From autonomous driving to IoT and VR to technology we can’t even imagine yet, 5G will open a future of new possibilities.
Equipped with support for 5G NR and all legacy networks, Exynos 5G modem and diverse solutions turn the promises of 5G into reality.
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The road to 5G
Tiny stations for
big speedsSmall cells are low-power, short-range mobile base stations designed to offer coverage for small geographical areas. They combine all the basic functionality of conventional base stations into a package that can be mounted unobtrusively to buildings or fixtures. They’re also capable of handling high data rates for spreading high-speed mobile broadband. Small cells are divided into three categories. Femtocells are miniature base stations that can provide cellular service for homes and small enterprises. Pico cells offer a level of coverage that’s suitable for large office buildings and similar environments, while microcells are ideal for locations with a large number of users, like dense urban areas.
Strengthening signalsBeamforming is a technique that enables an array of antennas to be focused in the same direction to produce a strong, concentrated signal. This technology is important for 5G deployment because it enables more efficient data transmission. Beamforming ensures that signals are directed only where they’re needed – rather than broadcasted in all directions – and enables mmWave (millimeter-wave) frequencies to cover more distance with less interference from other signals.
connectionsMassive MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) technology works by grouping antennas together in a way that allows multiple data signals to be transmitted and received simultaneously, over the same wireless channel. For users, that means greater spectrum efficiency and better throughput. One of the current limitations of 4G MIMO technology is that it utilizes one-dimensional antenna arrangements that restrict beamforming to the horizontal plane. 5G Massive MIMO addresses this issue by utilizing two-dimensional antenna arrays that offer coverage both horizontally and vertically, and allow more users to connect simultaneously.
qualityWith 4G, data services such as media streaming, browsing the web and navigation are facilitated through the same pipeline. This makes it impossible for carriers to distinguish between these services, and means that quality of service (QoS) cannot be guaranteed. 5G network slicing technology addresses this issue by letting carriers create virtual data pipelines within a network’s architecture that are dedicated to each individual service. Network slicing not only maximizes 5G networks’ flexibility and opens the door for the implementation of more dynamic services, it also enables QoS to be assured for each and every service including time-sensitive, mission-critical services like connected cars.
NSA and SA
for early adopterService providers transitioning from 4G to 5G can choose to deploy their new network using either an NSA (non-standalone) or SA (standalone) architecture. Opting for an NSA architecture would enable a carrier to utilize its existing LTE network’s assets as a base for rolling out 5G coverage. A SA architecture, on the other hand, would be purpose-built for 5G utilization and not dependent upon an existing 4G network. While the first wave of 5G deployments will likely be NSA networks, once coverage has been established, standalone networks that unlock 5G’s true power will begin to roll out and start powering incredible services and experiences.
The promises of 5G
Hyper-fast mobile connectionsFor consumers, some of the most exciting prospects of 5G’s adoption are the Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services that will come with it. 5G’s high bandwidth and exceptional speeds will supercharge services like high-definition (HD) video streaming, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and enable mobile device users to stay connected like never before. Whereas with 4G, at a speed of 500 Mbps (Megabits per second), a 15 GB HD movie file would take roughly four minutes to download, with 20 Gbps 5G, it would take just six seconds.
Trustworthy services5G’s support for ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC) will fast-track innovation in a wide range of fields, including robotics, autonomous vehicles, interactive gaming. 5G will cut delay times from tens of milliseconds (with 4G) to just one. So whereas with 4G, an autonomous vehicle traveling at 100 kilometers would receive an emergency brake order after a 50 millisecond delay, which means it would begin to apply the brakes after traveling roughly 1.4 meters, with 5G’s one-millisecond delay time, the vehicle would begin to stop immediately – after traveling just 0.028 meters.
of everythingMassive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) will enable 5G networks to create an environment where they can seamlessly connect up to a million homes and devices within a single square kilometer, and by doing so, take consumers’ IoT experiences to the next level. By linking countless devices with continuous, energy-efficient connections, mMTC technology allows us to lay the foundation for smarter, more efficient cities. And it’s not just urban areas that will benefit from mMTC’s connectivity. Services that require high connection density, such as smart agriculture solutions, will also thrive and expand in the 5G era.
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Life in the fast lane
Next-level entertainment5G is set to revolutionize mobile entertainment as we know it. Once they’re up and running, 5G networks will allow mobile device users to stream ultra-high quality videos, and enable creators to produce content in crystal clear 8K. Virtual, augmented and mixed-reality content will also be enhanced, and leverage 5G’s reduced latency and high capacity to deliver a more immersive experience. Gaming, too, will be taken to the next level, as users will be able to access and play high-performance games straight from the cloud.
Future of driving5G will greatly accelerate the development of autonomous driving solutions that make the driving experience safer and more comfortable. 5G networks’ low latency and maximized throughput will enable cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology – essential for autonomous transportation – to become safer and more reliable, and allow connected vehicles to share and analyze rich data in real time. Connections will be consistent even in fast-moving cars, and enable in-vehicle infotainment systems to offer seamless access to cloud-based services.
Building smarter cities5G will allow us to unite a wide variety of IoT devices in ways that streamline work and daily life. Such seamless connectivity will enable smart devices to provide us with more personalized and convenient experiences at home and at work. Offices will work smarter by leveraging next-generation technologies like augmented reality, and by taking advantage of 5G’s improved bandwidth. Cities will become smarter by utilizing 5G to connect large numbers of IoT devices and collect data that can be used to improve things like crime, energy distribution and parking.
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Compared to 2Gbps downlink speed of LTE Category 20.
Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.