Pending the release of complete 5G specification, it remains clear that, 5G is not necessarily about radio; it's also about an era in which mobile networks can help users to transform other industries.
On this momentum, as prime candidates to fulfill the use cases, the 3GPP's RAN Workshop reached agreement on three broad use cases that 5G should address:
- Enhanced mobile broadband
- Massive machine-type communications
- Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications
In effect, ‘’Massive" communications, for example, indicates the need to use higher-frequency spectrum, which in turn points to advanced MIMO, advanced beam forming and beam tracking.
"low-latency" communications points to the need for a more decentralized network architecture.