the cellular network to achieve record-breaking numbers of device connections and connectivity with new technology innovations from Bell Labs. Using new waveforms, connectionless messaging and flexible application-based routing, this ultra-low latency support will usher in the new IoT era with the automation of everything.

Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs and CTO at Nokia, said: “5G will give birth to the next phase of human possibilities, bringing about the automation of everything. This automation, driven by a smart, invisible network, will create new businesses, give rise to new services and, ultimately, free up more time for people. Nokia is working with our customers today to help build and plan for a journey that will transform network architectures, and have great impact on our lives.”

Staff writer



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