Quick glossary: 5G technology
November 12, 2018
5G will be the key to unlocking the full potential of IoT and a host of other technologies. Businesses can get a jump on their competition if they apply the power of 5G to their products and services first. This glossary lists 25 5G-related terms and explains their meaning and their importance to the enterprise.
From the glossary:
Throughout history, each new technological advance has precipitated the next advance, in a continuous loop of faster, better, and more powerful technology. This principle has been the cornerstone for the IT industry since its inception. For mobile telecommunication, the next great technological advance in this cycle has been given the moniker fifth-generation (5G) wireless.
Predictably, 5G is going to be a much faster form of wireless mobile communication than its predecessors. But 5G also promises to be more than just faster. The 5G standards being developed promise a telecommunications network that also dramatically improves latency, coverage, capacity, and density.
5G technology will be the key to unlocking the full potential of IoT, real-time mobile streaming, autonomous vehicles, immersive virtual reality, and a slew of other technological advances necessary for a mobile, always connected world—a prime example of technology precipitating more technology.
Businesses that can apply 5G technology to their products and services early in the advancement cycle could get a huge jump on their competition. However, as is often the case in mobile wireless technology, there are varying standards and use cases for 5G, which greatly complicates matters. This glossary lists 25 5G-related terms and explains their meaning and their importance to the enterprise.