5G systems – enabling the transformation of industry and society
A digital transformation is taking place in almost every industry, disrupting and making us rethink our ways of working. Through an unprecedented ability to share information, people and industries are collaborating more, creating solutions that combine many different areas of expertise and overturning traditional business models. This cross-industry transformation has created a need to evolve wireless connectivity for the fifth generation of mobile technology. The goal is to expand the broadband capability of mobile networks, and to provide specific capabilities for consumers and for various industries and society at large unleashing the potential of the Internet of Things.
In this paper, the 5G use cases and their respective requirements are outlined first. The evolution of the network components toward 5G is then presented, followed by a description of the 5G system. Finally, the 5G system is exemplified through three concrete use cases.