Connecting Things Not People

5G is a major technology in developing the rapidly growing digital society, creating and enhancing industry digitalisation user cases such as autonomous driving, remote robotic surgery, and immersive gaming support in maintenance and repair situations.

5G networks encompass terrestrial and satellite solutions. Seamless handover between heterogeneous wireless access technologies will be an inborn feature of 5G, as well as use of simultaneous radio access technologies to increase reliability, availability and reach.

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5G will evolve around enhanced wireless broadband, ie. with faster access rate – about 200 times more than 4G – and help to handle the vast increase of mobile traffic at an affordable cost.

The 5G Primitives

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has classified 5G mobile network services into three categories:


Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)

Aims to meet the demand for an increasingly digital lifestyle and focuses on services that have high requirements for bandwidth, such as high definition (HD) videos, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC)

Aims to meet demands for further developed digital society and focuses on services that include high requirements for connection density, such as smart cities and smart agriculture.

Ultra-Reliable and Low-latency Communications (uRLLC)

Aims to meet expectations for the demanding digital industry and focuses on latency-sensitive services, such as assisted and automated driving, and remote management.

Seamless Connectivity

5G is revolutionising communications capabilities, providing seamless and faster communications that form the basis of an ultra-high ubiquitous, broadband infrastructure. In simple terms, this means you will can stream much larger quantities of data/information from any connected device, faster than ever before.

Through the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks, seamless connectivity can support new markets for massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) applications, anywhere in the world. Once 5G is fully rolled out, we will take seamless connectivity for granted, wherever we live, work, gather, or travel.

Satellite Connectivity

For many years satellites have been instrumental in the world of telecommunications. Businesses and government organisations are recognising the added value that satellite coverage brings. It is an important aspect to access technologies for 5G, especially for mission critical and industrial applications where ubiquitous coverage is crucial.

The next generation of satellite and terrestrial networks will be a revolution in communications capability, providing seamless and fast communications that will form the backbone of a ubiquitous, ultra-high broadband infrastructure. Being first to market with new applications and services that exploit the networks capability will be a key factor in exploiting your economic benefits.